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Matt Damon Makes a Difference

Matt Damon Makes a Difference

Matt Damon takes a break from filming and sports a Springbok tracksuit for his new movie Human Factor in Cape Town, South Africa. The movie, expected to hit theaters in December, looks at Nelson Mandela‘s attempts to unify South Africa after apartheid, focusing on the Springboks’ 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph. The film also stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela, and is being directed by Clint Eastwood.

Earlier this week, the Bourne Identity star donned a helmet and hopped on a bicycle to take part in the annual Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Damon, 38, cycled along side his brother Kyle and Springbok hero Francois Pienaar during the March 8,2009 race. Proceeds of the race were donated to the Make a Difference (MAD) charity.

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Credit: Cornall De Villiers, BARM; Photos: SplashNewsOnline, Fame Pictures
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  • Luca

    I really like Mariah Carey. She’s the best!

  • lynn

    ^ yeah she’s brilliant. Her new track with the-Dream is awesome…

  • katie

    i don’t understand why you commented about mariah?? this isn’t a post about her…?

  • lynn

    to Katie: call the president!

  • lAlly

    Just to clarify – Damon didn’t actually pedal a bicycle – he just sat his lazy butt on the back of a tandem bike while his brother pedaled. No wonder he’s such a fat pig. Ridiculous hair plugs and bad dye job, too. Another crappy movie that no one will see.

  • ann

    I’m f**king Matt Damon. I’m sorry, but it’s true.

  • Katie

    This is going to be a good movie! I love everyone!

  • shamrock

    Good to see Matt taking part in a such a wonderful cause and keeping the spirit alive with charitable fundraisers. Also, look forward to seeing this film. Matt sure does no how to pick winner films to exhibit his acting talents.

    Totally want to see Matt and Ben together again soon.


  • mm

    I’m happy to see pictures of Matt! It’s been a while. He’s a fantastic actor!

  • Karla

    Matt should not wear spandex. Ever. That is all. Are his movies any good? He always seems very bland.

  • uglysexy

    he was good in “The Departed” which wasn’t good but generally he’s a wooden actor but y’know often that’s what’s called for

    haha …I’m kickin’ azz and taken names and it don’t matter cause I mostly work in they got nuttin on me ;p

  • gerard vandenberg

    be sure: IN THE RESTROOM TOO, folks!!

  • Love Matt

    OMG!!! Matt Damon!!! Looking all hunkilicious. heehee :D

  • Elle

    Just drove past the arrows to the movie set. Looks like they’re shooting a few blocks from my office today. Cape Town’s got Matt Damon fever, very funny! I take my hat off to him for cycling the Argus. It was the worst cycling weather in the history of the race. 109 km in hurricane force winds! I almost got blown off my feet.


    I am glad to see that someone is actually paying attention to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, I would like to bring to your (JJ) attention, that AFRICA is a continent and not a country. We Africans dont go around saying: There is Matt Damon in North America. I really love your site and visit it on a daily basis and this is the first time I have been slight cheesed. There are many famous South Africans: Charlize Theron, Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Embeth Davids, Mark Shuttleworth, JRR Tolkien. So, please, would you get it right, even if it is just a little. Oh, and Cape Town loves JJ.

  • Cheryl

    I can assure you with the gale force winds we experienced on Sunday – Matt Damon cycled all the way – do you have any idea how difficult it is to cycle a tandom if your partner doesn’t pedal…. Stop being such a hater.
    This movie has a great story line – and it is being directed by one of the best in the business so I am sure we will be in for a treat.

    And # 15 most American’s don’t even know that SA is in Africa or where Africa is so if they get it remotely right we should be thankful!

  • seds

    The ignorance of Americans astounds me.. “Nelson Mandela’s attempts to unify Africa after apartheid”??? Africa didnt have apartheid, South Africa had apartheid. One is a continent and the other is a country – thats a huge difference.

  • hettie

    good to see so much support for south africans – good on you guys!!!
    love the country love love love cape town!!!

  • Anthea

    Congrats Matt & Kyle on finishing the toughest Argus Cycle Tour to date, you’ll always be welcome here in Cape Town!!!!

  • Elle

    Just to give you guys an idea of how much fun we South Africans are having with the stars in town. Follow the link to listen to Matt Damon being pranked/punked on one of our radio stations. He was such a good sport about it. Very funny.

  • loma

    The ignorance of Americans astounds me.. “Nelson Mandela’s attempts to unify Africa after apartheid”??? Africa didnt have apartheid, South Africa had apartheid. One is a continent and the other is a country – thats a huge difference.
    THANK YOU!!!

  • Love Matt

    Elle @ 03/12/2009 at 8:18 am
    Thank you for that! What an amazing guy, I just love him to death. :D

  • lakers fan in boston

    i forget how old he is sometimes
    hope his new movie is good tho
    altho i kinda find movies that take place in africa boring

  • Custom T

    I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy that he is not fat anymore!!

  • pub

    Does Matt Damon realize what Nelson Mandela’s Marxists have done to South Africa, a former thriving Western country is now the most violent place on the earth? Damon should do a movie highlighting the systemic murder of the Afrikanners by the ANC.

  • seds

    Seds: Get over yourself, you anti-American sewer rat.



    For one…Americans aren’t ignorant, only some are. I’m an American living in South Africa. All of my family and friends back home know exactly where South Africa is on the map.

    Two…stop bashing the most powerful nation on the planet Earth. Don’t be jealous.