Tom Cruise took freezing job as a kid to watch moviesDecember 18th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has revealed that he was so desperate to watch his favorite actors on the big screen as a kid that he took a job bagging-up ice in a freezer.
The Mission Impossible 3 actor revealed that he idolizes legendary actor Clint Eastwood and late actor Paul Newman, and went to work at just 8 to earn money in a bid to watch the legends light up the big screen.
There was a store up the street that had this sign that said ”Kid needed to bag ice”, so I went up there one day. I wanted money so I could go to the movies and (the store owner) put me in this machine, Contactmusic quoted Cruise, as telling U.S. talkshow host David Letterman.
The actor revealed it was a tough job for an 8 year old but the urge to see his favorite actors kept him going.
“I was thinking beforehand, ”He wouldn”t tell me to do this if it wasn”t safe” - so I was in there, you got paid per bag, he closed the thing down and he dressed you in this plastic outfit and plastic gloves, Cruise said.
“I”m jamming the ice in there and after about 15 minutes my legs started to go numb. Every bag I”m thinking, ”OK, I”ve got the ticket for the movie, now I need the popcorn… my hands and my leg were so numb I could barely open the door… I wanted my own cash at eight, Cruise added. (ANI)
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