Tom Cruise Was Almost Cast as Iron Man Instead of Robert Downey Jr. — Why He Turned Down the Role

Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock“I am Iron Man!” In another universe, the now-infamous line from the eponymous 2008 movie could have been spoken by Tom Cruise instead of Robert Downey Jr. The Top Gun actor was initially offered the role of Tony Stark, but ultimately turned it down due to wanting a certain level of control over production. … Continue reading Tom Cruise Was Almost Cast as Iron Man Instead of Robert Downey Jr. — Why He Turned Down the Role