Tom Cruise appeared as one of the special guests on Friday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
High praise: The 60-year-old performer, ‘whose Ray-Bans and body oil saved the movie business,’ according to Kimmel, used his time on the program to promote the production of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Emotional: When discussing his old friend agreeing to play a pivotal role in the movie, he expressed that their on-screen reunion was ‘pretty emotional’; Pictured in a still from the film
The 60-year-old performer, ‘whose Ray-Bans and body oil saved the movie business,’ according to Kimmel, 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 watching his own movies in the theater, telling Kimmel: ‘I go opening weekend. I love seeing movies that are made for the screen on the big screen.’
The actor, who recently flew himself to London, also spoke about working on Top Gun: Maverick, as well as well as his reunion with former costar Val Kilmer, who appeared in the sequel.
When discussing his old friend agreeing to play a pivotal role in the movie, he expressed that their on-screen reunion was ‘pretty emotional.’
No big deal: The actor concluded his time on the show by wishing the program’s host luck with hosting the upcoming Academy Awards, to which the latter stated that ‘if it goes badly, you can fire me out of a cannon’
He also spoke of his love of stunts. When Kimmel commented about how Cruise regularly put his life on the line to pull off death-defying stunts, the actor quipped: ‘Well, I did get in a car in this weather.’
The performer, who wore a navy suit during his appearance, went on to discuss his time working on the upcoming entry in the Mission: Impossible series, which he recently started filming.
When asked about the idea of watching the movie through a streaming service, he expressed that ‘the film is made for the screen…we made it for theatrical, me, my friends, the whole crew.’
Cruise then remarked that his goal as an actor was to appear in films that would likely please moviegoers.
‘When they really enjoy it, that’s what I want. I make my movies for audiences, for you all. So it’s a pleasure. I just want to entertain you,’ he said.
Cruise went on to discuss his affinity for performing his own stunts, and the producer stated that he wanted to push his limits as a performer.
‘I just try to do everything I can, use every tool that I have, to entertain the audience,’ he said.
The actor added that he had been testing the boundaries of safety ever since he was a child, stating: ‘I’ve been doing it my whole life…to me it was just normal.’
The Eyes Wide Shut star also remarked that his mother had been supportive of him taking risks in pursuit of pulling off a stunt during his younger years.
‘You know, she never stopped me from doing anything. It was very encouraging,’ he stated.
Kimmel subsequently asked Cruise about various stunts he would consider attempting, the most dangerous of which was apparently running with scissors.
Unfazed, the Academy Award-nominated performer said: ‘We’ve all done that.’
The actor concluded his time on the show by wishing the program’s host luck with hosting the upcoming Academy Awards, to which the latter stated: ‘If it goes badly, you can fire me out of a cannon.’
Cruise was spotted while arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio in Hollywood on Friday afternoon.
The performer braved the downpour affecting much of the Los Angeles metropolitan area as he carried an umbrella before making his way toward the show’s filming area.
The Top Gun: Maverick star – who recently put an end to his long-term feud with Steven Spielberg – is set to be honored during 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 limits as a performer
The actor will be joined by Camila Morrone, who appeared in the recently-released Daisy Jones & The Six, on the program.
According to Deadline, the Mission: Impossible franchise star will be given the David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the PGA Awards.
The distinction is given to various individuals in recognition of their work in the motion picture industry.
Past honorees include Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood and Roger Corman, among numerous others.
It was announced that the actor would be honored by the Producers Guild of America this past December.
At the time, Producers Guild Presidents Donald De Line and Stephanie Allain issued a statement via The Hollywood Reporter where they explained the reasoning behind the decision to honor the actor during the awards ceremony.
‘Tom Cruise has developed a talent for producing to match his extraordinary talent as an actor. Tom approaches producing with the same meticulous attention to detail he brings to all of his professional endeavors,’ they said.
They added: ‘His commitment to telling bold, cinematic, and entertaining stories has elevated the global theatrical experience and has resulted in some of the most popular motion pictures in history.’
Man of the hour: The Top Gun: Maverick star is set to be honored during the upcoming Producers Guild Awards ceremony
The annual ceremony is currently scheduled to take place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday.
Cruise served as a producer on Top Gun: Maverick, which was released last May.
The movie followed the original Top Gun feature, which previously debuted in 1986.
Working hard: Cruise served as a producer on Top Gun: Maverick, which was released last May
The feature, in which the actor reprised his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, also starred performers such as Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer.
Top Gun: Maverick was made available to the public on May 27 of last year and was an immediate hit with critics.
The movie also grossed nearly $1.5 billion from audiences, according to Box Office Mojo, making it the second highest-grossing film of last year.
Massive success: The movie also grossed nearly $1.5 billion from audiences, according to Box Office Mojo, making it the second highest-grossing film of last year