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06.04.2008

After mulling it over since the project was first announced, Matt Damon has formally signed on to star in Clint Eastwood's HUMAN FACTOR. Damon will star alongside Morgan Freeman in the drama about Nelson Mandela and how he used rugby to help post-apartheid relations in South Africa. Damon won't pull a Robert Downey, Jr./TROPIC THUNDER to star as Mandela leaving that to Freeman (though after his tour de force performance as a human/bear hybrid [right], you never know). He'll play one of the rugby players, Francois Pienaar, who befriended Mandela and helped him snag the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The script by Anthony Peckham is based on the book by John Carlin ""The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World." And here I thought Parcheesi was the game that changed the world... FACTOR will be Eastwood's next film after GRAN TURINO, which is expected to begin shooting this summer. Damon is currently filming THE INFORMANT for Steven Soderbergh and will take the fall off before heading off to South Africa in early 2009.

Extra Tidbit: Oddly enough the 1995 South Africa rugby team only had one black player.
Source: Variety

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1:39AM on 06/05/2008
well wikipedia or not, your comments were pretty much completely wrong, so in the spirit of Conan O'Brien: 'ASS!' stamp on your dumbass face Jerkoff.
well wikipedia or not, your comments were pretty much completely wrong, so in the spirit of Conan O'Brien: 'ASS!' stamp on your dumbass face Jerkoff.
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9:57PM on 06/04/2008

Wowie wow wow wow!

You can copy and paste Wikipedia!
You can copy and paste Wikipedia!
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5:52PM on 06/04/2008

Wrong, Jerkins

I know a great deal about the world, Jerkin, more than you it seems. I did my research, and the South African Springboks were an all-white team from their inception in the 1940s until 1995. While this may not mean much to you, it meant a lot to the people of South Africa. Their rugby team was banned from international leagues and whenever they toured, riots erupted. It wasn't until Mandela and Pienaar joined forces that the Springboks began receiving international respect.
I know a great deal about the world, Jerkin, more than you it seems. I did my research, and the South African Springboks were an all-white team from their inception in the 1940s until 1995. While this may not mean much to you, it meant a lot to the people of South Africa. Their rugby team was banned from international leagues and whenever they toured, riots erupted. It wasn't until Mandela and Pienaar joined forces that the Springboks began receiving international respect.
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4:25PM on 06/04/2008

Gret fact buddy

Wow only white people on a South African team? in the 80s? You might want to stop reading up on so many worthless movie facts and learn something about the world geek.
Wow only white people on a South African team? in the 80s? You might want to stop reading up on so many worthless movie facts and learn something about the world geek.
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12:57PM on 06/04/2008

Another good role for Matt

With this, The Green Zone, and The Informant, Damon looks set to have an impressive year in 2009.

That extra tidbit isn't odd at all, as South Africa's rugby team, the Springboks, were all-white for most of their history. To many, they were the poster children for apartheid and whenever they played overseas, massive protests broke out, and many countries banned them from playing on their soil.
With this, The Green Zone, and The Informant, Damon looks set to have an impressive year in 2009.

That extra tidbit isn't odd at all, as South Africa's rugby team, the Springboks, were all-white for most of their history. To many, they were the poster children for apartheid and whenever they played overseas, massive protests broke out, and many countries banned them from playing on their soil.
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12:40PM on 06/04/2008

extra tidbit

That's no too odd. There's alot of whites in South Africa.
That's no too odd. There's alot of whites in South Africa.
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