Tom Cruise. You…complete us. Well that, and the end of a school year!
Tom gave a surprise commencement speech at Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown acting studio in Santa Monica on Sunday, which was probably an award-winning monologue for every one in attendance.
Tom felt the need, the need for
speed sharing wisdom with the younger actors of the boutique studio, whose notable alumni include Halle Berry, Robin Wright, and Keanu Reeves! In the immortal words of Keanu, "whoooooooaaaa!"
“It was one of the most inspiring speeches we’ve had. It was so much more than a lecture about what to do in an audition.”
Another attendee talked about how Tom made it clear that as an actor, you should avoid being a prima donna:
“He said that when you do finally get the chance of being in a movie, don’t spend the time in the trailer. He said you need to experience everything on the movie, talk to everyone on the crew, the grips, everyone. Learn everything you can. You will never get that time back. He talked about trying to be as prepared as possible, and that you can only depend on yourself.”
Wise words! Tom Cruise would be awesome at any graduation ceremony! We'd let him pomp our circumstance any day!
Ch-ch-check out the video of the speech below!
[Image via Michael Wright/WENN.]