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  • Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

    http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_218200748.html

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    Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

    All that means is Matt Damon is underpaid.

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    • #3
      Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

      Originally posted by theplayboyvirgin
      Think about this for a second, if Steve Martin was cast as Jason Bourne, that would have been my choice, second would have been, and I mean a close second would be Sissy Spacek.
      Dude, now THAT'S comedy. Way funnier than sock puppets.

      But seriously, I agree with Matt being miscast. Too young and boyish. He's done well with the franchise, but from the beginning, I always thought a rougher Steve McQueen type would have been better for the role.

      Pitt could have done well, but still a bit pretty. Too bad there aren't any American Daniel Craigs out there.

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        Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

        I thought Clive Owen would have made a good Bourne.

        He was great in just that little bit he had in the 1st movie.

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        • #5
          Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

          Damon is the reason I haven't seen him. I've liked him in School Ties, Good Shepard, Departed, etc but he's too short to be an action hero. And it sucks because the franchise as a whole has garnered great reviews. Obviously, people just don't care.
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          • #6
            Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

            Personally, I think Damon as Bourne was a superb bit of casting. A welcome departure from both the tough-as-nails types and the smarmy sophisticates. He just seems kinda average, and then -- BOOM -- he flips.
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            • #7
              Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

              Originally posted by -XL- View Post
              Personally, I think Damon as Bourne was a superb bit of casting. A welcome departure from both the tough-as-nails types and the smarmy sophisticates. He just seems kinda average, and then -- BOOM -- he flips.
              I agree. I had my doubts before the first one came out, but his portrayal won me over.

              It's one of the more clever bits of casting since Michael Keaton was cast as Batman.
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              • #8
                Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

                Originally posted by CutteRug View Post
                Too bad there aren't any American Daniel Craigs out there.

                Daniel Craig could just put on an American accent and there you go...although, some consider Mr. Bond a pretty-type of man-pretty too, it seems.

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                • #9
                  Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

                  Originally posted by WriteByNight View Post
                  Damon is the reason I haven't seen him. I've liked him in School Ties, Good Shepard, Departed, etc but he's too short to be an action hero. And it sucks because the franchise as a whole has garnered great reviews. Obviously, people just don't care.
                  The man is 5' 10"... he's taller than Mel Gibson (5' 8"), Sylvester Stallone (5' 7"), Steve McQueen (5' 7"), Tom Cruise (5' 7"), Charles Bronson (5' 7")...

                  ... and the same height (speculated) as Arnold Schwarzenegger.

                  I don't like Damon and don't cotton to him as action hero... but it has nothing to do with his height. I just don't like smirking frat boys.
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                    Besides, if an action hero is too tall he won't fit in the air vent.
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                      Yeah, but Tom is larger than life. He's a Scientologist. He has methods.
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                        "ere you go...although, some consider Mr. Bond a pretty-type of man-pretty too, it seems."

                        I can assure all the pro-Craig revisionist Bond fans, James Bond is most definitely a handsome man and looks nothing like Craig. Vesper Lynd described Bond as "very handsome" in the original Casino Royale book and the Daily Express James Bond newspaper cartoon strip of the late 1950s/early 1960s had a classically handsome Bond - a Bond which Fleming approved. Fleming wanted Roger Moore to play Bond - a classically handsome man.

                        As for Matt Damon as Jason Bourne - I don't know what Bourne is supposed to look like but Damon was once described as looking like a student. I think Damon's ordinary quality is what makes Bourne appealing - so too Craig's Bond, but Bond is meant to be strikingly handsome - more of a fantasy figure than Bourne. Bourne is a fantasy figure too but not the sort of hero you imagine having lots of sex with beautiful women nor driving flashy Aston Martins!

                        Bourne and Craig's Bond very much reflect the times in which we live. A bit grittier, dare I say, less attractive. Ordinary.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

                          I think it is just GREAT that Matt has made the top of Forbes list.
                          He's been doing this acting gig a long time.
                          He's always been steady.

                          And he is very watchable. His acting is spot on, always believable, and he fits in any role he's given.

                          I think he is the perfect assasin. Who is going to suspect him!?
                          He looks like such a boy scout. Like a student, like a decent young man.
                          AND I think that is one of the underlying plots of the Bourne series.
                          The Gov took this nice person, this boy next door, and turned him into a killer.
                          They could modify his behavior, train his body, BUT they couldn't alter his soul.

                          And it's a great story.

                          Physically Matt is the perfect guy for the job. He's average build and so can do ANYTHING.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Matt Damon and Forbes Hollywood Formula

                            I don't really think there is anything fanciful about Jason Bourne.

                            I don't know any spies or assasins but it seems logical to me you AREN'T going to want a Hollywood version out there in the real world.

                            It isn't really too difficult for me to imagine real men, somewhat like Matt, being real live Bourne's.
                            I mean really, who knows what kind of top, top secret men we have out there infiltrating terrorist networks or quietly taking bad people out.

                            ( I think the story is totally amped up for the big screen but the idea of assasins isn't unrealistic.)
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