Japanese Co-Stars Praise 'Amazing' Cruise
Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE was "amazing" and "fantastic" to act with, according to his Japanese THE LAST SAMURAI co-stars.
HIROYUKI SANADA and KEN WATANABE were impressed by the 41-year-old mega-star's dedication in learning in Eastern sword-fighting techniques, as well as his approachability and enthusiasm.
Sanada says, "I was very scared. It is so dangerous. We used real wooden swords. When I hit Tom I would stop an inch from his neck. But he was amazing, every rehearsal better and better. He trusted me and I trusted him. It was a great cooperation."
Watanabe adds, "He was fantastic to work with. He had so much energy. He went on to the set every day, always laughing."06/01/2004 17:55