Matt Damon Says He Was Close To Playing Robin In Two Different BATMAN Movies And Passed On The Role Of Harvey Dent — GeekTyrant

Matt Damon he is known not only for the roles he has played in his career, but also for some of the ones he has turned down. He had a great time starring as a director James Cameronthe highest grossing film series of all time, Avatarbut it turns out there are quite a few more, including a few roles in the Batman franchises.

In a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via The Playlist), Damon said he auditioned for a Robin role in 1986 or 1987. He doesn’t go into too much detail and doesn’t remember much because he says he was about 16 years old, but this should be it Tim Burtonof 1989 Batman. It was revealed that Burton’s original ideas for Batman included a Robin, though the character was later scrapped. Then years later he was one of the Robin finalists George Clooneyhis movie Batman & Robinwith Joel Schumacher on the wheel.

“In 1993, I was one of the last three to play Robin in the George Clooney/Joel Schumacher Batman.Chris O’Donnell he had the part, but they were haggling over the money, so the studio bent on throwing in two other people for screen tests, but they wanted Chris, but they wanted him for a price. And I knew Chris and I remember calling him and saying, “I’ll work for a quarter of what this dude is asking.” I want the job! So I flew out and auditioned for Joel, but they always meant it (for Chris).

He went on to confess that he turned down a prominent directorial role Christopher Nolan‘small The dark Knight. He was up for the role of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face.

“Well, The Dark Knight” was a small role that was offered to me. it wasn’t Heath’s or Christian’s place.”

Then, finally, he confirmed that it was Aaron EckhartHarvey Dent Spare.

“There was some other big movie, some big part that I did where I was like, ‘Well, I can’t play Harvey Dent, that’s a relatively small role, but I’m the lead in this other thing. But you have to be optimistic about it and say “Everything is going well”. At that point, I had the biggest payday in (film) history, by accident, so I could never do worse financially, I could never make a worse financial mistake.”

He refers to his own Avatar blunder, laughing, but still a little upset about the whole thing. Damon also said he passed Tom McCarthy‘small Center of attention (it would have Mark Ruffalo‘s part) and Gus Van Santsmall Milkrole that eventually went Josh Brolin, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the role. However, she seems to be taking it all in stride, saying: “I really think the actor is getting the role he was meant to play… it happened for a reason and (Josh) was amazing.” Damon also said that he and Ben Affleck almost had a few roles Dead Poet Society when he was only 18 years old. This makes sense, as Damon went on to star in a similar youth ensemble drama at the time titled School ties.

Which of these roles do you think Matt Damon would be good at?

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