Hello, Matt fans! Last week Matt attended a VIP screening for The Last Tycoon in New York, alongside his cast mates Lily Collins, Kelsey Grammer, Dominique McElligott and more. Finally some pictures has surfaced today and you can find them in our gallery now.
As you may already know, The Last Tycoon has all its episodes available to stream on Amazon Video. I have added the second episode screen captures in our gallery – the first episode was added last year – in high quality.
I decided to not add all episodes at once. Many don’t have the chance to binge watch the show and screen captures can be really spoiler-y, and who would refuse to look at them while it has been added, right? So, I’ll add one episode per week, I hope this won’t bother those who have already watched the full season.
Please, remind that these screen captures contain spoilers for the second episode. Consider yourself warned!
By Dan Rookwood for Mr Porter
To become a star in Hollywood and realise the American Dream, you often have to adopt a persona and leave your true self behind. That’s the experience of Monroe Stahr, the central character in Amazon Prime’s lavish new period drama The Last Tycoon, a wunderkind studio executive who ditches his Jewish name (Milton Sternberg) and heritage in order to metamorphose into a power player in the golden age of cinema. But for Mr Matt Bomer, who plays Stahr in the 10-episode adaptation of Mr F Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, the opposite is true.
After making his name on US TV, most notably as a suave conman in 81 episodes of White Collar and then in 13 episodes of American Horror Story, Mr Bomer found international recognition in 2012 playing a ripped male stripper who drives women crazy in Magic Mike and its equally wild 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL. In a demonstration of his range, that same year he won a Golden Globe for his moving performance as HIV/AIDS sufferer Felix Turner in the HBO film The Normal Heart. But his “first real acting role” was to spend several years as a young man growing up in a loving, conservative Christian family in Bible Belt Texas pretending he was straight.
Our gallery was updated with some ‘The Last Tycoon’ promotional images. Remember, all episodes are now available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Matt Bomer enbraces role as 1930s Jewish producer in F. Scott Fitzgerald novella.
By Frazier Moore to Toronto Star
When he landed the lead in The Last Tycoon, Matt Bomer had never read the timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald novella on which the series is based. But by chance, he had just finished an other celebrated novel set in 1930s Hollywood, Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust.
“I was contemplating the themes both books deal with: How do you mantain your artistry in such a commercial industry as the movies – and can you? And I was thinking about how much Hollywood has changed since that time period. And how little has really changed.”
Before long, Bomer would be poring over Fitzgerald’s prose to prepare for his Last Tycoon portrayal.
Our gallery was updated with a few pictures of Matt during The Last Tycoon press conference held yesterday in West Hollywood.