Skip to comments.Matt Damon makes transformation to macho (Macho, Macho Man. Damon's got to be, a macho man)
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 didnt take him long to choose Matt Damon as his leading man.
I wanted to create the thinking mans 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 peoples asses. In fact, the style of fighting that we chose minimizes his own personal energy exertion and uses his opponents energy against him.
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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.
Is lefty Matt Damon still with lefty Sarah Silverman while lefty Jimmy Kimmel is with lefty Ben Affleck?
I see Hollywood is still trying to push that âBush Badâ 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.
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.
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......
There. Fixed it.
Actors - is there anything they don’t know?
Matt Damon is such a fag.
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.
I think the only movie I’ve ever seen of his was Good Will Hunting.
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.
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.
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).
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.
I don't like Damon's politics, but I agree about Mr. Ripley.