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Kelly McGillis wasn't the only actor who played second fiddle to Tom Cruise in "Top Gun." Before Val Kilmer was Iceman, he was Chris Knight in 1985's "Real Genius." But everyone knows that.
What we don't know is: What the heck happened to the little dorky dude Mitch who co-starred in "Real Genius"? He may resemble a young Sarah Jessica Parker, but actor Gabriel Jarret did not grow up to star in "Sex and the City." Aside from a bit part in "The Karate Kid, Part 3," his only other notable role was in the recent Oscar-nominated film "Frost/Nixon." Hey ... that's actually pretty impressive! Jarret may have some genius cred after all.