Rob Lowe says Tom Cruise went “ballistic” at “The Outsiders” hearing


Rob Lowe recalled his experience of sharing a room with Tom Cruise during the hearing for The foreigners, in which the Impossible mission the actor became “ballistic”.

On the podcast Expert armchair with Dax Shepard, Lowe told the story of a second stage of auditions for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 adult film.

“All of the LA people survived the LA auditions, then the handpicked had to travel to New York to deal with the New York version,” said Lowe.

” [It was the] This is my first time staying at the Plaza Hotel, and we check in and Tom discovers that we are sharing a room and that we are swinging. “

He went on to praise the actor, who was 18 at the time. “I remember saying,” Wow, this guy is the real deal. “I mean, it made me laugh, it was sarcastic. But in the end, you cannot challenge the results. He’s been watching the ball since day one. “

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Tom Cruise in “The Outsiders” (CREDIT: Warner Bros.)

The foreigners was adapted from the 1967 novel of the same name by H.E. Hinton, based on Jo Ellen Misakian, librarian at Lone Star Elementary School in California, and his students.

Referring specifically to Cruise, the actor said, “The idea that an 18-year-old actor with a walking role in Endless Love and as a 7th lede in Taps could have that kind of thing …

“He ended up being the only one who could do a backflip. It’s in the movie for no reason. Just to do it. “

Elsewhere, Dougray Scott said last month that Tom Cruise had prevented him from playing Wolverine.


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