What it really took for Tom Cruise to agree to star in Top Gun
“It wasn’t easy,” Bruckheimer said Variety, recalling that the actor’s demanding approach to the roles he would take. “We wanted Tom after seeing ‘Risky Business’ and he kind of hemmed and hawed.”
The solution to getting Cruise onboard was ultimately the same one that most people turn to when they need someone to accept something: they stuck him in a jet plane and spun him around. to what he says ceded. “So we arranged for him. To fly with the Blue Angels to the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif.,” Bruckheimer said. “He got on his motorcycle up there and he had just finished a movie with it. Ridley Scott, ‘Legend, and his hair was long and in a ponytail. And they looked at him and thought, we’re going to give this hippie. They took him on an F-14 and flipped him over and had did all kinds of stunts to turn him around and make sure he never came back into a cockpit. But it was just the opposite. He landed and he walked over to a phone booth and got me. called and said, “Jerry. I’m making the movie. I love.” “
As of this point, it’s unclear whether other productions have brought Cruise into the fold giving him a real taste of the action. No one knows if he was convinced to join “Mission: Impossible 3” after the director planted a bomb in his wife’s brain, for example, or if he was taken to a museum and allowed to fight. Egyptian corpses preserved before “The Mummy of 2017”. “What is clear is that more jobs need to start including free rides in aerobatic planes as part of their onboarding process.