Tom Cruise will be receiving The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s 2018 Pioneer of the Year Award on April 25 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Cruise is the first actor to receive the honor, as the award has traditionally been bestowed to industry executives. Past Pioneer of the Year honorees include Dick Cook, Cecil B. DeMille, Michael D. Eisner, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Horn, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Donna Langley, Sherry Lansing, Frank G. Mancuso, Sumner Redstone, Terry Semel, Tom Sherak, Jack Valenti, Jack Warner, Darryl F. Zanuck and last year’s honoree, Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
The Pioneer of the Year Award is given to a respected member of the motion picture community whose professional leadership, service, and commitment to philanthropy is exemplary. The $9 billion-grossing blockbuster star and three-time Oscar nominee will receive the Award at the Pioneer of the Year Dinner – the annual fundraiser benefiting the WRMPPF’s Pioneers Assistance Fund (PAF) which provides financial support and services to individuals in the theatrical entertainment community who are encountering an illness, injury or a life-changing event.
Cruise has a platinum reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty as a star, rolling up his sleeves and serving as a producer on the films he headlines in all aspects of production. Currently he is filming the sixth installment of Paramount’s Mission Impossible (July 27, 2018) which will be followed up by Top Gun: Maverick (July 12, 2019), the studio’s long-awaited sequel to the Cruise classic Top Gun.
“We are delighted that Tom will be receiving this well-deserved honor,” said Kyle Davies, In-coming President of WRMPPF and President of Domestic Distribution at Paramount Pictures. “His contributions to the film industry as both an actor and producer, including his tremendous support of the exhibition community, has made him a true pioneer in his field. He has starred in the most celebrated films of all time, inspiring audiences everywhere. We look forward to commemorating Tom’s philanthropic contributions and career achievements at the Pioneer of the Year Dinner, as well as raising much needed funds for the Pioneers Assistance Fund.”
Here are some featurettes from American Made.
Tom has done some interviews to promote American Made, watch the interviews below:
Bad news for Tom. I hope he recovers soon!
Tom Cruise’s accident on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 has left the actor with a broken ankle.
“During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” Paramount said Wednesday in a statement. “Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery.”
The action tentpole remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018.
“Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer,” the statement continued.
The actor, who is known for doing his own stunts, was injured this past weekend in London when jumping between buildings and slamming into a wall, leaving him limping. According to M:I6 director Christopher McQuarrie, Cruise didn’t miss the mark and was always supposed to hit the wall. However, on the fourth take, Cruise hit at a slightly different angle and broke his ankle.
McQuarrie also tweeted that “Tom is on the mend.” He also offered assurances that the film will meet its release date. Separately, McQuarrie explained the details of the stunt in an interview with Empire.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that production would be delayed by eight to nine weeks due to the incident.
The accident, which took place on the roof of Baynard House, an office block in the Blackfriars district of London, occurred Saturday. Sources say this was day 88 of the Mission: Impossible 6 shoot, which was due to carry on for another two months and into October.
Producers are keeping stages at the busy Leavesdon studios outside of London on hold to ensure they have them available when production starts again.
Mission: Impossible 6 also stars Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin.
The 55-year-old actor has a history of performing difficult stunts, with his Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation plane sequence even serving as a key point in the film’s marketing. The opening scene featured Cruise’s Ethan Hunt hanging on to an Airbus 400 as it taxies down a runway and eventually takes off.
We have a release date for Top Gun: Maverick!
Paramount Studios has given Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” sequel a July 12, 2019, release date — 33 years after the original.
Variety reported on May 24 that Joseph Kosinski — who directed Cruise in “Oblivion” — was the frontrunner to direct “Top Gun 2” for Paramount and Skydance Pictures.
Skydance CEO David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 1986 original, will produce with Cruise. This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting.
Cruise said recently the title would be “Top Gun: Maverick” although Paramount listed the title Friday only as “Top Gun.” “Maverick” was Cruise’s character’s nickname in the film in which he played Naval aviator Lt. Pete Mitchell.
The movie is the first title to land on the July 12, 2019, release date. It will open a week after Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel.
The original film, directed by the late Tony Scott and set at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, was a massive hit with more than $350 million in worldwide grosses. Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Tom Skeritt and Anthony Edwards also starred in the original, in which the protagonists flew the F14A Tomcat. Kilmer has said he’d like to return for the sequel in the role of Tom “Iceman” Kazanski.
Cruise had been working with Tony Scott on the sequel before the director’s demise in 2012. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected “Top Gun” for preservation in the National Film Registry as one of the 25 films named annually that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
Cruise met with potential directors for the “Top Gun” sequel earlier this year prior to and while filming “Mission: Impossible 6” in London. “Oblivion” was a success for Cruise and Kosinski, bringing in $286 million worldwide.
Friday’s dating announcement comes three months after former 20th Century Fox Film chief Jim Gianopulos was brought in by parent Viacom as Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO with the aim of cranking up the studio’s lagging film operations.
Good afternoon, everyone. I’m catching up on the premieres and events from The Mummy promotion tour around the world, including last night premiere in Mexico City, here are photos. I’m sorry about the delay in posting these.
Without further delays, here are the photos:
The Mummy Mexico City Premiere – June 5th, 2017
The Mummy Paris Premiere – May 30rd, 2017
The Mummy Madrid Premiere – May 29th, 2017
The Mummy Taipei Premiere – May 25th, 2017
The Mummy Taipei Press – May 25th, 2017
Candids in Taipei while promoting The Mummy – May 24th, 2017
The Mummy Australian Photocall – May 23rd, 2017
The Mummy Australian Premiere – May 22nd, 2017
Universal Celebrates The Mummy Day – May 20th, 2017