I'm here to entertain people. That's who I am and what I want to do.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
Tom Cruise will appear as a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on December 16 to talk about his latest movie, the Nazi conspiracy thriller Valkyrie. In it, Cruise plays the role of Colonel Stauffenberg, a German officer who becomes the lynchpin in the last known plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
Tom Cruise was on "The Today Show" with Matt Lauer on December 15. Cruise and Lauer share a colorful history. In 2005, Cruise appeared on TODAY and got into a heated exchange with Lauer over psychiatry and the improper use of psychiatric drugs. However, when Lauer was the guest of honor at the Friars Club annual celebrity Roast in New York City in October, Cruise arrived and joked with Lauer about the incident.
During the December 15th interview, Lauer and Cruise discussed their confrontation, with Cruise admitting that he could have "handled things better." Cruise also said his views did not come across as he has intended. "In looking at myself, I came across as arrogant," said the 46-year old entertainment industry veteran. "I didn't communicate it in the way I wanted to communicate it. Also, that's not the way I am. That's not the person I am." Cruise also added, "I'm here to entertain people. That's who I am and what I want to do."
Cruise also made an appearance December 11 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he talked about his Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the Hollywood comedy Tropic Thunder. In the movie, Cruise plays a raunchy media executive. He also talked to Leno about Valkyrie, and his on set experience with authentic World War 2 aircraft.
Bryan Singer's Valkyrie, distributed by United Artists, is opening Christmas Day. Also starring in the film are Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nghy, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard.
Tom Cruise has been acting for over 25 years, starring in films such as Risky Business, Top Gun, The Color of Money, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and the action-packed Mission: Impossible trilogy. He has been the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and nominated for three Academy Awards.
Tune in Tuesday, December 16 on CBS to watch Tom Cruise and David Letterman on "The Late Show with David Letterman."