One of the biggest and most well-known actors in the business, Tom Cruise, has repeatedly shown why he is the best at what he does, and his most recent film, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One, only serves to confirm this. The actor is passionate about acting in films and is renowned for having a deep love for the arts, which is evident on-screen.

When it comes to Tom Cruise’s illustrious filmography, his 1983 American teen s*x comedy-drama Risky Business is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. With more than $63M in box office receipts, the film was both critically and commercially successful. According to rumors, the actor asked one of his co-stars to play the lead, which she had turned down because of her father.

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise asked Diane Lane to play Lana in Risky Business 

Tom Cruise and Diane Lane worked on 1983’s The Outsiders, in which Cruise played Steve Randle while she portrayed the character of Sherrie “Cherry” Valance. The movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola was the adaptation of the 1967 novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton and was very well received by the audience and the critics.

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A still from ‘Risky Business’

According to reports, in the DVD commentary, Lane had shared that while they were filming The Outsiders, Cruise had already received the script for Risky Business and had very quietly asked her to play the role of Lana in the movie. But the actress recalled her father, Burton Eugene Lane, who was a Manhattan drama coach, ran an acting workshop with John Cassavetes, and turned his offer down.

The actress who worked with Michael Keaton in Man of Steel explained that her father told the actor that there was no way in hell she was going to be a hooker in the movie. Ironically, Eugene Lane did not have a problem with Diane Lane playing a groupie in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains in 1982 when she was just 15-years-old. The movie included a nude s*x scene with a much older man or when she was featured in 1983’s Rumble Fish’s orgy. Eventually, Rebecca De Mornay played the character of Lana in the movie.

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Tom Cruise slammed as ‘egocentric control freak’

According to reports, a screenwriter who worked with the actor in Eyes Wide Shut recently described him as an egocentric control freak in his new book, Last Post, which also dwells upon Cruise’s failed marriage with Nicole Kidman and his links to Scientology.

91-year-old Frederic Raphael, in his book, claims that Cruise along with Stanley Kubrick, the late director’s wife Christiane Harlan, and her brother Jan Harlan had attempted to erase his contributions to the movie’s final version and even tampered with his Wikipedia page. An excerpt obtained from Daily Mail suggests that the screenwriter wrote,

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

“I have never been called a liar by anyone as I have been by the Harlan clan and by Tom Cruise, an egocentric control freak to whom I have never spoken.”

The screenwriter also explains that after they wrapped up filming, the actor had attempted to manipulate him with a job offer, further alleging Cruise’s association with Scientology;

“He [Cruise] did offer me a job though, soon after you finished shooting; the better to have me on a leash, no doubt. In his turn, he too seems to need the control he finds in Scientology”.

The screenwriter was in no mood to spare anyone, which is why he decided to take a dig at Kidman as well, questioning her star power and lack of successful movies. Raphael imagines writing to the late director,

“Kidman has been a star for many years for many people: can you think of a single movie of hers you wanted to see again?” 

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Christopher McQuarrie confirms working on Tom Cruise starrer R-Rated Gnarly Movie

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who is currently working on Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part Two, will start working on an R-rated movie dubbed The Gnarly Movie. During an interview with Empire, the director said,

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Tom Cruise is working on ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part Two’

“There’s a movie that Cruise and I are talking about doing next or in some probably next, that Erik [Jendresen, writer] and I developed together – what has been referred to on the internet as ‘The Gnarly Movie.’ It’s that movie that they’re all asking for, and that we want to do.”

Back in 2020, the director noted that they had plans to take Jack Reacher into the dark R-rated territory if they continued the series, which unfortunately did not happen, but with him now confirming The Gnarly Movie, it would be interesting to see Cruise in an R-rated movie after a long time and first time directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is playing in movie theaters.

Source: Variety

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