Les Grossman Is Tom Cruise’s Best Character Ever
I can acknowledge that Tom Cruise is a pretty good actor, but I have a very hard time separating who he is in real life (weird and creepy) with his characters. Except for Les Grossman, who has to be his best role ever. Tom first played Grossman, a middle-aged, balding movie studio exec, in “Tropic Thunder,” and the result was pretty genius. Cruise has now revived the character for a series of commercials promoting Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Above, Grossman “counsels” Robert Pattinson, who is considering cutting his famous greasy locks. Honestly, if Tom would just stay in character — this character, not some smiley son of Xenu cyborg thing — I might actually like him. After the jump, check out a few more.
With Taylor Lautner…On the set of “Risky Business.”