Damon was born to be Jason Bourne

Damon was born to be Jason Bourne

There are 38 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 8, 2007, titled Damon was born to be Jason Bourne. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lunch at the legendary Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills has to end precisely at 1 p.m. because Matt Damon has a date.

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Paige

Miramar Beach, FL

#21 Aug 9, 2007
I greatly respect Damon's talent, hard work and enjoyment of fatherhood, as the mom of two kids myself. I do abhor, however, the fact that (like most other actors these days) he can't seem to comb his hair without making an anti-Republican or anti-Bush statement. I guess hate speech is perfectly acceptable if the target has been preapproved by Howard Dean.
Damon Dreams

United States

#22 Aug 9, 2007
I love this guy! Versatile, down to earth, Handsome, private...everything and more....love all his movies. If I wasn't so old, I'd probably be considered having a 'teen crush'! Too bad I didn't move to Boston way back when to meet him before he went to H-wood and became HUGE!
chemicalsid

Gurgaon, India

#23 Aug 9, 2007
On the contrary, there are 2 more Ludlum books on Bourne - Bourne Legacy and Bourne Betrayal - though neither is written by Robert Ludlum, but by Eric Van Lustbader.
I've read the amazing Bourne Legacy and WOW does it take the Bourne Trilogy of books to a new level.
I've just started reading the Bourne Betrayal!
AWESOME!!!
The Bourne Series has breathed new life in me. I'm so friggin addicted to it :)
I hope Eric continues writing the series...
tradamerica

United States

#24 Aug 9, 2007
Damon is a great actor. As with the rest of the hollyweird gang, I don't about their politics -- don't care to hear them talk about their politics, and especially don't care to have sycophant interviewers opine about the value of their politics.

Damon and co. would do well to understand that without the real Jason Bourne's of this world -- brilliant covert killers -- America would have been showered in nuke water a long time ago. You can't stop the pigs who would destroy freedom, without wallowing in the mud with them.
The Scooter

Huntsville, AL

#25 Aug 9, 2007
"im sure he will end up like the rest now that he has achieved stardom. treat the fans like crap and they are the ones that put him there. act like hes a god and have that jaded look in his eye."

fan.......You put the "fan" back in "fan"atic.
Tacybbat

Santa Clara, CA

#27 Aug 9, 2007
Author says there are no more Ludlum books on which to base another movie. It's obvious that he has not read the books, because anyone who has would know that these three movies still have not completed the story contained in the first book in the series. There is a reason why David Webb (Bourne's real name) asked to be part of this program, and these three movies still have not addressed that information. Even though the titles of the other two books were used to title the sequels, the story continued in them is the story contained in the first book only. There also are two new books out, one titled "The Bourne Legacy". If they make more movies, I will go to see them. Matt Damon is a great "Bourne". Way better than the effeminate Richard Chamberlin in the TV movie which was made some time ago and also starred Jacqueline Smith.
The Scooter

Huntsville, AL

#28 Aug 9, 2007
Paige wrote:
I greatly respect Damon's talent, hard work and enjoyment of fatherhood, as the mom of two kids myself. I do abhor, however, the fact that (like most other actors these days) he can't seem to comb his hair without making an anti-Republican or anti-Bush statement. I guess hate speech is perfectly acceptable if the target has been preapproved by Howard Dean.
Why does having two children yourSelf give you the right to diss Damon or HIS right to free speech. It isn't "hate" speech to call a spade a spade, or a bad president a bad president. IMHO anyway......
The Scooter

Huntsville, AL

#29 Aug 9, 2007
tradamerica wrote:
Damon is a great actor. As with the rest of the hollyweird gang, I don't about their politics -- don't care to hear them talk about their politics, and especially don't care to have sycophant interviewers opine about the value of their politics.
Damon and co. would do well to understand that without the real Jason Bourne's of this world -- brilliant covert killers -- America would have been showered in nuke water a long time ago. You can't stop the pigs who would destroy freedom, without wallowing in the mud with them.
You need to prove that last assertion tradamerica, from what I've seen and read our covert ops have done far more to de-stabilize the world than improve it, and as far as the "nuke water" comment......can you be more dramatic?
Daniel

Broadview Heights, OH

#30 Aug 9, 2007
It is a well written article that was both informative and clear.
Ben Affleck

Davis, CA

#31 Aug 9, 2007
I luv you, man!
northwestguy

Portland, OR

#32 Aug 9, 2007
From the opening fram of the first move to the final scene in Ultimatum Damon creates and plays the role that leaves you wanting more, more, more. I held my breath in the closing moments of the scene and when Damon's Jason Bourne started to swim, I, along with a packed theater cheered and was amazed that everyone was reacting the same way. Everyone I speak to who has seen the movie has nothing but good things and we all hope Jason Bourne will return one more time.... Because it is so action packed we are going to go see it again just to see what we might have missed due to being so engrossed the first time. I rarely go to movies but I anxiously awaited the count down to this movie and was there the minute it opened. Give Damon another Oscar because he deserves it.
Bob Barnes

Cincinnati, OH

#33 Aug 9, 2007
If fans make your movie #1in theaters and say they want a sequel, then Damon better be prepared to make a sequel. Damon's made 3 of these, so he might have an excuse, but I just don't understand guys like Timothy Dalton, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, the new James Bond guy talking about quitting successful leading roles. Being typecast in a highly popular movie role is the best thing that could happen to most actors. Did it hurt John Wayne to play cowboys? Did it hurt Al Pacino to play crime figures? Stick to what you're good at and be an ENTERTAINER instead of an actor taking himself too seriously. Nobody cares how deep your roles are or how philosophical your conversations get with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio. Not even him.
Chuck Cohen

Little Neck, NY

#34 Aug 9, 2007
Shauntee Alexander wrote:
Although seemingly impossible, reading this article and replies to it has lowered my IQ.
Is that possible?
NewfiesWoman

Woodstock, Canada

#35 Aug 9, 2007
Good for Matt Damon in being able to keep his private life separate from his public life. There is definitely a line between the two and he doesn't let himself get caught in the ''Hollywood Limelight''. Keep up the good work. If more actors/actresses were to keep their private lives and professional lives separate there would be plenty of celebrities {{lately females}} who wouldnt be running around with reputations of tramps. Ya reap what ya sow.

Good for you Mr. Damon
Joshua S Rubenstein

Englewood, CO

#36 Aug 9, 2007
Robert Ludlum is my favorite author ever, and what they've done with his books in these movies is simply a travesty.
On the flip side, the movies are way more fun than the books, and I hope Damon decides he needs a couple more big paydays to subsidize a dozen or so quirky movies.
Dukat

Shalimar, FL

#37 Aug 20, 2007
I do agree that many actors become very full of themselves, but I do understand that Damon may not want to play the character a fourth time. Serious actors like him, who do it because they believe it is an art, may prefer different roles to challenge himself, and their is certainly nothing wrong with that. He's given fans 3 great movies from this series, in my book that's more than enough - anything else is just gravy.
kacci

Mexico, Philippines

#38 Aug 29, 2007
i don't think matt will act as you predicted... no offense, really...
Tradamerica

United States

#39 Mar 5, 2008
Hey Scooter,

No assertion, been there done it. You fat little American kids like to run your mouth, but if you get your way, Sharia law will put an end to your whining.

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