05:56 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 05/06/2008 02:55PM
The starring role in the fourth installment of Mission Impossible is Tom Cruise's – should be choose to accept it.
In a news conference in Seoul, media mogul Sumner Redstone, who once famously severed his relationship with the actor, said Tuesday he'd support casting him in the action franchise once again.
"I consider Tom Cruise a great actor and a good friend," the Viacom chief told reporters. "And if Paramount decides – and they will make the decision – to move ahead with him, I will not object."
Originally posted 04/03/2008 01:15PM
There's a surprise coming in Ben Stiller's next movie, Tropic Thunder: Tom Cruise, as he's never been seen before.
Rather than play his typical, boyishly charming good guy, Cruise delivers an apparently memorable cameo in which he's craggy, fat, bald, vulgar, hairy-chested – and playing an ungrateful studio boss, reports The New York Times, which also says that Cruise's opening line in the movie comedy is enough to guarantee it an R-rating when it opens Aug. 15.
The Times points out that Tropic Thunder is a Paramount Picture: Paradoxically, in August 2006 Cruise was famously fired from Paramount by its parent-company chief Sumner Redstone, despite the star's having made such big hits for the studio as 1984's Top Gun and the Mission: Impossible series.
Originally posted 03/02/2007 03:30PM
Sumner Redstone, who famously blasted Tom Cruise over the summer, says he wants to be friends with the actor again.
Originally posted 07/29/2002 01:00PM
The "Bridget Jones" star moves; billionaire Sumner Redstone settles with his ex-wife; Benji's trainer dies; New York celebrity hangout shutters.
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