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Matt Damon on whether he'll play Aquaman

Hollywood has been buzzing lately about rumors actor Matt Damon could star as Aquaman in Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero action flick "The Justice League."

Matt Damon dicussing the world's water crisis at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.
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Matt Damon dicussing the world's water crisis at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

But Damon—who won a Golden Globe for best screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," which he co-wrote with friend and actor Ben Affleck—just laughed the idea off during a CNBC interview on Tuesday.

"Since they made Ben Batman, I've been showing up at his house every day dressed as Robin, but my little campaign I don't think has gone too well so far," joked Damon on "Closing Bell."

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Playing an amphibious superhero might not be a stretch for Damon, if only to promote Water.org, a non-profit he co-founded to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries around the world.

"If dressing up in yellow tights somehow moved the needle on this issue, I would be willing to do that," he said. "I've done sillier stuff."

—By CNBC's Drew Sandholm.

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