Tom cruiseplay in Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Outsiders” in 1983 as a rising star.
- One scene asked his character to eat a chocolate cake, which he liked at first.
- But after three days of shooting the same scene and 100 takes, Cruise “vomits” at the end.
Tom Cruise is known for his own, often dangerous, stunts in his films. But it turns out he was doing them early in his career – sort of.
During a recent appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” Cruise said he ate chocolate cake for three days in a row while filming Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Outsiders” in 1983.
“I had to do it in the scene, it’s part of the character, I’m going to eat chocolate cake. We ended up shooting this scene for three days, we did 100 takes of me eating chocolate cake, and I had to keep eating it, ”Cruise said.
“The first two takes I was like ‘it’s so good, it was so wet.'”
However, the pleasure of eating the cake wore off quite quickly.
“And then it was like, ‘Oh my God, did we get it?’ Three days of Francis [Ford Coppola] saying, ‘Let’s do it again.’ I was in sweet shock, I was throwing up. “
You can see the cake scene in this collection of scenes featuring Cruise’s character from “The Outsiders,” which also starred Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, and Patrick Swayze.
Cruise also opened up about his experience on another film which also ended in an unfortunate decision. While filming “The Color of Money” starring Paul Newman, Cruise tried on his costume in the summer and chose a t-shirt and jacket.
But when it came time to shoot the film in Chicago in the winter, Cruise realized he had made a mistake. Newman had chosen a large warm coat and was sitting in a car with an electric heater while Cruise was so cold he “couldn’t speak”.
“Lessons Learned,” Cruise told Norton.
Cruise recently opened up about some newer – and more physical – stunts he’s performed in movies, and said he’s been told to stop smiling so much while doing them.
“I’m a very physical actor and love doing them. I study, train and take a long time to figure it all out. I’ve broken a lot of bones. The first time in a stunt is trying. for the nerves, but it’s also exhilarating. “
Cruise has two upcoming films which have both been delayed due to the pandemic. “Top Gun: Maverick” will be released on November 19 of this year after being moved from a release on the weekend of July 4, while “Mission Impossible 7” will now open on May 27, 2022.