We've watched Donald Trump perform for years, but there's only one role he can play in movies: Donald Trump. Matt Damon shed some light on why we've seen that same character in so many movies.
Damon laid it out for the Hollywood Reporter.
No. The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. [Director] Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a b******* shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, 'Hello, Mr. Trump!' — you had to call him by name — and then he exits. You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out.
It's like when you want to shoot some hoops with your friends, but the kid whose dad owns the basketball court wants to be on the team. And he wants the other kids to tell him, "You sure are great at this sport, kid."
H/T: Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter