Tropic Thunder was a blast, but of course, the one character I can say made the film so much better, well, other than Robert Downey Jr., was Tom Cruise as Les Grossman. Easily one of the funniest characters I’ve ever seen in a movie. It’s made many, including myself, give more respect to Cruise himself as a public image.
Now this has been in discussion for a while now, but nothing has ever been confirmed. But after his performance at the MTV movie awards, this may lead to a movie that Cruise is already working out.
Screenrant says more:
If you didn’t get your fill of Les Grossman at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, don’t worry, because Tom Cruise may soon reprise the role in his very own spin-off movie. After taking the stage as Grossman for a show-stealing performance alongside Jennifer Lopez, Cruise told Marc Malkin at E! Online that he and his producing partners are “working on” the movie right now.
I’m absolutely up for this. Like I said, his character was easily the best part of Tropic Thunder, and maybe this will be a sort of comeback for Cruise. Let’s hope this movie will get made.
Oh and just for fun, here’s the great phone scene: