March 2, 2011


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


the_adjustment_bureau GEORGE NOLFI, MATT DAMON and EMILY BLUNT


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  • Agent Black

    I’m totally with you on this.

    Matt Damon is not only a great actor but he’s really picked his films well, going for pictures with substance and a good story to tell. Good Will Hunting was outstanding showcasing both his and Ben Affleck’s true talent for not only acting but writing a good tale and they’ve both gone from strength to strength. I was particularly fond of his performance in the under-rated Gus Van Sant flick ‘Gerry’, a 2 man acting triumph along with Casey Affleck… so what if nothing happens (the main point of criticism it seems). Those 2 actors in one setting were engaging in their dialogue throughout and you can only achieve that with true class. Such as Matt Damon.

    I’m not one for obsessing over or wanting to meet celebrities but I’d make an exception for a good movie conversation with this fella. From what i hear so often, he is totally unfazed by his fame or Hollywood position, he’s living in the real world and a regular guy who happens to be one of the greatest actors of his generation and I think that’s his appeal, you feel can relate to him on screen.

    You keep making them Matt and I’ll keep watching them.

  • MonsterKilledThePilot

    That was a cool story.

  • Farzan

    How the hell do you get the chance to talk to Matt Damon and not ask him about another Bourne movie? This interview is a total fail.

    • J

      He’s not in it, why ask about it?

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  • spacecadetbling

    Can’t help but love Matt Damon. Seeing that same enthusiasm for movies as the rest of us film geeks makes him a little that extra special.

  • Bill Graham

    What a great story. Awesome interview, Steve. He seems so laid back and easy going, yet full of interesting shit.

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