Matt Damon is begging best pal Ben Affleck to let him be godfather to his first child with JENNIFER GARNER - and he is offering bribes to help his campaign.

Damon is promising to lavish the baby with gifts when it is finally born later this year (05).

He says, "He'd be smart to give me that job, I'd spoil that kid rotten."

But Damon won't be drawn on his own baby plans with his girlfriend LUCIANA BARROSA.

He adds, "I'm excited for all my friends that are having kids and I'm excited to be doing it myself one of these days. But we'll see. It's in God's hands."