Did you know that there’s a movie about Les Grossman, the Tom Cruise character from Tropic Thunder, in development. Granted, it’ll likely never see the light of day, but dude! I hope Tom Cruise learned a valuable lesson from MacGruber: 60-second skits do not a movie make.
Anyway, if you watch MTV at all (or have checked the Internet the last few days), you might have noticed that Les Grossman is kind of everywhere right now, promoting the MTV Movie Awards (this Sunday). In an effort, it seems, to connect with the kids, Cruise has decided that people like him better when he’s a balding, ego-maniacal asshole, instead of an ego-maniacal asshole with hair. To that end, there have been a round of promos fearing Grossman, which are kind of funny until about the four second mark, at which point you start to miss the egomaniacal Tom Cruise with hair.
Here’s three. The first two are Cruise’s efforts to connect with the Twilight kids by berating Taylor Lautner and Rob Pattinson, while the third is Cruise’s effort to let the Twilight kids know that he actually had a very long and successful career before he jumped on Oprah’s couch. Oh, and he slaps his own ass.