How Dustin Hoffman truly ‘grossed out’ Tom Cruise
TOM CRUISE brought the laughs to Graham Norton’s sofa after revealing some behind the scenes information about Rain Man.
The Hollywood star told how Dustin Hoffman, his co-star on the Oscar-winning 1988 movie, left him ‘grossed out’ after taking a scene a little too seriously.
The scene, which takes place in a phone box, is supposed to see Dustin’s autistic character Raymond Babbitt passing wind.
But according to Tom, Dustin blew off for real and the whole iconic scene was actually ad libbed.
In the past, Hoffman has referred to this as one of his favourite scenes in his whole career.
Speaking on The Graham Norton show, Cruise said: ‘We had spent two years developing the scene and when we were in the phone booth Hoffman leaned against the door and passed gas.
‘It was real and that was the take. I was grossed out and said, “How can you do that? It’s disgusting.”
‘I tried to get out of the booth and everything I said to him was real.’
Speaking about his stunts in new film The Mummy, which involved creating a zero-gravity environment, Cruise said: ‘I had to convince the studio to let me do it and [we] had to do the scene 64 times.
‘It took us two days and the crew was flying around and vomiting between takes. You couldn’t train for this. Normally stunts take months of prepping but we just did it.’
Also appearing on Norton’s red sofa this week is Cruise’s Mummy co-star Annabelle Wallis, Zac Efron, and Beth Ditto performing her new single in the studio.
Author: Chloe Kerr