Matt Damon turned down Avatar role and lost out on big money

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Matt Damon turned down the biggest pay cheque of his career by not appearing in Avatar.

The 50-year-old actor has revealed he was offered a part in James Cameron’s hit 2009 movie, and said the director offered him 10 percent of the film’s profits as his pay cheque for taking part.

Matt turned down the role, and as a result he missed out on banking around $240 million, as the film grossed a whopping $2.8 billion globally.

He told Deadline: “I was offered a little movie called Avatar, James Cameron offered me 10 percent of it. I will go down in history … you will never meet an actor who turn…

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