The questions “what would happen if? ..” Hollywood actors are asked more often than mere mortals. Matt Damon in a recent interview for GQ said that Avatar director James Cameron offered him the role of Jake Sally in the film. And he offered a significant percentage of the collection of films. But Damon refused.
– When he offered me the role, he said: “I do not need anyone. I do not need a loud acting name for the picture. If you do not agree, I will take on the role of an unknown actor, because the film does not really need you. But if you agree, I will give you 10% of the fees … “
Matt Damon refused, because the Avatar movie set was in conflict with his shootings in the movie The Bourne Ultimatum. As a result, Cameron’s movie grossed more than $ 2.78 billion at the box office and for a long time was the highest grossing film in the history of cinema. Only this year the Avengers finals passed him. For participation in the “Avatar” Damon could receive more than $ 250 million, according to Deadline .
Matt Damon claims he has no regrets about lost profits. Much more, he regrets that he could not work with the director Cameron.
– Cameron told me during the conversation: “You see, I made only six films.” Then I did not understand this. He so rarely makes, but you know all his films. I realized that, responding with a refusal, I missed the chance to ever work with him. That sucks. But my children are fed. I’m fine.