02:19 AM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 11/08/2014 04:05PM
Hindsight is a funny thing. Even though they have a handful of Oscars on their collective mantel, lifelong friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon still fondly recall a period in their lives where the next job, the next meal, were never exactly guaranteed.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 10:15AM
How does Matt Damon cope with being the lone male voice in a household that consists of his wife and four daughters?
A man cave, of course.
Actually, more like a man corner, as Damon describes it.
"I barely manage," Damon told PEOPLE before being honored at this past weekend's 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards in Burbank. "I do have a little 'man area' that I can go to that is kind of mine that they don't know about."
Originally posted 10/01/2013 09:30AM
Talk about making a splash.
On Saturday, Matt Damon, wife Luciana and a large group of family members (26 in all) lounged poolside at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
The group enjoyed a leisurely lunch at La Cote, the hotel's ocean view Mediterranean restaurant, where they ate, drank and played with the children. On the menu? Chicken Caesar salad, lobster thermidor, grilled vegetable platters, seared haloumi, lentil salads, fried calamari, conch ceviche and a variety of kids' food (including special milkshakes). Pitchers of Margaritas and pina coladas flowed freely as well.
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.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 03:30PM
After renewing their vows in April, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana appear to be as in love as ever.
On Wednesday, the couple and a few friends enjoyed steak and beers at STK Downtown in New York City, a source tells PEOPLE.
The gang was "laid back," the onlooker says, and they finished off their meal with a number of desserts, including bread pudding, peanut butter cups and doughnuts.
"Matt was also talking about the Red Sox's recent win with a fellow fan," the onlooker adds. "He was super animated about it and talked about how he's their biggest fan."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/26/2013 11:05AM
Matt Damon's wife now has his entire family and all of his friends on her side if there's ever an argument over who gets the side of the bed closest to the bathroom.
"It's nice to say your vows in front of family," Damon told the crowd gathered Thursday at Harvard University, where he was honored for his work in the arts with 2013 Harvard Arts Medal presented by actor John Lithgow.
"That's the point of taking the vows. These are people who will hold you to them. One of my vows was I gave her the side of the bed closer to the bathroom. And if I don't stick to that, I'm gonna hear about that from my mom, brother and father."
On April 13, Damon and wife Luciana renewed their wedding vows in front of 50 family and friends on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, though during Thursday night's question-and-answer session, he explained why the couple had originally married at city hall.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 05:35PM
Introducing Reverend Jimmy Kimmel!
The funny man took on a very different role when he performed the vow renewals between Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, in St. Lucia, revealing a skill many were unaware the late night host had.
But Kimmel is far from the first celebrity to perform a wedding.
Originally posted 04/15/2013 08:00PM
See the two gorgeous gowns wife Luciana selected for the couple's romantic tropical event
Originally posted 04/15/2013 01:40PM
By the power vested in late night television, Jimmy Kimmel pronounced Matt Damon and wife, Luciana, husband and wife for a second time over the weekend.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 45, officiated the sunset ceremony on Saturday in St. Lucia as Matt and Luciana renewed their vows 10 years after their first meeting, PEOPLE has learned.
The couple confirmed their commitment to each other in front of 50 guests, including their four daughters, Kimmel's fiancé Molly McNearney, actors Ben Affleck, his wife Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck and Don Cheadle.
Originally posted 02/27/2013 03:15PM
Better late than never!
More than seven years after saying, "I do" in a private, low-key ceremony at City Hall in Manhattan in 2005, Matt Damon, 42, and wife Luciana are going all out with a top-secret destination wedding celebration in April, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The pair has sent out "save the date" cards to close family and friends, but even the guests do not know the mysterious location of the event.
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