Why Tom Cruise Is Terrified Of Robert Pattinson!

Tue, June 8, 2010 8:00pm EDT by 18 Comments

Three Hollywood industry insiders tell us why Tom tried so hard to steal the show at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night

There was literally no harder working guy in Hollywood June 6 than Tom Cruise. The A-list actor shimmied, shook his moneymaker and made the audience at the MTV Movie Awards LMAO as his Tropic Thunder character, fat and loud-mouthed studio head Les Grossman, engaged in a dance-off with Jennifer Lopez. But when you factor in that Tom, one of Hollywood’s top-earning stars, also shot a promotional clip with Tinseltown’s man-of-the-moment, Robert Pattinson, we had to ask the question — why is Tom trying so hard?

The answer, according to several H-wood industry insiders, is that Tom is afraid of becoming irrelevant — and wants to give British hunk Rob, whom he presented the Best Global Star award to, a run for his money!

Tom is working hard to stay relevant because if this movie doesn’t do well, then he’s lost his mojo. I thought it was really obvious that he was trying too hard to be cool at the MTV Movie Awards because he’s afraid of losing his status as THE Hollywood hunk,” one H-wood film producer tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He will continue to stay in the limelight because of his marriage [to Katie Holmes] but he is no longer the teen heartthrob. He’s going to try his hardest to do whatever he can to stay on top — and if that means trying to outshine Rob, he will.”

One talent manager says that if the 47-year-old actor is deluding himself if he’s trying to prove that he’s as relevant and popular as R-Patz, 24. In fact, having his new film, Knight and Day, open within five days (June 25) of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s, June 30 release may just be the dumbest decision ever!

“Releasing Knight and Day against Eclipse and hoping to get any of the audience is crazy. The tween, teen and young adult fans of Twilight are obsessed. I don’t believe there is any possible way for Tom to take a single ticket sale from that movie! He can’t compete with the hot, young stars and the ‘cool’ factor they have.”

The manager continues, “In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Tom was hot! Everyone of all ages wanted to see him onscreen. He is relevant to the movie industry but teens, for the most part, don’t really care about him or know who he is. For the most part, he’s just that guy that jumped on Oprah’s couch.”

Agrees a second producer, “Tom is trying to show the world that he’s having fun and loving his career. With Knight and Day, he wants to show another generation of viewers who he is and how much they may love him. He’s pushing to win back his young fan base.”

Laura Schreffler with reporting by Russ Weakland & Kirstin Benson

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keen

Posted at 12:12 PM on July 6, 2011  

I am a fan of twilight and robert but much much fan of leading character in MI(TOM)..
Of course, the generation now is different. Tom became a hollywwod hearthrob and now he is one of the A-lister in hollywood and no one, no one can deny it.. right guys ???
Rob’s time is now i mean this is his time to shine. He was given the opportunity to show what he has got and become a hollywood hearthrob.
tom shouldn’t need to be desperate for rob at the MTV movie awards cos he is too popular to do that.TOm is famous and doesn’t need an attention for other people to know him..
And for Rob, as i said these past years, right now, is Rob’s generation.
After that when Rob is already famous like tom cruise, another HOT Man will come to follow the “hollywood hearthrob”
it’s just like a chain…

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chris

Posted at 12:34 PM on June 12, 2010  

I’m not a Cruise fan but quite frankly Pattinson’s fame is so far entirely down to one franchise(which those MTV skits Cruise did with him pretty much admit to) and if his movie REMEMBER ME is any proof then he’s actually unable to get his tween audience into the theatres when he’s not playing Edward Cullen.

No doubt Cruise did what he did this past Sunday for promotional purposes but, last few years aside, he’ll always be looked upon as being more ‘relevant’ than a bunch of young flash in the pan ‘actors’.

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petra

Posted at 3:21 PM on June 10, 2010  

Tom Cruise seems like a pretty nice guy when he’s interviewed. I wish he didn’t always work so hard for the attention.

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mimi

Posted at 12:36 PM on June 10, 2010  

Yes Tom was overworking it????….and..the young star Pattison could be Toms son, …come on now!!!!

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JOAN ADAMS

Posted at 6:31 PM on June 9, 2010  

Tom Cruise will always be relevant. His movies are exceptional just as his acting is always exceptional. He just has it all and always will be a guest wanted on a talk show, handsome and an actor whose movies will always be in demand no matter how current or old the movie might be.

There have been many talented, good looking, well dressed and spoken males in the industry. None of them presented a challenge to Tom’s quality acting. THERE IS NO COMPETITION, RELAX TOM, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE.

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Maddie

Posted at 3:09 PM on June 9, 2010  

Tom did’nt need Rob to make him look desperate, he dose that all on his own! I do like Tom’s movies and he is a good actor but off screen he always seems desperate for attention and a little creepy.

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katiefan

Posted at 2:14 PM on June 9, 2010  

I like them both and I think there is room for everyone.

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newmoon

Posted at 2:12 PM on June 9, 2010  

Tom was pretty funny, but I agree that he’s kind of desperate.

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May

Posted at 11:50 AM on June 9, 2010  

Loooooooove you Rob!!!!!!!!!

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Jennifer

Posted at 11:18 AM on June 9, 2010  

I hardly believe any of this. He didn’t seem to be trying too hard to be cool. His parts were hilarious.

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hirna

Posted at 10:59 AM on June 9, 2010  

Tom is jealous of Robert.he forgot he is 47 years old man now.he should appreciate Robert as a senior actor for his good work instead of competing him.poor jealous Tom.

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Maverick-Werewolf

Posted at 10:22 AM on June 9, 2010  

What a load of contrived bullcrap. Honestly, did you just pull this out of your rear because you wanted to post a new article?

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Mare

Posted at 8:52 AM on June 9, 2010  

This is the worst reporting I have seen in a long time. Both actors are good and they have totally different audiences. Dont you have anything NEWSWORTHY to report about???????

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Belle

Posted at 11:43 PM on June 8, 2010  

I agree with lula. Make a movie with Rob. I go see every movie Rob makes. I think Rob and Tom together would be great. Problem solved.

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Get A New Angle People

Posted at 10:58 PM on June 8, 2010  

This article sounds about as ri”dick”ulous as the producers who said it.

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lula

Posted at 10:44 PM on June 8, 2010  

tom dont try so hard. do a movie with rob and all your problems are solved.

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Village

Posted at 10:34 PM on June 8, 2010  

Tom Cruise has left the building. Someone needs to tell him.

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Jennifer

Posted at 11:18 AM on June 9, 2010  

lol Village

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