Cuba Gooding Jr. wants you to stop asking him to show you the money
February 17, 2012 4:54PM
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Updated: March 19, 2012 8:06AM
Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Academy Award for his role in the 1996 flick “Jerry Maguire” — but the longterm effect of his “Show me the money!” catchphrase from the movie has apparently taken its toll.
“It doesn’t go away,” Gooding, 44, said during a taping of England’s “The Graham Norton Show” that was set to air Friday, according to US Weekly.
“I get it all the time. I wish I had a wand that would make people disappear whenever they say it. It’s hard especially when some drunk guy in a bar asks and finally you say it and he says, ‘No, say it like you said it in the movie!’ ”
Also during the interview, Gooding told a story about how his father visited the “Jerry Maguire” set — and cut to the chase when he met the film’s star, Tom Cruise.
“He gave Tom Cruise a hug and said, ‘I love you man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?’ ” Gooding said. “I almost fainted. And I thought, ‘Please Lord, let me disappear.’ ”
Gooding said Cruise wasn’t offended. “Tom just laughed and said, ‘No.’ ”