Matt Damon is among the protagonists of the new ambitious film by Christopher Nolan to be released this summer. The actor in Oppenheimer he will play the role of lieutenant in the United States Army Leslie “Dick” Groveswho worked side by side with J. Robert Oppenheimer to the Manhattan Project. This is another prestigious role, which adds to the long list of characters she has played in her career. Established as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywoodin 35 years of activity he has gone from war movies to comedies, from dramas to adrenaline-pumping action, from fantasy to biographical stories. Matt Damon has managed to build a respectable career, winning major accolades and getting the chance to act for directors such as Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood e Martin Scorsese. However, even someone like him has a great regret, which bears the name of Avatar.
Matt Damon has admitted that refusing to star in James Cameron’s film was “the stupidest thing ever done”.
Few know that back in 2009 the role of paraplegic marine Jake Sully had been offered to the actor of Will Hunting – Rebel genius. James Cameron to convince him to accept the offer, he had promised him 10% of the takings that the film would record. Although the proposition was tempting, Matt Damon was forced not to accept because he was busy in the post-production of The Bourne Ultimatum. Since Avatar recorded the highest grossing ever exceeding two billion dollars, that rejection ended up costing him a whopping 250 million dollars. And now that the film has grown into a multibillion-dollar blockbuster franchise, the Hollywood star regrets saying no to James Cameron.
Matt Damon vented all his repentance over the course of an interview he gave to Entertainment Tonight paired with the star of Avatar Zoe Saldana. The two actors were interviewed to publicize the new project Stella Artois, Let’s Do Dinnerwhich they are working on. Just the presence of Neytiri’s interpreter prompted Matt Damon to face this sore point. On the refusal of him told to Rachel Smith Of ET:
“It’s the dumbest thing an actor has ever done in the history of acting. Do you know what kind of movie it would have been if I had been there?”
The colleague tried to reassure him, showing him how his career was not affected by that refusal. Matt Damon then he complimented her for having participated in several blockbusters that have earned dizzying figures. In the end, with some regret, he reflected on the fact that, despite his long career, he cannot say the same:
“I’ve probably done, like, 50 movies. Nevertheless I’ve never been in a movie that grossed $1 billion“.
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