Jeremy Renner: Tom Cruise inspires me
November 25th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Jeremy Renner: Tom Cruise inspires me

"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" star Jeremy Renner says he could replace superstar Tom Cruise in future editions of the spy thriller.

"It's a franchise to potentially take over," Renner, 39, tells MTV News. "I can't predict the future and what they want, but that's certainly the idea."

As Marquee previously reported, Cruise, 48, and Paramount studios had been seeking younger actors to join the "M:I" team to help breathe new life into the enterprise and take the helm. But whether or not Cruise will hand over the reins in "Ghost Protocol," Renner can't say.

"I can't really go into the details of the script, because that's still evolving," the "Hurt Locker" star said. "It's Tom's baby. He's the engine behind the thing. What happens after that, we'll see."

The Oscar nominee was, however, more than happy to dish about Cruise – particularly his skills as a stuntman.

"He's crazy, that guy. It's unbelievable. He's fearless. He's great to watch," Renner said. "He inspires me to want to be better. I'm training in the gym and working out and fighting and doing everything I can to try and keep up."

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  1. VanillaCoffee

    I am a big fan of the Mission Impossible series and have loved every single film. I can't wait for Ghost Protocol to see Tom Cruise doing what he does best – mind blowing stunts and action. You gotta hand it to this guy - he's well accomplished in Hollywood yet he still works hard to maintain the quality of his work. If Jeremy Renner would take over future Mission Impossible films, I would support that. He has big shoes to fill, but he seems capable of doing the job.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. celebs911

    I agree with CarterL and need for nastiness! Obviously you are reading the article so the reason we read is to learn more, to expand our knowledge regardless of the field. And don't forget to keep an open mind as you never know?
    However we posted some predictions on Tom Cruise recently and I am inviting you all to read it? xoxo

    November 28, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. snooks

    Kuuipo, just because you don't know who Jeremy Renner is doesn't mean you have to be so nasty. Crawl out from under that rock every now & then & maybe you'll learn something.

    November 26, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. CarterL

    One last suggestion, which is particularly applicable to those in any of the artistic fields, is not doing drugs (street or psych). It's been proven many times that there are those who are next to or attempt to be next to those in the Arts who ("as a friend") offer coke, etc. Psychiatry wants everyone to be "average" "normal" (whatever the heck that means).

    Artistic individuals, or those who have a sense of that and want to proceed in that way, actually think at a higher level than the average. This is NOT a put down on the average person. It is simply that school systems today (as compared to 40 years ago) rarely offer students a chance to express their creative natures (that everyone has to one degree or another).

    Creativity / the Arts has a person thinking at a higher lever. Drugs reduce that high level and eventually things go downhill.

    The only other thing I suggest is eat healthy. The average person does not eat enough protein. A great source of that is Tofu. It has almost no flavor and takes on the flavor of what it's cooked in. Inexpensive and very healthy.

    Well, that's enough of my comments & suggestions.

    Best to you.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Golden State Girl

      Who are you and why do you think we should follow your advice.

      Don't talk about psychiatry unless you know more about the field: have you ever been assigned to treat a withdrawing heroin addict or a person with schizophrenia. Pick up a book before slamming psychiatric drugs.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. CarterL

    Jeremy Renner did a excellent performance in the movie "Hurt Locker" that is on DVD. With Cruise, from the start he approached his craft with total commitment, learning every aspect of movie production. That's the reason why he is appreciated so much by directors and fellow actors.

    As in any field of endeavor, those who really succeed are those who have a goal and work hard, and they NEVER listen to complainers or those who say: "You know, you're working too hard, you should take a break." There are countless ways for someone to suggest or outright tell a person that he should not have 110 percent commitment.. As an opposite example: America's Next Top Model had a model who did not know who one of the leading designers was. She never did her homework for her own profession.

    Hope all works out for you!
    May this be the best New Year ever.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kuuipo

    Who is Jeremy Renner anyway?! what does he play in? what does he do? can someone please tell me! i would like to be like Tom Cruise too if i wasen't a known actor if that's what this Jeremy guy is!

    November 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |

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