He’s the Hollywood heavyweight responsible for some of the biggest moments in cinema history.
And Tom Cruise has revealed his iconic socks and shirt dance in 1983 movie was made up on the spot.
The 54-year-old actor told The Project on Tuesday night that he ‘adlibbed’ his now famous sliding dance, confessing he only decided to wear socks because the floor was ‘too sticky’.
As the panel program played a scene of Tom’s iconic sock dance in Risky Business, the actor revealed it could have been very different from what ended up on screen.
‘I just adlibbed that,’ Tom confessed.
‘I tried to go across [the floor] at one point and it was too sticky. What I did was I dusted the floor and then put sticky [tape] on the other side so I would get centre frame on that and wore the socks.
‘And that’s how I finally did it – to figure out how to get that smooth, right on the beat kind of flow that got me there.’
Tom proceeded to make the rest of the dance up on the fly, taking inspiration from his childhood.
‘And then I went around the room and was dancing,’ he said. ‘That’s something that I did as a kid at home.’
Meanwhile Tom also mused on his star making role in Jerry Maguire, revealing he had no idea phrases such as ‘show me the money!’ would become as iconic as they did.
‘No, I’m not thinking about that,’ Tom said. ‘When you’re finding those moments, it is so much fun doing that scene.’
Tom’s appearance on The Project comes as the actor continues a promotional tour of Australia for new movie The Mummy.