Ridley Scott has assembled an army of stars to present him with the 30th annual American Cinematheque Award.
Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Noomi Rapace and Katherine Waterston will be among those offering tributes. Damon will hand his esteemed “The Martian” director his award, and Russell Crowe will play master of ceremonies for the October 14 show in Beverly Hills.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Ridley Scott as the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman.
“To state it simply, Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors in the history of the motion pictures,” he added.
The chair committee is also an embarrassment of bold names, which includes Ben Affleck, Brian Grazer, Jim Gianopulos, Donna Langley, Bryan Lourd, Ron Meyer, Toby Emmerich, Ted Sarandos, Stacey Snider and Paula Wagner among others.
The award will be presented in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Sue Kroll, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution President at Warner Bros., will also receive the second ever Sid Grauman Award, to be presented by Bradley Cooper.
Scott has directed contemporary hits and beloved classics alike, titles including “The Martian,” “Prometheus,” “American Gangster,” “Alien” and “Blade Runner.”
Matt Damon showed up at the Emmys to mock Jimmy Kimmel after he didn’t win an Emmy. Here’s the video and photos:
Matt Damon attended the Benefit “Stand Up for Gus”, to show his support for Jason Patric ongoing fight for parental rights to
his biological son Gus.
What’s Stand Up For Gus: Almost four years ago, Jason Patric was blessed with a baby boy named Gus. For the first 3
years of Gus’s childhood, Patric was a consistent physical and emotional presence in Gus’s life. But that all changed in an
instant. Patric was stripped of his rights as a parent after an outdated statute meant for sperm donors was applied to
Patric simply because Gus’ mother and Patric were unmarried and used IVF to conceive. In Patric’s journey, he has
discovered many other tragic stories of parental alienation and hopes to use his personal story and name to give a voice
to those who do not have one. Thus, “Stand Up To Gus” was born, a night to raise awareness and provide assurance that
no child should be left without the love and support of a parent.
More at their website: http://standupforgus.com/
- Appearances and Events > 2013 > Stand Up For Gus – Benefit at Bootsy Bellows – November 13th, 2013
Matt Damon and his fracking drama Promised Land received separate honors at Saturday’s Environmental Media Awards, held on the Warner Bros. lot.
The Environmental Media Association event honored Promised Land in the feature film category, while Damon received the EMA Ongoing Commitment Award for his environmental work. Damon is a co-founder of Water.org and has promoted access to safe water and sanitation around the world.
The Environmental Media Association was founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear. The non-profit organization seeks to use the power of celebrity and the media to promote sustainable lifestyles. Visit the origination online at www.ema-online.org and www.facebook.com/EMAOnline.
I’m a bad fan, I totally missed posting on the Saturday due to being busy with work.
Huffington Post has a nice Slide Show and article. Go to their website to view the slideshow
Although Matt Damon doesn’t look a day over kick-a**-action-star, Damon turns the big 4-1 today. But just like the heartthrob bad guy chasers before him, Damon won’t let his growing collection of birthdays slow him down. Check out these photos of Damon from Snakkle before he knew how to throw a mean right hook (“The Bourne Identity”) or have his way with a rugby ball (“Invictus”).
Ever since his high school days, Damon had the makings of a full on Hollywood heatthrob.
I had completely missed that one as I usually don’t pay much attention to the comedy nominations. Bad me!
Anyway, Matt Damon got nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Carol in 30 Rock. Awesome!
The Emmys will be held Sunday, September 18th, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fox will be broadcasting the show, and Glee’s Jane Lynch will be hosting.
Matt Damon considers himself a “lucky devil” compared to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Matt is happily married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and the couple raise four kids together; Isabella, five, two-year-old Gia, Stella, nine months, and Alexia, Luciana’s daughter from a previous relationship.
The Hollywood hunk is happy with his work/private life balance, and argues power couples such as Brad and Angelina face a much tougher ride. Matt met Argentine-born Luciana when she was working as a bartender, and cites her non-showbiz status as the reason they have more privacy. He also thinks his decision to shun living in Hollywood lends him greater space.
“Brad and Angie are like prisoners. When they go for a walk it is always a huge international sensation. I am lucky devil. I am doing work I love but I don’t need paramilitary troops who care for me the minute I’m leaving home,” he laughed to German TV station Tele 5.
“I am not as crazy as most of the other celebs. Probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And New Yorkers are really cool they don’t go nuts when they see me. My kids don’t latch on to the whole celeb hustle and bustle.”
As a great advocate of privacy, Matt isn’t keen on social-networking sites where members give out details of their day-to-day life either. The heartthrob is bemused by the way youngsters post such risqué videos on sites such as Facebook, and thinks in the future people will become less inclined to do so.
“We haven’t quite realised what that media could do to us. And that’s why we make mistakes like sending naked pictures of ourselves. The next generation will be more careful and say, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t tape ourselves having sex. That could look strange,’” mused Matt.
“My family is so grateful for the care you’ve given us,” the Adjustment Bureau star said at a fundraiser last night for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Care Center, where his father, Kent, has been undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.
“It’s deeply humbling to see how many people here are committing their lives to helping others,” Matt said. “We’ve lost some close personal friends to cancer in recent years, but I never thought it would happen to my dad, the marathon runner…It sucked.”
Happily, Kent Damon is currently in remission—and, apparently, a great mood.
“We try not to take this celebrity deal too seriously,” he joked, referring to his A-lister son. He told the crowd a story about opening up the paper to read about Matt’s Academy Award nominations for Good Will Hunting in 1997, and “there was a picture of Robert Duvall, Peter Fonda, and Dustin Hoffman—then there was a picture of my 27-year-old son. He didn’t belong there with all these seasoned actors!”
Getting serious, however, Kent also said that his Boston-bred boy was “all you could ever for ask for in a son. It’s been a wonderful ride being his dad.”
Matt actually succeeded his pops onstage, wondering “How do you follow that? My dad’s biggest fear is public speaking, and I’m like, ‘You’ve got cancer man!’
“When people ask me, “What’s so great about Boston?’ I say, ‘Oh, the people, the sports teams—actually, I’d start with the sports teams—[and] the hospitals,” the actor continued, according to the Boston Herald.
“But if you had ever heard of Mass General, you were raised to believe it was the best hospital in the world. You were raised to believe that the Red Sox would break your heart and that MGH was the best hospital in the world.”
I wish him all the best and good luck on fighting this horrible disease.
Matt Damon would “never sell” out a director.
The actor-and-screenwriter says once he has agreed to appear in a movie or has hired a filmmaker for the project he could never get rid of them, even if he didn’t think it was working out, because he’d already committed to the project.
He told Men’s Health magazine: “My movies being really good or watchable always depends on everybody being really good, not just me. I’m particularly sensitive about making sure we secure the best possible people in each role because I am not somebody who can overcome if we don’t.
“And then, for me, once I make that commitment, I never will sell the director out on that project. You cannot change horses midrace. Even if your horse is losing, you ride the horse as hard and as fast as you can. If there was a mistake made, it was made in your initial decision to work with that person.”
Matt – who is currently starring in thriller ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ alongside Emily Blunt – also revealed he and writing partner Ben Affleck never take offence when their ideas are criticised by the other person.
He said: “When one of us comes up with an absolutely f**king horrible idea, which happens all the time, the other person, without batting an eyelash, says ‘That’s a terrible idea.’ And neither of us has our feelings hurt, and we just kind of move on.”
Damon will be narrating the new PBS documentary Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, the latest installment in the “Journey to Planet Earth” series. The 90-minute doc is based on the book by climate crusader Lester Brown, and discusses the very real impact of climate change, and what we all must do to prevent future catastrophes. Joining Lester Brown and Matt Damon in the documentary are Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, and others.
The documentary looks fascinating, and aims to provide “a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of climate change.” Lester Brown seems to have some ambitious but realistic solutions, so let’s hope this plan goes into action.
The film will premiere on PBS on March 30th at 10pm Eastern.