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Matt Damon's Daughter Drummed on His Bald Head

Matt Damon's Daughter Drummed on His Bald Head

Originally posted 08/10/2013 08:30AM

"When you're a parent, you'll do anything to make your 10-month-old smile," the Elysium star says

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Filed Under: Elysium, Matt Damon
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Elysium vs. We're the Millers: What to See (and Skip) This Weekend

Elysium Is Far Out, but We're the Millers Is a Trip to Skip

Originally posted 08/09/2013 09:50AM

With so many travel-themed films hitting theaters this weekend, here are a few reviews to help save you a trip or send you on a first-class flight.

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Four Hours in the Gym a Day: How Matt Damon Got His Elysium Body | Matt Damon

Matt Damon on Getting Buff for Elysium

Originally posted 07/31/2013 09:30AM

Shaving his head was easy. But getting into super human shape for his role in Elysium was another story for Matt Damon.

"It was really hard because I love to eat and drink!" Damon, 42, told PEOPLE on Tuesday at a special New York screening of the sci fi film hosted by 2(X)IST Watches. "It's very hard to motivate me to get in shape."

But when the film's director Neill Blomkamp showed him pictures of Elysium's leading character, Max, a tattoo-covered tough guy who wears an exoskeleton strength suit, "I went okay, this is definitely worth it," Damon says.

The recent Emmy nominee went on a strict diet and spent four hours a day at the gym for months, pumping iron and doing cardio. As a result, PEOPLE's 2007 Sexiest Man Alive bulked up with a chiseled set of rock-hard abs and bulging biceps.

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PHOTO: Matt Damon Returns to Work After Renewing Vows | Matt Damon

Matt Damon Returns to Work After Romantic Vow Renewal

Originally posted 04/21/2013 04:00PM

It's back to business for Matt Damon, who returned to work in Cancun just a week after renewing his vows with wife Luciana.

Stepping out at Saturday's Summer of Sony promotional event, Damon, 42, joined director Neill Blomkamp and costar Sharlto Copley to amp up their upcoming sci-fi flick, Elysium.

Unlike White House Down costars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, the actor didn't put his dance moves on display. We'll let it slide: Perhaps he was still tired from his St. Lucia celebration, which marked the 10 years he's known his wife in a Jimmy Kimmel-officiated sunset ceremony.

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