Here Are The 10 Actors Who Almost Played The Role Of Maverick Instead Of Tom Cruise In Top Gun

36 years ago Top Gun: MaverickTom Cruise interpreted for the first time the character of Maverick in the film Top Gun in 1986 and became an international star. But it almost turned out otherwise and several other actors were approached for the main role. Fortunately, Tony Scott had flair because even if some could have made good Mavericks, Tom Cruise is still the best. Here is the list of 10 actors who could have been Maverick instead of Tom Cruise according to Allocinated.

Michael J. Fox

Known for his appearances in the saga Back to the futureMichael J. Fox was in high demand in the 80s. At the time of the filming of Top Gunit was already mobilized by Teen Wolf or by the series sacred family.

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Charlie Sheen

The actor of In cold blood is at the time too young to lend his features to Maverick. Aged 21 in 1986, he was ultimately not selected for the casting.

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Emilio Estevez

Like his brother Charlie Sheen, the young actor Emilio Estevez was approached for the role of Maverick in Top Gun but was ultimately not accepted.