Matt Damon is a renowned American actor known for his versatile performances in various films. He gained widespread acclaim for his roles in the “Bourne” series and has appeared in critically acclaimed movies like “Good Will Hunting” (for which he won an Oscar), “The Martian,” and “The Departed.” Despite turning down a lucrative role in “Avatar,” Damon has continued to be a prominent figure in Hollywood, showcasing his talent and versatility in various genres.
Recently in an interview, Matt Damon revealed that he turned down a leading role in James Cameron’s “Avatar” years ago, which could have earned him around $250 million. He explained that he couldn’t accept the role at the time due to prior commitments to the “Bourne” series.
The role eventually went to Sam Worthington, and “Avatar” became the highest-grossing movie of all time, with a lifetime gross of nearly $3 billion since its release in 2009. Despite the missed opportunity, Damon seems to have done well in his career.
Matt Damon is starring in Christopher Nolan’s latest war-era epic “Oppenheimer,” premiering in theaters soon. However, he may not hold the record for turning down the most money, as Sean Connery reportedly declined a role in “Lord of the Rings” that could have earned him around $450 million.