Damon plays Francois Pienaar in the biographical drama, Invictus. In his first term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela turns to the sport of rugby to unite his nation. He teams up with the Captain of South Africa’s rugby team and encourages him to lead the others to world cup victory. Co-starring Morgan Freeman.
I’ve met most of the guys on that rugby team, and they all knew what was kind of being asked of them. It’s a really wonderful moment in that country’s history.