The actor invited his singer dad to watch a shoot for the 1996 movie but was left mortified when he gave Cruise a bear hug and quizzed him on untrue rumours about his sexuality.
Gooding, Jr. tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "He gave Tom a hug and said, 'I love you man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?' I almost fainted. And thought, please Lord let me disappear. Tom just laughed and said 'no'."