Matt Damon Interview: Talks THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, GOODFELLAS, ELYSIUM, WE BUILT A ZOO, and Tells a Great GODFATHER 2 Story

     March 2, 2011

Matt Damon THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, ELYSIUM, WE BUILT A ZOO slice

I’ve been a fan of Matt Damon’s since Good Will Hunting.  In the thirteen years since that film got released, Damon has starred in countless films and even though he is known the world over, every time that I’ve been fortunate enough to talk to him, he’s always been beyond cool and willing to answer any question.  So when I sat down to talk about his new film The Adjustment Bureau for our partners at Omelete, I figured I was in for a good conversation.  However, no matter what I was thinking when I walked in, I left the room even more impressed with Damon.  That’s because when I first walked in he told me how much he loved my Goodfellas t-shirt and then we spent a few minutes talking about Martin Scorsese and Goodfellas.  He was going to tell me a Godfather Part 2 story when I actually forced him to switch gears.  However, after telling me some great stories about making The Adjustment Bureau, Damon gave me updates on Cameron Crowe’s We Built a Zoo and Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.

But I’ve left out the best part.

At the end of the interview, I told him I’d love to hear his Godfather Part 2 story and then he smiled and proceeded to tell me an awesome story about the making of The Godfather Part 2 which he must have heard from either Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola.  I’m a huge fan of the Godfather films and had never heard what he told me.  If you’re a fan of Damon’s, or just want to hear an awesome actor geek out like the film nerd that he is, you definitely want to hit the jump:

Finally, for more on writer-director George Nolfi’s romance/thriller The Adjustment Bureau, click here to watch 7 clips.  The film also stars Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, John Slattery and Anthony Mackie.

Matt Damon

  • We talk about my t-shirt
  • What are some of his favorite films. He talks about Goodfellas
  • We then talk about The Godfather Part 2
  • How did he get involved with The Adjustment Bureau
  • We talk about how the film balances a love story and sci-fi
  • How is working with Cameron Crowe on We Built a Zoo
  • What’s up with Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. Says he shoots this summer
  • Ends the interview with an AWESOME Godfather Part 2 story

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the_adjustment_bureau GEORGE NOLFI, MATT DAMON and EMILY BLUNT

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