As we anticipate the opening of “Bourne Ultimatum” (August 30), the official visit of Matt Damon in Australia two weeks ago gave us the opportunity to sneak in a small idea. Australia is the only country in the world that has a metropolis with the word Bourne in it. So Melbourne honours the Hollywood star with all the city officials pronouncing the name of their own city MelBOURNE. For one day only, of course. Newly sworn-in Victorian premier John Brumbie makes a start when welcoming Matt Damon on the steps of State Parliament.
Catch their banter on SunHerald’s coverage of Matt’s visit here.