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Too Good: Matt Damon, 49, took off his hat from fellow big screen action hero Tom Cruise, in an interview with Conan O & # 39; Brien on Tuesday

Matt Damon reveals that Tom Cruise told him that he was just & # 39; another security man & # 39; had hired when the crew member told him that his Mission Impossible stunt & # 39; too dangerous & # 39; used to be

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Matt Damon is an action star himself and has the successful Bourne film franchise under his belt.

But even the 49-year-old star of The Bourne Supremacy took off his hat for fellow big screen action hero Tom Cruise, in an interview with Conan O & # 39; Brien on Tuesday.

After a conversation between the couple about doing their own on-screen stunts, Damon told Cruise: & # 39; I'm bleeding, you win, you're the best & # 39 ;.

Too Good: Matt Damon, 49, took off his hat from fellow big screen action hero Tom Cruise, in an interview with Conan O & # 39; Brien on Tuesday

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Too Good: Matt Damon, 49, took off his hat from fellow big screen action hero Tom Cruise, in an interview with Conan O & # 39; Brien on Tuesday

The Oscar-winning co-writer of Good Will Hunting revealed the presenter of the talk show with a story about when he asked the Jerry Maguire star to tell him how he achieved a stunt while running along the side of a skyscraper in the film Mission 2011: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

I ate with Tom Cruise years ago, & Matt told the Conan host.

"I have cornered him a bit and I said," Hey, tell me something about this [a stunt he did], as if I'm afraid of heights. How did you do this? "

Iconic: Good Will Hunting's Oscar-winning co-writer unveiled the talk show presenter with a story about when he asked the Jerry Maguire star to tell him how he achieved a stunt in 2011 when he ran down the side of a skyscraper film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Iconic: Good Will Hunting's Oscar-winning co-writer unveiled the talk show presenter with a story about when he asked the Jerry Maguire star to tell him how he achieved a stunt in 2011 when he ran down the side of a skyscraper film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Iconic: Good Will Hunting's Oscar-winning co-writer unveiled the talk show presenter with a story about when he asked the Jerry Maguire star to tell him how he achieved a stunt in 2011 when he ran down the side of a skyscraper film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Another: the series also included Cruise, who was dangled by co-star Jeremy Renner [photo]

Another: the series also included Cruise dangling from the ankle by co-star Jeremy Renner [photo]

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Another: the series also included Cruise dangling from the ankle by co-star Jeremy Renner [photo]

& # 39; And he says, "Oh, you know … I've been dreaming for fifteen years of this recording, this series, and finally I got the chance to do it."

And I go, "So how did it happen?" And he says, "OK, so I'm going to the security man … the security man says," You can't do that. That is too dangerous. "

& # 39; And [Tom] going … & # 39; So I get another security man. & # 39; & # 39;

& # 39; And I looked at him and I kind of like, "I'm ticking, you win, you're the best."

A-listers: I ate with Tom Cruise years ago, & Matt told the Conan host [photo right]
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A-listers: I ate with Tom Cruise years ago, & Matt told the Conan host [photo right]

A-listers: I ate with Tom Cruise years ago, & Matt told the Conan host [photo right]

Vertigo: Earlier in the interview, Damon admitted that he & # 39; fear of heights & # 39; when he looked over the edge of a building in Dubai

Vertigo: Earlier in the interview, Damon admitted that he & # 39; fear of heights & # 39; when he looked over the edge of a building in Dubai

Vertigo: Earlier in the interview, Damon admitted that he & # 39; fear of heights & # 39; when he looked over the edge of a building in Dubai

Earlier in the interview, Damon admitted that he & # 39; fear of heights & # 39; when he looked over the edge of a building in Dubai.

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Matt said he would not have been able to perform the same stunt as Cruise, with The Mummy star running at full speed along the side of a building while holding onto a rope.

& # 39; My reaction is: "Too bad we can't do that series, it would have been really cool." His response is: "No, we will get another security man."

Really not: Matt said he would not have been able to perform the same stunt as Cruise, with The Mummy star running at full speed along the side of a building while holding onto a rope

Really not: Matt said he would not have been able to perform the same stunt as Cruise, with The Mummy star running at full speed along the side of a building while holding onto a rope

Really not: Matt said he would not have been able to perform the same stunt as Cruise, with The Mummy star running at full speed along the side of a building while holding onto a rope

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