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Matt Damon is in demand. So much so that he made $3 million — $150,000 per second — to appear in this 15-second clip promoting Nespresso coffee. Talk about a passive income stream!
According sources who spoke with the New York Post, Damon has turned down most of the offers he’s gotten for ad sponsorships, but in this case, he took the cash and the opportunity to work with his old pal George Clooney. Clooney has been repping for Nespresso overseas since 2006.
And note: He says two words and then does a fake chuckle. That’s the entirety of the role.
Even better: This ad is a sequel! The little prank at the end is the same one in the original ad. (Available below.)
We all know that celebs make a lot of money sometimes for doing things that don’t require that much effort. And you’ll find no bigger Damon fan than the MN Biz editor. But this is crazy.
Sometimes we can’t fathom another actor or actress starring in one of our favorite movies but believe it or not, switches are made behind the scenes all the time and stars miss out on some potentially big opportunities. Here’s a list of 15 actors who passed up roles of a lifetime.
Will Smith- The Matrix
Will Smith has played a cowboy in a western, a captain in the Marine Corp fighting aliens and an agent assigned to track down extraterrestrial alien refugees but do you think he could’ve pulled off the role of a computer programmer in the action sci-fi thriller The Matrix? Well, neither did he. The action mega star admitted he passed up the role of Neo, which went to Keanu Reeves, because he wasn’t ready as an actor. “You know, The Matrix is a difficult concept to pitch. In the pitch, I just didn’t see it. I watched Keanu’s performance – and very rarely do I say this – but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix,” said Smith. “At that point I wasn’t smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to just let it be. Let the movie and the director tell the story, and don’t try and perform every moment.”
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We usually applaud celebrities for their beauty, their skill on screen or on the stage, or their penchant for getting into mischief. But this time around we’re actually singling out some very special celebrities for their accomplishments on another front: Intellect. These 14 famous folks have not only soared to the tops’ of their respective crafts but have never felt the need to dumb themselves down.
Love can blossom anywhere. For most actors and celebrities, love usually springs forth with a fellow star but these 15 celebs bucked Hollywood trends and married ordinary people.
Proving that Cupid can strike anywhere, Matt Damon was on location in Miami in 2003 to film the movie Stuck On You. While visiting a local bar one night, Damon would meet the love of his life, Luciana Barroso, behind the counter. Damon made his move on the single mother of one. Two years later they were married. Now the couple has four daughters. In an interview with UK’s “The Guardian,” Damon gushed about “My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her.”
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For some actors, being given the chance to star in a film is the dream of a lifetime, though some actors have had the opportunity to play a lead role in a movie and declined the offer. Here are 14 actors who were offered a lead role but said “no thanks!”
There are a whole lotta things the menfolk do that make us swoon; but, pretty high up on the list is being an attentive, nurturing father. Hopefully you know some average, ordinary men who are taking care of their business when it comes to their children because we can’t be a hundred percent sure these famous fathers are excellent dads. But we can only hope. So for a minute we’ll pretend these dads are as attentive as they look. Check out how these celebrities take time out of their busy schedules to show some love to their little ones.
You’ve seen the ads, you’ve watched the trailer now that the movie’s in theaters you can finally see the film. But before that check out what the actors told Madame Noire, including their characters, funny moments from the set and how fate acts in their own lives.
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Are some things just meant to be? Were you destined to run into that beautiful person on the bus? Has it already been decided somehow what your life’s journey will bring? We asked a few New Yorkers those questions. Check out the video to see what they had to say!