Tom Cruise had to eat chocolate cake for 3 days straight while shooting 'The Outsiders': 'I was vomiting'

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Tom Cruise starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" in 1983. Warner Bros.
  • Tom Cruise starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" in 1983 as a rising star.

  • One scene called for his character to eat chocolate cake, which he enjoyed to begin with.

  • But after three days of shooting the same scene and 100 takes, Cruise "was vomiting" by the end.

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Tom Cruise is known for doing his own, often dangerous, stunts in his movies. But it turns out he was doing them right from the start of his career - sort of.

During a recent appearance on "The Graham Norton Show," Cruise said he ate chocolate cake for three days straight while shooting Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" in 1983.

"I had to do it in the scene, it's part of the character, I'm going to eat chocolate cake. We ended up shooting this scene for three days, we did like 100 takes of me eating chocolate cake, and I had to keep eating it," Cruise said.

"The first couple of takes, I was like 'this is so good, it was so moist.'"

However, the fun of eating cake wore off pretty quickly.

"And then it was like, 'Oh my gosh, did we get it?' Three days of Francis [Ford Coppola] saying: 'Let's do it again.' I was in sugar shock, I was vomiting."

You can see the cake-eating scene in this collection of scenes featuring Cruise's character from "The Outsiders," which also starred Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, and Patrick Swayze.

Cruise also spoke about his experience on a different movie that also ended with a regretful decision. While shooting "The Color of Money" with Paul Newman, Cruise tried on his costume in the summer and chose a t-shirt and a jacket.

But when it came time to shoot the movie in Chicago in the winter, Cruise realized he had made a mistake. Newman had chosen a big, warm, coat, and was sat in a car with an electric heater while Cruise was so cold he "couldn't speak."

"Lessons learned," Cruise told Norton.

Cruise recently spoke about some more recent - and more physical - stunts he's done on movies, and said that he has been told to stop smiling so much while doing them.

"I am a very physical actor and I love doing them. I study and train and take a lot of time figuring it all out. I have broken a lot of bones. The first time of any stunt is nerve-wracking, but it's also exhilarating."

Cruise has two movies coming out that were both delayed due to the pandemic. "Top Gun: Maverick" will be released on November 19 this year after being moved from a Fourth of July weekend release, while "Mission Impossible 7" will now open on May 27 2022.

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