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Matt Bomer is More Than a Handsome Face

He is a real actor

Apr 23 2014, 5:57pm CDT | by

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Matt Bomer is More Than a Handsome Face
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Matt Bomer is More Than a Handsome Face

With the end of his hit show, White Collar, in sight, the 36-year-old actor was looking to take risks, challenge himself, and change how he's seen. He succeeded on all counts playing an AIDS-afflicted writer in HBO's adaptation of The Normal Heart. The grueling role took a huge emotional and physical toll, but Bomer wouldn't have it any other way.

The psychic has to be able to tell us," jokes Matt Bomer, cupping his hands around his eyes, pressing his nose to the glass of Maddam Grace's Los Angeles storefront. In black shorts and a well-worn gray T-shirt bearing the tiger mascot of his dad's alma mater, the University of Memphis, Bomer yanks at a locked door. "Nobody's here," he says, undeterred, a weathered sign promising glimpses into the past, present, and future hanging above his head.

"Don't worry," Bomer says, turning back toward his car, a black Mercedes station wagon. "We'll figure it out. We'll find our way."

At 36, Bomer has sharpened his Hollywood-navigation skills. For the moment, he's using them to find an elusive taco truck. "It's supposed to be here," he says. "In this lot. With this psychic." But in a broader sense, Bomer has used what amounts to a finely tuned inner compass to strengthen his profile while driving toward commercial, and now critical, success.

For the past five years, Bomer has played Neal Caffrey, an ex-con turned FBI ringer, on USA Network's White Collar, a tentpole drama for basic cable's highest-rated channel, now about to shoot its sixth and final season. Bomer describes Caffrey as "part Cary Grant, part Ferris Bueller, with a little Axel Foley thrown in." And while the character doesn't exactly punch at the premium-cable weight of a Walter White or a Don Draper, Caffrey has earned Bomer a large, loyal, and, rarest of all, inter-gender fan base that has suits swooning over his long-term potential. "There are guys men gravitate to and guys women gravitate to. Rarely do we get both sides of the audience gravitating equally," says Bonnie Hammer, the chairwoman of NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment operation and the executive who green-lit White Collar for USA. "With Matt you get both. Everybody sees him as the perfect leading man. That's rare reports Rare ."

 

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Sci-Fi Spoof Trailer For Space Station 76 Stars Patrick Wilson As An Outer-Space Ron Burgundy

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Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler star in first trailer for 70s sci-fi Space Station 76: watch now

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The first trailer has arrived online for sci-fi comedy Space Station 76, in which Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler star as a pair of crew members living on a ‘70s space station. “Welcome to the future of the past” chuckles the film’s official tagline, and sure enough, this first trailer is brimming over with affectionate nods to the early days of sci-fi. There’s very little given away in terms of plot, but if you’re looking to get a sense of the film’s general ...
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WATCH: Matt Bomer And The Cast Of ‘Space Station 76′ Show Off Their 1970s Styles In The First Trailer

Source: A Socialite's Life

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Remember a couple of months ago when we chatted about Space Station 76 and I said how I couldn’t wait for a trailer? The wait is over guys! The trailer is here! Yesss! Entertainment Weekly gave us our first look at the 1970s-esque space movie starting my b ...
Source: A Socialite's Life   Full article at: A Socialite's Life 2 days ago, 12:30pm CDT
 

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Trailer: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, and Matt Bomer revisit the 1970s in 'Space Station 76'

Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't! 3 days ago, 4:36pm CDT
 

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Matt Bomer And His Infinite Beauty Were Honored At The Giffoni Film Festival

Source: A Socialite's Life

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You know what’s great? Having some Matt Bomer to stare at on Mondays. You know what’s even better? When said Matt Bomer is receiving an award. The White Collar star took his beauty to Italy this weekend for the Giffoni Film Festival. But he wasn’t just there for fun, Matt was honored with the coveted ...
Source: A Socialite's Life   Full article at: A Socialite's Life 3 days ago, 1:30pm CDT
 

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Matt Bomer Hears Emmy Nomination News From Husband Simon Halls

Source: Just Jared

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Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared 5 days ago, 11:45am CDT
 

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White Collar cast megapost

Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Matt Bomer shows off his pearly whites while flashing his beautiful smile on the set of his show White Collar on Monday morning (June 30) in New York City’s Union Square Park.The 36-year-old actor filmed scenes in the farmer’s market at the park alongside his co-star Laura Ramsey that day. White collar season 6 begins! @SharifAtkins @TimDeKay @WillieGarson @Marsha_Thomason pic.twitter.com/OpLGVk75Wn— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) June 5, 201 ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't! Jul 14 2014, 12:47pm CDT
 

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Matt Bomer Gets A Visit From His Adoring Fans After His Emmy Nomination

Source: A Socialite's Life

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Source: A Socialite's Life   Full article at: A Socialite's Life Jul 14 2014, 12:30pm CDT
 

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Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons React To 'Normal Heart' Emmy Nominations

Source: On Top Magazine

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