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Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie Roles

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Matt Damon Passed on 'Avatar'

The "Bourne" star revealed he was originally offered the role of Jake Sully in James Cameron's Oscar-winning film, but had to turn it down.

"I talked to Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit," he said. "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." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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