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Matt Damon turned down Daredevil

Actor Matt Damon said he turned down the role his childhood friend Ben Affleck played in Daredevil.

The Bourne Identity star, who grew with Affleck said, Daredevil was <g data-gr-id="17">the comic</g> they read as kids, but he turned down the offer because he did not know the director, reported New York Daily.

“For us it was always Daredevil - that’s the comic we read when we were kids. But when that one came along (in 2003) I chickened <g data-gr-id="21">out,</g> because I couldn’t tell. I hadn’t seen the director’s work and I didn’t know. So I just said, ‘No.’  “Ben was like, ‘I gotta do it.’ And the movie ended up doing very well, even though I don’t think Ben was ultimately very proud of it,” Damon said.

“Ben had that whole moment where he was in the crosshairs of and couldn’t really get a job. And he said to me at the time, ‘I can sell magazines and not movie tickets, I’m in the worst place to be, From there, he wrote and directed his way out of that and into a kind of place that neither of us had been - winning an Academy Award for Best Picture.”
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