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.
Trump expects a role in any movies shot on property owned by the Trump company:
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.