Matt Damon Apologizes to 'Bourne' Screenwriter for Diss

December 14, 2011 By:
Matt Damon Apologizes to 'Bourne' Screenwriter for Diss

In an attempt to explain why he’s not Jason Bourne anymore, Matt Damon made sure to ruin the career of at least one person in Hollywood.

In a recent chat with GQ magazine, Damon said that screenwriter Tony Gilroy was phoning it in with The Bourne Ultimatum script.

“It was unreadable,” Damon said. “This is a career-ender.”

Damon was all set to go on the forth installment in the franchise, but after they kept pushing it without having a script in place, both Damon and the movie’s director decided to pull out.

Damon continued his rant about the first draft of the script:

"I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing.”

Matt. You were in EuroTrip. I don’t even wanna hear it.

“He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left,” Damon continued.

I guess Damon felt bad after that, because he called the GQ reporter back up and told them:

"My feelings were hurt. That's all. And that's exactly why I shouldn't have said anything. This is between me and him. So saying anything publicly is f-cking stupid and unprofessional and just kind of douchey of me."

And despite his outburst, Damon said: “If I didn't respect him and appreciate his talent, then I really wouldn't have cared (to apologize)."