Cannes: Matt Damon Enters Awards Conversation for ‘Stillwater’

It remains to be seen if Tom McCarthy’s second directorial effort since best picture Oscar winner ‘Spotlight’ can gain awards traction beyond its central performance.

Matt Damon brought some major star wattage to the Croisette on Thursday evening, attending the Cannes Film Festival world premiere of Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater, a drama which is, above all else, a showcase for a strong Damon performance.

The ageless veteran clearly relished the chance to play a regular guy again — as opposed to an assassin,

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