Jake Gyllenhall and Matt DamonIt has emerged that the lead role of Jake Sully in box office behemoth Avatar was originally offered to Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal. Both stars, possibly suspicious of appearing blue-faced, declined the gig and the part was left open for director James Cameron's first choice, unknown Aussie actor Sam Worthington.

Worthington has certainly enjoyed a change in fortune since Avatar. Before filming began he was living in his car, now he's the star of a movie which has made a record $2.5 billion at the box office and looks set to be made into a trilogy.
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