Tom Cruise appeared as one of the special guests on Friday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The 60-year-old performer, “whose Ray-Bans and body oils saved the movie business,” Kimmel said, used his time on the program to promote the production of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
At one point, the A-lister admitted to seeing his own movies in theaters and told Kimmel, “I’m going to see opening weekend.” I love seeing films made for the big screen on the big screen.’
The actor, who recently flew to London himself, also spoke about working on Top Gun: Maverick, as well as his reunion with former costar Val Kilmer, who appeared in the sequel.
Discussing his old friend agreeing to play a pivotal role in the film, he said their on-screen reunion was “quite emotional”.
Man of the Hour: Tom Cruise was one of the special guests on Friday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
He also talked about his love for stunts. When Kimmel noted that Cruise regularly risked his life to pull off life-threatening stunts, the actor joked, “Well, I got in a car with this again.”
The performer, who wore a navy blue suit during his performance, went on to discuss his time working on the upcoming entry in the Mission: Impossible series, which he recently began filming.
When asked about the idea of watching the movie through a streaming service, he said that “the movie was made for the screen…we made it for theater, me, my friends, the whole crew.”
Cruise then noted that his goal as an actor was to appear in films that were likely to please moviegoers.
“If they really like it, that’s what I want. I make my films for the public, for all of you. So it’s a pleasure. “I just want to entertain you,” he said.
Cruise further discussed his affinity for performing his own stunts, and the producer stated that he wanted to push his boundaries as a performer.
“I’m just trying to do everything I can, use every tool I have, to entertain the audience,” he said.
The actor added that he had been testing the limits of safety since he was a kid, saying “I’ve done it all my life… to me it was just normal.”
The Eyes Wide Shut star also noted that his mother supported him in taking risks in pursuit of a stunt during his younger years.
High praise: The 60-year-old performer, “whose Ray-Bans and body oils saved the movie business,” according to Kimmel, used his time on the program to promote the production of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Movie night: At one point, the A-lister admitted to seeing his own movies in theaters and told Kimmel, “I’m going opening weekend.” I love seeing movies made for the screen on the big screen’
Being honest: The topic of conversation later changed to the actor’s role in Top Gun: Maverick, and he talked about reuniting with his former costar Val Kilmer, who appeared in the sequel
Emotional: Discussing his longtime friend agreeing to play a pivotal role in the film, he said their onscreen reunion was “pretty emotional”; Depicted in a still from the film
“You know, she never stopped me from doing anything. It was very encouraging,” he said.
Kimmel then asked Cruise about several stunts he would consider, the most dangerous of which was apparently running with scissors.
Unfazed, the Academy Award-nominated performer said, “We’ve all done that.”
The actor capped off his time on the show by congratulating the program’s host on hosting the upcoming Academy Awards, to which the latter said, “If things go bad, you can shoot me out of a cannon.”
Cruise was spotted arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio in Hollywood on Friday afternoon.
The performer braved the downpour that hit much of the Los Angeles metropolitan area while carrying an umbrella before heading to the show’s filming area.
The Top Gun: Maverick star – who recently ended his long-standing feud with Steven Spielberg – will be honored at the upcoming Producers Guild Awards ceremony.
Cruise kept it relatively casual in a blue button-up shirt, dark jeans and leather boots during his arrival.
Going the distance: Cruise went on to discuss his affinity for performing his own stunts, and the producer stated that he wanted to push his boundaries as a performer
No problem: The actor capped off his time on the show by congratulating the program’s host on hosting the upcoming Academy Awards, to which the latter stated that “if things go bad, you can fire me from a cannon.”
The actor will be joined by Camila Morrone, who starred in the recently released Daisy Jones & The Six, on the schedule.
According to deadlinethe Mission: Impossible franchise star receives the David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the PGA Awards.
The award is given to several individuals in recognition of their work in the film industry.
Past accolades include Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood and Roger Corman.
It was announced that the actor would be honored by the Producers Guild of America last December.
At the time, Producers Guild presidents Donald De Line and Stephanie Allain issued a statement via The Hollywood Reporter where they explained the rationale behind the decision to honor the actor at the awards ceremony.
Tom Cruise has developed a production talent to match his extraordinary talent as an actor. Tom approaches producing with the same meticulous attention to detail that he brings to all of his professional endeavors,” they said.
They added, “His dedication to telling bold, cinematic and entertaining stories has elevated the global theater experience to the next level and resulted in some of the most popular films in history.”
Popping Up: Cruise was spotted arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio in Hollywood on Friday afternoon
Man of the Hour: The Top Gun: Maverick star to be honored at upcoming Producers Guild Awards ceremony
The annual ceremony is currently taking place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday.
Cruise served as a producer for Top Gun: Maverick, which was released last May.
The movie followed the original Top Gun feature, which debuted earlier in 1986.
The feature film, in which the actor reprized his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, also starred artists such as Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer.
Top Gun: Maverick was released to the public on May 27 of last year and was an instant hit with critics.
The film also grossed nearly $1.5 billion from audiences, according to him Box office Mojomaking it the second highest-grossing film of the previous year.
Hard at work: Cruise was producer on Top Gun: Maverick, which was released last May
Massive Success: The film also grossed nearly $1.5 billion from audiences, according to Box Office Mojo, making it the second highest-grossing film of last year