Tom Selleck has always been an avid philanthropist, contributing to a number of virtuous causes throughout his career. In more recent years, he has even notably worked with and continues to work with, several charities that include The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, Skin Cancer Foundation, and the Character Counts Coalition.
Aside from this, he also works as the spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the well-being of children through the promotion of responsible fatherhood.
"Magnum P.I." was filled with characters that sported the iconic and fashionable mustache look, yet Larry Manetti was the only member of the regular cast who was left off the trend.
Orville Wright, the role played by Manetti, also probably felt considerably left out as he was hilariously seen with a pencil mustache in an episode titled ‘Dream a Little Dream.’
Aside from his offer on Indiana Jones, Tom Selleck also had to turn down an offer to star in Victor/Victoria in 1982. It was a film that starred Julie Andrews, a woman pretending to be a man in order to make it in the cabaret industry.
Though Selleck would have effortlessly fit into the film, he was still under a strict contract under the show. The film went on to receive critical acclaim as well as seven Academy Award nominations! Another blockbuster down the drain for Selleck.
1988 Ultimate Star
In the 1988 comedy "Three Men and A Baby," Tom Selleck was further recognized in taking part in a film dubbed as the number-one movie worldwide that year! It was also the first movie to ever rank number one at the box office on all three occasions of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Selleck was definitely at the peak of his career during this time, along with Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. The dynamic trio all were enjoying their major successes in their careers.
Known for his Hawaiian shirt and baseball cap, Tom Selleck decided to donate this iconic costume to the Smithsonian’s collection in 2011.
His character’s use of Hawaiian clothing most probably contributed to the style’s popularity in the 1980s. Today, you can view Thomas Magnum’s Jungle Bird shirt at the Smithsonian.