When Tom Cruise finally landed in India for the premiere of ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ yesterday, the airport was mobbed with hundreds of people shouting his name and asking for autographs. Because that’s what they were paid to do, according to a report that seems to have originated here.
One of the people hired to shriek said…
“I don’t know who he is or what he does. We were told to come here by 1pm today and wait for a foreign VIP to come out of the airport gate and scream and shout when he came.”
And another added…
“None of us know who Tom is. There was a buffet lunch also for us and we were paid Rs 150 for this job today. We do this for TV shows and other such events where crowds are required.”
I don’t know if those sources are lying or not, but I do know that these are the same people who tried to pull out Indiana Jones’ heart while it was still beating, and they stole that villages magic rock too, so, personally, I don’t trust them.
Mark Wahlberg was on the Opie and Anthony show yesterday and when the topic of Tom Cruise doing his own stunts for ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ came up, he essentially said he didn’t believe those stories. He also said he doesn’t bother doing his own stunts and relies on doubles to do all the work. For the record if there was any way to get his doubles to do all the acting from now on too, that would be great.
The second and probably final trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ was released last night (hd copies here), and it seems that, for the fourth movie in a row, Tom Cruise has to spend the entire time clearing his name. Doesn’t anyone at his spy agency find that suspicious? When is someone gonna say, “Wow, Tom Cruise sure does get framed a lot, don’t you think.” I would have just fired him by now. I don’t know if he just has bad luck or what but he really seems to be way more trouble than he’s worth.
Lots of people make fun of Tom Cruise for perfectly valid reasons, but HOLY FUCK that guy is a pro. It’s one thing for an actor to do their own stunts when it involves riding a motorcycle or kissing Jennifer Aniston, it’s quite another when it involves running around the outside of the worlds tallest building. He’s over half a mile in the air. If he fell he would die of old age before hitting the ground.
Tom Cruise attended the wedding to ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ producer David Ellison (son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison) this weekend, and as apparently happens at this sort of thing, at one point some guy got up in Cruises face and did a little dance thing. Which I guess means a challenge was issued. To which Cruise answered. Also with dancing.
Um, hey Hollywood. This is why everyone thinks you’re all queer.
The trailer for ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ will premiere in front of ‘Transformers: As If It Matters Because These Are All The Same’ starting tomorrow night, but an early bootleg copy has leaked onto this French website for reasons that are probably explained in French.
If this is any indication, it seems (the great) Brad Bird was more than up to the task in his live-action directorial debut. Tom Cruise is doing wildly dangerous stunts (really), there looks to be more Simon Pegg this time, with plenty of Josh Holloway being handsome and Jeremy Renner poised to take the franchise over starting with ‘MI:6′. It also promises “Re-pensez L’Imposible”, which sounds appropriate.