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Top Gun (1986)
 Who was considered for Top Gun?

Scott Baio
Scott Baio confirmed on E! that he actually turned down the part of Maverick.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Linda Fiorentino
Linda told Charlie Rose that she turned down the role because it glorified war.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Matthew Modine
Modine was considered for the role of Maverick.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Tatum O'Neal
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke was offered a role, but turned it down.

Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy turned down the role of Charlie Blackwood because she didn't think that anyone would want to see a movie about fighter pilots.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

Charlie Sheen
Sheen was considered for the role of Maverick but was determined to be too young.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields was offered the role of Charlie, but lost it to an unknown, Kelly McGillis due to scheduling conflicts from Princeton.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis

John Travolta
John Travolta was considered for the lead role, but producers were reportedly worried that he would not draw a big box office at that time.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Debra Winger
Winger was considered for the role of Charlie Blackwood, but producers wanted an unknown for the part: Kelly McGillis.
Actor who got the part: Kelly McGillis



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