Tom Cruise said playing heroic loner Jack Reacher was "easy" because it reminded him of his own life.
The Top Gun star was watching the Manchester Derby today where he revealed that he has been following English football for decades.
Authorities in America say the director of 'Top Gun', Tony Scott, has died after jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.
Tom Cruise is reportedly being lined up for a cameo role in the new Star Wars: Episode VII film.
The A-list actor is said to have met with director JJ Abrams, who he worked with on Mission: Impossible 5, in London the past week, according to The Sun.
The plot of the the movie, which will star Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, has been kept a secret but it takes place 30 years after the end of Return Of The Jedi.
Ford, who broke his left leg 'during an incident with a door' while filming, is not expected to be back on set for several months.
Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise has point blank refused to quash rumours of a second Top Gun movie.
Speaking to ITV News on whether there was a new movie planned, he said: "I have no idea. Sometimes it just takes time.
"It's a matter of when things come together. Sometimes films that you have worked on for many, many years...
"I have had films that I have worked on for years and years and finally the right piece has come together and you feel that it's going to be something that is exciting."
Pressed on whether a sequel could work so long after the first movie, Cruise said: "You don't know." The original 1986 film told the story of US Navy elite fighter weapons school students competing to be best in their class.
Actor Tom Cruise has told a court he maintains a close relationship with his daughter Suri, despite his divorce from her mother and a hectic film schedule.
The actor's two-page description of his relationship with his daughter was written to support his defamation action against a US magazine publisher.
The declaration was filed in a case against Bauer Publishing, which Cruise is suing over a pair of 2012 stories that claimed he had "abandoned" Suri because of overseas film shoots.
"I have in no way cut Suri out of my life - whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise," Cruise wrote.
He said despite filming back-to-back films in the second half of 2012, he spoke to his daughter nearly every day and got frequent updates about her from her mother, actress Katie Holmes.
Cruise's lawyers are asking a judge to order Bauer to declare it did not have any sources to support its contentions about his parenting role. Bauer's lawyers argue that a judge should reject Cruise's motion.
Actor Tom Cruise has said he is 'honoured' after he received a certificate to mark his Irish roots after researchers discovered one of his ancestors restored evicted tenants to lands just before the famine.
Patrick Russell Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America to Ireland after his land agent forced families from farms in Co Westmeath in 1843.
Cruise was in Dublin for the premiere of his latest blockbuster Oblivion at the Savoy cinema, engagements with the Irish Film Board, a pre-recorded Late Late Show interview and a visit to the Guinness brewery.
The star said: "It's a great honour for me and for my whole family - I can't wait to bring it back to them and enlighten them on their history.
"I'm very proud to be Irish. There's a pride in America of being Irish. I can't wait to come back and I want to visit the land of my ancestors and the castle that they had."
Katie Holmes will receive $400,000 a year in child support from her divorce with Tom Cruise, according to celebrity news website TMZ.
Cruise will pay Suri's support for the next 12 years, meaning he will reportedly spend $4.8 million in total.
Sources told the website that Holmes did not receive a lump sum payout from the divorce.
A private funeral will be held this weekend for film director Tony Scott. The 68 year-old committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in California on Sunday. His family will announce plans for a public gathering to celebrate his life soon.
The results from film director Tony Scott's autopsy could take six weeks and rumours he was diagnosed with brain cancer are "totally false", a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Coroner said.
He said: "I spoke with Mrs Scott yesterday and she said that (the rumours) was totally false."
There have been reports that British film director Tony Scott had been suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
The original claim was made by ABC News in the United States, citing sources close to the Top Gun film-maker, but Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told the broadcaster that Mr Scott's family were not aware that the director had cancer.