You need to have that unique combination of intelligence, wit, humour and a certain look and a certain physicality..and Garrett just embodies all those things.
— [Director Joseph Kosinski on the reason for casting Garrett as Sam Flynn]
“Everybody always asks if you’re ready for it [Fame], but I’m not sure what you would do to prepare for it. Buy some armor? Carry a shield? If so many people are asking me if I’m ready for this when I haven’t asked myself yet, then obviously I’m not ready for it. I don’t know.”
Jack & Don Mercer
The Mercer Twins