Monday, November 26, 2007

Sexiest Man Alive - Matt Damon??

I've been home the last week and a half getting ready for and then celebrating American Thanksgiving. Which in my family now means deep frying turkey (so American, really, can you believe it? The only truly healthy part of the meal and now we're frying it. But, here's the thing...it's sooooo delicious. We also brined one -- which was even better. But not as fun.) We also play very violent rounds of the game Spoons, complete with wrestling and blood and cousin Heather bit my brother - it was very bloodthirsty. And of course eating Pumpkin Pie for breakfast. Just writing the words Pumpkin Pie makes me want to eat some more. In fact, after writing this I am going to put some pumpkin pie on top of the leftover fried turkey....mmmm.....heart attack.

I also got a chance to do some very important reading, namely People's annual Sexiest Man Alive issue - featuring Matt Damon. I adore Matt Damon, and not just because he makes me think of Ben Affleck. But, I feel like Matt would like to come over to my family's house for spoons and fried turkey. I feel like I grew up with Matt, not that I know anyone like him, but he's got that vibe. That, I'm-not-really-a-superstar-but-actually-the-cute-kid-from-high-school-who-comes-back-to-reunions-as-a-successful-NGO-fundraiser-and-all-the-women-talk-about-him-in-the-bathroom-like-we're-16, vibe.

But I don't think he's hot. Not like Brad. Not like George. Absolutely not like Ben or Tim Riggins (who is featured in the magazine - he's skating -- go now, Maureen.) Even the picture on the cover of the magazine, makes him look not at all sexy. Makes him look like a high school science teacher after an explosion in his classroom or something.

I do think he's probably the most underrated superstar actor in Hollywood. We watched Departed last night - and while Leo was all sparks and danger, Damon's performance was so compelling, so understated and terrified, that rewatching the movie, I actually see far more from his character than Leo's. Watching the movie the first time, you got everything you needed to know about Leo. But Damon gets better each time. So does Alec Baldwin, to tell you the truth. And I won't go into my hysterical love for Mark Whalberg...

So, I didn't think Damon was terribly sexy. But then, I read the People article, which was actually just Matt Damon's letter to People explaining why he couldn't take the honor and was, seriously, not the right guy for the job. It was the sweetest, sexiest thing ever. And then there were articles from George Clooney and Ben Affleck that just sealed the deal. Matt Damon goes a bit beyond sexy and is now my romance hero come to life.

I just need to get his cell number to ask him over for Spoons and Turkey next year. Mmmm, a fried turkey, pumpkin pie, Matt Damon sandwhich.......

8 comments:

Sinead M said...

I love Matt Damon, love his movie choices recently, and the Bourne movies which could have been just the standard action movie.
But sexy... yep, don't get that one.. but I am interested in reading that article and seeing the pic of Tim Riggins..

Wylie Kinson said...

Mmmm Matt Damon and Pumpkin Pie in the same post.
It's like overdosing on YUM.

Nelsa said...

Had to laugh at your description of Matt on the cover looking like a high school science teacher after an explosion ! Too funny and dead on accurate.
Matt Damon - sexy, hmm, not so much. However he did come very close to it in the first Bourne movie when he's cutting the female leads hair and then the make out scene after. THAT was sexy.
I definitely think the editors gave it to him because George and Brad were rooting for him.
I'll have to get the issue and see if there were other more deserving cover boys.
I can't believe I'm getting this into discussing this topic...

Maureen McGowan said...

Further evidence that Molly and I were twins seperated at birth. No, that's not it... it's some kind of parallel universe thing, because we grew up in the same family, too, but different places (and let's not talk about the different decade.)

Spoons was always a contact sport in our family, too. Especially with the cousins. There was always blood. Often diving down flights of stairs... (Cousin Patrick would grab all the spoons and hold them above his head, he was oldest, and then toss them one by one and watch the mayhem ensue.)

Oh, and I read that magazine, too. (Some seriousl highbrow reading.) The letter from Affleck and Damon (especially the Affleck one) and the interview with Clooney were hilarious. Truly. And the photo of Tim Riggins skating. Well, you know how I feel about that boy.

Christine d'Abo said...

I love Matt Damon as an actor, and I wouldn't kick him out of bed. But I can think of a few more men who ooze sexy more than Matt. Gerard Butler...Clive Owen...

Molly O'Keefe said...

Ha! Maureen -- smart spooons tactic -- I will employ that next year as I got beat out in the final round this year. Cousin Caleb caught me before I could get the spoon down my shirt.

The Affleck letter was actually, for me sexier than any of the Matt Damon stuff. But that's my obsession.

Nelsa - you feel bad for engaging in this conversation??? I wrote the blog post about it??!!!

Gerard Butler -- good idea!

Kimber Chin said...

Matt Damon is "cute" but, you're right, not sexy.
Comes across more as a brother type than a boyfriend.

Deborah said...

Matt - not so much. I mean he looks like a choir boy, fun to corrupt - but what do you do with him afterwards?

I suppose he could clean my house...

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