It seems like we’re treated to a new, almost-happened casting or filmmaker decision every week that makes us wonder how a movie would’ve turned out if a few early discussions had gone another way. Last week it was Quentin Tarantino revealing how close he came to directing “Green Lantern,” and this week it’s “Invictus” actor Matt Damon confirming that he was once up for the role of Harvey Dent (a.k.a. Two-Face) in Christopher Nolan’s record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”
“I couldn’t — there was a scheduling thing,” Damon told MTV News of why he didn’t play the Gotham District Attorney. “I never spoke to Chris Nolan. I’m a big Chris Nolan fan, but I never spoke to him.”
Even though he wasn’t able to play the role, Damon said he doesn’t think anyone could’ve played it better than the actor who eventually brought Harvey Dent to the big screen in Nolan’s Batman universe: Aaron Eckhart.
“Look, Aaron is a great actor, so the movie didn’t suffer for it,” said Damon. “Every now and then you get one and you can’t do it.”
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