Matt Damon blasts 'Bourne Ultimatum' writer Tony Gilroy
December 14th, 2011
06:18 PM ET

Matt Damon blasts 'Bourne Ultimatum' writer Tony Gilroy

It’s not often a movie star will be forthcoming about, say, a bad script, or a difficult director, but Matt Damon isn’t your average movie star.

In the new issue of GQ, the action star goes off on screenwriter Tony Gilroy for his “Bourne Ultimatum” script.

Damon – who played Jason Bourne in the popular film trilogy – is also steamed at Universal for handing Gilroy a sweetheart deal that he thinks almost ruined the movie. Gilroy was only required to write one draft of the script (with no rewrites) in exchange for "an exorbitant amount of money," the actor says.

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Affleck, Damon to produce, star in Whitey Bulger film
October 24th, 2011
07:15 PM ET

Affleck, Damon to produce, star in Whitey Bulger film

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are combining their star power once again.

Studio Warner Bros. Pictures tells CNN that Affleck is set to direct as well as co-star along with Matt Damon in a film about infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. The yet-to-be-titled film will be produced by the Boston filmmakers as well, under their production company Pearl Street Films.

Damon is signed on to portray Bulger, who was just recently apprehended after more than 16 years on the run.

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Filed under: Ben Affleck • Celebrities • Matt Damon • movies
Bill Clinton does Funny or Die video
October 18th, 2011
05:53 PM ET

Bill Clinton does Funny or Die video

Following his serenade from Lady Gaga, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is showing more pop culture panache with a Funny or Die comedy sketch that premiered Saturday.

The five-minute video, “Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm,” was shown at the Hollywood Bowl during Saturday’s concert benefiting the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation. Comedy web site Funny or Die posted the video at midnight on Tuesday.

The sketch sees the Clinton Foundation’s Celebrity Division (Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen) brainstorming ideas for the organization.

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Could Matt Damon run for president?
August 10th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Could Matt Damon run for president?

Matt Damon is clearly one actor who's not afraid of a good political debate, but could he run for president?

Filmmaker Michael Moore doesn't really see why he couldn't. While participating in a virtual town hall hosted by Firedoglake over the weekend, Moore proposed the Oscar winner as an option for a third party candidate.

Now, Moore hasn't spoken to Damon about his idea, but he does "think that [Matt Damon] has been very courageous in not caring about who he offends by saying the things that need to be said here," Moore said.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Matt Damon
August 3rd, 2011
12:46 PM ET

Matt Damon's not to be messed with

As Anderson Cooper pointed out on the Ridiculist Tuesday night, it's not the wisest idea to mess with Matt Damon.

The 40-year-old actor, whose mother is an educator, headed to Washington over the weekend to rally against the use of standardized testing as an indicator of how well teachers, students and schools are performing, and he's spoken out about a few other topics along the way.

He not only challenged a reporter who questioned a teacher's incentive to put in work on the job, but he also went after a cameraman who proposed that 10 percent of teachers are bad...and that perhaps 10 percent of people in any profession should rethink their careers.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Matt Damon
Matt Damon and wife welcome another baby girl
October 25th, 2010
08:54 AM ET

Matt Damon and wife welcome another baby girl

Matt Damon and wife Luciana welcomed another baby girl into their family last Wednesday, CNN has confirmed.

According to a rep for the actor, Damon, 40, and Luciana, 35, named their new addition Stella Zavala Damon. The couple has two daughters together - Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2 – and Luciana also has a daughter from a previous marriage.

If you think that sounds like a full house, Damon does as well. The actor told Parade in an interview, "Our lives are full and wonderful and we're done having kids.”

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