Tom Cruise

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"Oblivion" star Tom Cruise promotes a 1987 Morgan Freeman film. (7:13)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK!

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HIS LATEST

FILM IS CALLED "OBLIVION."

>> TECHNICIAN 4-9, SHIPS SYSTEMS

ARE GREEN.

I'M GOOD TO GO.

>> COPY TECH 4-9, YOU'VE

CLEARED.

>> GOOD WORK ON THAT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW TOM CRUISE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: .

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Jon: THE PEOPLE LOVE!

THEY LOVE!

>> THANK YOU.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SIT IN THE CHAIR, FOR GOD'S

SAKE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GREAT, MAN.

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> GREAT TO SEE YOU.

>> Jon: HERE'S WHAT I DON'T

LIKE ABOUT THIS MOVIE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> YEAH?

>> Jon: SO YOU DROP INTO PITS

ON ROPES ON THAT WIRE, YOU'RE

DOING THESE FLIPS AND THINGS AND

STUNTS AND YOU DID THEM AND

YOU'RE MY AGE AND IT UPSETS ME.

(LAUGHTER)

TO NO END.

THAT'S WHY -- BECAUSE THEY SAID,

YOU KNOW, I GO "HE DID SOME

CRAZY STUNTS IN THIS THING."

>> AND AND THEY SAID "YOU KNOW

HE'S 50 NOW."

AND I SAID "NO, I'M 50,".

>> (LAUGHS).

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU STILL

PULLING THAT OFF?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

(LAUGHTER)

I HAVE NO IDEA.

>> Jon: IS IT TRAINING?

>> A LOT OF TRAINING.

>> Jon: IS IT ADVIL?

(LAUGHTER)

>> YOU KNOW, EVERY NOW AND THEN.

EVERY NOW AND THEN AFTER A VERY

HARD HIT YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT.

>> Jon: THAT WOULD BE.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE -- IT'S

HARD TO TALK ABOUT WITH PEOPLE

WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY SO

LET ME IF I COULD GIVE IT AWAY.

>> PLEASE.

(LAUGHTER)

JUST RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE.

>> Jon: (WHISPERING)

HE'S DEAD THE WHOLE TIME.

(LAUGHTER)

HOW DO YOU -- WHEN YOU GO INTO

SOMETHING LIKE THIS HOW DO YOU

CHOOSE THE NEXT PROJECT?

THE FILMS YOU MAKE, THEY HAVE AN

INTENSITY TO THEM THAT I THINK

ARE THESE THE TYPES OF PROJECTS

THAT YOU'RE DRAWN TO?

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE AN

ADRENALINE JUNKIE?

THIS IS THE KIND OF THING YOU

WANT TO --

>> WHAT I THINK OF IS I WANT TO

ENTERTAIN AN AUDIENCE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M THINKING OF.

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE

EXCITED.

I MET JOE KACZYNSKI WHEN HE WAS

IN POSTPRODUCTION ON "TRON" AND

I HEARD ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT

YOUNG FILMMAKER.

THIS IS ONLY HIS SECOND MOVIE.

>> Jon: THIS IS HIS SECOND

MOVIE?

>> THIS IS HIS SECOND MOVIE.

>> Jon: THAT'S UPSETTING AS

WELL.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I KNOW!

AND I MET WITH HIM AND HE HAD

THIS STORY AND HE TOLD ME THE

STORY AND I WAS LIKE "I WANT TO

MAKE THIS MOVIE."

>> Jon: THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY

VISUAL FILM AND THE SETS ARE

INCREDIBLE AND THERE ARE --

>> JUST EVEN THAT SEQUENCE THAT

YOU SAW, YOU SEE THE CLOUDS IN

THE BACKGROUND.

HE ACTUALLY WENT AND

PHOTOGRAPHED CLOUDS AND STARS

AND SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ATOP A

VOLCANO AND PROJECTED THAT.

THAT'S NOT GREEN SCREEN.

>> Jon: YOU'RE KIDDING ME!

>> NO.

SO WHEN YOU'RE SEEING THOSE

SETS, THAT'S THE AMBIENT LIGHT.

>> Jon: IF YOU'RE TELLING ME

THAT SHIP IS REAL, TOO --

(LAUGHTER).

I'M GOING TO GET VERY UPSET WITH

THIS ENTIRE THING!

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S REAL.

(LAUGHTER)

IT IS!

I SO WISH IT WAS REAL.

>> Jon: BUT IT'S LIKE A

POSTAPOCALYPTIC HELL SCAPE BUT

YOU WATCH IT AND YOU'RE LIKE "I

COULD LIVE THERE.

THEY'VE GOT COOL STUFF THERE."

SO HOW DO YOU TRUST A GUY DOING

HIS SECOND FILM.

>> YOU'RE ABOUT TO DO YOUR FIRST

FILM.

VERY COOL.

>> Jon: DEATH TO SMOOCHIE AND

THEN THIS.

>> VERY COOL.

>> Jon: BUT YOU TRUST A GUY TO

WORK WITH AN ACTOR OF YOUR

EXPERIENCE.

>> YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE FUN OF

IT.

YOU SIT DOWN AND I'VE PRODUCED A

LOT OF FILMS AND I LEARN FROM

HIM AND I JUST KIND OF WORK WITH

HIM AND SAY OKAY, WHAT'S THE

STORY?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO CREATE?

AND I THEME TO HELP AS AN ACTOR

ON SET I'M JUST DOING MY JOB AND

YOU CAN SEE THE GUY THE JUST

ENORMOUSLY TALENTED.

>> Jon: IS IT DIFFICULT TO

RELINQUISH CONTROL?

>> NO.

NO BECAUSE IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO

MAKE A MOVIE.

IT'S NOT --

>> Jon: YEAH, THAT WAS THE

LESS SUCCESSFUL SEQUEL TO

HILLARY CLINTON'S BOOK.

(LAUGHTER)

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MAKE A

MOVIE.

>> (LAUGHS)

TO MAKE A MOVIE.

(LAUGHS)

>> Jon: EVERY NOW AND AGAIN I

GET ONE OFF.

>> YOU DO, YOU DO.

IT'S -- YOU KNOW, WHEN I'M

WORKING ON SOMETHING IT'S NOT

ABOUT ME, IT'S ABOUT THE STORY.

YOU BRING A TEAM OF PEOPLE AND

YOU JUST WANT THEM TO GIVE YOU

THEIR BEST AND SO, NO.

>> Jon: MORGAN FREEMAN.

>> LEGEND.

>> Jon: LEGEND!

AND WHATEVER HE'S IN A MOVIE I

ALWAYS FEEL LIKE "OH, EVERYTHING

WILL TURN OUT."

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE

MORGAN FREEMAN WOULDN'T LET BAD

THINGS HAPPEN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NO, NO.

>> Jon: HE'S THAT TYPE OF

DUDE.

>> HE'S GOT THAT KIND OF

PRESENCE.

I'VE BEEN WANTING TO WORK WITH

HIM FOREVER.

>> Jon: THIS IS THE FIRST

TIME?

>> FIRST TIME.

AND I ADMIRE HIS WORK SO MUCH.

DID YOU EVER SEE "STREET SMART"?

>> NO.

>> INCREDIBLE.

IT'S HIS FIRST --

>> Jon: FORGET ABOUT

"OBLIVION."

"STREET SMART."

OH, THAT'S RIGHT, I'M SUPPOSED

TO BE PROMOTING "OBLIVION."

>> Jon: "STREET SMART" WITH

MORGAN FREEMAN.

IT'S ON NETFLIX.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT HE CAN DO EVERYTHING.

>> I BLEW THAT, DIDN'T I?

>> Jon: NOT AT ALL.

AND EVERYTHING THAT HE DOES --

THERE'S A QUALITY TO IT, A

HUMANITY TO IT.

HE'S ONE OF THOSE GUYS YOU

ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THERE'S A

HUMANITY TO EACH CHARACTER HE

BRINGS.

>> NO MATTER WHAT THE CHARACTER,

GOOD GUY OR BAD GUY.

HE'S JUST THAT VOICE, TOO.

AND I THINK -- I DON'T WANT TO

GIVE IT AWAY --

>> Jon: GIVE IT AWAY!

I'LL GIVE IT AWAY, IT'S NOT A

TWIST.

HIS VOICE COMES OUT AND IT'S

VERY POWERFUL.

HE'S MORGAN FREEMAN AND HE'S

VERY POWERFUL.

>> Jon: I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED

THIS ABOUT FILM BECAUSE IT'S

VERY DIFFERENT THAN TELEVISION.

WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS EVERYDAY

FOR LIKE 15 YEARS AND WE BECOME

A FAMILY AND THE CAMARADERIE AND

FRIENDSHIPS.

WHEN YOU DO THE FILM, THOUGH,

THE INTENSITY IS SO GREAT AND

THEN EVERYBODY GOES "HEY, MAN,

THAT WAS FUN.

OKAY, SEE YOU AT THE PREMIER."

DO YOU JUST PILE UP FRIEND THAT

YOU CORRESPONDENT WITH?

>> YOU PILE UP FRIEND YOU

CORRESPOND WITH AND WHEN YOU SEE

THE EACH OTHER IT'S LIKE TIME

HADN'T PASSED.

>> Jon:

>> Jon: OLD HOME WEEK.

>> IT REALLY IS.

>> Jon: EXCEPT FOR ONE DUDE

WHO YOU HATE AND YOU CAN NAME

HIM RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT.

(LAUGHTER)

JUST NAME ONE.

>> EXCEPT FOR, YOU KNOW -- AND

NO ONE WANTS TO TALK TO HIM

ANYWAY.

>> Jon: GIVE IT AWAY!

(LAUGHTER)

"OBLIVION" WILL BE IN THEATERS

ON FRIDAY COMPETING AGAINST

"STREET SMART."

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN.

(LAUGHTER)

TOM CRUISE, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR BEING HERE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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