This story was first published May 21, 2002.
He's among Hollywood's most sought-after actors. He's hot. And he's coming to Boise.
Actor Matt Damon and film executive producer Frank Marshall are bringing their sure-to-be-a-blockbuster spy thriller "The Bourne Identity" to the Egyptian Theatre for an advanced screening at 4 p.m. June 8.
Damon and Marshall will introduce the movie and appear at a post-film reception at the Fulton Street Theater to benefit Boise Contemporary Theater.
The film is based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel. In it, Damon plays a top-flight spy with a bad case of amnesia. He must solve the mystery of his identity to find out who is trying to kill him.
Damon hit it big when he and Ben Affleck won the 1998 Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for "Good Will Hunting." That year Damon also won a Golden Globe for his performance in that film. He's been on the Hollywood "A" list ever since, starring in films such as "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Ocean's Eleven."
Marshall has co-produced "The Sixth Sense" starring Bruce Willis, and several films with Steven Spielberg, including the "Back to the Future" and "Indiana Jones" series. He spent a lot of time in Boise and retains a strong connection to the city. In the past, he has brought several premiers here to benefit various causes.
Cutline: Actor Matt Damon is coming to Boise in June to promote his new film, "The Bourne Identity." The actor will host an advanced screening of the movie at the Egyptian Theatre.
Actor Matt Damon is coming to Boise in June to promote his new film, "The Bourne Identity." The actor will host an advanced screening of the movie at the Egyptian Theatre.