Tom Cruise: More of Les Grossman in the Works!

The Golden Globe nominee says he'd love to do some more work as the despised, foulmouthed studio boss he played in Tropic Thunder

By Marc Malkin Dec 11, 2008 11:32 PMTags
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Forget Tom Cruise's reaction to his Golden Globe nomination for his work in Tropic Thunder for a moment. Mr. Cruise can't help but think of how his foulmouthed alter ego, Les Grossman, would react to the news.

"Les would probably say something unprintable," Cruise told me today in an exclusive interview. "First thing when you hear about that character is, just what would that guy say? It would have to be something unprintable."

And it sounds like this isn't the last we've heard from the balding, hairy-chested studio boss. Read on for all the Grossman details...

"I’ve talked about doing different videos with the character," Cruise said. "I’ve started working with Ben [Stiller] on it, and we’ve kind of talked about different things to do. We were gonna do some in our free time, but we haven’t found the free time…yet."

He doesn't rule out a full-length feature film centered on Grossman: "He’s a fun character," said Cruise, who will next be seen in the real-life WWII thriller Valkyrie. "I gotta talk to Ben, but there could be more to do with that guy."

Grossman's future aside, Cruise said of the nomination, "I’m really thrilled. Kate called me, and family and friends. It’s just very exciting."