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Though it has been rumored for almost a year of his involvement with the project, it has finally been confirmed that Matt Damon will be featured in Steven Soderbergh's new Liberace biopic in the role of Scott Thorsen, a lover of Liberace’s.

The news was confirmed by the director himself, saying that Matt accepted "the challenge." Michael Douglas will be playing the iconic Liberace and Steven reveals that he has already gone into fittings for his flamboyant costumes.

The film is said to be focusing on the palimony suit in 1982 which forced Liberace to come out of the closet. Matt's character is actually the one who outs the flamboyant pianist.

It's a stretch for Matt, but in a good way. We think he could handle it. Maybe.

What do U think?

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59 comments to “Matt Damon Loves Liberace”

  1. 3333 says – reply to this


    1

    wut???? i will wiki these names



  2. 2

    Are their enough sequins in the world to make this movie?



  3. 3

    Brad Pit, Matt Damon, and Tom Hanks should read the definition of Traitor on urban dictionary to see if they fit into that category.

  4. Netta says – reply to this


    4

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  5. 5

    Yawn "Another movie where straight actors pretend that it's brave to play a gay role."

  6. 3333 says – reply to this


    6

    yup that guy is gay



  7. 7

    This should be interesting

  8. 3333 says – reply to this


    8

    i never heard of liberace but aparently he was/is really popular…..



  9. 9

    **[[]] i cant see michael douglas playing liberace …hes a great actor but idk….**[[]]



  10. 10

    I think matt damon is an underrated actor. i think this role will be an interesting one for him!



  11. 11

    I think Matt is awesome in anything he does

  12. 3333 says – reply to this


    12

    i like matt damon, but IMOSHO i think that directer sucks



  13. 13

    Years ago ANDREW ROBINSON did a Liberace TV film biopic and he was absolutely fabulous in it. There is NO WAY, NO HOW that Douglas, who is NOT a character actor, can even touch that role. NONE, ZERO. Mat Damon is cute enough and with tight white pants maybe can do a fair job but Douglas can forget it. AAAAAND HE'S TOO OLD TO PLAY LIBERACE!!!!!!!!!!!



  14. 14

    you put "will this get me an oscar" like hes desperate he already has one!!



  15. 15

    Re: Canadiana* – first?



  16. 16

    fuck matt damon.

  17. obama says – reply to this


    17

    he can do it, but Michael Douglas will struggle hard as Liberace. I am cringing already. He usually plays the same guy in every movie.



  18. 18

    They've both already been on Will & Grace.



  19. 19

    Matt Damon is a fail.



  20. 20

    perez, are you serious? handle it - hmmm. ever see a little movie called "the talented mr. ripley?"



  21. 21

    I mean, really, was it a secret to the world the he was gay, everyone knew what was going on in that closet..

  22. Gigi7 says – reply to this


    22

    Matt has already played a gay character in "The Talented Mr.Ripley", a great movie.



  23. 23

    Re: Spindoc – your right and he will probably win an oscar.

  24. Ldb says – reply to this


    24

    Actually, if this were about Liberace in his prime, Matt Damon could totally pull of playing a *young* Liberace.



  25. 25

    I live in Las Vegas where he used to (Liberace). 30 years ago my next door neighbor came over and told me a story. She was a waitress at Stuckeys. Anyone remember Stuckey's? They were similar to Denny's and were located on hiways and freeways. Anyway, she worked at the Stuckeys that was just outside of Vegas. One day an old lady and her grandson came in and my neighbor waited on them. It wasn't until they got up to pay their bill that my neighbor realized that the old lady was really Liberace and her grandson was really his lover.

    True story!



  26. 26

    Re: VeryVegas – That was a great story. Did they leave a big tip?



  27. 27

    Wow Perez as long as you think he can handle the roll…..whew that makes me feel so much better!!!



  28. 28

    You didn't see The Talented Mr. Ripley, he can so pull it off!

  29. tori says – reply to this


    29

    Separated at birth: Matt Damon and Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn. Google it!



  30. 30

    Re: VeryVegas

    LOL! Great story!



  31. 31

    Matt Damon has already played a gay character (Talented Mr. Ripley) I think playing Liberace is more of a stretch for Michael Douglas….don't see that one at all!



  32. 32

    Everyone knows in Hollywood that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are closet gays. And yes, gays do get married to women to hide their identities all the time.

    Of course, he loves Liberace…….like you didn't know Perez.



  33. 33

    I think Matt Damon can tackle most any role these days. I just saw him in The Informant and he's amazing!



  34. 34

    Michael Douglas as Liberace —– this, I gotta see.



  35. 35

    Douglas is a bit too OLD to portray Liberace and his face is too narrow. If plays him as an older Liberace it will be great.



  36. 36

    This should be great.. They are both are good actors.. It will be fun to see what they do with the parts…(get your mind of of the gutter)



  37. 37

    i think it will be good! michael douglas is great, and i luv matt too. remember the talented mr ripley?? he played an awesome character that was leaning towards gay & in luv with dicky. soo good!



  38. 38

    Re: Annie Sue – yes michael douglas was on will & grace and played a gay guy. he's not always an "uptight" character in his movies, always serious. he could play flamboyant if he wanted & he'd be good! :)



  39. 39

    Matt will be great .. his acting skills are under-rated. I think he will out-shine Michael Douglas.
    I will see this movie when it comes out.



  40. 40

    Re: URwhatUeat
    # 32
    You're wrong, but it's okay if that's what you choose to believe



  41. 41

    I'm surprised that it's Soderberg who wants to make a film about Liberace, but I think Michael Douglas has hit a role that could be important for him. Getting to play Liberace has to be a great career move.



  42. 42

    Matt Damon can handle the role. The real question is whether Michael Douglas can handle his, as Liberace. Not seeing it right now.



  43. 43

    Come on, Matt can do anything. I believe in YOU!!!! Matt-ley Du-goodley!!

    Except win back the heart of the woman he so badly jilted so many, many years ago.

    Quit trying to look like Collie-wog. YOU said I WAS too OLD for YOU!!!

    I have witnesses to THAT fact MR.!!

    Yup, it will be a stretch for my billion dollar hero, but maybe he could out Liberace while he is at it…..

    Love and kisses to you also,

    Anya Blah, blah, blah…. The Grand Duchess of Blog-Doom



  44. 44

    Michael Douglas and Liberace? Really? I just can't wrap my brain around that one.

  45. pomme says – reply to this


    45

    who see Douglas sex/kiss with Damon? not me! i love Damon actor but if i must see 2 actors kissing,i want Ewan Mc Gregor and Christian Bale

  46. daffy says – reply to this


    46

    Doesn't anyone remember a little movie called "Good Will Hunting" the one he and Ben Affleck wrote and both won an Oscar for.



  47. 47

    he'll nail it…. he's a brilliant actor!



  48. 48

    he is not a good lookin guy fug fug fugly



  49. 49

    Love him!!!!!



  50. 50

    i remember when Ben Affleck was ahead of Matt Damon career wise… now Matt Damon is a serious A-List actor… always better to start off low key



  51. 51

    One phrase to sum him up…. TEAM AMERICA — MATTTTTTT DAAAAAAAMON

    flippin tard



  52. 52

    Isn't outing Liberace like outing Cruise and Clooney these days? I mean duh.



  53. 53

    It's not a strtech at all. Mr Damon will surprise.



  54. 54

    erm Perez, what awards you hiding in your closet - Matt has an oscar, you really are a thicket, do some research you lazy SOB!!!!!!!



  55. 55

    I don't see Michael Douglas in this role, he's not that good of an actor. Here's a stretch how about Elton John?



  56. 56

    Fabu! Can't wait.



  57. 57

    Re: Dr Dave – Why exactly are Damon, Pitt and Hanks traitors ?



  58. 58

    Re: Spindoc – Kiddo it is brave to play gay because playing gay gets you severe hatred from the anti gays like The westburro baptist church. I respect any actor willing to go though that.



  59. 59

    Re: URwhatUeat – Two guys who grew up together and are close friends automatically makes them gay ? Grow up kiddo. Having friends of the same gender doesn't make you gay.