as you think Matt Damon, “an actor gets the role he is destined to have”. This reflection, which could be engraved on a Hollywood Mr. Wonderful mug, would help explain the considerable number of roles in award-winning feature films that he has turned down throughout his career, including ‘Spotlight’, ‘My name is Harvey Milk’ or ‘The Dead Poets Club’. Almost nothing…
However, today we are going to briefly focus our attention on Damon’s relationship with the world of franchises and, more specifically, with the universe of DC’s Batman. And it is that of Cambridge could have participated in not one, but two productions for the big screen focused on the adventures of Batman.
One of them was nothing less than in ‘The Dark Knight’ by Christopher Nolan, in which refused to give life to Harvey Dent, aka Dos Caras; one of the villains of the show that he ended up playing Aaron Eckhart. So he spoke about it on the Happy podcast. Sad. confused. while, in turn, he lashed himself on the back again for having ruled out working on ‘Avatar’ in exchange for 10% of his box office.
“Well, the ‘Dark Knight’ thing was a small role that they offered me. It wasn’t Heath’s or Christian’s. There was another big movie, another big role that I was doing and I was like, ‘Well, I can’t play Harvey Dent, it’s a relatively small role, but I’m starring in this other one.’ But you have to be optimistic and think, ‘Everything will be fine.’ At that time I rejected the largest payment in history [del cine] accidentally, so I will never do worse financially. I will never make a worse financial mistake.”
Mind you Damon he got the thorn out of collaborating with Nolan in ‘Interstellar’, and it seems that he has become part of the British’s usual collaborators, since he will repeat with him in ‘Oppenheimer’.
“Sometimes you look at a part, okay, it’s a good part in a big movie — I later did a small part in another Christopher Nolan movie, in Interstellar — I wanted to be part of that troupe, he works with the same actors over and over again, but I wanted to be on that journey.”
But, be careful, because Ben Affleck’s bosom friend, with whom he shares an Oscar for the script for ‘Indomitable Will Hunting’, was able to be part of the Bat-Family at the end of the 90s in ‘Batman & Robin’ Joel Schumacher; given that was one of the finalists to win the role of Robin which ended up in the hands of Chris O’Donnel… although the thing had cat locked up.
“In 1993, I was one of three finalists to play Robin in George Clooney and Joel Schumacher’s Batman. Chris O’Donnell had the part, but they were haggling over the salary and the studio lashed out by bringing in two other people to test, but they wanted Chris, albeit at a certain price. I knew Chris and I remember calling him and saying, ‘I’ll do it for a quarter of what this guy is asking for.’ He laughed. ‘I want the job! So I flew and I did the casting for Joel, but they had always planned it for Chris.”
Sadly, we will be left without knowing how Matt Damon would have felt the suit with nipples incorporated.
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