There was one man who had everyone buzzing backstage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. That man wasn’t Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mark Wahlberg or even host Aziz Ansari. It was Tom Cruise’s movie-studio exec alter-ego, Les Grossman . And with news that the “Tropic Thunder” character is getting a spin-off flick of his own, no one in Hollywood isn’t safe from Les’ tyranny. Not that they’re complaining.
“Performance of the evening,” “Harry Potter” star and Best Villain winner Tom Felton told MTV News of Les’ dance-off with Jennifer Lopez. “I love Tom Cruise as Les Grossman. That’s awesome. Les all day. He’s the best dancer in the world, man. I got to get some lessons off him. He’s got some tight moves.”
Seth Green also sang Grossman’s praises, noting that whatever Les does is “pretty amazing.” Paris Hilton added, “Tom Cruise onstage was really funny.”
“Percy Jackson” star Logan Lerman admits that even though the movie mogul can be a rather foul-mouthed, somewhat polarizing individual, he still loves that guy. “I’m a huge Les Grossman fan,” he revealed. “It was really cool. Les Grossman — he’s the man!”
“Twilight Saga” and “The Last Airbender” star Jackson Rathbone called Cruise’s Grossman the highlight of the Movie Awards. “My favorite moment of tonight’s show? I gotta say Tom Cruise as Les Grossman,” he explained. “I think he stole the entire show tonight. He really did.”
Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt of “The Hills” also praised the producer, but Bosworth might be partial. “I mean, Les Grossman is my agent,” Lo dished. “That’s why I’m such a superstar. Didn’t you know?”
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