That chubby dude to the right is Matt Damon walking to the set for his role as Mark Whitacre in Steven Soderbergh's The Informant. He definitely looks nothing like this, so I guess this is a time before the man embraced the baldness. Still, it's cool to see Damon get a chance to morph physically for a role -- in a way that doesn't have him putting on disguises with the Ocean crew. You can check out a larger version of this picture, plus a bunch of others, over at Just Jared.

To refresh your memories, The Informant is the big-screen adaptation of Kurt Eichenwald's book, which focuses on Whitacre's role as an undercover, FBI informant during the investigation of Archer Daniels Midland and price fixing antitrust case. There should be a lot of meat for Damon to chew on in the role, considering Whitacre's biopolar disorder and strange actions.

Once The Informant is all wrapped, Damon will team up with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman for the Nelson Mandela film, The Human Factor.

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