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2011/02/12 at 12:00am

Matt Damon and Pedro Almod贸var to work together?

02.12.2011 | By |

While promoting ‘The Adjustment Bureau‘ in New York, Matt Damon confessed he has begged the brilliant Spanish director Pedro Almod贸var to do a movie together. He says he’s up to the challenge of working in a Spanish language film.

This comes at the heel of the news that Michael Cera is going to Chile to do a movie completely in Spanish with Sebastian Silva (The Maid). Will Ferrell kick-started the crossover movement when it was announced Ferrell would be doing a new comedy in Spanish with Mexican icons Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.

鈥淚鈥檝e been begging Pedro Almod贸var for years to give me a job in one of his films.鈥 Damon said of Almodovar, the Spanish director whose works include 鈥榁olver鈥 and 鈥楢ll About Your Mother鈥. 鈥淪ome of the best directors in the world are [Hispanic], ah, I帽谩rritu, there鈥檚 just a ton of guys right now,鈥 Damon explained.

Damon is factually right. Pedro Almod贸var, Guillermo Del Toro, Alfonso Cuar贸n and Alejandro Gonz谩lez I帽谩rritu, Juan Jos茅 Campanella are all Spanish language directors who either have won an Oscar or have been nominated for one in the last decade.

Damon added how difficult it is for any actor to work in a different language and be successful.

鈥淵ou know, I think about Pen茅lope [Cruz] or these actresses that I鈥檝e worked with who are acting in their second language, it鈥檚 unbelievably challenging, it鈥檚 really, really challenging, it鈥檚 a whole other thing. I鈥檇 love to work with one of those master directors in a Spanish-language film for the challenge. I feel like I can do it. Obviously as an American I wouldn鈥檛 pass as a Mexican, Puerto Rican, but no, I鈥檇 love the challenge,鈥 he explained.

The crossover of American actors over to the Spanish side is beginning to be a wise business decision for many thespians looking for status, acclaim, and yes, attention. The question is who is the next Hollywood actor to take the leap?

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