Matt Damon is likely one of the highest-grossing actors ever, however missed out on Avatar attributable to his Bourne commitments.
Matt Damon has been open about missing out on starring within the Avatar motion pictures attributable to his dedication to the Bourne franchise, however now that James Cameron’s movies have pulled in over $5.2 billion worldwide, he’s exhibiting extra remorse than ever.
Entertainment Tonight met up with Matt Damon and precise Avatar star Zoe Saldaña, who performs Neytiri within the James Cameron motion pictures, whereas the 2 are at present engaged on a venture titled “Let’s Do Dinner” for Stella Artois. Throughout the dialogue, Damon known as turning down Avatar–which might have netted him 10% of the film’s field workplace–“the dumbest factor an actor ever did within the historical past of appearing.” And that is the man who starred in Caught On You! Damon was up for Corporal Jake Sully, which ended up going to Sam Worthington.
Whereas Saldaña isn’t precisely satisfied Matt Damon’s profession took a dive after dismissing Avatar, he doesn’t suppose he would have made it any higher, saying, “Have you learnt what sort of film that might’ve been if I might had been in it?” On his field workplace efficiency, he mentioned, “I’ve in all probability finished, like, 50 motion pictures. I’ve by no means been in a film that made $1 billion.” As per The Numbers, Damon’s highest-grossing film domestically is The Martian, with $228 million…which is lower than the primary Avatar’s finances. That Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film can also be his high earner worldwide, at $654 million…lower than each Avatar motion pictures took in domestically.
James Cameron, who isn’t one to shrink back from providing his opinion, mentioned final yr that Matt Damon has to move on from his Avatar fantasy paycheck. Whereas selling The Manner of Water, the director mentioned, “He’s beating himself up over this…And I actually suppose you recognize, ‘Matt you’re sort of like one of many greatest film stars on this planet, recover from it.’”
Avatar would have put someplace round $290 million in Matt Damon’s pockets if the ten% traces up with the worldwide take. We prefer to suppose that Damon took cameos as stage Loki within the final two Thor motion pictures so he wouldn’t remorse turning down one other main franchise ever once more…
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