August 10th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
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.
August 3rd, 2011
12:46 PM ET
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.
October 25th, 2010
08:54 AM ET
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.”
June 10th, 2010
03:27 PM ET
What would the “Bourne” franchise be without Matt Damon? We may find out in 2012, when Universal aims to release a fourth "Bourne" film.
Damon –- who’s played Jason Bourne for all three movies –- said back in ’09 that he wouldn’t do a fourth movie without “Bourne Supremacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass, who also said last year that he wasn’t interested in another “Bourne” go-round.
“I’m very proud of those films and feel they express everything I most passionately believe about the possibility of making quality movies in the mainstream,” Greengrass said. “My decision to not return a third time as director is simply about feeling the call for a different challenge.”
February 24th, 2010
12:41 PM ET
Damon's rep confirmed to CNN that Damon is attached to the project, and added that it's still in the very early stages of development.
The actor has been riding a wave of critical success as of late with leading roles in two of 2009's notable films, "The Informant!" as well as "Invictus," the latter of which has earned Damon an Oscar nod for best supporting actor.
Do you think he can pull off the role of RFK? And if not Damon, who?
December 15th, 2009
12:11 PM ET
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills early this morning. Many of the regular suspects were in the mix. Meryl Streep will go head to head with herself in the best actress musical or comedy category for her performances in “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.” Clint Eastwood is in there for directing “Invictus,” as are its stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Freeman, who stars as South African President Nelson Mandela, reacted to his nomination saying “Playing Mandela was the greatest honor of my career, and I hope that I have done him proud.” It was a bit of a surprise that the film itself was not nominated for a best picture prize.
Perhaps less of a shock was a nod for “Up” in the best animated film category. The movie is the latest in a long line of Disney/Pixar films to accomplish the feat. It’s been a very good year for the folks behind the adventurous tale. “Up” is the third highest grossing film of the year with $293 million at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Pete Docter, released this statement shortly after his film was recognized: “This is a humbling, happy year-end moment for us.”
We’ll share many more happy moments here at CNN.com as we continue to bring you more 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominee reactions.
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