Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Trend: Bad attempts at make overs


Poor Matt Damon, he never really achieved.  The guy who got all the acting breaks in the 90s (Courage Under Fire, Good Will Hunting, The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan and The Talented Mr. Ripley) only managed to nail down one Best Actor Academy Award nomination and no win.  There have been no nominations for Best Actor since, certainly no wins.  And now there's the upcoming HBO movie with the love scenes with Matt Damon.

So it's understandable that he might feel the need to whine.

PLAYBOY: Liberace lived his life in the closet, and times have changed a bit. What was it like when you and Ben Affleck were constantly asked if you were gay, back when you were starting your careers?

DAMON: I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay—as if being gay were some kind of fucking disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense. The whole thing was just gross. But look, there have been great signs of progress—the fact that Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres can come out so beautifully and powerfully, and it’s a big fucking deal that it turns out nobody gives a shit. If Liberace were alive today, everybody would love his music and nobody would care what he did in his private life. Like with Elton John.

That's Damon sobbing to Playboy this month.  And thinking he can rewrite history.

He didn't deny the rumors because he "was offended" and because "the whole thing was gross."  So much for not offending "my friends who were gay." 

But setting aside that, does it even make sense?

If he was so angry and so traumatized would he, in October 2010 joked of Clint Eastwood, "We met in a bar, a gay bar.  I saw something in him through the eye slits of the Hannibal Lecter mask that he was wearing."?

How about July 2007?  "George [Clooney] is gay.  Everybody knows that.  But honestly, I never realized he was gay -- even when he was b***ing me."

And it's not like anyone twisted his arm to do 2002's "A Chorus Lie" on Will and Grace (written by Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally) which included the following scene between Damon's Owen and Sean Hayes' Jack:

Jack:  What gym do you go to? Why haven't I seen you in the clubs? And who have we slept with in common? 

Owen: I work out at home. I'm allergic to smoke. And I'm in a long-term relationship with my high school boyfriend. 

Jack: Name? 

Owen: Ben. 

In addition, there are all the jokes that he made in the 90s (and that Ben Affleck -- who is not whining -- made).  Now he wants to pretend to be offended by what 'other' people said?  When it was him saying it all along.

Next time Matt Damon wants to try a make over, we suggest he stick to his hair style.

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