Matt Damon is a dependable box-office draw -- especially if he's a film with "Bourne" in the title -- but he wasn't always a hitmaker. Following Damon's breakout success with "Good Will Hunting," he experienced a dip in ticket sales that caused many in Hollywood to slowly back away from the actor.
"I had a couple movies that didn't work, and some of them had big enough budgets that people care, and so basically my phone just stopped ringing," Damon said during a roundtable of great actors (Denzel Washington, John Hawkes, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere and Alan Arkin also participated) set up by THR. Damon said he went to London to act in a Kenneth Lonergan play before he was let out of Hollywood jail. "'The Bourne Identity' opened and everybody was my friend again."
As Damon noted, however, his dry spell wasn't all that dry. In the »
- The Huffington Post
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