26 Hollywood Casting Close Calls
Matt Damon Could Have Been In "Avatar"
Sam Worthington was pretty much an unknown when he starred in "Avatar," one of the biggest box office hits of all time. He best thank his lucky stars that Matt Damon turned down the flick. "I talked to [James] Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit," explains Matt. "I really wanted to do 'Avatar' and work with Jim Cameron and watch him direct and learn a lot. But we were finishing 'The Bourne Ultimatum' and I couldn't leave; it was a scheduling issue." [Glamour UK ]