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Matthew Avery Modine
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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(On why he turned down Top Gun) As a kid, I was always taught the Russians were the bad guys, the Chinese would destroy the world... Then early in my career I was at the Berlin film festival and a guy took me to East Berlin. I saw a monument to Russian soldiers who died fighting Germany. The fact Russia was our ally in World War II was not part of my basic education. I met Russian soldiers and ...
Was originally offered Tom Cruise
's role in Top Gun
(1986). Turned down the part because he disagreed with the film's cold-war politics.
Towering height and slender frame