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The Rock wanted to be Jack Reacher: they gave it to Tom Cruise

The Rock wanted to be Jack Reacher: they gave it to Tom Cruise
When Tom Cruise got the part of Jack Reacher, fans of the books were confused. The crime novels feature a six foot five man, while Cruise is almost a foot shorter. How could he play this role, some asked. Author Lee Child defended the decision saying there are “no 6ft 5in giants out there… With another actor you might get 100% of the height but only 90% of Reacher. With Tom, you’ll get 100% of Reacher with 90% of the height.”
But today there is news: there is a six foot four actor who went after the part but was turned down, namely Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He tweeted “Yup, luv the character. Bout 10yrs ago I went after the role, but Cruise got it. Was great motivation for me to always stay hungry.”
There we go, Hollywood’s highest paid man doesn’t get pissed off, he gets hungry. Cruise, meanwhile, has played Reacher twice. 

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