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Tom Cruise Says He Invented the International Press Tour

Tom Cruise Says He Invented the International Press Tour

Tom Cruise sits down for an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening (June 4) in New York City.

The 51-year-old Edge of Tomorrow actor recently said the he invented the international press tour that movie stars now go on all the time.

“It was Top Gun,” Tom said. “We traveled all over the world — Italy, Paris, Japan. I always wanted to travel foreign, it was amazing. It took four months, this tour. We used to do these tours, foreign, it would take months. We’d spend weeks in one place. I loved spending that time, but I was working [on other things] — Scorsese was editing Color of Money, there was an early draft of Rain Man.”

“That’s when I came up with the idea of doing — I thought we’d do a country in a couple of days. I like premieres … so I came up with the idea of let’s have premieres in different countries. I came up with that, it took a few years to get it going,” Tom added.

Tom Cruise Says He Invented the International Press Tour

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# 1

I mean, my mom remembers TOP GUN doing all of those countries and she said movies didn’t really do that, but not sure Tom Cruise created it. IDK.

# 2

Now he uses these tours to spread his Scientology filth to weak and vulnerable people. (But they of course must be wealthy enough to pay for ‘auditing’)

# 3

Maybe it was his idea at the time
Doubt he would out and out lie if it can be so easily proved wrong. He isn’t that dumb.
Doesn’t sound like they did that years ago.

# 4
Trixie Larue @ 06/04/2014 at 10:31 pm

What next? Will he take credit for inventing the Internet?

# 5

no, #4 that honor goes to Al Gore.

# 6

It’s not actors that decide what kid of promotion is done for a film, it’s the studio. The international tours began when the box office outside the US became important to the films. Now it’s more important that the US.

# 7

Yes, I am sure you know more then Tom Cruise about what was going on in the movie business 30 years ago.
And 30 years ago the box office didn’t depend that much on other countries.
And Actors do have a say in fact they had a say in this latest one to do 3 in one day. It’s not all up to them but they have input which is what Tom was saying here.

# 8

So no one noticed that this item says Tm Cruise sits down with
JIMMY FALLON ????? Jared I love you but come on! That’s Kimmel!

You forget how long Tom Cruise has been around. He doesn’t look like it because he has had some “wirk” done, but he is old. Tom Cruise has to be 50. So if he has been making movies since he was 18 or 19 years old, they did things different back in the day. Press tours were different back then too, I guess.

# 9

30 years ago the studios were a lot more controlling than they are now. Not as much as in 30s and 40s but a lot more than they are now. The actors didn’t have much saying.

Maybe he did. Top Gun came out in 1986, at that time it was just the standard Hollywood premiere.

TO PERDIDA @ 06/04/2014 at 10:49 pm

JJ did confuse the two.
He was on Kimmell last night and Fallon is tonight. Pics shown are from Fallon but video is from last night Kimmell

He said he started it which suggest he came up with the idea and suggested it.
Of course they don’t call all the shots but if they took his suggestion then what he is saying is true.

He’s bragged about this many times. He can be charming no doubt, but he just strikes me as someone who has an ego the size of Texas.

It’s does make sense, Tom Cruise always been known as international star. His film do make money on international market.

BOX OFFICE STATS @ 06/04/2014 at 11:14 pm

According to this site here Tom(29 films) and Johnny Depp (32films)both are at over 6billon box office with slightly more being overseas.
Tom Hanks(37 films) beats them both at 8billion(his has half overseas too) but they are all 3 up in the top tier.
On Angelina’s it’s hard to tell because they have over a billion of hers unclassified as to her role so that is alot to be unaccountable for, so I like Angie but there might be a typo in how hers in broker up. However, overall she is at 4billion with 34 films. Not sure if this site is totally accurate on every last number but it helps paint a picture.

Love Cruise, support quality movies like Edge of Tomorrow

Agree #17. I always look forward to his movies and enjoy the message. For us with stressful demanding jobs, so nice to be able to chill out alone and imagine being in another futuristic world. Surprised he didn’t (per his comments) suggest the 3 countries in one day tour idea, seems like his creative line of thought.

Maybe he suggested it, but I doubt he controlled it.

And I invented the wheel

@Truth: It’s the opposite. The megaliths will control everything you say. Actors are much more careful. Tom Cruise and a few others are exceptions because they often produce their own materials, and while TC has fallen a bit, he’s still an A-lister who can open blockbusters.

He said weird things. When Katie Holms was taking dancing lessons for a show, he said Kate is a dancer. when Suri went to that kiddie gymnastic place, he said she is a gymnast. Most of us would use similar terms when somebody has been trained professionally. But, for him, somebody who “dance” is a dancer. Same with this “i invented world press tour”. He either has simple thoughts or he’s a bit delusional.

I invented toaster strudels.

He his sooooo annoying

If Tom were a woman, comments would be made about his botoxed face and puffy cheeks. Men deserve scrutiny too.

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