Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tom Cruise hustles

Fast Company on Brian Grazer's attempt to save money during the filming of Far And Away:

I went to Tom on the set. I said, "Look, you’re not the producer of this movie. But we all want to make it, we all have this vision of a movie we’re doing as artists, a story we care about. It’s going to be expensive, but we can’t spend as much money as it looks like we’re going to. We need to hold the line." I said, "Can you be the team leader here with the cast and crew? Can you be the guy to set the example?"

He looked at me and said, "I’m 100% that guy!"

He said, "When I have to go to the bathroom, I’m going to run to the trailer and run back to the set. I’m going to set the pace for excellence and respect."