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Matt Damon has been saying for a while now that he's dying to direct a movie, and given that he's worked with some of the best filmmakers alive (Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, and Clint Eastwood, to name just three), it's easy to understand why.

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Oscars 2012: The season commenceth! updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 17:58:00

The end of August saw the kickoff of the Venice International Film Festival, which overlaps both Telluride and Toronto. The three kick off the annual film industry frenzy known as awards season. See? Los Angeles does have seasons.

People.com: Matt Damon Envies Jake Gyllenhaal's Bald Headupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:31:00

Jake "definitely gets the blue ribbon for the best bald head over me," says Matt

George Clooney: Matt Damon for president, not meupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:50:00

So, you want a famous actor to run for president? George Clooney has just the man for you -- and it's not him.

Actor Matt Damon rallies teachers in Washingtonupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 17:47:00

Actor Matt Damon rallied teachers Saturday at a march in Washington decrying the widespread use of standardized testing to judge how well teachers, students and schools are performing.

People.com: Matt Damon: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie 'Are Like Prisoners'updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 19:56:00

"If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident," he says of his pals

People.com: Matt Damon's Father Battling Cancerupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 20:50:00

The actor thanks doctors for treating his dad, who is in remission

8 famous Harvard dropouts not named Gates or Zuckerbergupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 08:21:00

Most people are familiar with the stories of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who achieved great success as the founders of Microsoft and Facebook, respectively, after dropping out of Harvard.

People.com: Matt Damon: Kissing Michael Douglas Is Like Kissing Catherine Zeta-Jonesupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 11:52:00

Damon gets pumped up to play Douglas's lover in the upcoming Liberace biopic

Damon cautious of Hollywood lifestyleupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 11:57:00

Actor Matt Damon explains how he's avoided some of the pitfalls that have tripped up other celebrities.

Review: 'Adjustment Bureau' is 'Inception'-liteupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 11:57:00

Are angels prone to human error? So it seems, though the man upstairs also bears some responsibility for overwriting his own grand plans in "The Adjustment Bureau," a sci-fi romance that plays like an extended episode of "The Twilight Zone."

Matt Damon: Not a fan of Obamaupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 14:34:00

When CNN's Piers Morgan asked actor Matt Damon if he was happy with the way President Barack Obama has been running the country and if Damon was "a fan" of the president, Damon answered "no."

Matt Damon not happy with Obamaupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 14:34:00

Actor Matt Damon says he's not happy with the performance of President Barack Obama.

People.com: Matt Damon Only Spanks Kids in the Moviesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:52:00

A punishment scene in True Grit is a long way from life with his own four daughters, the star says

People.com: Matt Damon Takes Wing - and Some Beer - with Palsupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 10:55:00

• Hot guy, hot wings! Matt Damon, grabbing some wings at Jake Melnick's in Chicago, where the actor is shooting Contagion. Damon stopped in with some crewmembers and shared appetizers as they watched the New England Patriots play the New York Jets. Damon also sampled some craft brews and left his server a generous tip.

People.com: Matt Damon Wants His Daughters to Be 'Strong Women'updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 14:49:00

The Hereafter star, whose fourth daughter was just born, says, "This is it ... We're done having kids"

People.com: Matt Damon and His Wife Welcome a Baby Girlupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:08:00

Stella Zavala Damon is the fourth girl for the Damon household

People.com: Matt Damon's 40th Party - 'Nothing Outrageous'updated: Tue Oct 12 2010 06:34:00

"I had a party with my friends and family," Matt Damon says

People.com: Matt Damon Says His Wife Keeps the Family Running Smoothlyupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 11:48:00

Luciana, who is pregnant with another child, is "a great wife," says the actor

The 10 sexiest movie spies of all timeupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 11:53:00

Everyone's favorite charmer, George Clooney, is suiting up to play a hired assassin trying to get out of the profession after one last assignment in "The American."

People.com: Matt Damon Preps for 'Little Tornado' of Next Babyupdated: Sat May 22 2010 11:48:00

"We're excited, but it is a lot of work," the dad-to-be (again) tells PEOPLE

People.com: FIRST LOOK: Matt Damon Risks It all for Emily Bluntupdated: Thu May 13 2010 13:27:00

The pair try to outrun their fate together in The Adjustment Bureau

People.com: Matt Damon and Wife Expecting Another Babyupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 19:29:00

"Everybody's really happy," a rep for the actor tells PEOPLE

People.com: Stars Tease Matt Damon for Bad Breath, Hair Plugsupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 11:28:00

Ben Affleck, Sarah Silverman and others roast the star at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony

'Green Zone': Mission not accomplishedupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 08:45:00

Who says that history is written by the victors? It wasn't long after President George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq that the triumphant narrative he'd constructed began to unravel.

People.com: The Most Romantic Couples at the Globesupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 07:28:00

From George and Elisabetta to Drew and Justin, love was in the air - and the acceptance speeches

People.com: Get Ready for the Golden Globesupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:21:00

Will Clooney, Streep, Bullock or a newcomer take top honors?

People.com: Up in the Air Tops Golden Globe Nominationsupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 13:09:00

The drama, starring George Clooney, gets six nods, while Meryl Streep will compete against herself

'Princess and the Frog' No. 1 at box officeupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 15:39:00

Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" dominated the pre-holiday weekend with a $25 million nationwide debut, pushing the frame up over the same weekend last year.

Matt Damon makes history 'Speak'updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 18:03:00

What are you doing this Sunday? If you know what's cool, you'll be rediscovering American history during The History Channel's premiere of the documentary "The People Speak" based on Howard Zinn's book, "A People's History of the United States."

People.com: Matt Damon: Clint Eastwood Makes My Wife Happyupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 16:52:00

The grateful star thanks his Invictus director for his thoughtfulness

Fortune: The Informant: 'I thought I was bulletproof'updated: Fri Sep 25 2009 11:10:00

Most people, if they know of Mark Whitacre at all, remember him as a whistleblower. In the early 1990s, the Archer Daniels Midland vice president turned FBI mole helped bring the company to its knees by wearing a wire for three years to expose its price-fixing scheme.

Damon's weighty role in comedy 'The Informant!'updated: Wed Sep 23 2009 12:48:00

It could be Matt Damon's most weighty role to date.

People.com: Matt Damon Has Clean Water on the Brainupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 09:47:00

The Informant! star's Water.org donates $2 million to Haiti

Review: 'Informant!' misses the markupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:31:00

Punctuation promises comedy in "The Informant!" as if the title subject is a cartoon secret agent -- maybe Agent 86 in "Get Smart."

People.com: Matt Damon Loves George Clooney's Girlfriendupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 12:27:00

Elisabetta Canalis makes Clooney happy, says his Oceans Eleven pal

People.com: Michael Douglas To Play Liberaceupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 09:47:00

Matt Damon will assume the role as the performer's longtime lover, says director Steven Soderbergh

People.com: Matt Damon Has 'Testosterone Deficient' Homeupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 19:47:00

Still, he says, he loves all the pink and princesses that comes with three daughters

People.com: Matt Damon Says Gaining 30 Lbs. Was Easy - and Funupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 11:52:00

The star of The Informant! skipped the gym and "ate everything I could see"

People.com: Clooney and Damon are Headed to Veniceupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 11:48:00

Huge names are expected at this year's Italian film festival - and Buzz Lightyear, too

People.com: Matt Damon Fundraises on Entourageupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:12:00

The star puts in a surprise appearance for his charity, One on One

People.com: Matt Damon Wants Hugh Jackman to Repeat as Sexiest Man Aliveupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 11:07:00

"Maybe he can be the first to do it back-to-back," says Damon, who gave up the PEOPLE title to the X-Men star

People.com: Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon Win Big at the Webbysupdated: Tue May 05 2009 12:27:00

Lisa Kudrow is also honored with special achievement award

Great on-screen fightsupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:52:00

Joey Ansah who played super-assassin Desh in "The Bourne Ultimatum" explains how to stage a great on-screen fight.

'Bourne' stunt actor shares his trade secretsupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:52:00

In a world of celluloid action stuffed with CGI fights and sci-fi gadgetry, thank heavens for Jason Bourne, the amnesiac assassin who's so lethal that he can turn a hardback book into a weapon.

People.com: Ben Affleck: Friendship with Matt Damon Enduresupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 12:26:00

Plus: He's mastered several daddy duties, such as properly mashing bananas

People.com: Matt Picks Up Dinner for His Wifeupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 07:18:00

• Wearing a navy Obama T-shirt and skull cap, Matt Damon picked up crab meat ravioli and chicken Parmigiana at Miami Beach's Cafe Prima Pasta for a quiet dinner at home with wife Luciana. "Even though Matt said he was feeling under the weather, he stopped for a photo with fans," says a source. "What a great guy."

People.com: Matt Damon Gets Out the Vote in Floridaupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 12:01:00

"We need change in this country and now is the time to be sure that happens," the actor says about traveling across Florida in a registration drive

People.com: Matt Damon's Kids Will Be World-Wiseupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:33:00

The star says he thinks about taking his girls on charity missions abroad

People.com: Matt Damon's Surprise Entry in Miami Triathlonupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 15:20:00

"I knew I was in trouble when the old guy with the oxygen tank passed me," he jokes

People.com: Sarah Silverman Thanks Jimmy Kimmel at Creative Arts Emmysupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 11:08:00

The comedian credits her ex while accepting an award for her salty Matt Damon-inspired song

People.com: Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean Hand Out Food in Haitiupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 09:09:00

The pals help storm victims who have been left homeless and hungry

People.com: Matt Damon's Baby Is 'Smiling' Alreadyupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:06:00

Weeks after the birth of daughter Gia, the actor admits he's "on high alert all the time"

People.com: Ben Affleck on Damons' New Daughter: 'They're Thrilled!'updated: Thu Aug 28 2008 15:52:00

The two pals have been texting each other to and from the convention in Denver

People.com: Matt Damon and His Wife Welcome a Girlupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 10:37:00

"Everyone's doing great!" the actor's rep tells PEOPLE

People.com: Matt Damon: Africa Trip Was Life-Changingupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 22:35:00

His 2006 exploration with his brother brought about awareness – and a fear of bugs

People.com: The Afflecks & Damons: Baby Bumps for Obamaupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 13:47:00

The expectant Hollywood couples turn out for a VIP fundraiser for the Democratic hopeful in Miami

People.com: Matt Damon: We're Having a Girlupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 17:57:00

With another baby daughter on the way, "I'm so outnumbered!" jokes the Bourne star

People.com: Sarah Silverman's 'Matt Damon' Song Up for Emmyupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 07:08:00

The comedian's duet with the Sexiest Man Alive gets TV Academy recognition

People.com: James McAvoy Aims to Be Like Matt Damonupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 19:26:00

"I want to do a hugely successful thinking-man's action franchise like Bourne," he says But in real life, the actor likes low-key

People.com: Matt Damon: My 'Sexiest Man' Title Is in Jeopardyupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 15:57:00

The once-chiseled actor talks about getting "doughy" for his new role in The Informant

People.com: The Afflecks and Damons Go on Double Dateupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 07:27:00

The two couples meet at Nobu Malibu on the eve of Ben and Jen's anniversary

People.com: Pitt, Clooney and Damon Push for Cyclone Aidupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 16:47:00

The three superstars are campaigning for more humanitarian support in Myanmar

FSB: A roll-up inflatable surfboardupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 09:24:00

With new limits on checked luggage, how do you catch a wave if you must also catch a plane? Pack your board in your suitcase.

People.com: Matt Damon Plays a Heavy in Latest Movieupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 13:28:00

There's a little more to love about PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive in The Informant

People.com: FIRST LOOK: Matt Damon Stands Up (and Breaks Toys) for Darfurupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 00:44:00

The actor and Thandie Newton join others in posing for the symbolic photographs

People.com: EXCLUSIVE: Matt Damon & Wife Expecting!updated: Mon Mar 10 2008 18:24:00

The couple have another baby on the way, their rep tells PEOPLE

People.com: So Long, Sarah! Jimmy Kimmel Is, Well, 'Dating' Ben Affleckupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 08:23:00

As threatened, Jimmy Kimmel has blasted back at girlfriend Sarah Silverman in the wake of her recent revelation – in an hysterical music video – that she and PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Matt Damon are intimate.

People.com: Behind Matt Damon's Raunchy Payback to Jimmy Kimmelupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 08:23:00

Just call it payback time for Matt Damon.

People.com: VIDEO: Watch Matt Damon's Surprise for Jimmy Kimmelupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 17:02:00

(Warning: video contains graphic bleeping)

People.com: Jude Law to Sexy Man Matt Damon: Keep Up the Good Workupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 21:03:00

Jude Law has a few words of advice for Matt Damon, PEOPLE's 2007 Sexiest Man Alive.

People.com: Matt Damon, Bourne Ultimatum Earn Four People's Choice Nodsupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 19:25:00

Matt Damon's thriller The Bourne Ultimatum led the nominations for the 34th People's Choice Awards, organizers announced Thursday.

People.com: Matt Damon: Having a Family Changed My Lifeupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 12:12:00

For Matt Damon, being a family man means having less time to work out.

People.com: 50-Foot Bourne Promo Hung on Matt Damon's Buildingupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 18:44:00

Matt Damon can't escape the huge publicity blitz for his new movie The Bourne Ultimatum - it's literally all over his home.

Matt Damon on 'Bourne'updated: Mon Aug 06 2007 23:12:00

Matt Damon on 'Bourne'

Helping 'Bourne' rise to the occasionupdated: Sat Aug 04 2007 21:16:00

When was the last time you were told at work that they wanted "nothing new" of you? For "The Bourne Ultimatum" composer John Powell, it's actually one of the most telling compliments he could have.

Time.com: The Bourne Ultimatum: A Macho Fantasyupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 13:00:00

Matt Damon proves third time's the charm in a snazzy spy thriller that's both exhausting and exhilarating

People.com: VIDEO: Ben Affleck Stars in 'Corny' Environmental Adupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 13:12:00

The leading man dresses up as an ear of corn for a new alternative fuel campaign

People.com: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Play Poker for Africaupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 11:22:00

Fresh from their Father's Day vacation in Hawaii, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunited in Las Vegas for some grownups-only fun - for a good cause.

People.com: Matt Damon: My Daughter's a Jet-Setterupdated: Sat Jun 09 2007 23:32:00

Matt Damon and wife Luciana's daughter Isabella isn't walking yet - but she sure is flying.

Studios hope 3rd time's the charm this summerupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 09:53:00

The superstitious believe bad things happen in threes. Hollywood is counting on the opposite this summer, with the industry's hopes resting on the third installments of some mammoth movie franchises.

Q&A: Robert De Niro interviewupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 07:06:00

Back in 1973, New York's Little Italy district supplied the backdrop to the film "Mean Streets," a mob movie which marked the first step in a long collaboration between two of the city's finest film-makers: director Martin Scorsese and a young actor named Bobby.

The best (and worst) films of the yearupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 14:38:00

It has become almost meaningless to talk of "the year" in American film. The business is now more seasonal than the climate. No less than three of my top five choices were released within the last two weeks of December; such is the magnetic lock of the Oscar period.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 14:24:00

What's the biggest difference between kissing Matt Damon and kissing Brad Pitt? "One's a friend and one's my love," says Angelina Jolie, who co-stars with Damon in the upcoming drama "The Good Shepherd."

Shortcuts: Writing an autobiographyupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 05:18:00

Following the recent publication of "In the Line of Fire," the autobiography of President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, here's some advice on penning your own life story.

Review: 'Departed' is fiercely entertainingupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 08:10:00

What goes around comes around. No filmmaker is more movie-savvy than Martin Scorsese, and he, in turn, has influenced a whole generation of directors around the world.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 14:23:00

Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Bozan, are the parents of a baby girl, Isabella, their first child, the actor's publicist said Monday.

Foil burglars when you're on vacationupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 09:32:00

Nothing kills all the extra sleep and relaxation you got on vacation like returning home to fill out a police report and meet with a claims adjuster.

'How does it feel to be alive today?'updated: Thu Dec 08 2005 11:39:00

Yes, Stephen Gaghan says, his movie "Syriana" is about oil and politics. But it's also about other things: global interconnectedness. Willful ignorance. Consumerism.

EW review: 'Syriana' lacks humanityupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 13:03:00

"Syriana" has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and it says them with a sense of urgency.

The 'Grimm' leaperupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 08:57:00

To the casual moviegoer, the release date of a film is irrelevant. The radio, television and Internet advertisements warn us all a few weeks prior to release what's on the horizon and we plan our weekends accordingly. As a result, the frantic waltz of films around release dates is often lost on the populace. It's a war waged in trenches in Beverly Hills and Burbank, but not in the public eye.

Review: 'Bourne' a thrill-packed rideupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 09:40:00

It seems that Hollywood is finally getting the message.

Matt Damon, trained killerupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 10:11:00

Matt Damon is trained to kill with his bare hands.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 11:55:00

Two days after a tribute concert was held for Bruce Springsteen, The Boss showed up to offer an authentic taste of his music.

The personality of cultupdated: Tue May 25 2004 13:04:00

Some films aren't meant to succeed. Whether too quirky for the mainstream, poorly marketed, or too cheaply made to warrant a major release, these films eventually dissolve away into the world of home video where they are either devoured by the throng of similar titles or revealed to be diamonds in the rough -- otherwise known as cult classics.

Fortune: The Runnerupdated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

The war against reality officially began last month when ABC shelved Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's interactive TV show. Meanwhile, ratings for CBS's Survivor: Africa have slipped in the face of more...

Fortune: What Do These Guys Know About The Internet? All they've got is a couple of Oscars. Having made their mark in updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Hey, Ben Affleck! What's your quick take on broadband?

Money Magazine: Not Bad Work For An Ex-Rockerupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

What do Matt Damon and Alanis Morissette have in common with Chase Manhattan Bank? Dana Giachetto. The money manager to Gen-X icons has recently been tapped by Chase to co-manage a $100 million ven...

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