Popular actor Jamie Foxx is an Oscar-winning movie star. He wasn’t even close to Tom Cruise when he actually made a movie with Cruise. The same year that Foxx won his Best Actor Oscar for Ray he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Collateral with Cruise. While he may have been the star in one film, he very much wasn’t in the other, something that he says he learned on set when he accidentally crashed a car.
Years back, Jamie Foxx appeared on The Graham Norton Show where he relayed a story from the set of Collateral where Foxx played a cab driver who is enlisted against his will as the chauffeur for professional killer Tom Cruise.
It has been noted that Foxx says that during filming a stunt went wrong, resulting in an actual car crash on set. Apparently, this caused everybody to come rushing to check on Tom Cruise but nobody seemed too worried about Foxx. He explained:
“What happens is, the car gets out of control and I actually do crash into the car. And when they get there, they’re like ‘Jamie, get out of the way, Tom! Are you ok?’ And that’s where you know where you are.”
Jamie Foxx laughed while telling the story. Foxx doesn’t explain exactly how the stunt went wrong, but he was the one driving, so… Although, to be fair, it’s not like being in an actual car crash is the craziest stunt Tom Cruise has actually done on a movie set, and all the other times he does it on purpose.