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Jerry Maguire – A Cameo Explained…

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L to R: Tom Friend, Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mel Kiper, Jr.

There’s a great story about how sports writer Tom Friend landed a cameo on Jerry Maguire. I thought it was pretty funny and insightful look back by Friend. Check it out over at ESPN.com’s Front Row, I think you’ll like it too.

 

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Jan 26, 2012

American Hot Wax: Cameron Becomes the Story

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We’ve got a new Rolling Stone article to share with you today. Cameron visited the set of the 1978 film, American Hot Wax, a film that chronicles Alan Freed (an influential DJ)  and the early days of rock ‘n roll. What’s interesting is that he was asked to portray a delivery boy and he shares the process with the readers. Ultimately his lines and most of his scene was cut from the film, but you can kind of see him (wearing the paper hat) during the “Come and Go With Me” studio sequence (34:00 minute mark).

Incidentally, American Hot Wax has never been released on DVD and is extremely collectable on VHS. However, you can watch the film over on Myspace.

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Jul 7, 2011

Minority Report Cameo

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This appeared in Roger Ebert’s Movie Answer Man Column last week (Thanks Altenyr!):

  1. In “Minority Report” there is a scene where Tom Cruise is on a train and a stranger, who is reading the newspaper, looks up at him in suspicion. This man seemed to resemble Cruise’s directorial buddy Cameron Crowe, who on his last project, “Vanilla Sky,” had Spielberg make a cameo.
  2. Cameron Crowe replies: “OK, I admit it. It’s me. Steven Spielberg came to the ‘Vanilla Sky’ set one day to visit Tom Cruise, and I urged him to walk into the birthday sequence we were filming. He was a big hit, improvised dialogue, stayed a couple hours, and left threatening to put me into ‘Minority Report.’ Months later, his costumer came to our office with an armful of bizarre ill-fitting clothes, and told me I’d been cast as a futuristic bum. Mercifully, Spielberg later re-cast me as a businessman on the subway holding an interactive USA Today. Excitedly chomping on an unlit cigar, he explained the USA Today would be alive with moving images, a newspaper from the future. He’s a truly joyful director. Cameron Diaz, who was also visiting his set that day, plays a businesswoman talking on a cellphone right behind me. Diaz and Cruise gave me acting tips, which I promptly forgot. It’s a great movie, one of Spielberg’s very best. Not even my poor acting could hold him back.”
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Aug 9, 2002

David Crosby: Remember My Name-Out Now on DVD/Blu-ray & Digital!


  • Aloha- FX Now
  • Almost Famous- Hulu
  • E-Town- Amazon,Hulu
  • Fast Times- Starz
  • Jerry Maguire- Amazon, Showtime
  • Vanilla Sky- Starz