“Tom Cruise is one of the most important stars ever in the motion picture business,” Ron Meyer, a close friend and former agent, told Reuters. “I don’t know anybody who has had the consistent success rate that Tom has. And nobody should be counting him out.”
Added Grey: “He is clearly, on a profit basis as well as a creative basis, one of the biggest stars in the world.”
“Tom’s really a good guy … and the press and public can turn on people for God knows what reason. But I know what he really is — a warm-hearted, terrific individual,” Bruckheimer said. “And he’s a wonderful actor.