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Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ben Affleck had a little help from his wife Jennifer Garner while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.
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Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday morning at the age of 63.
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'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --"Exodus: Gods and Kings" director Ridley Scott plans to make another biblical epic about David, who defeated Goliath and became the King of Israel.
Annie Martin
Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Joe Berlinger says even he's surprised by the number of people who cooperated with the making of his film "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger."
Karen Butler
Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Whitey Bulger's defense attorney, Hank Brennan, has denounced as fiction "Black Mass," an upcoming movie starring Johnny Depp as the crime boss.
Karen Butler
'Project Greenlight' will return to television with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

'Project Greenlight' will return to television with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- "Project Greenlight," a series about aspiring filmmakers, will return to HBO with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Annie Martin
Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) -- Director Drew Goddard drops project to take on "Sinister Six," while Matt Damon considers joining film.
Danielle Haynes
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" are to attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House, Variety reported.
Matt Damon faxes photo of naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel

Matt Damon faxes photo of naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon sent a fax of his naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel in response to the two making jokes at his expense on Twitter.
Aileen Graef
George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

'LEGO Movie' builds audience, wins weekend

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Movie," an animated film the voice of Will Ferrell among others, topped the weekend box office with $69.11 million in receipts.
Cate Blanchett cancels TV interviews

Cate Blanchett cancels TV interviews

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett has canceled scheduled appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Live! With Kelly and Michael" following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Hollywood actor Matt Damon says George Clooney, his co-star and director on "Monuments Men," fooled him into thinking he was gaining weight.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The best beef in the business continues when Matt Damon visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night.
Kate Stanton
George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- George Clooney paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away this weekend, at the premiere of "The Monuments Men" in New York Tuesday night.
Gabrielle Levy
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Ben Affleck (L) presents the 24th annual American Cinematheque Award to Matt Damon at the 24th annual American Cinematheque Award Ceremony in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2010. UPI/ Phil McCarten
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Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997), from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work and Damon garnered multiple Best Actor nominations, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the film.

Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award as a supporting actor in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top forty highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

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