Tom Cruise paid tribute to producer Jerry Bruckheimer when he immortalized his handprint in cement outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, May 24. Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis, Jake Gyllenhaal and Billy Bob Thornton were also in attendance to support the legendary filmmaker.
Bruckheimer is responsible for some of the biggest blockbuster movies in Hollywood history, including Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Armageddon, Days of Thunder, Bad Boys, The Rock, National Treasure, and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as several major television shows like the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise.
“We’re here to celebrate the greatest producer in modern history,” Cruise told the crowds. “He certainly stands very tall in the pantheon of producers in Hollywood. He’s not only a hard working, dedicated filmmaker but he’s a loyal friend to everyone within our industry and to all the fans around the world.”
Bruckheimer addressed the crowds, saying, “I can’t tell you how proud I am..I’m standing here, so close to Marilyn Monroe’s [handprint] I may have an anxiety attack. To be alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest talent is such an honor.”
Check out Tom’s speech, Bruckheimer’s thanks, and more in the Entertainment Tonight video below:
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