Life is good for Matt Damon

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Tbddamon072707 You see, the problem with living in paradise is that you miss (and rarely prioritize) things that happen in faraway lands. With that said, here’s Matt Damon signing autographs while getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. And while his mom, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is right behind him, rest assured his wife Luciana was there, too.

It’s a big week for Damon: With The Bourne Ultimatum premiering this week, Matt was overheard saying that Jason Bourne was the character who saved his career after The Legend of Bagger Vance and All The Pretty Horses flopped harder than a fat man at a public pool.

“The weekend The Bourne Identity opened in 2001 I was doing a play in London’s West End and I hadn’t had a film offer in six months ...” Damon is quoted by Contact Music. “So I went from my final night of doing This Is Our Youth on the Friday, to the Sunday when I had 20 to 30 movie offers, just based on the opening weekend of The Bourne Identity.”

Of course, it didn’t do much for Franka Potente’s U.S. career, but whatever.

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:17am]

    

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