{nl}MTV: This film was nearly scuttled by bad press prior to its release. There were problems with shooting it in Germany and many release date changes but the good news is, the finished product totally works as a thriller. It must be gratifying to see that the film works as well as it does in the end.Tom Cruise: I think we were already proud while we were making the movie. We were making the film because we thought this was cool. All that other stuff was this other reality.Bryan Singer: None of the people were seeing the movie. It was weird to have my mom say, “So, are you coming home?” “Why, mom?” “Because the Germans aren’t letting you shoot there.” Well, there are 100 million Germans.Cruise: And some of them were financing the film.Singer: A lot of it was clearly misinformation.Cruise: It makes good headlines.Singer: There are enough challenges making these kinds of films, these big films. There are enough challenges on a daily basis.MTV: Did the fact that you, Bryan, are Jewish, and you, Tom, are a Scientologist affect your decision to make this film? These are two sometimes-persecuted groups. I would think that would inform wanting to make a film about killing Hitler.Cruise: When I was a kid, I always wanted to kill Hitler. [Laughs.] I didn’t care about religion or whatever. I hated that guy and everything he stood for. We played war games. There’s something about that time period, even as a little kid, when you’re looking at these documentaries.Singer: See, I always wanted to play Hitler and get killed.Cruise: Did you really?Singer: I think being Jewish helps when you’re making a film like this. It’s something one thinks about. But it’s not the driving force. The driving force is a great story, a great moment in history.Cruise: I just love that it’s real. You couldn’t make up this stuff. I guess we could have, but there was no need. It’s so accurate to what occurred.MTV: If you were in your character’s situation, do you think you would make that choice, to attempt to kill Hitler?Cruise: That’s a question that you can’t help but ask [yourself]. You try to create as much emotional reality to that situation. I would like to think that I would, but you can’t say until you’re up against that. You don’t know.MTV: Tom, many “Hills” fans were shocked to see you appear on The Hills: Live After Show last week. Can I assume you’re a big fan? Can I quiz you about “The Hills”?Cruise: [Laughs.] Don’t quiz me. Please don’t quiz me.MTV: We’ll get you the DVDs, and we can talk next time. Congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination for “Tropic Thunder.”Cruise: Thank you.MTV: I hear you and Ben Stiller may do more with your character, Les Grossman.Cruise: Ben and I are always talking about what we can do with Les. Do we do some viral video with Les? We had a lot of fun with that.MTV: I saw you sing some Elvis on “Leno” the other night. Do you still have “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” in your repertoire?Cruise: Oh, yeah.MTV: Is it a nightly thing for you?Cruise: Not nightly. I’ll bring it out when I need to.MTV: Does Katie ever need it?Cruise: It’s not that she needs it, but she likes a little bit of that. It’s what you need and what you want. I’m here to deliver whatever she needs or wants. [Laughs.]{nl}Source:  Josh Horowitz, MTV News

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 17 December 2008 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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Enjoy this great interview of Tom with “The Insider” Lara Spencer!! Tom talks about Suri, Conor’s debut in Will Smith’s upcoming movie “Seven Pounds” and Valkyrie

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 17 December 2008 | Filed under News, Valkyrie News
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{nl} {nl}Tom Cruise knows just what fans want for Christmas.{nl}”You want to see Hitler killed on Christmas,” the star said at the premiere of Valkyrie.{nl}In the film, opening Dec. 25, Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer who plots and attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. The film is directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men). {nl}{nl}”I just set out to make the best film I could possibly make,” Cruise said. “It’s a timeless thriller. It’s man against tremendous odds.”{nl}Is Cruise anywhere near as brave as von Stauffenberg? Would he also have spoken out?{nl}”All of us would like to think we would do that,” he said. “I would like to think I would.”{nl}Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, who is starring in All My Sons on Broadway, didn’t walk the red carpet with the actor: “She’s inside the theater. When her play opened, I was the host. It’s teamwork.”{nl}Carice van Houten, Cruise’s on-screen wife, reminisced fondly about shooting the film. “He’s very goofy. We had dancing lessons, and we couldn’t stop laughing.” {nl} Source:  Donna Freydkin, USA Today

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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{nl}Tom, along with Bryan Singer, sat for an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday.  The interview is below.  Enjoy it!!{nl}________________________________________________{nl} “It’s nice to be able to have people talk about the film, as opposed to us reading about the film,” Cruise said. “It is what it is. And I understand it. I do understand it.”{nl}His recent bout of bad publicity started with that fateful appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s show in 2005. Then there was the awkward interview with “Today” show host Matt Lauer. The following year, Paramount Pictures severed its 14-year relationship with him.{nl}”As I’ve said, I want an adventurous life,” said Cruise. “And yet I’ve gotten a little bit more adventure than I bargained for.”{nl}A rebound is fully in the works. Cruise revisited Winfrey

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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PROGRAMMING NOTE:{nl}Don’t forget to check out Tom tonight on ‘The David Letterman Show” from the Ed Sullivan Theatre this evening at 11:35 PM (EST) on CBS. 

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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IMPORTANT NOTE:{nl}The West Coast Valkyrie premiere will be held this Thursday evening, December 18th!{nl}Don’t forget to check back!  We will have full coverage, pictures, video and information right after the premiere!  {nl} {nl} 

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Site, Valkyrie News
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{nl}Watch out, Harvard. She’s not even three years old, but little Suri Cruise is a bona fide brainiac, boasts her proud papa. “Her vocabulary is incredible,” Tom Cruise told PEOPLE Monday night at the New York premiere of Valkyrie. Still, his favorite words are some of the most simple. “I love hearing ‘I love you, dada,’ or, ‘I love you, mama.’ ” While his wife, Katie Holmes is busy starring in Broadway’s All My Sons, the 46-year-old mega movie star is relishing playing Mr. Mom. “I just love every moment,” he gushed. “We’ve got the teenagers and I’ve got the two-and-half year old and to have that I feel lucky.” The actor

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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Enjoy this excellent video of Tom talking with ET’s Kevin Frazier at the NYC premiere of Valkyrie yesterday. You can see the rest of the cast too.{nl}{nl}Watch more ET videos on AOL Video

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News
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“Extra” host Mario Lopez scored a candid one-on-one with Tom Cruise — and from Mario’s secret connection to Cruise’s wife Katie, to the controversy over adorable Suri, no topic was left untouched!{nl}The “Valkyrie” star dished about his early Christmas present this year — a Golden Globe nod for his hilarious turn in “Tropic Thunder” — and he revealed where he learned the moves he showed off in the flick, saying, “I learned how to dance watching ‘Soul Train.’ “I was always in my basement… watching ‘Soul Train’ — always just the coolest moves.” Cruise won over his kids Connor and Isabella with the acting gig. “They loved it… they loved it… they went off.”Baby Suri isn’t old enough to see her dad’s “Tropic Thunder” role — but the tyke was recently named Forbes’ Hottest Hollywood Tot. When asked if he regretted sharing her with the world, proud pop Tom replied, “Well… what choice did I have? We didn’t let pictures out at first, and there was a bit of an outcry.” Cruise added, “It’s our life, and I don’t know what else to do about it.”{nl}Katie Holmes is currently starring on Broadway in “All My Sons” — and her production is taking place in the same venue where Mario starred in “A Chorus Line.” {nl}Tom also dished about starring in “Valkyrie” — the WWII film about a plan to assassinate Hitler. “I knew I was interested in the film,” Tom said. “I always wanted to kill Hitler, and so Stauffenberg and I had that in common.”{nl}”Valkyrie” hits theatres Christmas Day.{nl}There’s a video with this news, watch it here

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Valkyrie News
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Wonderful pics of Tom attending the Valkyrie premiere in NYC have been added to our gallery!  Pages and pages of them!!  You will also find pics of the after party. Tons of new pics will be added throughout the day so please keep checking back to see our updated gallery!  {nl}Valkyrie NYC Premiere – December 15th 2008{nl}{nl} {nl}Valkyrie After Party – December 15th 2008{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 16 December 2008 | Filed under News, Valkyrie News
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