British actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was thrilled to get a role in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III because he finally got the opportunity to work with his hero Tom Cruise. Rhys Meyers was overwhelmed by Cruise's presence, and claims that working with the Hollywood superstar has made him a better actor. He says, "Working with Tom Cruise is an education for any young actor. No matter what you get in a Tom Cruise movie it will benefit you to work with him and see how he operates. "And let me tell you it's exhausting being Tom Cruise, it's a 24-hour job for him, carrying the knowledge of that power. "When Tom Cruise walks into a room you know he's there because of the amount of power he carries almost comes in the door before he does. That level of fame is not achieved by many."