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Matt Damon: Bourne Trumps Bond

Matt Damon: Bourne Trumps Bond

Matt Damon joins picture perfect wife Luciana Damon at the UK premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday.

And the difference between James Bond and Jason Bourne?

“Bond is an imperialist and a misogynist who kills people and laughs about it, and drinks Martinis and cracks jokes,” he told reporters. “Bourne is a serial monogamist whose girlfriend is dead and he does nothing but think about her.”

Added Damon, “The Bourne franchise is not about wearing Prada suits and looking at women coming out of the sea with bikinis on. It’s about essence and truth, not frippery and surface.”

FYI: The Bourne Ultimatum earned $32.9 million in its second weekend, for a total of $131.6 million. It has already earned more than the total US take for the first film of the trilogy, The Bourne Identity.

10+ pictures inside of Damon being Bourne again in Britain…

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  • [~Famous~]

    Bourne would kick Bonds ass!!

  • Mmmmm

    He is my new bond, I love his comment about being a serial monogamist.

    They look cute!

  • Jessica

    shes so beautifull, and matts just divine!

  • Francophile

    Love them.

    She is so delicate and he is so cool. Great couple !

  • Frenchy

    what a great couple they make. Luciana looks gorgeous. Yeah I agree that Bourne is making Bond seem a little passe even if it is with Daniel Craig




  • another opinion

    Nice pictures. They both look great! What a beautiful couple.

  • josie

    i dont think that shes prettyor cute. she looks really average.
    she must have a great personnality because i dont know what matt see in her

  • MattDamonFan

    Thank you Jared for another Matt Damon thread…Love ya!


    He has turned into such a hottie lately.

    He’s a great actor and i love the Bourne series, i do hope that they turn them into a franchise like Bond has.

    And yea, totally Bourne all the way!

    He would kill Bond in a second.

    Congrats to Matt on all of the success, and he and Lucy look gorgeous together!


  • angie

    love them! Luciana is GORGEOUS!

  • another opinion

    Well I think she is very beautiful. I don’t find her average at all. And Matt is handsome. Wonderful couple.

  • Nathan

    I though Damon had a pug face, but next to his wife he looks downright beautiful. Seriously, she’s not a looker but she seems like a decent person.

  • HEY!!!!!!

    great couple – beautiful people!!

  • lili

    absoluteley gorgeous! loving the dress and he is just dashing. and the movie wasnt bad either. in fact it was freaking awsome!! :-)

  • james

    OMG matt u need glasses. you wife is awful! what the hell were u thinking when u married her????

  • mickey

    Matt’s cool. I like him.

  • selwyse

    oh snap! Bourne is talking smack..

  • sexy

    I think Matt loves her boobs, that’s the reason why he married her. He looks as if he suffers from constipation. What kind of constipation, I don’t know… Perhaps he needs some more Bourne… or he is bored enough

  • SF

    I have nothing against Matt Damon who seems to be a very down to earth guy and a very decent actor. But I have problems with his disparaging remarks about the character James Bond, just so he could promote this movie and the character Jason Bourne.

    To quote

    “Bond is an imperialist and a misogynist who kills people and laughs about it, and drinks Martinis and cracks jokes,” he told reporters. “Bourne is a serial monogamist whose girlfriend is dead and he does nothing but think about her.”

    Added Damon, “The Bourne franchise is not about wearing Prada suits and looking at women coming out of the sea with bikinis on. It’s about essence and truth, not frippery and surface.”

    I find his observations off the mark. Bond and Bourne are two different characters with distinct and different personality and views of their jobs. Bond never quite laughs about killing people, he simply go about it because it is his job. A read of Casino Royale would reveal a very good quote; one is simply doing what is ones told, or something like that. He can’t be with one woman only, because he has a very dangerous job. But when he was with one, for eg Vesper Lynd, he didn’t get her killed like Bourne, she killed herself as a sacrifice for him. He doesn’t always wear Prada, and you can’t expect him to wear jeans and t-shirts in a big casino. That is so underdressed and inappropriate. Bourne movies are about his identity and therefore the essence and truth. But Bond movies are beyond that; they flourish during the time when people wanted fantasy and some still do. Poor countries who had no means to travel could watch a Bond film and see the world albeit not very accurately represented. They present an exotic view of the world, a fantasy that men could dream of and women could imagine. They’re simply meant to entertain and even Casino Royale, however revamped retained the original essence of earlier Bond films which made it so interesting. To remark that Bond films and especially the character James Bond as somewhat a dinosaur of his time is highly inappropriate. In times of state emergency, especially in today’s world where a man such a Bond is even more relevant than ever, I would rather have a patriotic unemotional cold and cool agent doing the government’s dirty work so as to safeguard the queen and country rather than an amnesiac former agent who had a momentary lapse of conscience and who mourns for his dead lover above all else. Touching but not effective.

    Mr Damon, leave Bond alone. Bourne is his own man, so is Bond. There is simply no similarities between these two characters and the movies except they are about two agents, two spies and that’s that.

    I myself am not a fan of the older Bond films, I cringe at Roger Moore’s sexual innuendos in his movies and I simply hated Die Another Day. But I thoroughly enjoyed Casino Royale and the film style was straight forward and therefore easy on the eyes. I never quite liked Bourne movies, not the first, not the second and due to the exceedingly mad camera work in the third, I didn’t like it either. And I couldn’t connect with Bourne. I feel I feel more for Bond’s one single torture scene than Bourne’s entire 3 movies. So for every praise there is a criticism, and despite the critics giving it ten thumbs up and kept saying it thumps Bond in every aspect, it is satisfying to remember that Bond films have survived a few decades with many actors taking over the same character and still is as iconic as ever. Bourne only had 3 and I wonder are there any out there who wants to be Jason Bourne rather than James Bond?

    However if this Bond movie ever had a themesong, I am sure it is better than the Bond movie’s themesong.

  • SF

    Correction. the last line I meant if this BOURNE movie ever had a themesong, not Bond movie.

  • Pole

    I prefer Bourne to Bond. I think the three movies with Damon are really, really good. Good writing, good filming, good casting, good acting. I hope they make more of them.

  • Ari

    I love Matt he’s so handsome and great actor. He’s wife is pretty and lately she’s been looking great in the red carpet. She’s very fortunate to be married to Matt. God bless them!

  • Missy

    I agree with you for the most part. Damon is right in the sense that the Bourne movies are about essence and truth. This is because the truth is unknown to Bourne and this is why the Bourne movies are intriguing–we want to know who he is and be entertained by his search. In contrast, Bond is fully aware of who he is and what he does–he enjoys being an assassin. You’re right that the Bond movies were made for the purpose of fantasy. The Bond movies (and Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Jolie and Pitt for that fact) glorified the idea of being an assassin whereas the Bourne movies question the ethics of the profession.

    However….I don’t think Damon meant to come off as condescending to the Bond movies. I think he’s simply making a comparison. I liked the Bourne movies as well as the Bond movies but in very different ways.

  • I like it!

    I like his devotion to her and their children. You can tell he is very LOYAL to her. That’s what I find sexy about I used to about Brad Pitt.

  • Erin

    You are looking at next year’s cover of the Sexiest man alive. The fans

    like to see a handsome, successful and decent man who is devoted to his


  • Kate

    I saw Luciana in person close to the time they first met. Big boobs, flat nasal voice—very Miami-ish. She is not a looker, extremely average. But I think Matt is very into her.



  • amanda

    I love Matt and Im glad he is getting the attention that he deserves.

  • Álex Spain

    Matt está como siempre: muy elegante, con porte y guapísimo. Luciana esta vez se ha salido, ese vestido es espectacular, le sienta divinamente. Están los dos muy bien en todas las fotos.

  • A Person

    Lucina is FIONE!!! and so is Matt. I would so do ‘em both. That dress is so flt. She has style. BTW, if you look closely, you can get a hint of Matt’s package.


  • A Person

    Luciana is FIONE!!! and so is Matt. I would so do ‘em both. That dress is so flt. She has style. BTW, if you look closely, you can get a hint of Matt’s package.


  • alexie

    Bourne is just an assassin for the government, only he forgot he is an assassin.

    Bond saves the world!

    What is he talking about!

  • flatazz

    looky good!

  • http://! me

    She’s a nobody and has no money of her own, she’s just out to get his.

  • Chris

    i love Luciana’s dress. but her horrible hunched over posture ruins it. that dress would so look way better on me!

  • Sara

    Luciana has blossomed into a swan as of late. Her hair looks great and her dress is beautiful. She’s a very lucky girl. How many bartenders end up marrying A-list movie stars!? She won the jackpot.

  • Cinthia

    Luciana looks sweet, genuine and adorable. I’m so happy Matt chose to be with a girl like her and not some Hollywood bimbo.

  • MJ

    They look like a very happy couple. I love to see updates on Matt and can’t wait to see Bourne Ultimatum.

  • [~Famous~]

    I wanna see Matt punch craig in his face.

  • Realism

    :( She’s so freaking…gorgeous! I’m jealous!! The shiny hair and ugh! Kudos to her!

  • Love Matt

    :D Matt looks so very handsome in these pics. Absolutely perfect, my idea of the perfect man. Thanks Jared!

  • Lisa

    Luciana and her dress are beautiful! and her tatas look awesome in it.

  • Fioux

    OMG I just saw the movie….it was a never ending chase scene. It is in my Top 3 films of all time, hmm coincidentally Matt Damon is also in The Talented Mr Ripley which is my fave film of all time….and here I was thinking I am not a big fan of the guy!

  • Jane

    The introductory quote is wrongly attributed. It’s director Paul Greengrass who talked about Prada suits etc.

  • mermaid

    She has a bunny face/teeth, looking like a plain housewife dressed in an evening gown and sparks little to no charisma. I know, I know I am over critical. :p

  • April

    Bourne movies vs Bond movies maybe they can make a movie about it, Jason Bourne(American spy) meets James Bond (British spy). I would like to see a spoof of all spy movies.

  • Stacey

    Luciana looks gorgeous! I love this dress. Looks stunning on her. Love Matt and the Bourne movies (and the Bond movies too!)

  • DHN

    Jared, can you tell me who the designer of Luciana’s dress is?