Matt Damon was treated 'differently' after flops
Matt Damon was treated "differently" when his movies flopped.
The 'Jason Bourne' actor learned a lot from his experiences in Hollywood after some of his films performed poorly, including that he can't rely on friends for work, but appreciates it wasn't to do with him personally.
He said: "I noticed how differently I was treated in the business. But it helped me to come to peace with the fact it's not personal, it's about numbers. Friendships don't lead to jobs. In fact, friends could lament the fact they can't hire me because I'm not on the list."
While he will reprise his role as action hero Jason Bourne for a fourth time in the upcoming movie, Matt has little interest in another iconic character, James Bond, because he thinks his own alter ego is much more interesting and relatable than the British spy, who has most recently been portrayed by Daniel Craig.
He told Britain's Esquire magazine: "[Bourne] is so much more relatable. Think about it. Bond is from the 1960s so has the values of that time
"He's a misogynist, he swills martinis and kills people and cracks jokes about it.
"But Bourne is modern. He's an anti-establishment figure, he doesn't trust institutions, he's going against the system. He has one woman that he loved and when she's gone he doesn't pursue anything else."
Matt recently admitted he doesn't worry about failing because all experiences have shaped him as a person.
Giving the commencement address at the Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he said recently: "You're going to fail sometimes, and that's a good thing.
"For all the amazing successes I've been lucky to share in, few things have shaped me more than the auditions that Ben [Affleck] and I used to do as young actors - where we would get on a bus, show up in New York, wait for our turn, cry our hearts out for a scene, and then be told, 'OK, thanks.' Meaning: game over. We used to call it 'being OK thanksed'. Those experiences became our armour."