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  • On the recently released DVD of The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection there's a few Matt references. Four short clips with Matt are shown in the celebrity interviews section of Disc 3 (usually just a very brief question and answer). They are:

    1998: Appears with Ben and Robin Williams - "The people say you are hot"

    1999: Matt talks about the Charlton Heston encounter at the Oscars

    2000: Oprah says that she uses a quote from Matt on a previous show a lot ("success is something I can't wrap my brain around"), and Matt says he never wants to get too comfortable with fame

    2004: Matt talks about traveling with Brad Pitt

    In the celebrity interviews section of Disc 1 Julia Roberts talks about Matt in a short Q&A section about her male co-stars (she's a lot more descriptive about Matt than anyone else mentioned - Brad, George and Denzel).

    Julia Roberts in 2004: "He is the (big emphasis) sweetest. Oh, I did so much stuff with Mattie in this one. He, just, you want him to be your son. Just so sweet and well mannered and he works hard and he's talented. I know this is more than one word. He's sweet."

  • There's a ridiculous article about Lucy and Jennifer Garner's fears about Matt and Ben working together again in Celebrity Living magazine, found through this link at Sammie's scans.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "Matt talks about the Charlton Heston encounter at the Oscars"

    I dont know anything about this. Please tell me.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 2nd, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It was a story repeated in almost every interview in the early years. At the Governor's Ball after the Oscar ceremony Matt found himself next to Charlton Heston (aka Moses) in the urinals. Matt looked at Charlton in surprise and admiration, and Charlton looked awkwardly back at him (considering the place and situation). Just an oft-repeated anecdote spoken with humor and amusement.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    How embarracing. I read a story about him in the urinals at the White House with Bill Clinton. But I've not heard about this one before. Where I live, nobody knows Matt.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 2nd, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It was actually at Camp David, not the White House, but yep, a similar story.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Do you remember everything about him? How long have you been his fan?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 4th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
    Pretty much from the beginning. I started contributing to a website set up by a friend in early 1998.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 4th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
    WOW!!!! :-)

    You're a true fan. 8 yrs.....

    I hope someone close to Matt tells him about you and this amazing work you're doing for him.

    Love your site.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    oh my gosh! that is soooo funny. i have never heard that story. i can not wait until the shoe is on the other foot. i wonder who it will be that finds himself standing next to matt in front of urinal and staring at him with complete awe and admiration. what kind of a look do you think matt will give off? matt would probably remember when he was the one doing the staring and graciously smile, look away and say a few kind words.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
    "She (Jennifer Garner) knows if Ben and Matt are one a film set together, their day isn't going to end when the cameras quit rolling--they're going to want to go out and do some catching up."

    *Cue the 'Brokeback Mountain' theme music*

    Ben: Come on Matt, lets go on a fishing trip...and when I say 'fishing trip', I mean lets go make another movie.

    Matt: I wish I knew how to quit you.

    He-he. Sorry 'bout that bit of silliness guys, but such a silly article deserves a silly response.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
    And that "catching-up" is such a dangerous activity...

    Everyone's seen the Good Will Hunting Brokeback parody on Your Video (or whatever that video player thingy is called?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 5th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Entertainment Weekly Bourne pic and poll

    Hi! The hard copy issue of this week's Entertainment Weekly (April 7th issue - Howard Stern cover)- page 6. Right hand column is the "EW.Com" poll. This week's question is "Which movie would you most like to see made into a video-game?" There's a small pic of Matt from Bourne Identity. You can go on-line to vote. After you vote, you'll see the currents results. As of April 4th, 8:00 pm EST "Bourne Identity" is far ahead of the others at 43% voting in favor of making it into a game. The closest rival is "Saw" at 20%. All right!! let's get some more votes going! -- And moderator - thanks as always for this web-site! Mooncrow
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 5th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Entertainment Weekly Bourne pic and poll

    Thanks for the info Mooncrow.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 6th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
    Nooooooooooooooooo NEWS :-(
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