Tom Cruise is one of the most entertaining actors in Hollywood, who is in the industry since the early 1980s, and during his career, the actor has been part of record-smashing movies while gaining immense recognition around the world. The actor has been part of some of the highest-earning franchises and throughout his career, he has shown immense dedication while playing his role.
The actor does his own stunts and prepares himself physically for months to play and has learned a variety of things including driving race cars, and planes while having a keen eye for detail. To honor this dedication, Tom Cruise was given a lifetime achievement award at the 34th Producers Guild Awards, and the actor had a message for his co-stars.
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Tom Cruise’s Message to his Co-Stars
During the 34th Producers Guild Awards, the committee decided to honor Tom Cruise by giving him the David O. Selznick Award, an award that acknowledges and praises the individual’s immense contribution and dedication to motion pictures.
The Top Gun: Maverick actor was praised by numerous speakers for boosting the movie industry after it was plagued by the pandemic in 2020. Sherry Lansing, the former CEO of Paramount Pictures said in her introduction, “Tom Cruise showed all of us that moviegoing was back.”
As the actor went on the stage to accept his award, Sherry Lansing presented the award to Cruise, defining him as “someone who I love, someone who I respect, and someone who I am in total awe of.” He was indebted to his mentors in the industry like Sherry Lansing, Steven Spielberg, and Jerry Bruckheimer; he also acknowledged the work of the TV and film producers in the audience and ensured that he will be contributing more in the coming years.
“You’ve all enabled me the adventurous life that I’ve wanted. I’ve been able to travel the world and work and watch films in so many countries to share in their cultures and realize how much we all have in common, and to admire our differences.”
“I like to see people do well. I know that things don’t just happen. I know it’s not just luck. You have to create that luck. You have to will it into existence. I want you to know that I’m always rooting for you. I’m rooting for all of you.”
“The better every studio does, the better every film does, the better we all do and the better it is for everyone. So, I look forward to seeing what you create in the future, and I’ll continue to do all I can to contribute and help this industry and this art form that I love.”
The award is not just out of respect and popularity, but it is a tangible depiction of what years of dedication look like, as well as putting his life on the line despite having the option of having stunt doubles to do his stunts, Cruise is the most charismatic and reputed action stars of this generation.
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How did Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick Save the Movie Industry?
Tom Cruise’s newest movie Top Gun: Maverick was released on 27th May 2022, and the film was a massive success at the global Box Office as it generated over $ 1.4 billion.
The movie received positive responses from critics around the world and it received immense love from the viewers, the film won numerous awards including 5 Academy Awards. Steven Spielberg praised the actor by saying, “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and you might have saved theatrical distribution.”
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Top Gun: Maverick can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
Source: Producers Guild of America