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Tom Cruise Defends Jack Reacher Movie Role
Tom Cruise has defended his role as Jack Reacher in his new film after some fans were critical because the character in the Lee Child books is 6ft 5in tall and weighs over 200lb.
Speaking to Sky News at the London premiere, the Hollywood actor admitted the fans were "passionate about the character" and he was not annoyed by their scepticism.
He added that Reacher's size is "a characteristic and not his character".
Cruise described the vigilante as "an analogue character in a digital age", adding "it's not just his brute force which is represented in the film but his intellect and wit".
He went on to say about the Jack Reacher film: "The audience are going to be surprised by how much they're going to laugh and enjoy the feel of the movie."
He was also asked by Sky's Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Lucy Cotter whether, in light of the Leveson Inquiry, he felt the press should be curtailed.
Cruise joked he had never had any problem with the media, and then added: "I just live my life and make my movies and you hope people are responsible."
He was at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday to watch the derby game between Manchester City and Manchester United and said it was "great".
Cruise, who is friends with former Man Utd player David Beckham, claimed it was his first chance to go to a football match in the UK during 30 years of making movies in this country.
The actor told Cotter: "I started watching Beckham when he first started playing and then met him years after when he was playing for Real Madrid."
what do you think?
I remember a similar furore over Daniel Craig as Bond. That worked out alright...
Corrrrrr! Daniel Craig :) yummy!! Ooops!! sorry Lorgar lol
Sorry Jasmine got to disagree Sean Connery as Bond or am I showing my age
Ha! He's too old now LOL
I do see what the ladies see in Mr Craig, and i think he's a brilliant modern Bond! Wish i could fill a tux like that!
Sean Connery any day! ;)
Craig is a great bond very sas but the new bond film is rubbish i loved casino royale Christopher Nolan needs to get on the case with a trilogy on james bond like he did with batman
I don't know Ali, i liked all 3 of Craig's films so far. Though you make a good point with Chris Nolan. A peerless director.
money makes you taller
Tom cant help his shortcummings.though ive got to say i never imagined the character reacher anything like cruise.
Tom Cruise is excellent in everything I've seen him in.Anyway,it's not his fault Dolph Lundgren wasn't available!