Tom Cruise on His Life & Career: “I Feel Very Fortunate”

Tom Cruise has gushed about his life and career, saying he believes he is incredibly fortunate. Not taking what he has for granted, Tom comments that he feels he has led a very rich life up until this point and he is so glad to have had the amazing opportunities he’s had so far. He also thanks everyone who works on films with him because he knows how many people are involved and the amount of effort that goes in to each movie:

”I feel very fortunate. I’ve had an incredible life so far. I spent most of my life in editing rooms, mixing bays, sound stages and movie sets all over the world – it’s been an incredible life, a rich life. It takes a village to make a movie and I’ve had a rich life because of the people I’ve worked with – technicians, craftsmen, directors, writers, producers, actors – that I’ve learned from and continue to learn from.”

Tom also says he loves to treat people who aren’t in the film industry with a day on set because it always surprises and amazes them which is something he really enjoys seeing:

 ”I like to bring people by movie sets when we’re working, especially people who haven’t made films before because at the end of the day they have a look on their face, they’re stunned and bewildered and surprised by the effort that it takes. They’re like, ‘You people work? This is work?’ I do know it takes a tremendous amount of effort, dedication, endurance and luck [to make a movie].”