July 24 - Tom Cruise delights fans and film-goers with the Mission Impossible 5 world premiere in Vienna. Edward Baran reports.
Hundreds of fans braved the heat of Vienna to cheer for Tom Cruise as he celebrated the world premiere of Mission Impossible 5 Thursday. As is now his custom at such events, and despite temperatures above 30 degrees, Cruise spent an hour and a half meeting and greeting. He promised the new movie, which sees Ethan Hunt continue his quest to crack an ominous terror organisation, has everything fans could want in a Mission Impossible film. SOUNDBITE, actor, Tom Cruise, saying (English) "I think there are always big problems to solve and ways to figure it out and there are sequences that keep you on the edge of your seat, and the characters, and it's funny, and fun, and it takes you to a different place - those are the things I hear from people - and we have such fun characters in the movie." But what's the secret of the star's continued success? SOUNDBITE, Tom Cruise, saying (English): "I just don't sleep, I just keep going. Don't sleep, keep going." Simon Pegg, the British actor who plays Benji Dunn, agent Ethan Hunt's colleague, said Cruise wasn't the oddball character some believe him to be. SOUNDBITE, Simon Pegg, saying (English): "People will always go 'is he crazy, is he like an alien or something?' He really isn't, he is just a really driven guy who wants to do right by his audience and challenge himself and everyone else, and it's kind of admirable." 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' hits cinema screens across the US and much of Europe at the end of July.