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Being Tom Cruise PhotoI'd like to make this into a series. Not daily of course, but a different actor each time on a regular basis.

I think that all of my favorite movies starring Tom Cruise would be just as good with someone else in his role. Almost anyone else. Seriously. There are some actors that just "become" their character (Johnny Depp, anyone?) and Tom Cruise isn't one of them. He's always...Tom Cruise. 

I figured we could play a little game. Let's recast Tom Cruise with another actor. They don't have to look like him or act like him - I want to know who would be better in that part or make that part better. So, say I pick Jerry Maguire...I'm casting Ryan Reynolds as Jerry.

I'm not setting it up as a response game because sometimes that can get annoying with people missing posts. Just pick a movie and recast. If the one you want isn't here, use it anyway!

Risky Business
All the Right Moves
Top Gun
The Color of Money
Cocktail
Rain Man
Born on the Fourth of July
Days of Thunder
Far and Away
A Few Good Men
The Firm
Interview with the Vampire
Mission: Impossible (any/all of 'em)
Jerry Maguire
Eyes Wide Shut
Magnolia
Vanilla Sky
Minority Report
The Last Samurai
Collateral
War of the Worlds
Lions for Lambs
Tropic Thunder
Valkyrie
Knight and Day
Rock of Ages
Jack Reacher

Get it? Go!


| Closed on 03/15/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Movies | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
14 Fans 
64%a. Sweet, I'm recasting Tom in ____
21%b. Nah, I got nothin
14%c. Other

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#1 | 595 days ago

a few good men - robert redford. i could always see him paired up with demi again except this time with that aching, unsatisfied sexual tension. ohhhright.

mission impossible 2 - dougray scott and t.c. switch roles because the prince in ever after to bad guy #1 in mission impossible was way too hard of a gear shift for me

eyes wide shut  - anybody. the opening scene where she's peeing and he's doing something in the mirror...and then your mind goes, "yeah, that's probably exactly how it is," and then you're like, i paid to see this? 

i haven't seen any of the others
  
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#1 | 595 days ago

a few good men - robert redford. i could always see him paired up with demi again except this time with that aching, unsatisfied sexual tension. ohhhright.

mission impossible 2 - dougray scott and t.c. switch roles because the prince in ever after to bad guy #1 in mission impossible was way too hard of a gear shift for me

eyes wide shut  - anybody. the opening scene where she's peeing and he's doing something in the mirror...and then your mind goes, "yeah, that's probably exactly how it is," and then you're like, i paid to see this? 

i haven't seen any of the others
#2 | 595 days ago

(Edited by woody050681)
A Few Good Men-- Joe Pesci. After his performance in My Cousin Vinny I think Joe Pesci would be great in any courtroom based movie.....Actually he should of just started lawyering and said to hell with being in films.

Risky Business--Eva Mendes. I just want to see her wearing nothing but boxers and socks.....yeah I'm a perbett.

"Edit" I missed the part where it said recast him with another "actor" So I change my Eva Mendes choice to John Candy (before he died) but for the same reasons I chose Eva.
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#3 | 595 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
Tyler Perry presents "A Few Good Men" (based on the novel by Sapphire)

Cruise -> Don Cheadle
Nicholson -> Sam Jackson (YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE MOTHER EFFING TRUTH!!!)
Demi Moore -> Kerry Washington
Kevin Bacon -> Anthony Mackie
Keifer Sutherland -> Will Smith (semi controversial roll for him, hmmmm)
Kevin Pollack -> Wendell Pierce (aka Bunk from The Wire)

...and Denzel as the guy who played Markinson (that'd be a pretty cool, almost cameo-like, roll for him)
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#4 | 595 days ago

Top Gun - Verne Troyer
Sweet, I'm recasting Tom in ____  
#5 | 595 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Top Gun - Verne Troyer
With Shaquille O'neal playing Goose?
Sweet, I'm recasting Tom in ____  
#6 | 595 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Top Gun - Verne Troyer
YES!! They need to remake Top Gun right now with those two.
Sweet, I'm recasting Tom in ____  
#7 | 595 days ago

It's already been done, but worth mentioning again: Born on the Fourth of July w/ Charlie Day

Sweet, I'm recasting Tom in ____  
#8 | 595 days ago

Manti Teo in A Few Good Men, especially ironic would be the part where he would say he wants the truth only to have Jack Nicholson respond with.
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#9 | 595 days ago

Days of Thunder - ANYONE!!! 
Seriously, probably Paul Walker.  

As you say, Jess, Tom Cruise only ever plays Tom Cruise.  He has a different name in the movie, but he'll never win an Oscar.

BTW, I just looked thru my DVD's and I don't have a single Tom Cruise movie in the whole collection.  
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#10 | 595 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
Days of Thunder - ANYONE!!! 
Seriously, probably Paul Walker.  

As you say, Jess, Tom Cruise only ever plays Tom Cruise.  He has a different name in the movie, but he'll never win an Oscar.

BTW, I just looked thru my DVD's and I don't have a single Tom Cruise movie in the whole collection.  
I only have A Few Good Men (love that movie so much) and Jerry Maguire. Neither of those movies are better because of Tom Cruise though, for sure.
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#11 | 595 days ago

Oh I lied, I have Rain Man too.
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#12 | 595 days ago

Tom Cruise is blech.   

I have to admit I have seen 13 of his movies.  I don't know how.  Definitely under duress.

Anyone else in all of them.
#13 | 595 days ago

Jess wrote:
Oh I lied, I have Rain Man too.
We had Rainman AND Cocktail on VHS and I have to admit I loved Cocktail, but because of Bryan Brown.  Tom Cruise just played himself again.
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#14 | 595 days ago

I have seen 4 of his movies and if they are listed in order of release. That means that Days of Thunder was the last one I watched.
Nah, I got nothin  
#15 | 595 days ago

Minority Report: James Caviezel
Valkyrie: Liam Neeson
The Firm: Patrick Wilson


only ones I have seen besides Days of Thunder and agree with Debi, Paul Walker would do a decent job.
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#16 | 595 days ago

Rain Man----->B-Coop
Other  
#17 | 595 days ago

I don't like Tom Cruise. The truth is I haven't seen, or even know he was in half of those movies. He really could be replaced by almost anyone in any role.

Top Gun - John Travolta

Days of Thunder - Will Ferrell
#18 | 595 days ago

oh ffs I have Interview With the Vampire too. :/ Love that movie but I would like to see it done with two totally different leads
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#19 | 594 days ago

Tiger_Pride2 wrote:
I don't like Tom Cruise. The truth is I haven't seen, or even know he was in half of those movies. He really could be replaced by almost anyone in any role.

Top Gun - John Travolta

Days of Thunder - Will Ferrell
They did the DoT one already, they just called it Talledega Nights.
Nah, I got nothin  
#20 | 594 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Tyler Perry presents "A Few Good Men" (based on the novel by Sapphire)

Cruise -> Don Cheadle
Nicholson -> Sam Jackson (YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE MOTHER EFFING TRUTH!!!)
Demi Moore -> Kerry Washington
Kevin Bacon -> Anthony Mackie
Keifer Sutherland -> Will Smith (semi controversial roll for him, hmmmm)
Kevin Pollack -> Wendell Pierce (aka Bunk from The Wire)

...and Denzel as the guy who played Markinson (that'd be a pretty cool, almost cameo-like, roll for him)
You're a stupid person. lol

I had to look up Anthony Mackie. I love that dude in everything, never knew his name.
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As for the poll, I don't mind Tom Cruise, but I don't need to see him either. I think I like the stories. I love the Mission Impossible ones that I've seen and I think I would like to see Jeremy Renner as Ethan Hunt. And, I haven't even seen Jack Reacher (I will) but I'm pretty sure I want him to be played by Tom Hardy. I also haven't seen Collateral but would like that to be played by Joseph Lordan Levitt Gordan Levitt. JGL would also be good in The Firm.
#21 | 594 days ago

Top Gun - Denzel Washington


A Few Good Men - Robert De Niro


Tropic Thunder - Jeremy Piven
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#22 | 594 days ago

Legend - Anthony Michael Hall
#23 | 594 days ago

Risky Business: I want a remake set in 2013, but it's kinda all girl so we get a pervtacular girl-on-girl scene on the subway.

Cruise -> Emma Stone (She can make the shirt/no pants/socks dance work in a funny and just slightly cute/sexy way.)
De Mornay -> Olivia Wild

Throw in some other random actresses as Barry, Miles etc. et voila!


Note: I would still have Joe Pantoliano as 'Guido, The Killer Pimp.' You have to, right?
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#24 | 593 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
They did the DoT one already, they just called it Talledega Nights.
UGH and I can't stand Will Ferrell either, so I've never seen Talladega Nights.  Not even for the racing.
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