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Brad Pitt’s Rep: Tom Cruise Slam Didn’t Happen

Brad Pitt in Inglorious Bastards, Tom Cruise in Valkyrie

Last week’s widely picked-up statement attributed to Brad Pitt, unfavorably comparing his WII movie Inglourious Basterds to Tom Cruise’s star vehicle Valkyrie, was not only “inaccurate,” Pitt’s manager tells PEOPLE, but “Brad has never even seen Valkyrie.”

The uncharacteristically harsh remark was originally published in a wide-circulation weekly German magazine, and, as could be expected, was reprinted internationally. Problem was, it was never uttered.

As for the two movies, both of which feature attempts on the life of German dictator Adolf Hitler, Cruise’s Valkyrie, after a troubled production history, was released late last year, to indifferent reviews and box office.

Director Quentin Tarantino, after premiering Inglorious Basterds to wildly mixed reviews at this May’s Cannes Film Festival, went back into the cutting room with it and opened the movie to the American public on Friday. While reviews still ran the gamut from four stars to fewer, most critics still singled out Pitt’s no-nonsense anti-Nazi Tennessean.

More telling, ticket sales totaled $36.7 million, an all-time high for a Tarantino movie.


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Valkyrie Mexico City Premiere

I have added 60 pictures to the gallery of Tom at the “Valkyrie” Mexico City Premiere that took place on 5th February.

I think we now have all the latest events/premiere pictures. But if I have missed any, please do let me know!

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Tom Cruise in VALKYRIE arrives on DVD & Blu-ray May 19

Many saw evil. They dared to stop it.

Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise stars in Bryan Singer’s suspenseful WWII thriller based on the true story!

“VALKYRIE is a taut suspense flick for grown-ups…”
—Kyle Smith, New York Post

“X-MEN director Bryan Singer and his USUAL SUSPECTS screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie will keep you in the game… It’s the palm-sweating suspense that counts.”
—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“VALKYRIE is a meticulous thriller… The two best supporting performances are by Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Wilkinson, as a general who artfully plays both sides of the fence.”
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Los Angeles, CA — The remarkable yet seldom told true story of the German Resistance’s attempted coup and assassination of Adolf Hitler reveals itself when VALKYRIE is released on Blu-ray Disc and Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy on May 19th from MGM Home Entertainment. Set in Nazi Germany, VALKYRIE chronicles the daring and ingenious “July 20 plot” to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Oscar-nominee Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible, Minority Report) stars as the loyal German nationalist Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the mastermind behind the plot to kill Hitler and overthrow his fascist regime.

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‘Valkyrie’ director gaga over Tom Cruise

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Despite directing actors like Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Spacey, Hugh Jackman and Brandon Routh in his previous films, Hollywood director Bryan Singer is all praise for superstar Tom Cruise, who stars in his latest film “Valkyrie”.

Cruise stars in the lead as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in “Valkyrie” that is a historical thriller depicting the July 20, 1944, plot by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

“Until now, I was working only with actors and not stars but with this movie (’Valkyrie’), I got to work with a mega star like Tom Cruise. He is down to earth, gets into the story and doesn’t let you feel uncomfortable at all because of his status or anything. I loved working with him,” Singer told IANS over phone from Seoul, South Korea.

The film has also been in the news across the world for multiple controversies apart from speculations for Cruise’s performance as the Nazi officer.

The director and the actors are on a promotional tour for the assassination thriller across Asia, Europe and America. It is releasing in India Feb 20.

(Source: thaindian)

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Tom Cruise in Brazil turns reporters into fans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tom Cruise may sometimes confuse his countries, but he’s winning fans among Brazil’s press corps.

A news conference to promote his movie “Valkyrie” turned into something of a fan club meeting when a journalist said he promised his niece he would get a photo with Cruise. The actor immediately obliged.

That prompted another journalist to squeeze under a barrier for a photo. Guards stopped other reporters from doing the same.

Cruise says he’s enjoying his five-day Brazil trip, but sometimes stumbled over differences between Latin American nations

He thanked one questioner with the Spanish “gracias” — though Brazilians speak Portuguese. And he said he enjoys the tango — the traditional dance of neighboring Argentina.

(Source: The Associated Press)

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“Valkyrie” maintains hold on overseas box office

“Valkyrie,” starring Tom Cruise as a rebellious Nazi officer, emerged at No. 1 on the international circuit for a second consecutive weekend, grossing an estimated $18.6 million from 3,900 screens in 26 markets and raising its overseas cumulative total to $38.9 million.

The MGM/UA production, handled overseas by 20th Century Fox and other local distributors, opened in 15 markets, finishing on top in at least five, including France and Spain.

In Germany, where “Valkyrie” was filmed, its second weekend produced $2.3 million from 400 locations, lifting its market total to $7.3 million, the largest for any overseas territory the film has played.

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‘Valkyrie’ takes the lead at Australian box office

Cruise back on a winning patch

PROVING once and for all that we should never underestimate the popular appeal of Tom Cruise in an eyepatch, his anti-Hitler thriller Valkyrie led the box office charge over the long weekend.

The film took $2.33 million, which was just barely enough to knock off Bride Wars, which managed a healthy $2.25 million in its second week, bringing its two-week total to a hefty $7.1 million.

All other debuts did very well. Another old-timer also proved he has not lost his edge, with Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino opening at No. 3 with $2.24 million, followed closely by the vampire/werewolf epic Underworld III, which netted $1.9 million. Revolutionary Road had to settle for No. 9 with $1.02 million. Not bad, though the chemistry Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet had in Titanic isn’t quite popping the second time around.

After a meteoric rise fuelled by powerfully positive word of mouth, the arthouse favourite and Oscar hopeful Slumdog Millionaire finally seems to be levelling out. At No. 5, the film, which took $1.5 million across its sixth weekend, added another eight screens but saw its audience grow by exactly 1 per cent.

(Source: The Age)