“We don’t have a lot of men that can do that”: Alan Ritchson Reveals His Personal Idol He Wishes to Imitate on Reacher (and it’s not Tom Cruise)

Alan Ritchson's #1 idol is an interesting choice

Alan Ritchson Reveals His Personal Idol He Wishes to Imitate on Reacher (and it’s not Tom Cruise)


  • Alan Ritchson has recently made a name for himself as Jack Reacher in Amazon Prime's Reacher TV series.
  • Ritchson revealed that he was inspired by a range of actions stars from the past
  • While fans might have reason to believe his idol would be Tom Cruise, the actor revealed a surprising pick as his choice instead.
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Tom Cruise is certainly one of the most iconic actors in the history of Hollywood. He has made a name for himself starring in the hit franchise Mission: Impossible, where Cruise portrays the role of Ethan Hunt. Interestingly enough, Alan Ritchson recently revealed the name of his idol, and it’s not Tom Cruise.


Tom Cruise is always in the top 3 list of action actors in Hollywood for good reason. After all, even at his age, he always does his own stunts. He is also one of the nicest people in the industry and gained fanfare in a big way.

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Alan Ritchson Has An Interesting Pick For His Idol

Alan Ritchson, portraying the character Jack Reacher, has been compared to classic action movie heroes such as Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando character, John Matrix for good reason. After all, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher character is a former Marine who takes matters into his own hands.

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Alan Ritchson

While speaking to Variety, Alan Ritchson considers himself a big fan of those actors and the aforementioned characters. That said, Alan Ritchson revealed that his biggest idol is none other than Harrison Ford.

The way that he can make you laugh as he grunts the line through gritted teeth … we don’t have a lot of men that can do that these days,” Ritchson said. “But it’s something that I like to bring to characters: that grizzled malice while finding a way to remain likable.”

Harrison Ford has been part of quite a few iconic film franchises over the course of his career, most of which have become significant parts of pop culture in general. This includes the beloved Indiana Jones franchise for good reason.


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Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny Was A Box Office Dud

Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny was released in theaters all around the world earlier this year, with huge expectations from fans. Unfortunately, their wishes didn’t come true at all as Harrison Ford’s film proved to be a disappointment.

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Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69% while it got an IMDB rating of 6.6 – all of which meant that it wasn’t necessarily a terrible film, but nothing worthwhile either.


According to Box Office MojoIndiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny has grossed almost $384 million at the Worldwide Box Office. Therefore, the film was a Box Office bomb, resulting in a loss of $100 million for Disney and simply a catastrophic failure on all accounts.

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Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.