Monday, 20 August 2007

The Bourne Hammer

I was flicking through the papers this morning and stumbled across this little snippet buried away in The Sun's football gossip section...

Just when you thought megastar Matt Damon couldn’t get any cooler, it turns out that he’s a closet West Ham fan. We caught up with Damon at the premiere for The Bourne Ultimatum earlier this week — and he was only too keen to admit he’s Hollywood’s only Hammer.

The Bourne Ultimatum — which took £70million on its first weekend in the States — looks set to be the smash hit movie of this summer.

"When I was in the UK for Saving Private Ryan, the only team they showed on TV consistently was Manchester United," said Damon. "But everyone on the crew assured me that was just like rooting for the New York Yankees, who I hate because I’m a huge Boston Red Sox fan. I don’t like supporting teams like Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United. There was this one poor, sad bastard on that movie who supported Leeds, so I would watch the Leeds games with him to try and cheer him up. But it didn’t work — they were terrible. I liked West Ham, though. I always try and catch one of their games when I’m over here."...

Of course, Damon isn't the only Hollywood Hammer. In recent years Elijah Wood, Keira Knightley and Nicholas Cage have all sworn allegiance to the colours.

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