Matt Damon Talks ELYSIUM, Which Actor Has Made Him Laugh the Most on a Movie Set, What He Collects, EUROTRIP, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.  For those unfamiliar, the story takes place in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth.  Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life.  The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner MouraDiego Luna and William Fichtner.

The other day I landed a video interview with Matt Damon.  He talked about how the world of Elysium feels real, Blomkamp’s directorial process, how the finished cut of Elysium compares to what he was pitched, what he collects, who has made him laugh the most on set, and if it’s true that he was cast because Blomkamp wanted his character from Eurotrip.  Hit the jump to watch.

Matt Damon

  • How the world of Elysium feels real.  Damon talks about the way Blomkamp directs
  • Is it true he got cast because Blomkamp wanted his character from Eurotrip.  Says that he wishes he did a version of Scotty Doesn’t Know wearing the exoskeleton
  • What does he collect
  • Who has made him laugh the most while trying to shoot a scene
  • How does Elysium compare to what he was pitched before he signed on

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  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    Damon is a Liberal wanker, but this movie looks amazing.

    • Leonard Lemonfresh

      And which one of the ca. 100.000 definitions of the word “liberal” do you mean, Mr Smartpants? And what did this guy ever do to you?

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Liberal in terms of his political opinions, Leonard. He’s never offended me personally, but he’s still a jerk. You ever listen to him talk about politics? I’ve rarely seen such pure hatred and contempt spew from a person before. Such hatred and anger knotted up inside one’s skull is a sickness.

        Maybe I should go easy on him because he’s sick. But then, maybe I shouldn’t.

      • Leonard Lemonfresh

        “Liberal in terms of his political opinions” “100.000 definitions of the word “liberal” ” yeah, that’s what I meant. You’ve made yourself perfectly clear (sarcasm)

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        What?

      • Leonard Lemonfresh

        Well, I just wanted to express that there are many different definitions of what constitutes a liberal worldview. Forget about it, wasn’t important. But maybe you should consider in the future that calling someone you disagree with a “liberal wanker” maybe isn’t the most mature way to express your opinion. Cheers

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        What’s wrong with the way I expressed myself? Did I offend you?

      • Leonard Lemonfresh

        No, no, no. I’m just saying that namecalling makes you look like an unreasonable, foam-mouthed rambler rather than the intelligent person you (probably) are.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Your trolling skills are weak. Keep practicing!

      • Strong Enough

        he got you good though you wanker

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        He didn’t get me good at all. He tried, though, which is more than I can say for you.

      • Strong Enough

        Yes he did get you good at all. couldn’t you see that? plus you spelled Liberal wrong you wanker

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        He didn’t get me. If anything I got him. You’re amusing, though.

      • Strong Enough

        got him? he ethered you in the comment section. i’v never seen someone taking a beating that hard before you wanker. Republicans would be ashamed

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        He didn’t ether(?) me at all. He attempted to get under my skin, to shake me, but he didn’t. That means he failed. He called me names and then said I shouldn’t call people names. He didn’t confront me directly, which was cowardly and not very insulting, just sad and mildly annoying. I asked him if I offended him and he lied and made stuff up about me. If you need to lie or make stuff up to ‘get me good’ then you’re doing it wrong. If one needs to lie in a battle of wits then they automatically lose.

        He attempted to troll me but I didn’t bite. He failed. Think of it like fishing: you can come to the lake with $30k in fishing gear and swagger, looking the part, but if the fish don’t bite you’re a lousy fisherman. He came to the lake but he showed his hand and left with nothing.

        I’m not a Republican. It’s funny to see you shooting in the dark, trying to find what sticks. Kind of pitiful, really. Please keep trying, I can do this all day, every day if you’d like. :)

      • Strong Enough

        i never said you were a republican you wanker. guilty conscious? besides he laid one on you so bad and demolished your argument and made it invalid. holy shit you are so bad at this

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        I’ve already beat both of you, quite easily. I always win.

      • Strong Enough

        says who you wanker? your mother? cause you know she always sides with me

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Oh yeah, I definitely won. Please, dig yourself deeper :)

      • Strong Enough

        No I won you wanker. put those republicans to shame!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        You won? Haha :)

      • Strong Enough

        thanks for admitting it you wanker! lmao!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Is that so? There’s one thing you fail to understand, Strong Enough. Pay close attention. The rejection of creativity in favor of discovery and the belief that individual creation was a conduit of the divine would dominate the West probably until the Renaissance and even later. The development of the modern concept of creativity begins in the Renaissance when creation began to be perceived as having originated from the abilities of the individual, and not God. However, this shift was gradual and would not become immediately apparent until the Enlightenment. By the 18th century and the Age of Enlightenment, mention of creativity (notably in art theory), linked with the concept of imagination became more frequent.

      • Strong Enough

        all that for me? is that my trophy for winning you wanker? lol!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Not really, it meas that the Honing theory posits that creativity arises due to the self-organizing, self-mending nature of a worldview, and that it is by way of the creative process the individual hones (and re-hones) an integrated worldview. Honing theory places equal emphasis on the externally visible creative outcome and the internal cognitive restructuring brought about by the creative process.

      • Strong Enough

        running out of things to post you wanker! i already won! fall back!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        The funny thing is, I know your weakness and I’ve yet to exploit it. I will. In time.

      • Strong Enough

        Oooooo! i’m shaking me boots! you’re taking it so serious you wanker!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        You know how I figured it out?

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Answer me, boy – we’re not done yet.

      • Strong Enough

        yes we are. i already won!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        The trick is this…

      • Strong Enough

        damn three replies? you can’t get enough of me. lol

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Ah, good boy.

        Pay attention.

        The trick is to get the other person to make mistakes. Do you know what mistakes you’ve made?

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Answer me, boy.

      • Strong Enough

        you really mad you lost eh? lol

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good boy.

        The first mistake you made was engaging me. I’m very far out of your league. Would you like to know your second mistake?

        Answer me, boy.

      • Strong Enough

        lmao. you’re just not used to someone else trying to get the last word.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good boy.

        Your second mistake is in how you positioned yourself. You need to be insulting – if you’re not, then you lose. Of course, you’ve already lost, but let’s continue. Do you want to know what your third mistake is?

        Answer me, boy.

      • Strong Enough

        still dying for my attention? lol

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good boy!

        Your third mistake was thinking you could anger me. But it doesn’t end there – Want to know your fourth mistake?

        Answer me. Quicker this time.

      • Strong Enough

        you’re never going to get the last word. NEVER!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good boy! It’s like training a monkey.

        Your forth mistake was being predictable. You’ll answer me.

      • Strong Enough

        of course i will. we all need to laugh in our lives. and seeing as your replies are idiotic and weird they supply me with enough for a lifetime. lmao

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good boy! Banana!

        Your fifth mistake was giving away your political affiliation. Advantage: Me.

        Want to know mistake number six? I bet you do.

      • Strong Enough

        i am neither liberal nor republican. i am first a genius!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Your the dumbest genius I’ve ever met.

        Mistake #6 – I’m not the one that needs the last word. I can prove it.

      • Strong Enough

        you can go on and on can’t cha? lmao

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Oh good! I thought I lost you, Twatface. Oh, that’s my new name for you, by the way. It’s perfect. It sums you up quite nicely.

        I came up with another name, too. Frankly, I’m not sure which is better. Want to hear it?

      • Strong Enough

        twatface? you must be in high school LMAO

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        There’s no age limit on words, Twatface.

        My other name for you is Puppy-Maggot. Do you know why that’s a good name for you, Twatface?

        Edit – Twatface is not just a word, it’s your new name, Twatface. Like Eric or John.

      • Strong Enough

        puppy-maggot? no way. more like Pussy magnet cause i gets all da ladies. ha!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good, I’ll call you Pussy for short.

      • Strong Enough

        you can call me whatever you want sugarplum!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Well, I think I’ve found my place to stop, Pussy Magnet. A perfect companion for you would be my new name for Matt Damon: Iron Dildo.

        So perfect.

        And for my final trick, here’s my proof that I don’t need the final word.

      • Strong Enough

        Iron Dildo? is that your gay porn name?

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Well, I think I’ve found my place to stop, Pussy Magnet. A perfect companion for you would be my new name for Matt Damon: Iron Dildo.

        So perfect.

        And for my final trick, here’s my proof that I don’t need the final word.

      • Strong Enough

        you can call me whatever you want sugarplum!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Good, I’ll call you Pussy for short.

      • Strong Enough

        puppy-maggot? no way. more like Pussy magnet cause i gets all da ladies. ha!

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        There’s no age limit on words, Twatface.

        My other name for you is Puppy-Maggot. Do you know why that’s a good name for you, Twatface?

        Edit – Twatface is not just a word, it’s your new name, Twatface. Like Eric or John.

      • Strong Enough

        twatface? you must be in high school LMAO

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Now that I have you Ive been thinking about what to do with you. I came up with something great. Reply back to me so I can explain.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Don’t you want to know the trick? Answer me, boy.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Answer me, boy, or are you giving up?

  • bork1138

    please stop saying ‘f-ing’ frosty, you’re a good interviewer but I cringe whenever you swear to emphasise something

  • Hop

    Stop swearing Frosty.

    Keep being awesome Matt.

  • Hop

    Damon, not Goldberg.

  • Jones

    Hahaha reading the comments about “F-ing” while the video is loading, then watching it after. You are awesome Frosty, we love you!

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