Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Tom Cruise turned down the original Top Gun more than once
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May 13th, 2021 under Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes/Suri

Can you imagine Top Gun without Tom Cruise? Well, that was almost the case, according to Jerry Bruckheimer. The legendary producer told Extra’s Jenn Lahmers that the actor turned that role several times.

So how did Bruckheimer eventually get him to do it? He got the Blue Angels to take Cruise up with them, and the rest is cinematic history.

That is the cool story from the skies; want to hear the ugly one? Bruckheimer also revealed which actors vomited during their scenes up there. The answer is all of them, but Cruise. Even Kelly McGillis did it. She didn’t, but I am sure she thought about it because all of those actors most likely reeked of it.

Now that you know more than you wanted to know about Top Gun, you can go see it in theaters again for its 35th anniversary.

Back to Cruise, if he had turned down Top Gun, the movie that launched his career to superstardom, we probably would be talking about the actor who replaced him. You know, like Michael J. Fox, who replaced that other actor in Back to the Future. Can you name who the original Marty McFly was? Hint, he wore a Mask.


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