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Matt Damon suggests there's one film he regrets making
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Matt Damon suggests there's one film he regrets making

The 52-year-old has revealed one film he wishes he didn't make

Matt Damon, 52, is one of Hollywood's most famous A-listers best known for his roles in Good Will Hunting, The Martian and The Departed.

With a whole heap of awards and accolades to prop up his fame alongside a long line of celebrity co-stars like Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio, the 52-year-old opened up one time about a particular project he truly regrets getting involved in.

Damon is perhaps best-known for playing the protagonist, Jason Bourne, in the Bourne film franchise.

The Bourne Identity, which was released in 2002, saw a huge critical success taking audiences by storm.

Just two years later, The Bourne Supremacy came out but it was the third addition to the franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), which once left Damon feeling so unsatisfied.

The Bourne franchise was a blockbuster success but Damon had his issues with one of the movies.
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Damon revealed his feelings about the original script of the film, which was written by director, Tony Gilroy, dubbing it "unreadable".

In an interview with GQ in 2012, the American actor disclosed: "It’s really the studio’s fault for putting themselves in that position.

"I don’t blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It’s just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender."

Damon continued: "I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It’s terrible. It’s really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."

The star of the five Bourne films went on to say: "We had a start date. Like, 'It's coming out August of next year.' We're like, 'Hang on, we've got to figure out what the script is.' "

Damon once called the original script of The Bourne Ultimatum "unreadable".
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To add more fire to the situation, the movie-star also divulged in the interview issues of Gilroy struggling to claim "sole credit" for the film.

"Before the movie came out, he arbitrated to get sole credit," Damon recalled, even though the script was a collaboration of different inputs.

Gilroy was subsequently turned down in receiving the sole credit, to which Damon noted: "That was just a little bit of justice, I have to say."

However, even with the drama behind-the-scenes, The Bourne Ultimatum, which hit the screens back in 2007, went on to receive a box-office of over $444.1 million (approximately £380.6 million), three Oscars in the 2008 Academy Awards, several BAFTAs and excellent critical reception.

Not bad for a film you're embarrassed about.

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Matt Damon

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