Matt Damon turned down `Avatar`

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 08:51 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor Matt Damon has revealed that he was offered to star in 2009 blockbuster "Avatar" but turned it down due to schedule conflicts.

"I talked to Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit. I really wanted to do `Avatar` and work with Jim Cameron and watch him direct and learn a lot," a daily quoted Damon as saying.

"But we were finishing `The Bourne Ultimatum` and I couldn`t leave; it was a scheduling issue."

In the end, actor Sam Worthington was offered Damon`s role.