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Wigtacular: First Set Photo Of Matt Damon & Michael Douglas In Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 1:03 PM
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In a crudely poetic way, it's sort of fitting that ever curious, genre hopping Steven Soderbergh's final year behind the camera before he goes on hiatus would find him working on a male stripper pic ("Magic Mike"), a psychological thriller ("The Bitter Pill") and now, a biopic on one the most...flamboyant entertainers of all time, Liberace. And with the movie now shooting, someone has captured of snap of Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on set, in costume. And it is glorious.

Matt Damon Open To 'Bourne 5,' But If 'Legacy' Is A Hit, He Expects The Franchise To Move On Without Him

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  • July 15, 2012 10:54 AM
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Poor Matt Damon's got to be somewhat sick of answering questions about the Jason Bourne series, a franchise he's ostensibly not in any more. Or at least, not for now. In case you're living under a rock, Damon and Paul Greengrass walked away from a "Bourne 4" in late 2009 for several reasons, but one of them being a chief creative one: Jason Bourne had discovered who he was, no longer had full amnesia and his story arc had been completed.

Neill Blomkamp, Matt Damon & Jodie Foster Impress With Dystopian, Pig Urine-Filled 'Elysium' At Comic-Con

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 14, 2012 7:50 AM
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Today Neill Blomkamp made his return to Comic-Con and Hall H after appearing in 2009 for the film that launched his career, “District 9.” “I actually feel like I belong out there amongst the darkness and the flashing lights where I can’t really see anyone’s faces,” Blomkamp tells the crowd. “I’m a fan.”

First Image Of A Bald, Gun-Wielding Matt Damon In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 4, 2012 12:12 PM
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While Neill Blomkamp and his team have done a fantastic job of keeping pretty much everything about his upcoming sci-fi flick "Elysium" under wraps, the time for show and tell is soon arriving. Sony recently confirmed the film will be part of their one and a half hour presentation at Comic-Con in a few weeks, and a little sneak preview of sorts has arrived.

'Bourne Legacy' Producer Frank Marshall Says His Dream Is To Have Jeremy Renner & Matt Damon Star In The Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 6:35 PM
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How do you continue the Jason Bourne franchise without Jason Bourne? If you're Tony Gilroy, the writer/director behind "The Bourne Legacy" as well as the screenwriter who has been deeply involved in the Matt Damon-starring trilogy of films, you throw out any and all expectations. "What if there's a much larger story? What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops programme?" he told Empire. "I had never spent one moment thinking about how to do a sequel to 'Bourne Ultimatum.' I first came in for two weeks just to spitball. I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting. All of a sudden I was staring at something that had a great deal of resonance and was soulful and uncynical and was also gonna kick ass. So that was good."

10th Anniversary: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Bourne Identity'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 14, 2012 2:01 PM
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Ten years and one day ago, Doug Liman was an independent director with a couple of critical favorites behind him. Ten years and one day ago, Matt Damon was the promising writer/star of "Good Will Hunting" who's seemingly squandered his potential on a string of questionable choices, kept on the A-list only by his presence in "Ocean's Eleven." Ten years and one day ago, the spy genre was increasingly tired, with the Bond movies moving into new levels of ridiculousness (that year's "Die Another Day" would introduce Madonna and invisible cars to the series).

'Promised Land' Officially Starts Production, Oil Drilling Plotline Detailed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 3:22 PM
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As "Promised Land" has been moving along, gathering up financing, a director and a cast, the actual plot details have been kept mostly under wraps, with only vague allusions to a Capra-esque tale about two rivals in a small town. In the last few weeks, the filmmakers behind the Kickstarter-funded documentary "FrackNation" posited that the film written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski was going to be an anti-fracking movie (fracking is essentially the process by which water and chemicals are blasted to separate rock layers to extract gas and oil). But of course, the documentarians are making a movie that purports to tell the "truth" about the controversial nature of fracking, so they had an agenda of their own to push, and besides their word, there was no indication that "Promised Land" was going to tackle that topic.

Character Actor Titus Welliver Heads To Gus Van Sant's 'The Promised Land'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 20, 2012 2:45 PM
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Recognize that face, but don't know his name? Don't worry, this actor is definitely one of those "hey, it's that guy" dudes. A television regular having featured on shows such as "Deadwood," "Sons Of Anarchy" and "Lost," character actor Titus Welliver is someone you would have come across on the small screen, but he's also teamed with the Afflecks on all three of Ben's directorial efforts including the upcoming "Argo." The actor is now set to complete the Boston trifecta, joining Matt Damon in Gus Van Sant's upcoming "Promised Land."

Discuss: Why Are There So Few Reliable Leading Men, And Who Might Yet Become One?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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The box office is up in 2012, but of the ten biggest grossers of the year so far, only one, "Safe House" was sold on the back of an established A-list star, namely Denzel Washington. The rest, for the most part, featured total unknowns, or in the case of "Act of Valor," active Navy SEALs, rather than actors. This is not, it should be said, a new trend. From "Avatar" to "Star Trek," big movies have been shunning established names in the favor of new faces for quite a while. But it is indicative of a problem that Hollywood has been facing lately: a distinct lack of new leading men.

Watch: Hilarious Trailer For 'Movie: The Movie' Featuring Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon & Much, Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 11:22 AM
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Memo to the Academy: Next year, you might want to get the writing staff of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to write jokes for the show, because this nine-minute bit is funnier than anything that happened at the Oscars last night.

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