Hollywood star Matt Damon insists he was lucky to land the lead role in ‘The Bourne Identity’ after starring in two critically-panned movies.
The actor claims ‘All The Pretty Horses’ and ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ were his worst ever career moves, but was grateful they were released after he was chosen for his role as Jason Bourne in 2002 movie ‘The Bourne Identity’.
“They are currently enjoying a joint holiday with their families in Hawaii – but are finally keen to team up again.
The 26-year-old Fantastic Four actress is disgusted by the inequality between gender-targeted publications.The pair were unknowns when they wrote and starred in the critically lauded movie, which won them an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998.
Since their success they have mostly gone their separate ways starring in blockbusters Armageddon and the Bourne movies respectively. They are currently enjoying a joint holiday with their families in Hawaii – but are finally keen to team up again. Damon’s spokesperson reportedly said, “That’s their plan. Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don’t know.” ”
“Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be writing their first screenplay together since their Oscar-winning hit Good Will Hunting in 1997.
Affleck and Damon both went on to find respective fame in their own careers after ths success of Good Will Hunting, but are now eager to team up again.
“That’s their plan. Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don’t know,” Damon’s spokesperson said.”
LOS ANGELES – “Ocean’s” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon left their prints in cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, as did Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin before them.
In costume, wearing suits without ties, the three easygoing stick-up men of “Ocean’s Thirteen,” which opens this weekend, put their hands and then their shoes, into the fresh cement.
They follow in the footsteps of Sinatra and Martin, who starred in the original 1960 hit, “Ocean’s Eleven,” which inspired a 2001 remake and a fit of “rat pack” nostalgia.
Clooney, 46, Matt Damon, 36, and Pitt, 43, stopped traffic along Hollywood Boulevard, blocks from the Kodak Theatre — the venue for the Academy Awards. –
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – MATT DAMON (Jason Bourne)
It’s hard to imagine now, but there were those who doubted that Matt Damon was the right actor to play Jason Bourne. As the third eagerly awaited instalment in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum, nears release Damon and the tortured former black operations agent he plays so well are as one in the collective mind of the huge audience waiting for the film
But at the time of the first movie, The Bourne Identity, back in 2002, Damon, as he himself admits, wasn’t exactly flavour of the month in Hollywood. “Basically what you are saying is that it saved my ass and that’s completely true,” he laughs. “The weekend that it opened I was doing a play in the West End (of London) and I hadn’t had a film offer in six months because I’d had a couple of movies tank.
“And the word was that the first Bourne movie was going to tank, because it had been delayed so long and it had so many rounds of re-shooting, and it just had all the hallmarks of a turkey.”
Matt Damon has insisted that he would not want to trade places with Brad Pitt or George Clooney.
The 36-year-old actor admitted that he could not cope with being mobbed in the street on a daily basis like his Ocean’s Thirteen co-stars and he is happy to stay out of the media spotlight.
“I honestly don’t know how Brad does it. He can’t walk down the street anywhere, literally anywhere,” Matt told Empire magazine.
“They’re in Prague right now because Angelina’s working, and he can’t walk down the street. I went to Prague and I didn’t sign an autograph for six months – and it was great! The fame side is not interesting to me at all.”
29 June 2007 – Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) is a high flyer at Yale University in 1939 when he is recruited to join the American secret service.
His hidden life gives him first hand experience of the Second World War and the Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe while his beautiful wife, Clover (Angelina Jolie) and only son, Edward Junior (Eddie Redmayne) suffer in ignorance.
By 1961, Edward is involved in a failed invasion of Cuba. “A stranger in the house” has leaked the plan to the Russians and the search is on to find the double agent. His family life in ruins and his loyalties severely stretched, Edward discovers that friends can be enemies and enemies can be friends.
Matt Damon has sympathised with fellow Hollywood star Brad Pitt’s life in the public eye – but is secretly pleased he does not receive the same level of attention.
The Bourne Identity leading man finds it hard to fathom how the actor and partner Angelina Jolie cope with their incessant fame – and is grateful he can travel to parts of the world unnoticed.
He says, “I honestly don’t know how he does it.”
“He can’t walk down the street anywhere, literally anywhere. They’re in Prague right now because Angelina’s working, and he can’t walk down the street. I went to Prague and I didn’t sign an autograph for six months, and it was great!”
The full new trailer for Universal Pictures’ The Bourne Ultimatum is now online and can be watched via this link! Directed by Paul Greengrass, the sequel stars Matt Damon Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine and Edgar Ramirez. It opens on August 3.