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Thursday August 7, 2008 6:38 pm

Details on Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder Role

Tom Cruise on set of Tropic ThunderWhile Robert Downey Jr. will undoubtedly be the most talked about thing in Tropic Thunder, word has it Tom Cruise will also be getting a lot of the attention.

In the upcoming comedy (you can view the trailer here), Cruise will be setting aside any vanity to play his least glamorous part to date. For his role as Les Grossman, an angry studio exec, the Mission Impossible actor will be donning a fat suit. Co-star Ben Stiller says several incorporated ideas - such as big hairy hands and dancing - actually came from Tom. “I actually didn’t have to sell him on anything,” said Stiller.

Could this be the character that finally overshadows visions of couch jumping? Probably not. But I’m sure it’ll help.

(A small tip: If you plan on watching the movie, make sure to stay through the credits.)

hits theaters next Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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