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Matt damon smoking: Celebrities Who Smoke: 22 Stars Who Are Smokers


Matt Damon had supposedly quit smoking years ago, but he’s back at it

He advocated quitting smoking. Is this another example of his hypocrisy?

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by Anonymous reply 30 July 19, 2018 7:51 AM

[quote] The star of The Martian, Invictus, and three Jason Bourne movies puffed for years alongside friend and fellow actor Ben Affleck — until he made an appointment with a Los Angeles hypnotist. After three sessions, Damon said, his cravings were gone for good. “He taught me that the reason you finally quit is because you look at what cigarettes do to you,” Damon told Parade magazine. “Once you realize the consequences, it’s no longer an option for you to smoke. I think that applies to any addiction.”

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by Anonymous reply 1 July 18, 2018 5:49 AM

If that’s the case, R3, he needs to smoke eight packs a day at least.

by Anonymous reply 4 July 18, 2018 6:47 AM

His father has not long died. It seems counter intuitive, but he is stressed. He’ll find a way to get back on the wagon.

by Anonymous reply 5 July 18, 2018 7:16 AM

What else has he been hypocritical about?

by Anonymous reply 6 July 18, 2018 7:20 AM

“Thailand was stressful, Man!”

by Anonymous reply 7 July 18, 2018 7:29 AM

[quote] Limousine liberal

by Anonymous reply 8 July 18, 2018 2:18 PM

Better than a Limousine Christian!

by Anonymous reply 9 July 18, 2018 2:26 PM

Fuck Matt Damon. ..fake bastard. I hope he gets emphysema!

by Anonymous reply 10 July 18, 2018 3:01 PM

The stress of one movie failure after another, being cut from Ocean’s 8, women hating him, will send you back to your addictions.

by Anonymous reply 11 July 18, 2018 3:49 PM

Matt Damon has the AIDS you know.

by Anonymous reply 13 July 18, 2018 3:56 PM

He’s an adult and allowed to decide if he wants to smoke or not.

by Anonymous reply 14 July 18, 2018 4:17 PM

At least he did good work behind the scenes in Thailand and continues to work on his water.org charity in places like Indonesia. Should he not be cut some slack for that?

by Anonymous reply 15 July 18, 2018 4:22 PM

Many people “quit” smoking, but end up picking it back up. At the time he probably thought he was actually done.

It’s an addiction, people relapse all the fucking time. Who cares if he smokes?

by Anonymous reply 16 July 18, 2018 4:56 PM

Good heavens, I won’t sleep tonight knowing that Matt Damon is smoking again!

by Anonymous reply 17 July 18, 2018 4:59 PM

I’m much more concerned that I share a website with morons who care about Matt Damon’s tobacco habits

by Anonymous reply 19 July 18, 2018 5:02 PM

Well you opened and posted on the thread, R19. You didn’t have to do that.

by Anonymous reply 20 July 18, 2018 5:04 PM

I like him more because of this.

by Anonymous reply 22 July 18, 2018 6:11 PM

Give Matt a break OP. He just bought a zoo.

by Anonymous reply 23 July 18, 2018 6:23 PM

Who cares about this gay wooden actor.

by Anonymous reply 25 July 19, 2018 12:04 AM

Your last poll choice should have been: Vivian Vance always had a cigarette after sex.

by Anonymous reply 26 July 19, 2018 12:20 AM

What is this gay male obsession with Vivian Vance?

by Anonymous reply 27 July 19, 2018 12:25 AM

What is this gay male obsession with Matt Damon?

by Anonymous reply 28 July 19, 2018 12:36 AM

did he eat that shoe yet?

by Anonymous reply 29 July 19, 2018 12:42 AM

Daily Mail covered this earlier this month.

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by Anonymous reply 30 July 19, 2018 7:51 AM

Which celebrities smoke? From Zayn Malik and Prince Harry to Holly Willoughby, the celebs who puff and the ones who’ve given up

MANY stars have made empires out of healthy living through diet and exercise, and regularly show off their toned figures.

But it may surprise you to know that many well-known stars enjoy a smoke – despite knowing just how bad it is for them. These are the celebrities who have been fans of lighting up…


Prince Harry used to smoke, but is said to have given up thanks to Meghan MarkleCredit: Rex Features

Which celebrities smoked?

Kate Winslet

The Titanic actress, who famously rolled her own cigarettes, picked up the habit on the set of Sense and Sensibility when she was 19.

Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2008, the star said: “I don’t smoke around my kids.

“Like that makes it any better that I smoke at all, because obviously it doesn’t. But I don’t smoke in the house.

“I mean, I had a cigarette this morning, which is because I hadn’t been. Coffee and a cigarette: bingo!”

It’s not known if she still continues to light up today.


Kate Winslet was pictured having a cig while shopping with baby Mia in Santa MonicaCredit: Rex Features

Zayn Malik


Zayn regularly posts smoking selfies onlineCredit: Refer to Caption

Former 1D-er, Zayn Malik, is also a fan of lighting up.

The pop star has been spotted puffing away on numerous occasions throughout his career, and even has a tattoo on his hand of a woman’s lips with smoke curling out.

He regularly posts smoking selfies to Instagram, prompting fans to beg him to quit.

Who knows if he has kicked the habit with the arrival of his new baby daughter with model girlfriend Gigi Hadid.

Gwyneth Paltrow


Gwyneth Paltrow has one cigarette per weekCredit: All Action/EMPICS

She famously enjoys a healthy lifestyle and dedicated workout regime, but it seems even Gwynnie has a vice.

The mum-of-two, who recently wrote a healthy eating cookbook, admits she allows herself one cigarette per week.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar about her guilty pleasures in April, she said: “My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night.”

In December 2017, we revealed she took lessons on how to smoke dope using a vaping device.

The clean-living actress enlisted the help of celebrity cannabis guru Maya Cooper in California, where the drug is legal.

Holly Willoughby


TV darling Holly Willoughby has been spotted with a cigarette in the pastCredit: Big Pictures

Holly smoke – she’s at it too!

The This Morning presenter was snapped taking a drag at a sun-kissed V Festival in 2009.

The mum-of-three was also pictured lighting up with Made in Chelsea star Francis Boulle.

She may have left the habit in the past now though.

Miley Cyrus


Miley Cyrus has been pictured in the past enjoying a dragCredit: Rex Features

There have been numerous shots of Wrecking Ball star Miley Cyrus walking around with cigarettes.

Miley Cyrus revealed she has ditched drugs and plumped for clean living after suffering a harrowing nightmare in which she witnessed herself DIE live on TV.

Whether or not the odd cigarette is allowed is another question.


Here are just a few ways to help you quit smoking for good and protect yourself from the respiratory disease…

1. Make a list of reasons

As a smoker, you probably have plenty of reasons to quit, but have you ever written them down physically?

2. Set a date

Set a ‘quit date’ – and then stick to it, says celebrity hypnotherapist Max Kirsten.

He said: “If you are quitting by yourself, I recommend that just before you stop smoking completely on your quit date you try smoking another brand for at least a few days as they just won’t seem as enjoyable.”

3. Change your diet

Researchers in the US found that some foods, including meat, can make cigarettes more satisfying.

While things like cheese, fruit and vegetables can make them taste disgusting.

4. Change your drink

The same researchers who carried out the study mentioned above also found that certain drinks make ciggies taste better.

They found that fizzy pop, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee all made fags more appealing.

5. Get friends involved

As the saying goes; strength in numbers.

6. Don’t go cold turkey

Only four per cent of people who quit cold turkey are successful research suggests.

But using nicotine replacement therapies like patches and lozenges increases your chance of quitting by 1.5 times, according to the BBC.

7. Get active

Scientists say that even five minutes of walking or stretching is enough to cut cravings.


This is what happens to your body after your last cigarette

Jessica Alba

She may be a clean-cut star, but this mum-of-three has been frequently spotted enjoying the filthy habit.

The Sin City actress reportedly turned to fags to ditch her pregnancy weight after giving birth to daughter Haven in 2011.


Jessica Alba has been partial to a drag tooCredit: � PacificCoastNews.com

A source close to the star said: “She’s been chain smoking lately to keep her appetite at bay.

“Jessica struggled with an eating disorder in her teens and when she’s under pressure to look good for a part, she can slip back into extreme behaviour.”

Mel B


Mel B takes a smoke break at the Superior Court in Down Town Los AngelesCredit: Splash News

Spice Girl Mel B has been captured smoking many times, but that hasn’t got in the way of her releasing several fitness DVDs.

She even has a fitness game for PlayStation which includes meal plans and exercises.

Mel also has a three-disc fitness DVD series that she released in 2008.

Keira Knightley

She’s been known for having a smouldering cigarette between her lips on set — but who knew the stunning actress was partial to a puff off-screen too?

The English rose has been caught puffing on an unsightly brown cigar as she strolled the streets with a guitar slung across her shoulder.

It looks like she’s taken a leaf out of rock star hubbie James Righton’s book.

Which celebrities have quit smoking?

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has allegedly kicked the habit since getting married to Meghan Markle.

He wasn’t a frequent smoker but was occasionally pictured lighting up, including  one time outside a pub in Chelsea on his 31st birthday.

However he said to have stopped ahead of the royal wedding in May 2018.


Prince Harry pictured smoking during a trip to Cape Town back in 2008Credit: Rex Features

A source told the New York Daily News at the time: “It’s no secret among friends that they want to start a family immediately.

“One of the reasons she got him to quit smoking is because smoking affects sperm production.”

The couple now have son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Liam Payne

Liam previously told how he’s quit smoking after becoming a dad to baby Bear in 2017.

He told Kiss FM: “I stopped smoking, that’s the best thing ever. Honestly, anyone out there who’s trying to stop smoking, just do it, honestly.

“I just did cold turkey, I knew my son was coming, and I was like, I’m not gonna be smoking with my son, that’s not right.

“My life’s not my own any more now, it’s not mine to decide, so smoking had to go.”


Liam Payne quit smoking after son Bear was born in 2017, but has picked up the habit againCredit: SPLASH/BACKGRID

However, the pop star was spotted puffing away a few months later, admitting that “everyone has their vices”.

The Sun reported in 2018, that Liam gave up smoking for a second time, using hypnotherapy.

Liam reportedly turned to expert Max Kirsten, who has helped stars including Ewan McGregor and Adele kick the habit.

Jennifer Aniston


Jennifer Aniston previously smoked, but has now kicked the habitCredit: Rex Features

Jen was pictured with ex-husband Brad Pitt on her arm and a fag in hand – but neither stood the test of time.

The Friends actress finally quit the habit in 2011, after pledging to “eventually quit smoking” in 2002 – but she claimed it made her gain weight.

Speaking to Hello magazine in 2011, she said: “It’s just I quit smoking, so I’ve gained a couple of pounds”.

As for Brad, the pair divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage.

Alexa Chung


Alexa Chung used to smoke but has now put down the cigsCredit: Getty – Contributor

Fashion guru Alexa Chung was regularly spotted having a drag on a cigarette.

However it seems she has now kicked the habit and confirmed as much on Twitter.

She wrote a tweet in May 2016 that said: “I miss cigarettes. They were great. They were also terrible. But they were great.”

Other stars who have quit smoking include:

  • Barack Obama
  • Paul Rudd
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Matt Damon
  • Charlize Theron

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Matt Damon Says He Stopped Using ‘the F-Slur’ ‘Months’ Ago

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The Times writer himself prefaces this story by writing, “Damon launches into exactly the sort of anecdote people make headlines about,” so maybe we’re just playing into Damon’s hand here. But we wonder what Damon thought he would gain by telling a story that tries to paint himself as a self-effacing father trying to keep up with the times, when the content of said story is about his use up until mere “months” ago of a homophobic slur in casual jokes with his children, and how it took convincing for him to cut it out. It stings especially bad coming from a straight actor who has taken on queer roles in films like Behind the Candelabra and (it’s unspoken, but come on, it’s Patricia Highsmith) The Talented Mr. Ripley. Damon says the slur “was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application,” but a whole lot of dumb shit was commonly used when you were a child 50 years ago, Matt Damon. We don’t see you walking around smoking cigars in hospital maternity wards and throwing lawn darts at kids’ birthdays.

Update August 2, 8:00 p. m.: Damon is now claiming that he has never used the “f-slur,” actually, in a statement to Variety. “During a recent interview, I recalled a discussion I had with my daughter where I attempted to contextualize for her the progress that has been made – though by no means completed – since I was growing up in Boston and, as a child, heard the word ‘f*g’ used on the street before I knew what it even referred to,” Damon said in his statement on Monday. “I explained that that word was used constantly and casually and was even a line of dialogue in a movie of mine as recently as 2003; she in turn expressed incredulity that there could ever have been a time where that word was used unthinkingly.” Damon goes on to emphatically claim, “I have never called anyone ‘f****t’ in my personal life and this conversation with my daughter was not a personal awakening. I do not use slurs of any kind.”

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Friendship Through Years, and Best Moments

1980s: Affleck and Damon met as kids after their moms introduced them.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon became friends in the 1980s.

Getty / Carlo Allegri

According to a Parade interview from 2007, Affleck first met Damon in the early 1980s when they were 8 and 10, respectively. The two lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, loved baseball and acting, and went on to attend Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school.

“… Before Matt, I was by myself. Acting was a solo activity where I’d just go off and do something, act in a little TV show or something, and no one understood it. None of the other kids knew what it was I did, how it worked, or anything,” Affleck told Parade. “All of a sudden, I had this friend, Matt, and he gets it and wants to do it and thinks it’s interesting and wants to talk about it. Soon both of us are doing it.” 

During an appearance on “Conan” in 2019, Damon said Affleck defending him in a fight when they were young really cemented their friendship. Damon was about to get beaten up by a bigger kid in high school, when, at the last second, Affleck fought him off.

“I remember that was like a big moment,” Damon said. “He will put himself in a really bad spot for me. This is a good friend.”

Celebrities Who Quit Smoking Cigarettes And Some Who Vape

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Many people decided to quit smoking and turn to a healthier life, or at least a healthier alternative like e-cigarettes. Smoking is a habit that even the world’s biggest stars have failed to resist. Smokers know that cigarettes increase the risk of heart attack, cancer and various diseases, but they also know that it is not easy to quit. On this occasion, we remind you of some celebrities who have quit smoking and some of them who have switched to popular e-cigarettes. What are the famous “smoke lovers” doing recently, read below …

Stars Who Quit Smoking

1. Matt Damon


The actor was never able to quit smoking until he scheduled a session with a hypnotist in Los Angeles. After only three sessions, he stopped smoking. “He taught me that the reason we leave cigarettes, in the end, is that we watch cigarettes ruin our health. Once you understand the consequences, smoking is no longer an option,” Damon said.

2. Jennifer Aniston

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The star of the Friends series was a smoker for years until 2007 when she decided to try extreme detox to cleanse her body. Then she stopped drinking coffee and quit smoking. As she claimed – it was all thanks to exercise – she started practicing yoga.

3. Giselle Bundchen


Many models claim that cigarettes help them maintain their figure, and Giselle Bundchen decided to give up this vice to commit to a healthier lifestyle. “When I quit smoking, I gained 14 pounds. So what? I prefer that rather than smoking – nothing is worth my health,” this beauty said.

4. Charlize Theron


The award-winning actress was regularly targeted by paparazzi when she lit a cigarette at glamorous events. In one period, she smoked three packs of cigarettes a day, and after several attempts to defeat the vice, she managed to do so with the help of hypnosis and practicing yoga and Pilates.

The number of Celebrity Vapers has increased

Among people who wanted to break their smoking habit but failed – are also some celebrities. Some of them simply didn’t want to give up that kind of enjoyment, but still, they decided to move to a healthier alternative – vaping.

Many of them claim that after switching to vaping, they feel better, but also healthier and still equally enjoying the aroma and taste. The fact is that vaping has become an increasingly popular option. Today vaping has become a worldwide trend, and in some parts of the world even a sub-cultural phenomenon. However, it should be recalled that vaping came about with a completely different purpose. It was to improve the health and awareness of people about the harmfulness of tobacco smoke. And to see whether vaping has any side effects, visit Vaporesso. Whatever their reasons may be – world stars have accepted vaping as their choice. And who are the most famous e-cigarette users and what they have been doing lately – see for yourself! Be sure that you select a vape pen from a trusted source online – see more from Hemper.

1. Katherine Heigl


Actress Katherine Heigl was celebrated by her role as the cute Dr Izzy Stevens in one of the most popular series, Grey’s Anatomy. The world was disappointed with her sad departure from the series, after breaking her contract with ABC television in 2010. She said she had too little time for family. Catherine has been married to Josh Kelley since 2007, with whom she has two adopted daughters, and in January 2017, she had her first biological child. The actress enjoys parenting and family life. A little less known is that she also enjoys vaping. However, she has repeatedly spoken publicly about her battle with cigarettes. She tried patches, gum, medication and various other methods, but only with vaping did she manage to get rid of classic cigarettes.

2. Johnny Depp


Johnny Depp had many private-life-falls in recent years. After a four-year relationship with top model Kate Moss, he was in a 14-year relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, but they split up. They have two children and they remain in a friendly relationship. In contrast, Amber Heard, his ex-wife accused him of physical and psychological abuse. The two of them had only been married for 15 months. The actor was crucified in the world media. And then, who wouldn’t light a cigarette? Maybe you, but not Johnny anymore. He quit smoking more than two and a half years ago. After that, he switched to vaping, and he seems much better now. It seems he finally has the strength to leave the ugly past behind and move on. This year he was also promoting his new film, Waiting For The Barbarians. He looked flawless. It seems that this particular project will bring him back to Hollywood, where he left off.

3. Katy Perry

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According to People Magazine, Hollywood couple Katy Perry and Orlando Blum plan to exchange their vows by the end of the year. The couple entrusted the organization of their wedding to specially selected organizers. Katy is in charge of most things related to the organization, but Orlando is also involved with the planning. The future bride mustn’t be under stress. And if it does happen, a little vaping will help Katy get rid of it. Sure, we are joking a little, but there is a bit of truth in every joke. Katy started with vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Cigarettes are known to have a bad effect on skin-complexion, freshness and beauty. Since the wedding is near, the future bride certainly wants to shine. Rumours are that the wedding will take place in December. The famous couple revealed their engagement on Valentine’s Day. The ring that Kathy received from Orlando cost a dizzying $ 5 million.

4. Britney Spears


After the disastrous year she experienced, Britney Spears was caught on a romantic night out with her current boyfriend, Sam Asghari. Fans immediately became aware of the changes they had seen on Britney. Specifically, the singer changed her distinctive blonde hair colour and become a black magic woman! Fans say this is her way of dealing with the current situation that has troubled her. Besides, Britney allegedly quit smoking and switched to vaping, since this is a far healthier option than cigarettes.

Ad Banned, but Smoking on Screen Isn’t

If there’s anywhere anyone can advertise about anything, it’s Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In the past few weeks I’ve spotted ads for a Greek Cruising Palace yacht rental, cage-free dog kennels, crew jacket catalogs and–talk about throwing away your money–“for your consideration” Oscar ads for “Planet of the Apes”

But there’s one ad neither of the Hollywood trades will run–the latest broadside from Smoke Free Movies, a health advocacy group that’s been at the forefront of a no-holds-barred campaign against the proliferation of cigarette smoking in movies. Led by UC San Francisco School of Medicine professor Stanton Glantz, a pit bull-like anti-smoking activist, Smoke Free Movies has run a series of ads in publications including the New York Times detailing what it calls Hollywood’s “sordid history of trading cash, goods and publicity” for glamorizing smoking in movies. Citing its studies, which have found smoking on screen today more frequent than it has been since the early 1960s, the organization advocates giving an R rating to any movie that features tobacco use.

Variety ran the organization’s earlier ads, including one that pictured studio chiefs whom Glantz blames for creating a movie environment that promotes smoking to global audiences. But Variety rejected the latest Smoke Free Movies ad, which attacked Miramax’s “In the Bedroom” for “gratuitously promoting Marlboro brand cigarettes,” noting that the film’s co-star, Sissy Spacek, is seen specifically asking a grocer in one scene for Marlboro Lights.

Glantz says Variety never voiced a complaint about the ad until an ABC News reporter who’d interviewed Glantz called Miramax for a comment on the upcoming ads. “The next day Variety called and said they wouldn’t run the ad,” says Glantz. “It’s so obvious–I have no doubt Miramax demanded that they pull the ads. People say that when we criticize smoking in movies that we’re interfering with free speech, but then Miramax turns around and uses its economic muscle to basically shut me up.”

Glantz says that after ABC News contacted Miramax he received a phone call from a Miramax publicity executive who told him the “In the Bedroom” ad could damage the film’s Oscar chances. According to Glantz, the publicist said, “Why don’t you pick on ‘A Beautiful Mind’? They smoke in that movie too.”

The trades have a history of running advocacy ads pertaining to specific movies. The day before New Line released “John Q,” in which a desperate dad holds an emergency room hostage when his son is denied a heart transplant, a health insurance lobbying group bought full-page ads in both trades blaming Washington for failing to address the problems of the uninsured.

Variety publisher Charles Koones says Glantz’s “In the Bedroom” ad was a different case. “The ad singled out a particular picture, which I thought was potentially libelous,” he explained. “If it gave five examples of smoking in the movies, I would’ve run it.”

Koones said he never spoke with Miramax about the ad, an account supported by the studio. “They had nothing to do with this. It was totally my call.”

After Variety rejected the ad, Glantz went to the Hollywood Reporter, which also turned it down. The Reporter’s associate publisher Lynn Segall said, “We felt the content and the tone weren’t appropriate.”

As to the ad’s attack on the film itself and the larger issue of smoking in the movie, “In the Bedroom” director Todd Field insists there is nothing gratuitous about the smoking in the film. “When people grieve, they fall back on old habits, especially in an oral way,” he says. “My dad was a terrible smoker before I convinced him to quit. But if he lost one of his kids, he’d go back in a heartbeat. There’s nothing glamorous about this behavior. It’s a 52-year-old mother, it’s not like the smoking in ‘Pulp Fiction.’ The ad makes all sorts of ludicrous accusations–it feels like cultural McCarthyism to me.”

I agree with Field. I wish Glantz had gone after “Charlie’s Angels,” a film that features smoking and appeals to kids, not adults. But the ad controversy highlights an even more troublesome issue. In an era in which tobacco use is on the decline in virtually every demographic category in the U. S., why is cigarette smoking still on the rise in Hollywood films?

Since the landmark 1964 surgeon general’s report that linked smoking to an increased likelihood of disease and early death, smoking has lost much of its allure. Advertising tobacco brands on TV has been illegal since 1970. It took Hollywood longer to stop accepting money in return for cigarette plugs in films. In the mid-1980s Sylvester Stallone was paid $500,000 to use Brown & Williamson products in five feature films, according to documents posted on the Smoke Free Movies Web site. Finally, in 1989, tobacco firms pledged to stop paying for product placement in films. Most studios won’t even take tobacco products for free today. But cigarette plugs didn’t stop, only the exchange of cash. As recently as 1991, R.J. Reynolds was paying the heavyweight Hollywood PR firm Rogers and Cowan $12,500 a month to provide free cigarettes to a slew of film productions as well as an elite list of stars and industry leaders, also according to documents on the Smoke Free Movies site. Judging from films today, the tobacco companies’ continuing efforts to promote smoking have paid off.

At a time when smoking is banned in most public places, tobacco use is everywhere in movies. You can find stars smoking in three of the five films nominated for best picture: Spacek, Russell Crowe in “A Beautiful Mind” and too many actors to count in “Gosford Park.” Gene Hackman and Gwyneth Paltrow smoke up a storm in “The Royal Tenenbaums”; ditto for Billy Bob Thornton in “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Halle Berry and much of the cast of “Monster’s Ball,” Ewan McGregor and others in “Black Hawk Down,” John Travolta in “Swordfish,” Cameron Diaz in “Vanilla Sky” and nearly everyone in “Sexy Beast.”

Filmmakers say there are good reasons for characters to puff away. Crowe starts smoking in “Beautiful Mind” as a visual tip-off to his descent into schizophrenia. In Adrian Lyne’s upcoming film “Unfaithful,” Diane Lane takes up smoking after she has begun an extramarital affair.

Still, there are many examples of celluloid smoking that appear to have more to do with style than dramatic justification. One producer speculates that smoking is rampant in films because if there’s one demographic group that smokes more than Virginia tobacco growers, it’s Hollywood actors. Throughout the HBO documentary series “Project Greenlight,” two people are always seen smoking–Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. One reason Crowe didn’t show up in the press room immediately after winning his Oscar last year is because he had stepped outside the Shrine Auditorium for a cigarette.

Most studios have no formal smoking guidelines. Warners says it strongly encourages directors not to portray film heroes as smokers, but final decisions are left to the filmmakers. Universal has a “consciousness-raising discussion” with filmmakers about smoking before a film goes into production. “We don’t have any edicts but we ask our filmmakers to avoid having good or bad characters smoke in a film,” says studio Chairwoman Stacey Snider.

She admits the urgings aren’t always effective, since both Julia Roberts and Crowe, the stars of the studio’s two most prestigious recent films, “Erin Brockovich” and “A Beautiful Mind,” are both seen smoking. “I’m never going to censor [“Erin Brockovich” director] Steven Soderbergh,” says Snider. “But it’s important to at least challenge filmmakers to think about their decisions.”

Hollywood’s leading consciousness raiser has been Lindsay Doran, producer of “Sense and Sensibility” and a former United Artists production chief who has recently made anti-smoking presentations at numerous studios and major production companies. As a young production exec, she persuaded John Hughes to make his title character in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” a nonsmoker.

“If you have a PG-13 film, you know your marketing department is going to do everything it can to get teenagers to see the movie,” she says. “We know smoking is the all-time leading cause of early death. So you have to ask yourself, if you’re deciding between free speech and social consciousness, what’s more important?”

Doran has been treated with respect by industry execs; she’s one of them. Reaction to Glantz hasn’t been so warm. People in Hollywood resent pushy moral crusaders who criticize their business practices. When Glantz ran a photo of Warner Bros. chief Barry Meyer in one of his ads, citing him as a tool of Big Tobacco, a top Warners corporate publicist called the UCSF School of Medicine to question whether the publicly supported university knew its funds were being used to support Glantz’s campaign.

Glantz’s ads are often obnoxious, but they make a valid point. It’s time for a serious debate about a serious issue. Studies show that kids who see stars smoking in films are more likely to start smoking. If my young son were a teenager tomorrow, and you asked me what movie behavior I’d want him to emulate the least–cursing, experimenting with sex or smoking cigarettes–puffing on a Marlboro would win hands down. Yet profanity and sex trigger an R rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America, but smoking doesn’t.

I’m personally against all ratings and self-censorship, but if the presence of profanity prevented kids from seeing uplifting films like “Ali” and “Billy Elliot,” then why shouldn’t cigarette smoking prompt the same ratings restrictions? If the MPAA made every movie with smoking R-rated, shrinking the studios’ access to young moviegoers, the hue and cry about free speech would disappear overnight–99% of the smoking in movies would evaporate.

Glantz has an even more modest idea worth adopting: putting anti-tobacco ads on the front of movies that feature smoking. Studies have shown that when it’s been tried it has a considerable immunizing effect on young moviegoers. The film industry has been a generous supporter of all sorts of good causes, from promoting designated-driver campaigns and education reform to fighting global warming. But tobacco use isn’t a problem on some faraway Alaskan oil field. It’s right here at home, on every studio back lot. Maybe now is the time to do something about it.


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Boston Bond: The Truth About Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Friendship

After their own stumbles (well-meaning but insensitive remarks from Damon, as well as suspicion that he had helped kill a story years ago; embarrassing old video of Affleck seemingly groping Hilarie Burton on TRL in 2003) in the aftermath of the slew of sexual assault and harassment allegations laid out against Weinstein, followed by dozens of other prominent men, starting in October 2017, Affleck and Damon tried to make it clear that they wanted to be part of the solution as Hollywood moves forward as a more equitable, inclusive, safe place to work.  

“We know this stuff goes on in the world. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this,” Damon told Deadline. “I think a lot of actors have come out and said, ‘Everybody’s saying we all knew.’ That’s not true. This type of predation happens behind closed doors, and out of public view. If there was ever an event that I was at and Harvey was doing this kind of thing and I didn’t see it, then I am so deeply sorry, because I would have stopped it.”

Affleck said on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that hearing about Weinstein’s “terrible crimes” did affect how he felt about the movies they’d made together. “It sort of tainted that a little bit to realize while we were having these experiences and making these movies, there were people who were suffering and dealing with awful experiences,” the actor said. “I didn’t really know what to do with that, you know? It’s hard to know.” 

He said he’d be donating residuals from his Miramax films to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Film Independent.

Ultimately, Affleck added, “I thought I had a sense of the scope of the problem and I thought I understood it, and the truth is I really didn’t.”

Then, that December, Damon’s dad, Kent, died after a long bout with cancer, and while Damon was devastated, his father’s death hit Affleck really hard too. 

“The guy is like a brother to me and there are ups and downs in life,” Damon shared with People in March 2018 at a Water.org event in New York. “It was a bad year for him, too. He was very, very close to my father, they had a great relationship. Loved each other a lot. So last year was no real picnic for him either.”

That summer, Affleck returned to rehab for 40 days, after which he continued with outpatient treatment and the never-ending efforts that go into the process of staying sober, his support system—Garner, his kids, his parents, brother Casey and best friend Matt—intact from years past.

90,000 Stars who quit smoking and became more beautiful

Gwyneth Paltrow

Smoked for a very long time, smoking two or three packs of cigarettes a day. But during her first pregnancy, in 2003, she quit. Since then, Gwynne has been an adherent of a healthy lifestyle and actively promotes it to others.

Matt Damon

In 2004, the actor decided to quit smoking in order to improve his health for the conception of future offspring. Matt consulted a hypnosis specialist and cured a 16-year-old addiction in just three sessions.Then he began to persuade his best friend Ben Affleck to do the same.

Ben Affleck

Smoker with 20 years of experience. His best friend, Matt Damon, persuaded him to quit his addiction. Ben resisted for a long time, but in the end he “surrendered” to hypnosis specialists and got rid of nicotine addiction.

Christy Turlington

Supermodel Christy Turlington quit smoking in 1997, at the age of 27. In the same year, she became an ardent opponent of smoking – just when her father died of lung cancer.

John Hamm

John Hamm quit smoking back in 1995 and has adhered to a healthy lifestyle for many years. Even while filming the cult television series Mad Men, where the actor played a tobacco advertiser, he smoked nicotine-free herbal cigarettes. However, in 2013, despite the halo of “enemy of cigarettes”, Ham was taken to the hospital in order to remove a polyp on his vocal cords. The reason for its appearance, presumably, was smoking.

Katherine Heigl

Actress Katherine Heigl quit smoking in 2009 when she and her husband decided to adopt a child. The switch to electronic cigarettes helped her curb nicotine addiction.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen has been smoking since she was 15, but gave up her addiction on the set of “Twilight”. Her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson helped her in this.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has been a smoker for many years.But during the breakup with Brad Pitt, the actress became even more addicted to nicotine. In 2012, she was still able to overcome the bad habit and immediately gained weight. But regular training and proper nutrition returned the actress’s appearance to perfect condition.

Gisele Bündchen

For many years, it was cigarettes that helped the supermodel stay slim. But in 2003 she decided to quit smoking because of planning a pregnancy and wanting to have healthy children.After parting with nicotine, the model gained almost 7 kilograms, but quickly got in shape and admitted that she began to feel much better after the suppression of addiction.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron tried to quit smoking many times – unsuccessfully. But in 2011, the actress still managed to get rid of addiction with the help of hypnotherapy.

Vladimir Mashkov

Vladimir Mashkov quit smoking back in 2001. The reason was the shooting in Hollywood with Robert De Niro, when the whole set was against smoking and cigarettes.I had to quit.

Alla Pugacheva

The prima donna quit smoking in 2013, after the surrogate mother gave birth to her twins – Lisa and Harry.

Aiza Anokhina

Isa quit smoking at the end of 2015. The businesswoman found out that she was pregnant and immediately stopped any harmful effect on her own body.

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How world stars and celebrities quit smoking

Hollywood actor Matt Damon was hypnotized, comedian Jim Carrey was stabbed with needles, and Gwyneth Paltrow exhausted herself with yoga.But now they are not threatened with death from tobacco, like every second smoker. How and why do Russian and foreign stars quit smoking? For the sake of children Hollywood beauty Ben Affleck, the star of the films “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbor”, quit smoking for his daughter Violetta, whom he gave birth to in 2005, his wife, actress Jennifer Garner. According to the actor, he knew for a long time that children are the only reason why he can get rid of the addiction. The “beauty” Julia Roberts also began to lead a healthy lifestyle, after she began to make attempts to get pregnant in 2004 – she quit smoking and took up yoga.In 2005, the actress successfully gave birth to twins. And this summer, Julia and her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, are expecting their third child. Uma Thurman and Britney Spears stopped smoking while expecting a child, but after the birth of the children everything returned to normal. But the wife of Michael Douglas, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones did not succeed. part with a bad habit. At one time, she decided that one should not set a bad example for her son and daughter, but she still continues to smoke. Elizabeth Hurley tried on the advice from the book to quit smoking using a “substitute” for cigarettes – baby pacifier, and also used nicotine patches, but these methods did not help her. For the sake of work Sylvester Stallone gave up cigarettes in the mid-70s, when he starred in the film about the boxer “Rocky”, which made him a real star. During filming, the actor felt that he began to suffocate in the ring, and this served as a good reason to quit smoking. “The Godfather” Al Pacino stopped smoking at 54, feeling that tobacco adversely affects his “signature” timbre of voice – low, with a hoarse voice. Vladimir Mashkov parted with cigarettes in 2001 for the sake of filming in Hollywood – in the film “15 Minutes of Glory” with Robert De Niro.He got the episodic role of a Bulgarian plumber, whose murder is being investigated by a policeman in the person of De Niro. For the sake of a career, singer Alexander Malinin overcame nicotine addiction. Smoking one and a half packs a day, he realized that cigarettes spoil his voice. And when one day on the train on the way from the tour he ran out of cigarettes, he decided that this was a great reason to “quit”. In his opinion, it is possible to quit smoking only in one fell swoop, and a gradual reduction in the number of cigarettes is not an effective method.The hardest part is in the beginning, the main thing is to set yourself up for success. To set an example Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose image is invariably associated with a cigar, actually quit smoking back in 1985 – on the day of the national anti-smoking rally. Comandante, who smoked at 44 from the age of 15, forever said goodbye to a long-standing habit in order to set a personal example for his people and all of humanity. Doctors and, according to some sources, the famous French underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau convinced Fidel Castro to quit smoking.In an interview, Castro said: “I had a good reason and certain obligations, maybe that is why this step was easy for me.” True, he somehow admitted that this act was his perhaps the greatest victim of the Revolution. Keeping a promise 64-year-old rock singer and composer Johnny Holiday, who was “dubbed” the French Elvis Presley for his manner of performing his songs, took part in the Paris-Dakar rally at the age of 58 in 2002. At one of the Saharan stages, his Nisan broke down.While waiting for help, he promised that if he got to Dakar, he would quit smoking. Rocker successfully finished in the Senegalese capital, and after that he kept his word, although not everyone manages to keep this promise. So actress Melanie Griffith, vowing to quit smoking at the bedside of her father dying of lung cancer, could not resist cigarettes. Now let’s figure out what methods the stars use to get rid of their addiction Hypnosis Ben Affleck’s friend, actor Matt Damon (“Save Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Bourne Identity) got rid of his tobacco addiction a couple of years ago through hypnosis.According to the actor, he – a smoker with 16 years of experience – only had three sessions. French movie star Catherine Deneuve had to resort to the services of a hypnotist, and also in the USA. The actress smoked three packs of cigarettes a day, but in the end, decided that it had a detrimental effect on her skin, and gave up tobacco 20 years ago. However, this method does not appear to have a lifetime warranty. In 2000, Deneuve smoked continuously on the set of the film “East-West”, she was also seen with a cigarette at the “Faces of Love” festival in Sochi in 2005. Yoga and Meditation Burning Spanish woman Penelope Cruz claims to have parted with cigarettes through meditation. She became interested in Buddhism, which helped her find peace of mind. At the same time, the press claims that the actress, who until then constantly smoked, got rid of her bad habit in order to please a man who hates women who smoke. The names of Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey were mentioned. Gwyneth Paltrow is said to have been able to cope with nicotine addiction through yoga.And, of course, pregnancy contributed to this. True, the actress still sometimes wants to raise her. Acupuncture Comedian Jim Carrey at one time became seriously interested in Taoism and decided that in order to achieve a certain degree of peace of mind, he must give up coffee, milk, bread, as well as sex and smoking. Acupuncture helped him part with cigarettes. The tabloids are silent about sex. The Russian actress Dina Korzun, known for the film “Country of the Deaf”, also resorted to acupuncture. The artist, who loved to smoke half a packet on an empty stomach, had needles stuck in her ears, and since then she has not smoked.

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90,000 Matt Damon: biography, personal life

Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA) in the family of Kent Damon and Nancy Carsson-Page. Matt’s father worked as a tax inspector, and his mother was a college professor. Matt has Scottish, English and Finnish roots. The parents of the future actor divorced when Matt was three years old, and he and his brother Kyle were raised by the same mother.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

When Damon was 8 years old, he met his future friend and colleague Ben Affleck.He lived several houses from Matt, and the boys quickly became friends. At the age of 16, Damon firmly decided that he wanted to become a professional actor, despite the discontent of his parents. He had to take all his savings (and at that moment he had only $ 200) and travel to New York to try his luck. Then he only managed to star in one commercial.

Films with Matt Damon

In 1988, Matt Damon entered Harvard, where he began performing his first plays on the stage of the local theater.He played his first role in the same year – in the comedy “Mystic Pizza”. He managed to get several small roles in various series and low-budget films, until in 1997 the movie “Good Will Hunting” was released, which changed his life and that of Ben Affleck forever.

Affleck and Damon wrote the screenplay for the film, which won many prestigious film awards, including the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Initially, the film studios refused to take the film about a gifted cleaner to work, as friends wanted to play it themselves, but their names were little known.In the end, they managed to find a company that agreed to work, and Robin Williams appeared in the main roles along with Matt and Ben, and the famous director Gus Van Sant directed the picture. The success of the film on a small budget instantly lifted Matt Damon to the top of the Hollywood Olympus, giving him the opportunity to star in more films. In the following years, “Dogma” was released, where Damon again starred with Ben Affleck, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The latter has received numerous nominations for MTV, Teen Choice and even Golden Globes for Best Actor.Together with Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow played in the film, and for this role Matt had to lose 13 kilograms.

Matt Damon – Jason Bourne

Most of Matt Damon’s roles have taken place in major Hollywood films. One of the high-profile premieres was the film “The Bourne Identity” in 2002, where Damon played the main role. The success of the action movie, based on the novel by Robert Ludlem, allowed the studio to give the green light to several more films about the CIA agent. Damon in each of them returned to his role as Jason Bourne.Great success also awaited the film “Ocean’s Friends”, which also received a sequel. The film starred with Matt Damon the largest Hollywood stars: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts. Damon was again nominated for prestigious awards for his role in Steven Soderbergh’s television movie Beyond the Chandeliers, this time including an Emmy. In total, Matt has about 45 nominations and 19 film awards. The actor has an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in The Martian.

Matt Damon’s personal life

In the personal life of Matt Damon, everything is calm for a long time. The actor is married to former bartender Luciana Bossan Barroso, originally from Argentina. The couple met in 2003 in Miami, and in 2005 the official wedding ceremony took place. They have three daughters (Isabella, Gia and Stella), as well as Luciana’s daughter from her first marriage, Alexia.

Matt Damon Awards and Prizes

– Academy Award
Nominated: Best Actor, The Martian,

Golden Globe Award
Winner: Best Performance by an Actor – Musical or Comedy – The Martian

– MTV Channel Award
Nominated: Best Actor, The Martian,

– British Academy Award
Nominated: Best Actor, The Martian,

– Golden Globe Award
Nominated: Best Actor in a Miniseries or Film on TV (“Behind the Candelabra”)

– British Academy Award
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Behind the Candelabra)

– Actors Guild Awards
Nominated: Best Actor in a Television Film or Miniseries (Behind the Candelabra)

– Emmy Award
Nominated: Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film (“Behind the Candelabra”)

– Emmy Award
Nominated: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Studio 30)

– Academy Award
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (“Unconquered”)

Golden Globe Award
Nominations: Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (“Informant!”) And Best Actor in a Supporting Role (“Unconquered”)

– Actors Guild Awards
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (“Unconquered”)

– Award of the channel “MTV”
Nominations: Best Actor (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Best Fight (“The Bourne Ultimatum”)

– Actors Guild Award
Nominated: Best Cast (“The Departed”)

– Award of the channel “MTV”
Nominated: Best Actor in The Bourne Supremacy

– Saturn Prize
Nominated: Best Actor (The Bourne Supremacy)

– Award of the channel “MTV”
Nominated: Best On-Screen Team (Ocean’s Eleven)

– Golden Globe Award
Nominated: Best Actor in a Drama – The Talented Mr. Ripley

– MTV Channel Award
Nominations: Best Villain (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Best Music Performance (The Talented Mr. Ripley)

– Actors Guild Award
Nominated: Best Cast – Saving Private Ryan

– Academy Award
Winner: Best Screenplay (Good Will Hunting)
Nominated: Best Actor (Good Will Hunting)

Golden Globe Award
Winner: Best Screenplay (Good Will Hunting)
Nominations: Best Actor in a Drama – Good Will Hunting

– MTV Channel Award
Nominations: Best Actor (Good Will Hunting), Best Screen Duo (Good Will Hunting) and Best Kiss (Good Will Hunting)

– Berlin Film Festival
Winner: Silver Bear Outstanding Personal Achievement (Good Will Hunting)

– Actors Guild Awards
Nominations: Best Cast (Good Will Hunting) and Best Actor (Good Will Hunting)

90,000 13 celebrities who could quit smoking.| Maybe / quit smoking

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Taking into account the intense rhythm of life of public figures, it is not surprising that some are addicted to this bad habit, in the hope of relieving the tension at least a little. But it has long been generally known that smoking has a negative impact on health.

Fortunately, many stars at one time realized the seriousness of this addiction and were able to get rid of it.As a result, they are happy to share their stories and methods that helped them in their fight against addiction.

Brad Pitt

  • Brad Pitt occasionally smokes, then quits, then smokes again, then again ties up with a bad habit … Once he had to quit because of ex-wife Angelina Jolie: the actress said that no one in her house will not smoke, so as not to set a bad example for the children.
  • More precisely, since childhood he smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and for a long time could not overcome the addiction.For the first time, he gave up the addiction on the set of the movie Troy, where he had to spend hours in the gym. The load was too heavy, so the actor had to tie up. Unfortunately, that time it did not last long, and already on the set of “Fight Club” he smoked again. But then Angelina Jolie appeared in Pitt’s life, who thought that her husband would set a bad example for children. As we know, in the end, this marriage did not work out, and the breakup exacerbated the actor’s problems with alcohol and smoking weed.However, moving away from the divorce, Pitt reiterated that he decided to quit all addictions. To this day, according to many resources, he keeps his word.

Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Like other Hollywood smokers, Gwyneth Paltrow tried to quit through yoga. But that didn’t help her. As a result, the actress smoked her last cigarette only after learning about her pregnancy.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow recently admitted that she could not quit smoking, even when her dad was diagnosed with throat cancer.
  • The 38-year-old actress said her nicotine addiction helped her understand why people drink and are on drugs.
  • She told Harper’s Bazaar: “I understand how people can harm themselves because I smoked myself. I smoked even when my father had throat cancer. ”
  • But thanks to former drug addict and Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Jr., the actress was able to quit this bad habit. Downey helped her see how her smoking could affect her family and friends.
  • “It was like,“ I know this may be killing me, but I’m going to continue smoking anyway. But I did not understand that I was causing harm not only to myself, but also to other people. So he helped me figure it out, ”said Gwyneth.

Al Pacino

  • The legendary actor managed to quit smoking after an impressive 30 years of experience! It happened when Al Pacino was 54 years old. The man was prompted to refuse cigarettes by the fear of losing his signature tone of voice, since the actor had already begun to notice unpleasant changes.

Jennifer Aniston

  • The Friends TV celebrity has smoked for many years. She also drank coffee passionately and tried to cure both of these addictions with yoga. However, Jen was helped to end her craving for nicotine and cigarettes only by a serious “shake-up” – after breaking up with Brad Pitt, she began to have panic attacks, and cigarettes and coffee only exacerbated them. In 2012, she still managed to overcome the bad habit and immediately gained weight.But constant training and proper nutrition returned the actress’s appearance to perfect condition.

Sylvester Stallone

  • Sylvester Stallone started smoking when he was only 12 years old, so it’s not surprising that this bad habit still haunts him. For the sake of fairness, it must be said that the actor was still able to end the cigarettes – on the set of the film “Rocky” he literally suffocated in the ring, so he had to give up smoking.

True, over time, Stallone fell in love with cigars, but he tries not to get carried away with them too much.

Ben Affleck

  • Ben Affleck and Matt Damon started smoking in the last grades of school, carried the habit throughout their lives and quit almost simultaneously. If Damon was helped by hypnotists to get rid of cigarettes, then to Affleck… cigarettes. During the filming of the movie “Ace of the Trump”, the actor had to smoke five packs of cigarettes a day in order to make a good shot, so soon he simply could not look at them.
  • Ben Affleck often compares his fight with nicotine addiction to a roller coaster: he triumphs over a pack of cigarettes, then cigarettes take over.The battle lasted for over 20 years. Probably, it would have lasted forever, if not for the best friend of the actor Matt Damon and wife Jennifer Garner (now the couple are in the process of divorce).

Matt Damon

  • Matt Damon remembers exactly the day he thought about quitting smoking forever. This happened on August 5, 2004.
  • I remember my brother quitting smoking when he decided to have children. He then said: “I will cleanse the body for six months or a year before, you know …

This inspired the actor, and he himself decided to do the same.

  • Damon thought it was a great idea, so after meeting the mother-to-be of his children, he decided to quit nicotine. True, this turned out to be not as easy as he wanted: in order to permanently get rid of the addiction, the actor had to go through several hypnosis sessions.

Julia Roberts

  • Julia Roberts overcame nicotine addiction five years ago. Yoga helped the actress to cope with this difficult task. Once Julia admitted that smoking seriously prevented her from getting pregnant.Fortunately, this problem has been resolved, because, as you know, now the actress is raising three children.

Penelope Cruz

  • What exactly caused Penelope Cruz to part with this bad habit is not known for certain. Some say that the actress quit smoking for the sake of the young man, others that Buddhism helped her to get rid of the addiction. It is also rumored that Cruz went for it at the request of the director of the musical “9”, who was very afraid that because of smoking, the actress would ruin her voice.

Evan McGregor

  • Evan McGregor tried to quit smoking on his own several times, but each time he returned to this bad habit again. Once the actor went on a trip around the world on a motorcycle, where he once again could not resist and took up a cigarette. Returning home, McGregor turned to a specialist who conducted several hypnosis sessions and helped him finally quit.

Gisele Bündchen

  • The famous supermodel quit smoking for the sake of children.According to Bündchen, Benjamin and Vivian (that is the name of her offspring) deserve to breathe clean air. The model never regretted her decision to give up tobacco. Once in an interview, she said that after getting rid of the addiction, her taste and smell changed for the better.

Before I felt like all food was flavored with ash, says Bündchen.

Ashton Kutcher

  • The famous book by Alan Kara helped Ashton Kutcher quit smoking.After reading it, the actor almost immediately gave up cigarettes. And they contributed to this solution of Kutcher’s fears for his own life … On the set of one of the films, the actor had to perform many tricks, and he was afraid that intense physical activity simultaneously with smoking would ruin his health.
  • The famous actor got rid of his bad habit at the age of 40. He was helped to overcome addiction by the famous book by British writer Alan Kara “An Easy Way to Quit Smoking.” After reading it, Kutcher stopped smoking.Another incentive to quit tobacco for Ashton was shooting in a new film in which the actor had to perform many stunts. Then Kutcher was too afraid for his health and therefore decided not to combine smoking with physical activity.

Sharon Stone

  • At the age of 46, Sharon Stone suffered a stroke, and this circumstance forced her to reconsider her bad habits and outlook on life in general. After leaving the hospital, the actress quit smoking forever, reduced the amount of caffeine consumed and almost completely gave up alcohol (occasionally she can afford a couple of glasses of wine).
  • The fashion for smoking is long gone, what prevents us from following the example of people who have given up this bad habit? Among the stories of celebrities, yoga, hypnosis, books, and abstinence from others are mentioned, but the general result is that they focused on the problem, set a goal, and each in a convenient and comfortable way overcame addiction. Today, there are many more methods and methods, you just need to adjust them for yourself.


– Newsweek, January 2020

– People, November 2019

– Reader’s Digest, July 2019

90,000 Matt Damon is isolated in an Irish town and his style is meme

Matt Damon decided to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic in an Irish seaside town, but the rustic image of celeba was the reason for jokes and memes. The popular actor literally became a local hero and practically Irish, which cheered up people on the web.

American actor Matt Damon followed the example of many people and isolated himself during the spread of the COVID-19 infection. For the quarantine shelter, the Contagion star chose Dalkey, one of the small resort towns southeast of Dublin, Ireland.

Local residents warmly welcomed the celeba, but tried not to bother with requests for an autograph or a joint photo. The mere observation of Matt Damon even diversified the everyday life of the small town.And it seems that the actor himself got used to the role of a village guy and practically became a real Irishman.

However, one of the residents of the town, Mary Caviston, the owner of a local restaurant, managed to catch the star, and her wishes for a photo as a souvenir were crowned with success, writes The New York Times.

Matt Damon and Mary Caviston

In addition, one of the frames of Matt Damon’s daily quarantine routine became so popular that it simply turned into a meme. It is not known exactly when and by whom the picture was taken, but the fact that it lifted the spirits of many seems to remain a fact.

Dylan varian

Kudos to Matt Damon, who brought a big bag of cans for the guys ✊
I’m waiting for him to ask me for euros for the hostel.

A photo of a carefree actor in a tracksuit and holding a package in his hands made the memos to work. People liked Matt Damon’s rustic style so much that he sunk into the soul of everyone who conducts their quarantine in the metropolis, and not in the outback.


Where’s Matt? You can find Matt Damon!


Matt Damon was photographed in Dalkey.

Ian Graham

Well, Matt Damon is still in Ireland.He must really have a thing about potatoes.

One of the users even compared the actor to the hero of the Irish comedy drama Adam and Paul, in which friends who are addicted to drugs spend their day looking for money.

Ger Duffy?

Matt Damon becomes a character for his next big role. Continuation of this absolute classic …

Memes about Matt Damon’s out-of-town life in Dalkey made the mood for English-speaking Twitter users.

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– Lynne (@tiedtheknot) April 12, 2020

And the story of the meeting between the actor and a local resident melted the hearts of many users.

Samantha brick

In every restaurant in the area he visited, locals and restaurant owners received a photo of him and posted it on the Internet.He’s a good man.

Jane townsend

How sweet.

Unlike Matt Damon, his colleague Ben Affleck chose to stay in California and isolate himself with his beloved and fluffy dogs. Without suspecting it, the actor fell into insane memes, because the celeba life hack “how to smoke without removing the medical mask from the face” turned out to be relevant for many people in quarantine.

Unfortunately, Adam Driver cannot boast of a calm life without negativity. People accused the actor of hatred of Muslim peoples and hate celebs on the Web. But loyal fans stood up to protect the idol, because in their opinion, Driver is a real hero.

How do stars quit smoking?

16 readers of “Telesem” asked last week.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. I wonder who of the celebrities quit smoking? And by what method? Zoya, 38 years old, lawyer, g.Wedge
We were told:
… Dmitry Kharatyan, actor:
– I quit smoking 8 years ago. Quit easily. I just decided not to smoke – and I don’t.
… Dmitry Dibrov, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (Channel One):
– I tried to quit smoking using an electronic cigarette. This thing actually helps, I liked it. But, unfortunately, the cigarette broke before I could figure it out. But while she was working, I did not smoke. A week.
… Natalya Bochkareva, actress:
– Quit smoking after participating in the project “Give yourself life” (“Russia 1”).Nutritionist Yulia Chekhonina helped by choosing a special diet. There are such bogus products. Some of them improve the taste of cigarettes, while others, on the contrary, turn away from them. My diet includes dairy products, vegetables, fruits, freshly squeezed juices – they spoil the taste of tobacco. And from everything fatty, fried and from coffee, the taste of cigarettes only seems better. I try not to eat anything like that and drink less coffee.
… Alexander Samoilenko, actor:
– The doctors forbade me to smoke because of heart problems. I gave it up.My son appreciated it. Previously, when he took him in his arms, he involuntarily turned away. Now we communicate normally.
… Olga Buzova, TV presenter, Dom-2 (TNT):
– She quit smoking solely thanks to willpower. I have not smoked for almost 3 years.

Help “Telesem”

What made the stars quit smoking?
Nikolay Baskov – fear of losing his voice.
Vladimir Vinokur – loss of voice in 1989
Iosif Kobzon – advice from others and concern about health.
Dina Korzun – acupuncture.
Valery Leontyev – an example of his wife Lucy and American anti-smoking chewing gum.
Sergey Lukyanenko – the book “An easy way to quit smoking.”
Brigitte Bardot – fear for the health of her beloved dog.
Matt Damon – three hypnosis sessions.
Gwyneth Paltrow – pregnancy.
Julia Roberts – Desire to get pregnant.
Sylvester Stallone – began to choke in the ring.

What are we complaining about?

for the infinity of the series:
In the “Wedding Ring” (“First Channel”), the dead are already being resurrected.The main character Igor was killed long ago, buried, two widows wept. And suddenly, after 4 years, he came to life. He lives with a new wife, does not grieve. You can’t fool the viewer like that, wind up the plot ad infinitum. Tatyana KUZNETSOVA, 35 years old, employee, Moscow
for studio renovation:
The ACADEMIA program (“Russia K”) gave an excellent lecture about kings and rulers, while the studio was being renovated at that time. Ugliness! You cannot knock, saw, carry things during the transfer. Alexey Alekseevich, 45 years old, employee, g.Moscow
for the weather forecast for tomorrow:
On NTV in the Weather Forecast, they constantly say “weather forecast for tomorrow” – both in the afternoon and in the evening.

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