15TOM CRUISE (ALMOST CAST)
Some interesting news resurfaced recently that pegged Hollywood icon Tom Cruise as one of the original front runner's for the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man. Speaking in a recent interview, during filming the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Cruise clarified his involvement, stating, "Not close. Not close and I
love Robert Downey Jr. I can't imagine anyone else in that role and I think it's perfect for him."
That said, it's not hard to imagine the 56-year-old in the role, playing a man after his own heart. His legendary stunt work alone makes him a shoe-in on paper, and the range of his acting chops across his 35 years in the business puts him right up there with RDJ in the talent department.