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Jon Hamm Thought He Was Being Pranked the 1st Time He Met Tom Cruise

  • Published on Sep 18, 2022
  • Jon Hamm tells the story of meeting Tom Cruise at a party at Jimmy Kimmel's house.
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  • The Howard Stern Show
    The Howard Stern Show  3 days ago +6

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  • Sand Hanitizer
    Sand Hanitizer 4 days ago +197

    Tom Cruise is literally so famous that he's famous to famous people.

    • picanha69
      picanha69 5 hours ago

      @Almighty Whitey there is a difference between a movie actor and a movie star.

    • anita capilato
      anita capilato 12 hours ago +2

      He is a superstar...always will be. His focus is movies and he keeps in his lane, not many can

    • Chris Paschal
      Chris Paschal 21 hour ago +1

      Scary famous...

    • P. Doetsch
      P. Doetsch 2 days ago +4

      Lol, meta-famous.

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 3 days ago +2

      Um…all the famous are famous to each other

  • Rob Polaris
    Rob Polaris 7 days ago +387

    I saw Tom Cruise in Top Gun when I was in 7th grade. He was the biggest star at that time. I now have 2 grandkids and he is still making the biggest movies in the world. That is insane!

  • kyoko703
    kyoko703 7 days ago +257

    Whatever Tom has going on in his personal life, his professional life is what other actors care about. His (Tom) craft, dedication, precision, expectations, is all quite well known at this point. He wants the best, he seeks the best, and he demands the best because he doesn't just put his money where his mouth is, he puts his body where his mouth is. You could say Tom Cruise is the actor/actress version of John Wick when it comes to film making.
    He is sheer will personified. For that, you have to at least respect him on a professional level.

    • The Boxer
      The Boxer Day ago

      We all got to stop looking for heroes in celebrities. People develop ethics from suffering & self-discipline, not getting their asses kissed 24/7.

    • Se th
      Se th Day ago

      @J Pep To us, maybe. But you can't deny the legacy on filmmaking that Tom is going to leave behind. It's not a surprise that most legends had insane home lives.

    • Zack Mack
      Zack Mack 4 days ago +1

      Perfectly said.

    • kyoko703
      kyoko703 6 days ago +35

      @J Pep that may be true, but i didn't spend $18 to go to the movies to watch his personal life drama.

  • Chat Patwah
    Chat Patwah 7 days ago +227

    I have to say this is unequivocally one of the best sequels of a movie I have ever seen! I was glued from beginning to end…didn’t miss a single second! 👏🏾

    • Erik Fedderly
      Erik Fedderly 4 days ago +1


    • Eric Carey
      Eric Carey 5 days ago +6

      I second this… as far as sequels go… one of the best sequels… and a no nonsense plot… might be my favorite movie in the last 6-7 years

    • John Collins
      John Collins 6 days ago +2

      @koschwarz eeeeehhhhhh idk if its on that level.. its good but idk if its THAT good.. and im a massive Top GUN fan

    • Chat Patwah
      Chat Patwah 6 days ago +1

      @Vineet Kamble TG2

    • Vineet Kamble
      Vineet Kamble 6 days ago +1

      Which movie are you talking about.

  • M P
    M P 10 days ago +577

    Like him or not, Tom Cruise is the biggest movie star in the World. Look at that guy's catalog of hits

    • mrcoletrickle46
      mrcoletrickle46 14 hours ago


    • Greggles
      Greggles Day ago

      @The Boxer that has nothing to do with what I said.

    • The Boxer
      The Boxer Day ago

      @Ratikanta jena ... and are we getting a better planet w/ CRUISE's accomplishments? No doubt he is an excellent actor/ producer, but is he contributing to making a better society w/ his films? I am asking 'cause if he turns his success to set good examples, he is doing a good job. Otherwise, he is filing up SCIENTOLOGY's bank account w/ tons of millions of $.

    • The Boxer
      The Boxer Day ago

      @Greggles We all got to stop looking for heroes in celebrities. People develop ethics from suffering & self-discipline, not getting their asses kissed 24/7. CRUISE might be an excellent actor/ producer but you've got to remember this is a far-fetched film.

    • The Boxer
      The Boxer Day ago +1

      @Dar Everyone is different...

  • Bertus TenBrinke
    Bertus TenBrinke 10 days ago +579

    There’s only one possible thing you can think about John Hamm after watching this: What a good guy he is.

  • Astro Jenkins
    Astro Jenkins 10 days ago +354

    It’s interesting to hear A-list actors being extremely starstruck. No matter how successful you become in show business, you can still have imposter syndrome. Luckily, Jon’s proven himself a dozen times over.

    • J Sharp
      J Sharp 13 hours ago

      @Matt Maze Those Progressive commercials stick in the brain.

    • Domsque 1987
      Domsque 1987 3 days ago

      @Ahmed Mohammad nah! Tom is way better Him.

    • Major Mononoke
      Major Mononoke 9 days ago +9

      @Ahmed Mohammad Even, if that is true, which may be . Doesnt change the fact that Tom cruise is a much bigger star...

    • MrGenexxx
      MrGenexxx 10 days ago +10

      I don’t think Jon is A-list though. Most his movie roles been supporting. That’s not A list.

  • João Solimeo
    João Solimeo 9 days ago +147

    Jon Hamm is such a funny guy, so different from Don Draper. People should offer him more movies.

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 2 days ago

      @Eivind missed the point

    • Eivind
      Eivind 2 days ago +1

      @Almighty Whitey It's just a character, you know.

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 3 days ago +2

      Draper is waaaay more interesting

  • Kayo K
    Kayo K 4 days ago +15

    John Hamm is a humble, down-to-earth, straight-up person. Good to know. Meeting Tom & Momma Cruise would have been a hoot too. 👍

  • Matt Ng
    Matt Ng 5 days ago +20

    John was excellent in it ..he was so good at being annoyed at Maverick and now he forever be in the top gun universe

  • Kristopher Ryan
    Kristopher Ryan 3 days ago +5

    sure Tom Cruise is amazing , but lets not undervalue Jon Hamm. Mad Men is still one of the greatest dramas in tv history. phenomenal show, and he's an amazing actor.

  • Jericho Gonzales
    Jericho Gonzales 2 days ago +9

    I love how Tom Cruise can leave other famous celebrities starstruck. LOL.

  • Farmington River Rod Company

    Tom wasn’t wrong. Mad Men is a top show! 😉 Top Gun is top movie 😉

  • Andrew Glass
    Andrew Glass 7 days ago +63

    We are seriously missing out on Jon Hamm being Archer in a live-action movie....

    • Alex Torres
      Alex Torres 4 days ago +2

      Yes we know he's Hella funny

    • localcrew
      localcrew 4 days ago +3

      Then he would seriously be in the.....
      “DANGER ZONE”!!!

    • Buck Fiden
      Buck Fiden 5 days ago +6

      He would be perfect!

  • Justice Forall
    Justice Forall 7 days ago +74

    I am NOT a Tom Cruise fan and had no interest in seeing this movie and after finally being talked into it, I freakin LOVE it!!!!

    • B.Q
      B.Q 12 hours ago

      He has some good movies, you are missing out.

    • Obvious Alias
      Obvious Alias 3 days ago +3

      If you haven’t seen Tropic Thunder, I highly recommend it. One of his best performances and I think he steals the show in it.

  • [ Eye Tunz ] [HD]
    [ Eye Tunz ] [HD] 5 days ago +17

    This is absolutely incredible. I’ve never heard a guest be able to talk this long without interruption. What happened?

  • DR
    DR 6 days ago +40

    When he said he was 14/15 when Top Gun got premiered shocked me for a second, because I thoughtJohn is older than Tom. But no, Tom is 9 years older 😂

  • Mia! 25 y.o - check my vidéó

    There’s only one possible thing you can think about John Hamm after watching this: What a good guy he is.

  • WOODA Reclaimed Wood
    WOODA Reclaimed Wood 4 days ago +10

    What a humble person, immediately relatable.

  • Amey Kanitkar
    Amey Kanitkar 8 days ago +52

    "If this goes out of our hands, you all are fired!" That's what Top Gun can do to you.. 😅😅

  • David Marais, the Campfire Guitarist

    Such a classy guy. Mad Men is an exquisite and sublime show, largely due to Hamm and Slattery.

    • Anal Commando
      Anal Commando 4 days ago

      I think Matthew Weiner might have had something to do with it as well.

  • veneziablau
    veneziablau 5 days ago +15

    "Well then the answer is yes." Loved how Hamm played it in Maverick.

    • YT
      YT 3 days ago +1

      "How much do I need to pay to be in it?"

  • Andy Brings
    Andy Brings 5 days ago +8

    John seems to be in it for the right reasons. Awesome. Love that. And Tom Cruise, too.

  • Acer
    Acer 2 days ago +4

    Shows you how humble Jon Hamm being starstruck by another celebrity!

  • Greg Dahlen
    Greg Dahlen 4 days ago +5

    At any given moment, Tom Cruise has to be somewhere.

  • Robert Brooks
    Robert Brooks 3 days ago +6

    Tom has been a leading man for 40 - forty - years. Wow.

  • Lautaro Maiarú
    Lautaro Maiarú 8 days ago +5

    We need to see John Hamm as Batman ASAP, with William Dafoe as Joker. That needs to happen.

    • chey espejo
      chey espejo 11 hours ago

      I want a Batman/Superman movie with Hamm playing BOTH BATMAN AND SUPERMAN.

  • Dave Long
    Dave Long 5 days ago +10

    I love that he wanted the part, regardless of the pay. I totally understand. It’s Top Gun!!!!! Who WOULDN’T have done the same?!?!

  • TheBOG3
    TheBOG3 10 days ago +118

    Tom brought his mom along so everyone would believe it's actually him, not a look-a-like.

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 3 days ago

      Oh & because he actually has NO FRIENDS!

    • Lorne S
      Lorne S 6 days ago +4

      It was really Tom, but his mom was an impersonator.

    • choppersman08
      choppersman08 7 days ago +1

      But has anyone seen his mom??

  • Muzammil Shaikh
    Muzammil Shaikh 6 days ago +15

    Jon Hamm, a bigger legend in the making.

  • Eddie Brown
    Eddie Brown 2 days ago +2

    Being GenX and a teenager in the early 80s, when we saw Risky Business, we bought all in with Tom Cruise. That film was an 80s suburban fairy tale for so many teenage males at that time. And we all wore Ray Bans after that…😎

  • Rip wheeler
    Rip wheeler 10 days ago +22

    Just watched the new top gun last night , I was absolutely not disappointed and enjoyed every minute

  • Jack Spade
    Jack Spade 2 days ago +4

    Tom Cruise: I liked that show.
    (10 years later, Tom is playing the lead role)

  • D S
    D S 10 days ago +36

    Hamm being like I don't care if they want to pay me with chewing gum or beer or sandwiches.... I'm doing it or you're all fired

  • PJ ChJ
    PJ ChJ 9 days ago +22

    "Tom Cruise arguably the most famous person on the planet"
    Jon Hamm

  • David DiMuzio
    David DiMuzio 6 days ago +26

    Instant fan of John Hamm as a person after watching this.

  • neurotransmi77Er
    neurotransmi77Er 3 days ago +2

    I went to the film out of the blue, didn't know who is in it, when I saw Jon I was like maaaan what a perfect fit! This is really who you would want to play that role today.

  • GoodMrDawes
    GoodMrDawes 10 days ago +9

    It was great seeing him in this. He Rocks

  • tom shuo
    tom shuo 3 days ago

    What a humble person, immediately relatable.

  • Stacy Music
    Stacy Music 9 days ago +25

    J.H. is one of those actors that makes all projects better when he participates.

  • Ziva Narendra
    Ziva Narendra 7 days ago +10

    He had big shoes to fill (Viper's) and did just that with his own flair. Perfection.

  • R. Lamont
    R. Lamont Day ago +1

    I enjoyed Mad Men and admired Don Draper until the later seasons. Don spent the entire show battling childhood trauma, beding beautiful women, making good money and had no good relationship with his children.

  • ShaneBigFella
    ShaneBigFella 4 days ago +5

    Tom cruise is at the top, of being the biggest superstar.. Legend he is

    • D E
      D E 18 hours ago

      @Almighty Whitey It shows you that stuff doesn't matter when it comes to being the best professional.

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 3 days ago

      Who’s also 5’6 in person & likes men 6’0 or taller in his bed….BAHAHA

  • David Paulson
    David Paulson 8 days ago +3

    Top Gun Maverick may be the only sequel I've seen that is better than the original - JonH was right to say he's in regardless of details.

  • John Lee
    John Lee 10 days ago +3

    It always slips my mind until I actually try to remember where Hamm got his 'big break' but it was also a military adjacent bad guy. . . He was the 'civilian' Tiff cheated on Max with on The Unit, leading to their marital strife that ran throughout the series.

    • My 2 Cents
      My 2 Cents 5 days ago

      The Unit was pretty good. Would have been better if not for the @unt wives.

    • Robert Millwee
      Robert Millwee 6 days ago

      Nah, close though. Played a pretty big role with Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers four years before that.

  • na me
    na me 23 hours ago +1

    Both amazing actors, unfortunately the film wasn’t as great.

  • Hazelhurst
    Hazelhurst 3 days ago +1

    Hamm plays the perfect antagonist in the sequel.

  • Don Rumata
    Don Rumata  9 days ago +39

    If the world doesn't get to see Jon Hamm as Superman or Batman at least once. We've failed as a people, failed as a culture.

    • Denise Casalino
      Denise Casalino 6 days ago


    • Tim Holbein
      Tim Holbein 7 days ago +1

      superman and batman can blow each other. if Jon hamm manages to stay out of a comic book movie...than it would be a small victory.

    • Troilland Ford
      Troilland Ford 7 days ago

      Don’t see him as any of those characters

    • Lautaro Maiarú
      Lautaro Maiarú 8 days ago +1

      I agree with you. Altough I want only Batman for him.

    • Neutron84
      Neutron84 8 days ago

      Then I guess we're a failure. Jon has said multiple times he doesn't want to do comic book movies.

  • Baila Productions Salsa Dance School

    Loved his down to earth frank answer

    • Almighty Whitey
      Almighty Whitey 3 days ago

      Really? My image of him is completely ruined…. In fact all I see now is little Tommy cruise jumping up & mounting hamm who’s waiting oh so impatiently on ALL FOURS!! BAHAHA

  • Ben Elliott
    Ben Elliott 8 days ago +3

    I can see the cops pulling Jon Hamm over for hand-holding his phone while driving and him explaining to the cops...."Umm really guys? You have NO idea how important this call is." Haha.

  • Protest this You loser
    Protest this You loser 9 days ago +17

    Tom Cruise is the final and largest movie star

  • William Coate
    William Coate 10 days ago +9

    Jon Hamm is The Man!

  • T G
    T G 9 days ago +9

    Just watched 'Confess, Fletch' and seeing Hamm and Slattery together again was awesome.

  • Aumkar
    Aumkar 7 days ago +5

    Love Jon Hamm!

  • Sam Enders
    Sam Enders 10 days ago +20

    There should really be an Eric the Actor clip today. It's the 20 year anniversary of his first call into the show.

  • Drop Forged Rats
    Drop Forged Rats 8 days ago

    God Damnit Howard, I got to say something before I watch the rest of this. You've come a long way Baby! Your growth and evolution, if you will, has been in the bag of life things, that have been inspiration to me. Anyway back to the interview.

  • Fing Book
    Fing Book 10 days ago +9

    good reaction on his part. fast thinking. make it happen

  • Hannah 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    It’s interesting to hear A-list actors being extremely starstruck. No matter how successful you become in show business, you can still have imposter syndrome. Luckily, Jon’s proven himself a dozen times over.

  • Amanda Love Vlog for Boys

    It’s interesting to hear A-list actors being extremely starstruck. No matter how successful you become in show business, you can still have imposter syndrome. Luckily, Jon’s proven himself a dozen times over.

  • Ryan Kohls
    Ryan Kohls 6 days ago +2

    Best sequel of all time. The acting the cast the stunt chroegraphy.

  • Scott Barkley
    Scott Barkley 10 days ago +45


    • JK
      JK 5 days ago

      Tom Cruise = an actor in the movie Legend (1985)

    • LPS
      LPS 9 days ago

      Mickey rourke : I disagree

  • Chandra Pratap Singh
    Chandra Pratap Singh 7 days ago +1

    And some how Jon Hamm is younger than Tom Cruise...hahaha

  • larry w.c.
    larry w.c. 13 hours ago +1

    If you liked Jon Hamm in top gun, check out "the counselor"

  • swede Ecklund
    swede Ecklund 10 days ago +11

    Pretty loveable guy jon is

  • Toby Way
    Toby Way 8 days ago

    I'd be the same. Cruise is an old school film star, I'm not sure who else can say that

  • hueo far
    hueo far 4 days ago +1

    Instant fan of John Hamm as a person after watching this.

    • Jon Hamm
      Jon Hamm 13 hours ago

      Thanks for the love nice meeting you

  • Sing On Street - Street Karaoke

    This is good bro🎶 really enjoyed watching 😎

  • Laura Wilson
    Laura Wilson 6 days ago +3

    That moment I realize Jon Hamm is younger than me by 4 years. Lol. Gawd, I’m a dinosaur 🦕.

    FAZAL ASHRAF HASSAN 4 days ago +1

    Somebody get this man a shield 🤩

  • Accutronitis The 2nd
    Accutronitis The 2nd 10 days ago +1

    I just watched Hamm in "Confess Fletch" and it was great all the way through!

  • Savage_Skirt
    Savage_Skirt 9 days ago +1

    permanence in the cultural zeitgeist was what he was grasping for, in regard to Top Gun

  • phil reynolds
    phil reynolds 8 days ago

    Mad Men was Awesome and so is Tom Cruise !!!!!!!!!!

  • Justin Schrank
    Justin Schrank 6 days ago

    Mad men my all time favorite show

  • Dean De Leo
    Dean De Leo 10 days ago

    I loved Man Men. I love that show.

  • Dimples D
    Dimples D 9 days ago

    TC isn’t allowed to travel alone. He must have another Scientologist with him at all times in case someone takes a picture and he starts screaming “GET OUT!”

  • Simo
    Simo 9 days ago +1

    This man was awesome and hilarious in Baby driver & Tag

    • Raymeester
      Raymeester 7 days ago

      I thought he was the better part of Baby Driver.

  • Timothy Crakes
    Timothy Crakes 9 days ago +1

    If Miles Fisher showed up, Jon Hamm would’ve been the first person to call bullshit.

  • Joe Bloggs
    Joe Bloggs 8 days ago

    Jon Hamm, the only guy who could've aborted the mission in TG:M. Would have been funny if the executive order was to stand down.

  • countconner
    countconner 8 days ago

    This one clip shows how he could get cast as Fletch!

  • Real Talker 101
    Real Talker 101 2 days ago

    "Tom wants you and you only....says he can't see anyone else playing the typical shmuck better than you....you in?" lol

  • Al
    Al 2 days ago

    He's a celebrity amongst celebrities. He's that good! :)

  • michael kirk
    michael kirk 10 days ago

    It would be so epic if john hamm and patrick warburton did a film together

    • Solitaire
      Solitaire 9 days ago

      In a perfect world, Hamm as Batman and Warburton as Superman

  • The_Shadow_Realm
    The_Shadow_Realm 10 days ago +2

    What a missed opportunity for an amazing Bruce Wayne.

  • B. Roemer
    B. Roemer 10 days ago +1

    Mess this up and you're all fired. Well played sir

  • Michael Holmgaard
    Michael Holmgaard 5 days ago

    Crazy when you realize Tom Cruise is a decade older than Jon Hamm

  • whitedevil2
    whitedevil2 10 days ago +4

    "well we don't know about the money and this and that" - talking about a $200M picture being produced and starred by Tom Cruise as a sequel to the biggest movie of the 80s, and they're not sure if they have enough money in the budget for Jon Hamm.

  • Marco Santiago
    Marco Santiago 10 days ago +4

    Very cool interview! :-)

  • CyberYoyo
    CyberYoyo 8 days ago

    The man’s got to work with Tom Cruise *and* Matt Berry. Total respect.

  • K Bob
    K Bob 9 days ago

    The only thing you dont auto say yes to when Tom Cruise asks you to join is scientology.

  • Andrew Dean
    Andrew Dean 4 days ago

    Tom Cruise is THEE last real action movie star and probably will be for a long time. Actors just don't have those long lifespans in Hollywood anymore.

  • Judd Arsenal
    Judd Arsenal 5 days ago

    He did a great job...

  • T M
    T M 3 days ago

    Jon Hamm is cooler than Don Draper. He broke the bar he set. Checkmate.

  • Tom Marsh
    Tom Marsh 9 days ago +1

    He's awesome

  • Elliot
    Elliot 10 days ago +5

    So the guests go into a room, and neither Howard or Robin are there? How strange is that?

  • glenn grinter
    glenn grinter 10 days ago +49

    Tom Cruise & Mom Cruise.😁😁😁

  • Josh Peterson
    Josh Peterson 5 days ago

    I originally misread the title and thought it said, "Jon Hamm WAS pranked the first time he met Tom Cruise" and I kept waiting for a prank that never came. Carry on.

  • The COVID-19 Coronavirus

    When Don Draper is enamored by you, you are The GOAT

  • Brandon Longhorn
    Brandon Longhorn 6 days ago

    "In the cultural everything" ... well said.

  • 1FTSports
    1FTSports 5 days ago

    Tom Cruise - Iron Man. Jon Hamm - Cap America. Would've been epic