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Damon wears insoles for Invictus

Published 05/02/2010 | 13:14

Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller
Matt Damon had to wear insoles to make him taller

Matt Damon has revealed he had to wear insoles while filming Invictus.

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The 39-year-old actor plays 6ft 4in South African rugby player Francois Pienaar in the film, for which he has been nominated for an Oscar.

Matt said: "Francois is a big guy and I'm an average-sized guy, so we did little tricks of putting the camera higher and framing me to look larger in the foreground and putting a little insole in my shoe to give me another inch of height, and then obviously a lot of work in the gym and on the accent."

He continued: "There was a whole physical challenge for me to get ready for the role because I was playing a very famous man who everyone knows, so like any job, it's a magic trick really. Ultimately if someone doesn't believe you even for a moment then you've failed at your job, so you have to trouble-shoot when you're a year away from doing it.

:: Invictus is released in cinemas on Friday February 5.

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