Matt Damon is different from some of his Hollywood counterparts. While some glorify their name and believe that they are the most talented people in the film business, Matt shows an amazing lack of confidence in himself, his abilities and strengths.
So, Matt told about the case when the role, intended for Brad Pitt, went to him. Then Damon could not believe his happiness and could not realize that for his skill they put him on the same level as the sexiest actor in Hollywood: “Once I was sitting in a sun lounger near Lake Como in Italy. Brad Pitt arrives. He comes and asks if I would agree to play in a project that will be filmed in my native Boston? - recalled Matt. - Brad was one of the producers of The Departed and for some reason decided that he was too old to play himself. Yes, and the famous Boston accent was afraid not to overpower … In general, in my acting career then the most absurd situation arose: I got into the project "The Departed", which brought Martin Scorsese a well-deserved directorial "Oscar" … I still do not understand how I could have been replaced by Pitt ".
Matt admits that he is almost a fan of Brad, because he admires literally everything that he does, but believes that Pitt is still underestimated professionally. Damon said that once watching a movie with Pitt's participation, he just admired him: “I didn't hear anything from what this guy said for five minutes. I just looked at him, and that's it. " “That day it dawned on me that there are both positive and negative sides to acting charm. Mediocre films compensate for the artist's charm. And in good pictures, it distracts from the most important. This is why I think Brad is still underestimated as an actor."