A year after releasing his "Contagion"-themed PSA, actor takes aim at those refusing to get inoculated. "It's just about looking at this as 'me' thing or an 'us' thing."
"Courage Under Fire" director Edward Zwick revisits a pivotal scene between Washington and Damon on the film's 25th anniversary.
Alex Rodriguez is apparently as shocked as the rest of the world that Jennifer Lopez, his fiancée until last month, has apparently reignited her romance with ex Ben Affleck.
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" director Chris Columbus explains how Donald Trump's cameo came be — and how he originally intended to cut it.
Matt Damon emerged from a bedroom in the background after Kimmel announced he was taking a couple months off over the summer.
Producer Effie Brown detailed the “huge” industry backlash she faced five years removed from her on-screen argument about diversity with Matt Damon on the series “Project Greenlight.”In a column published in THR, Brown, who is now CEO of Gamechanger Films and is the chair of the Inclusion Advisory committee for the Academy Museum, said that she did not work for some time and was seen as difficult by her peers.“After I did ‘Project Greenlight’ — and this is no secret — I suffered a huge backlash. I didn’t work for a while,” Brown said. “People didn’t want to work with me because I spoke truth to power. People who speak up are usually marginalized and pushed back, called difficult, confrontational, you name it. I spoke up and got summarily smacked back down. I did not get embraced with open arms, nor did it work in my favor … at first.”Also Read: Gamechanger CEO Effie T Brown on How Financing Fund Will Develop Diverse VoicesBrown said she eventually got a call for a job offer from Lee Daniels, but even the studio at the time was hesitant to offer her a position until Daniels doubled down.“That’s what often needs to happen, you need someone with power and the courage of their convictions to help. That’s what Lee did and so did my allies and Black Twitter — they had my back 1,000 percent,” Brown said. “It took five years to be released from that stigma.”Brown had a viral moment back in 2015 on the reality show “Project Greenlight,” a competition series that showed first time directors fighting to get their films made. When she raised a concern about one of the project’s lack of diversity, Damon responded by saying that diversity is for “the casting of the film, not the casting of the show.”Also Read: 'Project Greenlight's Effie Brown on Matt Damon Diversity Flap: 'We Shut That Bullsh-t Down'Brown said that these microaggressions against people of color happen everywhere and still happen in Hollywood to this day. She said she now feels there is a multicultural “reckoning” about diversity in the industry and giving people of color a voice, and in looking back now she’s grateful that there were cameras there to call attention to the problems we see widely.“Take Matt Damon out of it, this is happening every day. People just saw that one conflict, but there were others,” Brown said. “I was the creative producer in charge and yet, I was still viewed as something less than my title, experience and treated as such. I’m grateful to the producers, Magical Elves, who let that part of the story and the conflict stay in the series. I think they thought people would get it and hear how bad it can be when you’re the “lonely only” one in the room.”Read Brown’s full column here.Read original story Producer Effie Brown on Being ‘Smacked Down’ By Industry After 2015 ‘Project Greenlight’ Incident With Matt Damon At TheWrap
He went on to say 21-year-old Alexia — who’s from his wife Luciana Barroso’s first marriage and whom Damon has raised as his own — is doing OK now.
Earth Day is still very much on! Here are a few ways you can help from home, thanks to Matt Damon, Jameela Jamil and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Locals in Dalkey, Ireland, are delighted to see Matt Damon in their seaside town after he was stuck there.
The "Contagion" cast, including Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne, are spreading medically accurate information about coronavirus in PSAs.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, Hollywood has been brought to a standstill. TV and movie productions have been put on hold, as the industry -- along with millions in other businesses -- is social distancing. One such project that's been paused is "The Last Duel," Ridley Scott's upcoming drama set […]
Matt Damon was totally cool that his nine-year-old daughter snoozed a bit during the premiere of 'Ford v Ferrari.' It was past bedtime.
Christian Bale and Matt Damon break down their mutual onscreen beatdown and then answer the burning question of whether Jason Bourne could best Batman.
Ben Affleck coming to the aid of Matt Damon in high school may have been what sparked their decades-long friendship.
The new racing movie, starring Bale and Matt Damon, is destined to become an underdog sports classic in the vein of "Hoosiers" and "Rudy."
Kevin Smith talks about landing A-list cameos for his new film "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot."
The trifecta of high-profile film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto have kicked the 2020 Oscar race into full gear. Here are the movies and performances that could be on the fast track to the Academy Awards.