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Actor Tom Cruise credits himself for inventing the concept of international premiers. He revealed he didn’t actually like promoting his movie Top Gun around the globe.
The star said he came up with the idea of making red carpets around the world while he was in Paris, France promoting Top Gun. His colleagues were working on his films The Color of Money and Rain Man in Hollywood
The star remembers, “It took four months (to do) this tour… You’d spend weeks in one place… (Martin) Scorsese was editing The Color of Money, we were at an early draft of Rain Man and I was there in Paris and I was like, ‘I wanna make movies‘.
“That’s when I kinda came up with the idea of doing 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 and then kind of do it that way…’ It took me a few years to get it going.”
He now has international premiers scheduled months in advance. He has recently hit red carpets in Paris, London and New York in a day to promote his newest action film Edge of Tomorrow.
As stated on Forbes.com, “It’s an exceptionally entertaining, consistently humorous, and surprisingly moving story sporting top-notch visual effects that demand an IMAX viewing for the full experience.”