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Matt Damon thinks he is second choice

india Updated: Mar 09, 2010 13:08 IST

Matt Damon

Hollywood star Matt Damon has claimed that he is never the first choice of directors and is offered only those roles which A-listers like Brad Pitt has rejected.

The 40-year-old actor, who starred alongside Pitt and George Clooney in the


series of movies, insisted that his success comes from "piggybacking" his co-stars as he is mostly cast as the supporting actor, Contactmusic reported.

"I think the roles go to Brad first. Which is fine. Ask anybody on the street which actors starred in the


movies, and they'll tell you it was George and Brad.

"I'm 'support' in


. As I was in

Saving Private Ryan

. Tom Hanks carried that movie. You could accuse me of piggybacking on other people's brilliance more than anything," said Damon.


Bourne Identity

star wishes to act in a comedy, but believes they are the hardest films to pull off successfully.

"I'd love to end up in a movie like The Hangover, but I think it's just really hard to make a good comedy. To sustain a whole movie? That's really, really tough to do, and that's why there are so few great comedies," said Damon.