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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.
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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
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Matt Damon broke collarbone in mountain biking mishap

Matt Damon broke collarbone in mountain biking mishap

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Damon revealed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Los Angeles that he broke his collarbone in a mountain biking accident last month.
'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- HBO's Liberace bio-picture "Behind the Candelabra" won the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Liam Neeson, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde are to be presenters at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Director Alfonso Cuaron's space epic "Gravity" earned 11 nominations for British Academy Film Awards in London Wednesday.
'Elysium' is top DVD and Blu-ray rental in the U.S.

'Elysium' is top DVD and Blu-ray rental in the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Damon's science-fiction picture "Elysium" is the No. 1 DVD and Blu-ray rental in the United States, Rentrak announced.
Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.

Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Neill Blomkamp has begun shooting a science fiction movie, "Chappie," in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas earned an Emmy Sunday night in Los Angeles for his portrayal of iconic entertainer Liberace in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."
Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night with a segment showing him attempting to binge-view an entire TV season.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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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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