Tom Hanks is a well-known performer in Hollywood. He has been an actor for more than 40 years, and his films have achieved tremendous success at the box office around the world. Hanks has won numerous honors, including a Tony Award, two Oscars, and seven Emmys. The actor is adored by both audiences and critics for his dramatic and lighthearted performances. 

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

The 67-year-old actor has continuously displayed his versatility as an actor. He has garnered millions of fans worldwide with critically acclaimed films like Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, and Road to PerditionThe Terminal actor has been part of many successful films, but he lost one of the iconic roles in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire to Tom Cruise. The role in the film earned Cruise an Oscar nomination. 

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Tom Hanks lost role in Jerry Maguire to Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is popular for experimenting with different types of characters in his projects. He is one of the most versatile actors in the industry. Hanks is famous for his witty role and has been entertaining people for decades. Despite being an Oscar winner, the actor lost an iconic role in Jerry Maguire to Tom Cruise.

The classic romantic comedy-drama Jerry Maguire centers on a powerful sports agent who has a moral awakening and establishes his own management company. Before Cruise was cast for the coveted role, writer-director Cameron Crowe revealed that the Academy Award recipient was in the running for the role. He wrote the script for Jerry Maguire especially for the 67-year-old actor. However, by the time he’d finished the script, Hanks was no longer in a position to take the role.

Crowe explained,

“I took so long doing the script that Hanks was no longer a 35-year-old man. By the time he got [the script], he was almost 40 and had two Academy Awards and wanted to direct.”

The role eventually went to the Top Gun star and bagged him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe win for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

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What is Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise about?

Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise starring Jerry Maguire, is a romantic comedy-drama. The film traces the tale of a high-powered sports agent who has a moral crisis and decides to launch his own management company with the aid of his one and only client, a talented but unpredictable football player played by Cuba Gooding Jr.

The movie is renowned for its tagline, “Show me the money!” which became a craze in popular culture. The film examines morality, loyalty, and the definition of success, among other topics. It highlights the challenges faced by a man as he searches for his true calling in life while navigating the competitive world of professional athletics. 

It garnered positive reviews from critics. It generated a whopping $273.5 million in global box office revenue. Cruise’s performance in Jerry Maguire is widely regarded as one of his most iconic roles.

Jerry Maguire is available for streaming on Netflix.

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Source:  WhatCulture

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