Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Matt Damon Visits 2008 CGI Meeting

Matt Damon, Founder of H2O Africa
Cause: Water Sanitation/Africa
2008 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting
New York
September 26, 2008
Link: Coalition Pledges $400 Million For Clean Water, Sanitation
photos by Jude Nagurney Camwell

When he was asked by a reporter if he'd considered playing roles in films that would raise social conscience...films that saved lives (rather than simply playing gangsters and hipsters ie: Oceans Eleven), Matt Damon told a weird and delightfully funny story to show that he already had played such a life-saving role. The story surrounded German cannibal Armen Meiwes, who'd made the news several years ago when his intended (once-willing) victim went to meet Meiwes and pulled out of the pre-made agreement to be cannibalized by Miewes at the last moment after having gone to the cinema with the cannibal to see "Oceans Eleven"!


[left to right] Matt Damon, Paul Faeth, Tom Kalil