Gervais: 'Cruise Could Never Play My Roles'
British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is content with his chubby frame and ordinary looks - because he can take on more roles than TOM CRUISE. The Office creator and star refuses to curb his diet, insisting his unpolished appearance bags him roles handsome Hollywood actors would never consider. The 46-year-old is confident he is better off because there are more parts that are suited to his body shape. He adds, "There's no one competing for roles with me. I write them for me. I hand out the roles. I often write myself a part of a short, fat man from Reading (England). Tom Cruise would have to put weight on for that - he can do the accent but his teeth are wrong."