The Better Actor

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Who draws you to watch Top Gun? Tom? Val? Who's the better actor?

The Better Actor

 

Val leaned back in his chair and took a sip of his dark roasted Columbian coffee. He watched the crew scurry across the set to collect the props for the first scene. His peaceful demeanor suddenly changed as he watched a grinning buffoon heading toward him.

“Filming can begin now,” Tom informed, taking the empty seat next to Val—his entourage surrounding him. “The star has arrived.” 

“Really, Tom? The star?”

“Does your script say Top Gun: Maverick or Top Gun: Iceman?

Val turned to face him. “You think the wor—”

“Hold that thought.” Tom snapped his fingers, prompting one of his worshiping assistances to approach. “Tell chef I want a smoothie, but this time he needs to add more mongoose hair and baboon dander. I need to feel their spirits flowing through my soul today.” As his assistant rushed off, Tom turned his attention back to Val. “Now, what did you say?”

“Forget what I wanted to say before. Name your best movies, Tom, and I’ll prove to you that your co-stars made the film a success.”

“Challenge accepted. A Few Good Men, Risky Business, Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire, and Cocktail.” Tom winked at Val. “What do you have to say to that?”

“Jack Nicholson and Kevin Bacon, Rebecca De Mornay, Jon Voigt, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renee Zellweger, and Bryan Brown. Seeing Tom’s smug face fade to anger, Val winked back.

Before Tom could respond, the director called the men on set. Tom leaned in closer to Val. “We’ll pick this back up later. And when we do, we’ll start with your movie Willow.”


Submitted: June 09, 2020

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