Matt Damon is a name that is very well known all over the world. He is an actor, writer, teacher's advocate, environmentalist, and, from the looks of the decent seat he had at the first World series game on Wednesday night, a big Red Sox fan. Being famous certainly has some perks. It doesn't hurt when some of your friends are also big names in the same business.
The Monuments Men, originally due for a December 2013 release, will not be in theaters until early 2014. Co-written, co-produced and directed by George Clooney, Matt is one of several different stars who are in this film, along with Clooney himself. Based on a true story, it is set in WWII, and may also be an Oscar contender. Whether you're a fan or not, everyone knows that Matt Damon is no stranger to the Oscars.
The Zero Theorem, directed by Terry Gilliam (yes, the Monty Python Gilliam), is another recent film that Matt is starring in, but it hasn't been released yet, either. Supposedly Italy gets it in December of this year, but there is no release date for the United States.
Since Good Will Hunting, a movie he and good friend Ben Affleck wrote and won Oscars for, Matt has starred in several movies, some memorable, some not so memorable. Elysium, a 2013 sci fi release in theaters, and Behind The Candelabra, a 2013 HBO film that featured the now famous kiss between Damon and Michael Douglas, are two of his latest.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed Matt in a starring role will find this one to be quite a different role for him. Behind The Candelabra is the story of Liberace and one of his many boyfriends, and yes, if you haven't seen it, there are other things in the movie that may surprise you. It definitely is a must-see.