OnexOne with Matt Damon
One by one, Matt, George, and Brad are making the festival rounds. One by one in Venice, then Deauville…and later on this week, through the weekend, all three will be in Toronto for TIFF at the same time. Not only for their respective film projects but also to support a good cause.
For the second year in a row, Matt Damon will host the 3rd annual OnexOne gala on Sunday, September 9th to “support, preserve, and improve the lives of children at home in Canada and around the world. OnexOne is dedicated in helping create a world where children can live safely and with dignity”.
The organisation was founded by Joelle Adler, president of Diesel Clothing Canada and last year, with Matt’s generous support and with the likes of Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, John Legend, and Wyclef in attendance, the OnexOne gala raised over $3.5 million in one evening.
As mentioned, this year Matt is back and it looks like he’s bringing his friends. George’s Michael Clayton premieres two nights prior and Brad’s Jesse James will show on Saturday and since both have been such vocal social activists of late, it is expected that the two Hollywood heavyweights will stick around for the cause, joining Wyclef, Shakira, Richard Gere, and Fergie – the original Fergie who married a prince – for a night to remember.
But back to Matt…
Here he is on the Deauville carpet the other day with beautiful Luciana at his side. Not down with the fit of his pants or the colour of his suit…Matt is not on my Freebie Five. But I totally get why he might on some of yours. Especially after his recent quote when asked if he liked marriage:
"People say, "Do you like being married?" . . . No. It"s a ridiculous thing to do. But I like being married to her."
Now that’s how you do sweet without going Rossum.