Tropic Thunder’s Les Grossman ‘Advises’ Twilight Stars

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 7th, 2010 at 2:36 pm,

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Last week, MTV released two new promos for this year’s MTV Movie Awards featuring Tom Cruise’s popular character, Les Grossman, from the 2008 Ben Stiller blockbuster Tropic Thunder. In the promos, Grossman, whose profanity-laced outbursts were one of the best parts of Tropic Thunder, offers hilariously questionable advice (and abuse) to the stars of the Twilight franchise, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

It’s nice to see Tom Cruise back in character for these MTV promos. When you talk about Tropic Thunder, the conversation almost always centers around his performance and Robert Downey Jr.’s, and rightfully so. That film single-handedly reminded the world just how awesome Tom Cruise can be when he’s not busy jumping on Oprah’s couch or criticizing psychotherapy on national news programs.

Check out the videos below.

I find the Robert Pattinson video funnier than the Lautner video (“Your filthy hair sent my fat ass kid to space camp four times!”) but they’re both pretty good. I haven’t watched the MTV Movie Awards since I was in my early teens, but with Aziz Ansari hosting and presumably some more shtick from Cruise, maybe this is the year for me to give it another chance. On the other hand, I could just check out the best clips from the show on YouTube the next day. Ah, the power of the Internet.

Anyway, what did you think of the promo videos? Did you enjoy the Les Grossman character in Tropic Thunder in the first place? For all the Twilight fans out there, how did you think your boys held up against Cruise’s pot-bellied, hairy knuckled, Hollywood bigwig?

Source: MTV

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  1. Loved the Les Grossman character in Tropic Thunder. For the first time in a long time, I didn’t see Tom Cruise when he was on screen, but the character he was playing. He was far too good to be “one and done” so I’m very glad he was brought back, if only for a couple of MTV promos.

    I agree, the Pattinson clip was better, much funnier. The Lautner clip was kind of a “wtf?”

  2. Awesome. I really enjoy this Tom Cruise character. Please tell me this means a spinoff movie somehow, or at least more cameos in random places.

  3. Yea this is one of my favorite Tom Cruise characters, it was HILARIOUS! 😀

  4. He was the best part of Tropic Thunder IMO.

    • I agree with that statement 100% INK

  5. this is why Tom Cruise is one of the best actor,even tough i kinda weird guy!

  6. Tom Cruise use to me all about taking himself seriously, but since he’s done tropic thunder he’s really made fun of himself lately.

    i like the other Les Grossman video with “Ricky Business” better.

    and he’s character in “Knight and Day” actually looks funny (though i still wouldnt pay to see it)

    i’m kinda looking forward to MI4 if Brad Bird is directing and Tom Cruise has lightened up.

  7. Never seen the twilight stars get talk to like that. Its about time. You go Les Grossman! Les and Robert Downey Jr.s character were my favorite in Tropic Thunder. I laughed so hard at Tom Cruise in the movie that I had to leave the room. Promos were funny too. I like Pattinsons better.

  8. What people don’t realise is this is how Tom Cruise really looks.
    He’s simply allowing them to film while his Zenu holo-cloak is turned off.

    Kirstie Alley has one as well, but its obviously been broken for years… 😎

  9. Second paragraph after the picture: “When you talk about Tropic Thunder, the conservation almost always centers around his performance and Robert Downey Jr.’s, and rightfully so.”

    It should read “conversation”, not “conservation”. That is why you should always edit your work in addition to using spell check. I see this all the time.

    • Steven,

      Thanks for pointing that out, it’s been fixed. I can assure you that we edit every article prior to publication, but sometimes errors still manage to slip through from time to time.