ABC is airing the star-studded gala in a one-hour special called “Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute” on Thursday, May 27 at 9 p.m.
In an article for The Huffington Post, David Wild, one of the event’s writers, describes it as “that perfect combination of a loving tribute and a hilarious roast.”
“[The special] begins with sometimes Damon nemesis Jimmy Kimmel discovering the upsetting fact that he is in fact not hosting a tribute to Matt Dillon,” writes Wild. “Kimmel then asks this timeless and hilarious question: ‘What can you say about Matt Damon that hasn’t already been said about Brendan Fraser?'”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. “Good Will Hunting” costar Robin Williams, Ben Stiller and Sarah Silverman are likely to deliver more hilarity.
Long-time friend and collaborater Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck and Jennifer Garner are also there to support their pal. Clint Eastwood, George Clooney and Charlize Theron bring even more star power to the tribute. Even former President Clinton appears. We’re not sure why, but we’ll tune it to find out.
Will you honor Matt Damon’s work by tuning in to the tribute?
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