My Wild Summer With Tom Cruise: Women, Sean Penn and the Making of 'Risky Business'
I recently came across a scrap of paper with the scribbled information I received during a phone call with my agent the day I was told I'd be doing Risky Business. I kept it at the time because I felt it was, in a small way, historic: First day as a film actor! As a historic document, it doesn't amount to much. It's the usual stuff: where we were shooting (Chicago), for how long (eight weeks!), what my income would be (considering I was on unemployment at the time, it was princely), the names of the screenwriter-director (Paul Brickman), the producers (Jon Avnet, Steve Tisch and David Geffen) and finally, the star — "Tom Crewes."
Tom Cruise's worldwide superstardom is now such an article of faith that it's hard to recall a time when he was just kind of a goofy, slightly awkward and insecure kid at the start of his career, still playing roles that any young hunk could play. Basically, before he became "Tom Cruise." I think I'm safe in saying that Risky Business was the last time he was just "Tom."
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