Matt and Luciana Damon waved bye to fans on Sunday night as they left their Venice hotel. The duo were together in Italy over the weekend so he could do press for his upcoming movie Contagion. Matt joined his costars Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Jennifer Ehle on Saturday morning for a photocall on behalf of the movie, and he later threw on a suit to hit the red carpet. Gwyneth dazzled in Prada, while Luciana posed for the cameras in a shimmering gold gown. Director Steven Soderbergh was also on hand for the festivities. Soderbergh spoke about working with Matt on their sixth movie together. Steven said, "[Matt]'s one of the few people that can play both ends of the spectrum — he can be everyman, and he can be Jason Bourne. In Contagion, his character needed to be resolutely middle class. Matt's great at that because he's not one of those actors that comes in like, 'I wanna win this scene.' He's so completely lacking in vanity. He'll submit to the larger story and not worry about how he is coming across moment to moment."
Matt and Luciana Say Ciao to the Venice Film Festival
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