Matt Damon may be famous today, but he too had to start somewhere. before Still water The star ranked high on the Hollywood food chain, having had several supporting roles, most of which included one-liners.
NS Limit Starr’s first speaking role in a classic comedy film Mystic Pizza. Damon has come a long way since landing his first acting role in the film.
Damon got a part in ‘Mystic Pizza’ against Ben Affleck because of his age
Ben Affleck and Damon have one of the best friendships in the entertainment industry. They have also worked together on a couple of projects. However, when the two started acting, they struggled for a role. Mystic Pizza, but only Damon landed the part.
The actor revealed in an interview in 2019 that he and Affleck both auditioned for the role, but got it because he is two years older than the latter. The actor said that the part came from a big chance of legal loopholes as he was 17 years old while Affleck was 15. The loophole was that Damon could only work at night when he was supervised.
Damon appeared with his future in the film Ocean’s Eleven co-star Julia Roberts. The former played Steamer while Roberts played Daisy, the Portuguese girlfriend of Steamer’s brother. The Charles brothers surprise everyone by bringing their poor Portuguese girlfriend over for dinner, which includes lobster mishaps and some “Green Stuff”.
Damon said that although he had a line on the show, he had to show up for three nights to shoot the table scene. However, the almost non-existent role served to keep Damon interested in acting and show business.
Damon finds success with ‘Good Will Hunting’
Damon attended Harvard University, while Affleck attended the University of Vermont. According to mtv, the pair started writing a screenplay for good will Hunting Which made its way to the screen in the late 90s. Damon played Titanic while Affleck played his onscreen best friend. The film essentially propelled Damon and Affleck to stardom after winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
The two initially sold the script to Castle Rock Productions, but the company demanded that Affleck and Damon shoot the film closer to save money. He was then given a month to find a producer. After discovering one, they finally settled on Harvey Weinstein with three days left.
The pair went with Weinstein because they took their time to read the script for the film and even noticed a small cheesy detail that best friends had swung into the script as a ploy. . Weinstein bought it for $1 million and agreed to shoot in Boston, which gave Damon and Affleck a place to work in their Boston accents.
Damon has had significant roles since ‘Good Will Hunting’
Damon’s fortunes began to change after starring in good will Hunting. He started getting more job offers and his star continued to rise. Appeared in Demon in 1997 rainmaker and caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who later put them in Saving Private Ryan in the next year.
Damon landed a role in 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley, playing titanic antihero. That same year he partnered with Affleck again. dogma But it was combined with commercial failures such as NS legend of badger vans And All beautiful horses.
In 2001, Damon became part of the highly successful of the ocean trilogy and Limit Voting. In of the ocean Eleven, he starred as Linus Caldwell, a role initially meant for Mark Wahlberg, who turned it down. Since then, he has appeared in syriana together of the ocean co-star George Clooney, The Good Shepherd, The Informant, Contagion, Elysium, And ford v ferrari.
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