Monday, October 5, 2009

Why is Matt Damon Smiling?

Checking out at a grocery store today I saw an Esquire magazine with Matt Damon on the cover:

It says: "Matt Damon: Why is this man smiling?"

Hmm, good question. Why is Matt Damon, the man who won an Oscar for his first screenwriting credit, was nominated for his performance in the same film, became a Hollywood sensation with Ben Affleck, went on to select choice acting roles, becoming not only one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, but also one of the most respected, all while his counterpart Ben Affleck illustrated what could have been if he hadn't been so smart, was named People's sexiest man alive in 2007, starred in the Bourne trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, married a non-tabloid attracting Argentinian bartender, had two children, and recently starred in one of best movies of 2009, The Informant!?

Well, I can't imagine. I'll guess I'll have to pick this up and give it a read.


tracy said...

Ah, lazy writing at its finest! Nice callout.

Rob Magnesen said...
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Rob Magnesen said...

I would also argue that he is one of the only actors ever who has not starred in an objectively bad movie. Just look at his imdb credits. Winner after winner.

Even the less-than-stellar entries aren't that bad. "The Brothers Grimm" was a casualty of studio interference, but was still decently interesting. "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron?" Hey, at least Dreamworks was still trying back then. As for the Kevin Smith movies... well, if you absolutely had to be in an early 2000's Ben Affleck/J. Lo movie, wouldn't you rather be in "Jersey Girl" than "Gigli?"

Why is Matt Damon smiling? Because he has the BEST AGENT EVER.