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Did Matt Damon have an "abs double" in True Grit?

01.04.2011

If you've seen TRUE GRIT, you probably had a few things on your mind after the movie. One was probably concerning that member of Ned Pepper's gang who had an...unusual way of communicating. Another, if you stayed through the credits, was why exactly did Matt Damon have an "Ab Double?"

A Buster Coen was credited in the film as "Mr. Damon's Ab Double" even though Damon's LaBoeuf is never seen shirtless. So what gives? At a recent TRUE GRIT Q&A, Damon was asked about his "ab double" and he spilled the beans.

As you might know, the Coens are fond of goofy little nods in their credits. Whether it be the fictional editor Roderick Jaynes or the nod to Prince in the FARGO credits, they always seem to have a lot of fun even after the movie is over. Turns out, that sense of cheekiness extends throughout the Coen family. Buster is an actual person and the 15-year-old son of Ethan Coen and wife Tricia Cooke. Buster was working on set as the assistant to the script supervisor but, as Damon says, didn't think that title sounded very cool. So his dad and uncle asked him what he'd like to be credited as and he came up with "Ab Double."

So if Matthew McConaughey is ever looking for someone to add to his entourage, he might want to give Buster Coen a call.

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Extra Tidbit: Why do I have a feeling we'll be seeing a Buster Coen film at Sundance in about 10 years?

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5:53PM on 01/17/2011

Matt-adorrrrrreeessssss

Imagine...A shirtless MattAdore poolside by moonlight twirling a red silk shirt around his motorcycle helmet for bull doing a flamenco ballet to Liberace playing Malaguena !
Imagine...A shirtless MattAdore poolside by moonlight twirling a red silk shirt around his motorcycle helmet for bull doing a flamenco ballet to Liberace playing Malaguena !
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1:09PM on 01/05/2011
"Matt Damon!"
"Matt Damon!"
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2:24AM on 01/05/2011
Matt Damon is awesome
Matt Damon is awesome
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2:23AM on 01/05/2011
Thats AWESOME! I'm glad I read this, it made me smile.
Thats AWESOME! I'm glad I read this, it made me smile.
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1:21AM on 01/05/2011
I really hope he gets a nomination for the movie.

I still think he would have made a perfect Captain America.
I really hope he gets a nomination for the movie.

I still think he would have made a perfect Captain America.
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3:55PM on 01/04/2011
The amount of inside jokes between the Coens, Damon, plus Clooney, and Pitt are probably astronomical, and priceless.
The amount of inside jokes between the Coens, Damon, plus Clooney, and Pitt are probably astronomical, and priceless.
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1:37PM on 01/04/2011
this is hilarious because when we left the theater my girlfriend said she saw this and I told her she probably read something different.. we argued lightly for about 2 minutes. I'm gonna get owned tonight.
this is hilarious because when we left the theater my girlfriend said she saw this and I told her she probably read something different.. we argued lightly for about 2 minutes. I'm gonna get owned tonight.
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12:39PM on 01/04/2011

Hilarious!

I barely notice any of the subtle humour at the end of the Coen movies (compared to the sea of subtle humour the entire movie floats in). This makes me want to watch their old movies again. Sure, not a very newsworthy story, but I'm glad I read it, haha.
I barely notice any of the subtle humour at the end of the Coen movies (compared to the sea of subtle humour the entire movie floats in). This makes me want to watch their old movies again. Sure, not a very newsworthy story, but I'm glad I read it, haha.
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12:08PM on 01/04/2011
This just goes to show you if a 15 year old can assist a script supervisor, really...anyone can.
This just goes to show you if a 15 year old can assist a script supervisor, really...anyone can.
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1:03PM on 01/04/2011
Well, when your dad is one half of a brilliant writing/directing duo...
Well, when your dad is one half of a brilliant writing/directing duo...
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