Cruise and Cage honour Bruckheimer
Published 18/05/2010 | 11:31
Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage were among a host of A-list stars who came out in Hollywood to see Jerry Bruckheimer have his hands and feet cast in cement.
The legendary producer joins some of Hollywood's biggest names in leaving his mark outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre having been responsible for some of this generation's biggest blockbusters.
Cruise, who first worked with Bruckheimer on Top Gun, told crowds: "We're here to celebrate the greatest producer in modern history.
"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," he explained.
Cage, who more recently worked on National Treasure with the producer, was also full of praise.
"The first time I met Jerry I was auditioning for a film, I didn't get the part but during the screen test I was so amped up and in character that I smashed a hole in the wall of his office with my fist. Most producers may be scared off by this but not Jerry. Instead I think it excited him enough to find parts for me in seven different films!" he laughed.
Bruckheimer told crowds: "I can't tell you how proud I am.
"The first time I came here with my parents, I was about 12 years old, I got so excited I had an asthma attack.
"Now 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 honour."