Hollywood actor Matt Damon refuses to be disappointed if movies he stars in turn out worse than expected - because it's the learning experience that's important.

The BOURNE SUPREMACY star often selects roles he wouldn't otherwise have chosen in order to work with a particular director.

And it was this selection method that led him to act in screen legend Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance, a film which didn't turn out as well as Damon had hoped.

He says, "If I can get close to a director I admire, even if I'm not satisfied with the role, I'll do it.

"For instance, I felt that way in Bagger Vance but I wanted to see Robert Redford at work.

"But I never quite got the tone with Bagger Vance. And I never quiet got the character right. I felt it was a small swing and a miss. And if I miss I'd rather take a big swing.

"I'd rather be in an OK role in what I think is a really good movie. At the end of the day it's about looking at the kind of movies you're in and being proud of them."

12/08/2004 02:50