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.
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.
Hollywood website TMZ is reporting that British Director Tony Scott did not have inoperable brain cancer. It claims his wife told investigators the rumours were "absolutely false".
The actor Tom Cruise, who starred in Top Gun, has paid tribute to the film director Tony Scott calling him a "creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable".
"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him ... My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."
A source told the New York Post: "He has been suffering from cancer and he had a relapse. He wasn’t depressed, he was a lovely guy. On Sundays everyone went to his house, there would be the guy who worked in his local restaurant sitting by the pool by Michael Caine".
Another source told the newspaper: "He had been in the hospital earlier this summer, in the past few months, and he had been recuperating. The official story was it was a hip operation, but people suspected he underwent another cancer operation".