James Cameron has made a savage quip to Matt Damon after a viral remark the actor made about lacking out on Avatar’s field workplace success again in 2009.
In 2021, Damon revealed on the Cannes Movie Competition he had turned down the possibility to rake in 10 per cent of Avatar’s income if he starred within the venture.
The movie grossed a whopping US$2.9 billion on the time, (approx. $4.3 billion), that means he would have made about $430 million if he’d taken half.
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Now, in an interview with BBC Radio 1, Cameron has despatched some playful, however sharp phrases to Damon.
“He is beating himself up over this,” Cameron mentioned. “And I actually suppose you already know, ‘Matt you are type of like one of many largest film stars on the planet, recover from it.'”
He added, “However he needed to do one other Bourne movie which was on his runway and there was nothing we may do about that. So he needed to regretfully decline.”
The BBC interviewer prompt that Damon ought to have a cameo in a future Avatar movie, to which Cameron generously replied, ”We should do it. We have now to do it so the world is in equilibrium once more. However he does not get 10 per cent, f–ok that,” he joked.
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“I’ll go down in historical past,” Damon mentioned throughout the 2021 interview. “You’ll by no means meet an actor who turned down extra money.”
He added that he did certainly flip down the possibility to movie Avatar due to his subsequent upcoming Bourne movie, admitting that whereas the choice wasn’t the very best financially, it was the “ethical” determination.
It has been estimated that Damon raked in US$26 million (approx. 38.8 million) every for The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, and $25 million (approx. $37 million) for 2016’s Jason Bourne.
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