Cruise Turned Down Top Gun Franchise
Cruise, who starred as ace pilot LT PETE 'MAVERICK' MITCHELL in the 1986 smash, was determined not to become typecast and has striven to take on varied parts over the years.
The actor says, "I never think in terms of what other people are going to think. It really comes down to whether I'm interested in the story and the character.
"After I finished Top Gun, they wanted me to do Top Gun 2 and 3. But I'm interested in a lot of different kind of movies, in people and life. And I'm definitely interested in working with (his Collateral director) Michael Mann (again)."21/10/2004 02:24