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Do You Think Tom Cruise Could Play Hugh Hefner?

Here's a casting rumor I wouldn't have guessed: according to a random "source" Tom Cruise is being considered for the role of Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner's biopic on the Playboy founder. This same source claims, "Tom knows of Hugh's colorful past and thinks he would be the perfect person to bring it to the big screen. He also thinks the role would be a challenge for him, and would remind people of his versatility as an actor. At the moment people are concentrating on his personal life, and his marriage to Katie — but he wants to remind them that he can act too."

Last summer the rumor mill was working overtime suggesting Leonardo DiCaprio in the role, which made a lot of sense to many of you.

But Tom Cruise? What do you think of this idea?

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sarahbubs sarahbubs 9 years
Heffner need to be played by someone super-cool, super-controlled and super-talented - which leo IS and tomcat is NOT! Leo is an incredible actor (see the departed) and should be getting the best parts available in hollywood now!!!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Ioan Gruffud could pass as younger Hef
THoMaS_CRoWN THoMaS_CRoWN 9 years
yess!!! i hate him!!
megafie megafie 9 years
ugh - can't stand tom crusie. What about Hugh Jackman? Leo is good too
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Okay, Hefner isnt "classy" he might be just a notch above "old pervert" and just below "amusing" but he isnt classy. He is married still.....with three girlfriends. His wife lives next door to them. Tom cruise can play him, not leo.
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
No~ no, no, no, no, no, no!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I think I would rather see an unknown in this role. Or what about Justin Theroux? He kind of looks like Hef.
acemonkey acemonkey 9 years
No. I would pick Leonardo DiCaprio.
demeter demeter 9 years
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
someone said Hugh was classy and Tom is creepy. Umm, since when did having sex with 20 year old bimbos when you are 80 years old become classy? That is creepy. If he had no loot at all, would these girls be letting him give it to them in the backdoor, I think not. That is nasty. Tom Cruise comes with his own set of issues, but even if he was poor (and not all Scientology creeped out) he would have no problem getting girls. Remember the Tom of Days of Thunder and Top Gun. Try to focus on that, not Scientology Tom. I don't know if Tom could portray Hugh Hefner. Leo probably could, but the comment about Hugh being classy completely freaked me out!!!
murmurkibbies murmurkibbies 9 years
I agree that Leo could probably do it. For some reason, for me, Daniel Craig comes to mind. Anyone but Tom!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I was going to say exactly what Msxtle said- whenever I watch a movie with Tom Cruise in it, I am always thinking about Tom Cruise, not the character that he is playing. Blech!
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
i dont think so. tom cruise is weird and creepy Hugh is not weird and not creepy. does that make sense?
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
No, not Tom, I wouldn't like that. I think Leonardo DiCaprio would be really good though.
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
Please no. I have an odd respect for Mr. Hefner and very little for Tom.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
Could he? Maybe. Should he? Please, no.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
i think Leo is a better fit to play hef.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Even if Tom is a good actor with a few decent movies, casting him to play a famous person in a biopic doesn't make sense. "Oh look, it's Tom Cruise playing Hugh Hefner," is the only thing I would be thinking if I saw the movie. Ugh I can't stand him anyway! Hugh Hefner might also be a little "creepy,"but he is very interesting and intelligent, a movie about him would be great! I have no idea who I would cast...Matt Damon and Leo DiCaprio are two of my favorite actors recently, but I don't know if either of them could pull it off! Anything would be better than Tom Cruise tho!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
no way!!! Tom Cruise is the exact opposite of Hugh Heffner! He wouldn't be able to get his character right...
hollister-chick hollister-chick 9 years
ugh tom cruise is freaky!
megnmac megnmac 9 years
No way! I agree most with whoever said that when it is Tom Cruise in a movie, you never forget it is Tom and just watch the character. I think that problem is a million times worse when you're supposed to be playing a real person in a movie... MORE IMPORTANTLY - Hef and Tom are so different I don't think Tom could even do it. Hef's public persona is so totally laid back and accepting, whereas Tom is SO high strung and forceful. Even in his saying how amazing life is and how great Suri or Kate is, he's very sharp. And the movies where some people think he was great play on this energy he has... I just don't see it working for him here.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I say no, I think Tom can be a good actor, but I just don't think it's a good fit.
Lilhighlander Lilhighlander 9 years
Yes, but the thought is kinda creepy!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Just not a Tom Cruise fan; never have been, never will be.
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