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Matt Damon: 'I Won't Run For Office'

January 6th, 2013 11:07am EST
Matt Damon
Actor Matt Damon has ruled out ever running for office in the U.S. after speaking to a political consultant who was disillusioned with his job.

The star takes an avid interest in politics, throwing his support behind U.S. President Barack Obama during his two election campaigns and speaking out publicly against the war in Iraq.

Last year Damon even came third in a U.S. poll for the star Americans would want to run for office, but he admits speaking to a consultant during research for his role in The Adjustment Bureau put him off the idea of stepping into the world of politics.

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Matt Damon Was Offered 'Daredevil' Role Before Ben Affleck

January 3rd, 2013 7:58pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon paved the way for Ben Affleck to meet his future wife Jennifer Garner by turning down the titular superhero role in fantasy film Daredevil.

The Good Will Hunting stars met at a young age, travelling with each other to auditions in a bid to launch their movie careers. In their free time, the pair read Marvel Comics and several years later Damon was offered the chance to don the iconic red Daredevil suit for a 2003 big screen adaption.

The hunk declined, and casting directors then turned to Affleck, who accepted the part and went on to fall in love with his co-star Garner.

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Matt Damon Still Upset About 'All The Pretty Horses'

December 29th, 2012 8:09am EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is still sore about the way pal Billy Bob Thornton was treated as he attempted to adapt beloved Cormac McCarthy novel All The Pretty Horses for the big screen.

Damon starred in the 2000 film, which fellow Oscar-winner Thornton directed, and he admits he was appalled by the way studio bosses took over the project and turned it into a very different movie.

The actor tells Playboy magazine, "Everyone who worked on All The Pretty Horses took so much time and cared so much... We made this very dark, spare movie, but the studio wanted an epic with big emotions and violins.

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Matt Damon Planning To Celebrate Christmas Twice

December 24th, 2012 1:32pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon's kids will be getting double the presents this year (12) as the actor decided to embrace some of his wife's Latin traditions.

The Good Will Hunting star married Luciana Barroso in 2005 and together they have three girls, Isabella, six, Gia, four, and Stella, two.

Damon is also stepdad to the former bartender's daughter from a previous relationship, Alexia, 14, and the busy father admits he is just excited to relax with the family after spending much of the year co-writing and shooting the Promised Land, in which he stars alongside John Krasinski.

He tells People.com, "I'm jus...
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Matt Damon Plotting Return To 'Bourne' Series?

December 16th, 2012 7:29pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon has given fans of the Bourne films hope he will return to the franchise after revealing he plans to sit down with director pal Paul Greengrass and plot his most famous character's future.

The movie star turned down the chance to star in a fourth film and Jeremy Renner took over the lead in what became blockbuster hit The Bourne Legacy earlier this year - but Damon insists he might not be done with Jason Bourne just yet.

And even though he feels producers may have "taken the Bourne series out back and shot it in the head" with the plotline of the latest film, the actor is still ...
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Matt Damon Talks About Straddling & Kissing Michael Douglas For 'Behind The Candelabra'

December 14th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Behind the Candleabra
Upcoming TV movie "Behind The Candleabra" may not be suitable for all audiences because it contains a lot of nudity, according to star Matt Damon.

The actor plays flamboyant pianist Liberace's gay lover in the HBO film, and some people may be turned off by the scenes.

In the new issue of Playboy Damon explains, "Normally I'd say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace. I mean, it's tastefully done... But this movie's not going to be for everyone."

Michael Douglas plays the entertainer, and the two actors strategically laid out how they would per...
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Ben Affleck 'Tempted' To Act In Whitey Bulger Movie With Matt Damon

September 11th, 2012 5:25pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is "tempted" to take on an acting role in the new movie he is making with best friend Matt Damon, but fears playing a corrupt federal agent will make him unpopular in his hometown.

The Good Will Hunting collaborators have signed up to work together on the new film, about Boston-based crime lord Whitey Bulger, with Affleck directing the project and Damon taking on the lead role.

Affleck admits he would like to step in front of the camera too, to play corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent John Connolly, but he is worried the role will make him unpopular in his nati...
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Matt Damon Buys Home Near Ben Affleck

September 2nd, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon and his family are moving west after purchasing a huge Pacific Palisades pad in California for $15 million.

The actor and his wife Luciana Barroso's new spread is one of the Los Angeles area's most architecturally desired homes - and it's in the same gated community as pal Ben Affleck's home.

The seven bedroom mansion features a media room, five-car garage and a gym, according to website RealEstalker.com.

Damon has lived in New York for the past few years.
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Look Groovy In Set Pics From Liberace Film

July 31st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas got into character as pianist Liberace on the set of "Behind the Candelabra" in Los Angeles yesterday. The actor showed off his dark dyed hair, 70s sunglasses and leisure suit.

We also spotted Matt Damon looking very shaggy with longer-than-usual feathered hair. He plays Liberace's gay lover, Scott Thorson, who filed a $113 million palimony lawsuit against the musician in 1982 and later wrote a book about his experiences.

In order to prepare for the role, Douglas took piano lessons and even lit up the house he shares with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with Liberace's signatur...
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Democrat Matt Damon 'Disappointed' With Obama Because Of 'Banking Stuff'

July 25th, 2012 9:12am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is reconsidering voting for President Barack Obama because of the way the President is handling the country's financial crisis. The actor previously backed the Democrat in his 2008 run for the White House.

Damon says the Presidnet has failed to address country's money problems. In recent years, the United States has been struggling with a sluggish economy, prompting hundreds of people across the nation to speak out in protest of failing banks, corporate greed and high unemployment during the Occupy Wall Street movement last year.

At Comic-Con earlier this month, Damon said, "I ...
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DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

July 21st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet

Usher

Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway

Jay-Z

Eric Dane

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Matt Damon Signs On For 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

June 10th, 2012 8:42pm EDT
Matt Damon
Actor Matt Damon is the latest star to sign on for the upcoming remake of classic Western movie The Magnificent Seven, according to a U.K. report.

Tom Cruise is said to have agreed to appear as one of the gang of gunslingers in the adaptation of John Sturges' 1960 film, and Damon is set to star alongside him as Vin, the character Steve McQueen played in the original.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "MGM are throwing big money at the film and wanted some top names to fill the main parts. You can't get much bigger than Cruise and Damon."
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'30 Rock' To End After Next Season

May 11th, 2012 11:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's hit comedy 30 Rock will come to an end after one more season.

The series has been a critical smash since it first aired in 2006, and has won a string of Emmys and Golden Globe awards.

It was reported Fey's co-star Alec Baldwin was leaving the hit show earlier this year, but bosses at NBC have confirmed the main cast will all return for a seventh and final run.

The move comes amid falling ratings for the show, which has attracted star cameos from Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon and environment campaigner Al Gore.

When asked by a fan on Twitter.c...
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'The Adjustment Bureau' Lawsuit Re-Filed

April 24th, 2012 8:40am EDT
The Adjustment Bureau
The trustees of Philip K. Dick's estate have re-launched their legal battle with the producers of Matt Damon thriller The Adjustment Bureau, two months after the initial lawsuit was dropped.

The late author's executors claim the estate is owed money from the 2011 adaptation of the writer's sci-fi story, Adjustment Team, and filed a lawsuit last year targeting director George Nolfi, producer Michael Hackett, Media Rights Capitol and its subsidiaries.

The case was dropped in February after a judge threw out key parts of the suit, but representatives of the Philip K. Dick Testamentary Trus...
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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Plan Romantic Wedding At French Estate

April 16th, 2012 11:28am EDT
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been planning their wedding for the past six months, according to Britain's Daily Express. The A-list couple will hold their nuptials at Chateau Miraval, their 35-room mansion and vineyard near the village of Correns in Provence, France.

The country has special meaning for the couple. In 2008 Angelina gave birth to their twins, daughter Vivienne Marcheline and son Knox Leon, in Nice. The star's mom, Marcheline Bertrand, was also French.

It will be a phenomenal guest list that will reportedly include such mega stars as George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Johnny De...
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Check Out 'We Bought A Zoo,' Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Download

April 5th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
We Bought A Zoo
In "We Bought A Zoo," a widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together.

Thed Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir centers on a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.

Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zo...
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Scarlett Johansson Is An Expert At Handling Snakes

March 12th, 2012 1:52pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has become an expert on snakes after growing close to the slithery critters on the set of her movie We Bought A Zoo.

In the film, Matt Damon plays a widower whose new property comes with a zoo, where the animals are looked after by the Lost in Translation star.

The comedy drama required the two Hollywood A-listers to get up close and personal with a range of wild animals - but Johansson is adamant she loved mixing with the exotic creatures and learned a lot about their habits while on set.

She tells You magazine, "We had to recapture an escaping shipment of all kind...
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Check Out 'Happy Feet Two' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download March 13

March 3rd, 2012 7:00am EST
Happy Feet Two
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning hit, "Happy Feet Two" finds tap-dancing penguin Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood) and his pals using their smooth moves to save the penguin nation.

Mumble and Gloria (P!nk) have started a family of their own, and their young son, Erik, is just finding his footing among his fellow emperor penguins when a dire new threat thrusts their future into jeopardy.

Just when it begins to look as if all hope is lost, the penguin nation bands together to dance the darkness away.

Writer/director George Miller and star Robin Williams both return i...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Matt Damon 'Freaked Out' Filming Scenes With Snakes & Bears In 'We Bought A Zoo'

February 20th, 2012 8:50pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon was "freaked out" filming key scenes in new movie We Bought a Zoo as he was forced to handle snakes and face down a grizzly bear.

The Good Will Hunting star stars as a father running a Californian animal sanctuary in the film, which also features Scarlett Johansson, and he admits he was left terrified by his beastly co-stars.

He tells Live magazine, "Scarlett loved the snakes. I was totally freaked out by them to start, as I'd never picked up a snake before. I had some childish fear of being bitten, but I was assured they weren't poisonous. They were really quite friendly. You ...
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Philip K. Dick's Estate Drops Lawsuit Over 'The Adjustment Bureau'

February 19th, 2012 7:00pm EST
The Adjustment Bureau
Representatives of Philip K. Dick's estate have dropped a legal battle with movie bosses over Matt Damon's film The Adjustment Bureau.

The movie, which also stars Emily Blunt, was loosely based on the late writer's short story Adjustment Team and estate executors filed a lawsuit last year alleging film chiefs reneged on a deal to hand over a share of the profits.

The lawsuit took aim at director George Nolfi and studio Media Rights Capital (MRC), claiming they backed out of their agreement over a copyright dispute, and demanded compensation for royalties plus interest and attorneys' fees....
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Q&A: Celebrity Trainer Osmin Hernandez

January 13th, 2012 3:08pm EST
Osmin
Would you be concerned if someone described your personal trainer as "clinically insane"?

That term has been applied to Osmin Hernandez, the star of NuvoTV's Operation Osmin.

Kicked out of the Cuban military after being declared insane, and having escaped to the United States, Osmin is now a sought-after fitness trainer who's worked with the likes of Matt Damon and Anna Kournikova.

Are Osmin's methods as extreme as his story?

My colleague Lisa Siegfried recently spoke with Osmin to find out. Here's one telling excerpt from her interview.

“Most of the time it’s not that people quit, I...
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Matt Damon Pulls Out Of Directorial Debut

January 8th, 2012 5:30pm EST
Matt Damon
Actor Matt Damon has pulled out of his directorial debut due to "scheduling conflicts."

The We Bought a Zoo star teamed up with John Krasinski to co-write the project and he originally planned on stepping behind the camera to direct the untitled drama, however he has now dropped out after realizing he won't have enough time for the job.

Damon will still have a star turn in the film but Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant has since signed as his replacement.

Van Sant hopes to begin shooting the movie this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Check Out 'Contagion' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Download Jan. 3

January 1st, 2012 6:56am EST
Contagion
In "Contagion" Steven Soderbergh presents a look at what happens when an infectious disease threatens humanity through varied viewpoints from an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet.

The film opened at number one in September with $23.1 million.

Jude Law fears scenes from the film could be played out in real life. He is convinced there is a "very high likelihood" of an imminent worldwide pandemic.

Earlier this year he told Britain's Daily Express, "Well, the truth of the matter is I think it's going to hap...
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Brad Pitt Voted Top Money-Making Star Of The Year By Movie Theater Owners

December 30th, 2011 2:13pm EST
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Brad Pitt has been named the "Top Money-Making Star of 2011," according to an annual survey of movie theatre owners.

Bosses at Quigley Publishing Company have asked theatre owners and film buyers to vote for their top 10 box office generators, and this year exhibitors credited Pitt with bringing in more traffic than any other celebrity due to his acting and/or vocal appearances in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," and "Happy Feet Two."

Coming in at number two was Pitt's pal George Clooney for both "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," and last year's winner, Johnny Depp, fell to third...
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Two Jews' Review 'We Bought A Zoo' And Experience 'Christmas Miracle'

December 21st, 2011 11:00am EST
We Bought A Zoo
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise something great will happen'. Ben (Matt Damon) says this terrific line to his teenage son Dylan (Colin Ford). Ben got the line from his older brother Duncan (Thomas Haden Church) and it's just one of the many awesome lines of dialogue in Cameron Crowe's new film 'We Bought a Zoo'.

I absolutely loved this movie.

From the first scene where Ben asks his super adorable 7 year old daughter Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), how he's doing as a dad? She replies, 'Well at least you h...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol' & More

December 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I’m disappointed to report that I didn’t love Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel “A Game of Shadows.” The first half hour is pretty boring, and although the action picks up pretty heavily toward the middle, Ritchie seems to care more about style than substance in the film. He continues to use Sherlock’s own bullet-time type slow-mo combined with crazy forced perspectives of bullets and shells being shot from guns, which admittedly is pretty darn exciting at times.

What the movie lacks though is the same great banter between Watson and Holmes that was present in the first film. Holmes...
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Matt Damon Wore An Ugly Christmas Sweater On 'Today'

December 15th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Matt Damon ugly  Christmas sweater
Matt Damon wore an ugly christmas sweater while appearing on the "Today" show yesterday.The actor showed off his holiday spirit with a very colorful santa sweater, complete with 3D santa heads on the sleeves.

Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and others on the show also donned ugly sweaters.

Matt was promoting his new film, "We Bought A Zoo." The film centers on a widower who purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together. The movie is based on Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir and also stars Scarlett Johansson.

Damon is the co-founder of Water.org, an organization that ...
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New Celebrity Hairdos: Rihanna, Jessica Biel, And Scarlett Johansson

December 14th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Rihanna
Celebrity hairstyles go out of fashion quicker than celebrity weddings. Here are some of the new hairdos some of our favorite stars are sporting for the holiday season.

Rihanna seems to have a different hairstyle every month, but we can't argue with her selection for December. The We Found Love singer rocked a natural color (for once) with major body and curls.

Jessica Biel also went dark for winter, showing off this 'do at a charity event. When paired with her black dress, she was definitely working the dark, mysterious female vibe.

Scarlett Johansson went modern for the We Bough...
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