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Which Role Did Tom Cruise Beat The Rock For? | ManlyMovie

Which Role Did Tom Cruise Beat The Rock For?

Tom Cruise had more star power than The Rock ten years ago (interesting question, who draws more box office money now?).  That meant beating Dwayne Johnson in lobbying for a certain screen adaptation.  The Rock posted the following to Instagram;

In Hollywood, actors are kind of like in-a-box. There are actors that can vie for a particular role because it allows for them to have a certain look, skin color, size, etc. Fortunately, for me, there aren’t a lot of guys at all who look like me. So, all of my roles, from the beginning of my career, I’ve been a lucky son of a bitch that they’ve been created and designed for me — except Jack Reacher.“

Johnson added;

“Now, this was ten years ago, and I was in a much different place, I recognize that. Tom was the biggest movie star in the world, and I was not. I got the call saying ‘Hey, you didn’t get the role’ Look, I didn’t even know if I had a shot for it, but the people around me at that time made me think that I did. I felt like I did, I felt like ‘Why not me?’”

The Rock is better in films like this.  Perhaps he should play Reacher now?