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Matt Damon makes transformation to macho (Macho, Macho Man. Damon's got to be, a macho man)
MSNBC ^ | 3/11/2010 | msnbc

Posted on 03/11/2010 6:36:43 PM PST by tobyhill

It may have required a colossal leap of imagination for moviegoers to accept the actor who played the sensitive, lonely and confused Tom Ripley in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in the action-packed role of lethal government-trained assassin Jason Bourne. But when director Doug Liman first set out on the casting path for “The Bourne Identity,” the 2002 box office hit that was the first installment in the lucrative franchise, it didn’t take him long to choose Matt Damon as his leading man.

“I wanted to create the thinking man’s action movie,” said Liman, who recently finished shooting “Fair Game,” about the Valerie Plame saga, with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. “Matt comes across as so smart and so cerebral that he was the ideal choice for me. As Jason Bourne, he makes very intelligent choices even as he keeps kicking people’s asses. In fact, the style of fighting that we chose minimizes his own personal energy exertion and uses his opponent’s energy against him.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chat; damon; macho; mattdamon; transformation

1 posted on 03/11/2010 6:36:43 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

MATT DAMON!


2 posted on 03/11/2010 6:37:27 PM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: Common Sense 101
Matt Wimpass Damon.
3 posted on 03/11/2010 6:39:48 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Matt comes across as so smart and so cerebral

Is there another actor named Matt Damon that I don't know about? Cause he can't be talking about the same guy I'm thinking of.

4 posted on 03/11/2010 6:39:52 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Blue Jays

Is lefty Matt Damon still with lefty Sarah Silverman while lefty Jimmy Kimmel is with lefty Ben Affleck?


5 posted on 03/11/2010 6:40:55 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: tobyhill
...because intelligent people avoid action movies. Most of us don’t walk down that dark alley. Most of us who think of ourselves as smart choose to put ourselves in an environment where we’re not confronted by action.

Pompous pu$$y

6 posted on 03/11/2010 6:41:33 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: tobyhill

Matt Damon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnPWJOJYVKc


7 posted on 03/11/2010 6:42:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: eclecticEel

I see Hollywood is still trying to push that “Bush Bad” propaganda. Everyone of them bombed while Bush was in office and everyone of them will bomb today. Now it’s Valerie Plame and no WMD in Iraq.


8 posted on 03/11/2010 6:43:57 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Another dumb ass movie by libturd dimRAT socialist, anti-American pig Matt Damon that I won’t see. “Saving Private Ryan” (with Damon & co left-wing dimturd Tom Hanks) has long since gone into the trash. I try not to watch or frequent any left-wing moonBAT actors or actresses movies.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 6:44:35 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Common Sense 101

10 posted on 03/11/2010 6:44:43 PM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: tobyhill

11 posted on 03/11/2010 6:45:33 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

I saw this movie the FIRST TIME....When it was called Bourne Identity.....

Liman, who recently finished shooting “Fair Game,” about the Valerie Plame saga, with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

PUKE!!!!!! Another movie I will be avoiding......


12 posted on 03/11/2010 6:45:54 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: tobyhill
“I wanted to create the thinking man’s Saul Alinsky action movie”

There. Fixed it.

13 posted on 03/11/2010 6:47:33 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: tobyhill

Actors - is there anything they don’t know?


14 posted on 03/11/2010 6:49:21 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: ETL

Matt Damon is such a fag.


15 posted on 03/11/2010 6:53:33 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
“Fair Game,” about the Valerie Plame saga

That's gonna be a boring movie. How much suspense can there be behind a non-mission critical non-covert desk jockey.

They'll probably give her the Jack Ryan treatment and make her out to be more than she actually was.

16 posted on 03/11/2010 6:54:36 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Common Sense 101
LMAO!!! Best. Movie. Ever.



stop motion anyways...
17 posted on 03/11/2010 6:54:49 PM PST by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: tobyhill

I think the only movie I’ve ever seen of his was Good Will Hunting.


18 posted on 03/11/2010 6:59:52 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

Damon’s an incredibly talented actor. Example: The scene in the gendarme’s office in the second Bourne, when he’s staring stonily and refusing to answer questions, there was a moment when he senses a break, revealed by the slightest flicker of the eye... Just marvelous to watch. He owned that scene. Too bad the third Bourne sucked so hard...

As to this, however: “the sensitive, lonely and confused Tom Ripley in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’...”, the reviewer reveals that he has no clue whatsoever about that movie. Ripley wasn’t sensitive, lonely or confused. He was a sociopathic, self-loathing homosexual murderer. Bit of a difference. And Damon nailed it. A magnificent theatrical achievement.


19 posted on 03/11/2010 7:08:43 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: tobyhill

Matt Demon?


20 posted on 03/11/2010 7:15:50 PM PST by nomad
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To: tobyhill

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Twink.

Traitor twink.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 7:43:53 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

I completely agree. Whatever his politics, he’s an exellent actor and a credit to any film he’s in. I recently saw Invictus and he was simply outstanding. His Oscar nomination was well deserved.


22 posted on 03/12/2010 1:13:12 AM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

I loved that scene, too. The whole second movie was just outstanding (though I was kinda confused by the fight scene between Bourne and that other assassin in Munich—seemed like it really didn’t have to happen, but they needed an action scene...).

The third movie was still pretty good, and that fight scene with Desh was the best of the trilogy. Absolutely outstanding work.

I agree about Damon in general. He can be as big a political idiot as he wants (this is America, after all), that doesn’t make him any less of an actor. His work in “Good Will Hunting,” the “Bourne” movies, and “The Departed” were all outstanding. He was good in “Ripley,” but that movie was just plain unsettling, so I couldn’t really stand and applaud (though the last shot in the movie on the ship with all the mirror doors swinging around him was very cool).


23 posted on 03/12/2010 1:41:34 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Future Snake Eater; Nipfan

FSE, based on your comments I’ll give the third Bourne a second try. I do have good memories of the parking-structure scene. But like nipfan, the 2nd movie just blew me away, so maybe my problem was that the 3rd fell short of that mark. Most movies do. It’s a special delight that you folks also noticed that scene in the gendarme’s office! Riveting, perhaps the finest few minutes’ acting I’ve seen. Just a flick of his eyes...

I’m glad to see there are others who can separate the art from the artist. Like all of us, Damon is many things: in his case: a talented writer, on at least one occasion a lout towards a woman, certainly a leftist idiot, and above all a mesmerizing actor— IMHO the best of his generation.


24 posted on 03/12/2010 9:03:01 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Future Snake Eater
"He was good in “Ripley,” but that movie was just plain unsettling, so I couldn’t really stand and applaud (though the last shot in the movie on the ship with all the mirror doors swinging around him was very cool)."

"Unsettling" is a great term for it. That movie really gets under your skin, doesn't it. Superb work by all involved. I'd personally say Damon's performance well passed "good." IMHO it could not have been better; Ripley and his simmering mental issues were definitive. Throughout the movie you have this swelling sense that things cannot end well... and then... whoa. Edge-of-your-seat stuff, not easily let go after the credits roll.
25 posted on 03/12/2010 9:08:57 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
As to this, however: “the sensitive, lonely and confused Tom Ripley in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’...”, the reviewer reveals that he has no clue whatsoever about that movie. Ripley wasn’t sensitive, lonely or confused. He was a sociopathic, self-loathing homosexual murderer. Bit of a difference. And Damon nailed it. A magnificent theatrical achievement.

I don't like Damon's politics, but I agree about Mr. Ripley.

26 posted on 03/13/2010 9:19:04 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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