Matt Damon kidnaps Jimmy Kimmel

Oscar winner Matt Damon hosts "Jimmy Kimmel Live" after kidnapping Kimmel and duct-taping to a chair. Surrounding Damon and Kimmel are, standing from left, guests Andy Garcia, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Affleck, Sarah Silverman and Demi Moore. (AP Photo/ABC, Randy Holmes)

At last, Matt Damon got to be on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, and he didn’t waste his opportunity. Damon, who’d been the butt of a long-running joke, took over ABC’s ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ Thursday, kidnapping the host and keeping him gagged and duct-taped. Damon and a slew of celebrity guests — Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Silverman, and Demi Moore, among others — then spent the hour mercilessly mocking the helpless Kimmel. It was sweet revenge for Damon, who for years was denied a chance to be on the show because Kimmel would joke that he was out of time. At the end of Thursday’s show, Damon asked Kimmel if he had anything to say. But just as the host was about to be untied, Damon pulled the microphone away. “Wait,’’ the actor said. ‘‘I’m sorry. We’re out of time.’’


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