Tom Cruise meets Chirac rival Sarkozy in Paris

31st August 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 30 (AFP) - Hollywood star Tom Cruise took a break Monday from promoting his latest film "Collateral" in Paris to meet with French Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, the ministry announced.

PARIS, Aug 30 (AFP) - Hollywood star Tom Cruise took a break Monday from promoting his latest film "Collateral" in Paris to meet with French Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, the ministry announced.  

Cruise had requested the meeting after reading about Sarkozy in the US media, and arrived at the riverside ministry by boat, aides to the outspoken minister said.  

The two discussed Franco-American relations and other "various" subjects for 90 minutes, the ministry said. At the end of the informal chat, Cruise invited Sarkozy to visit his ranch in the western US state of Colorado.  

Earlier in the day, Cruise told a press conference at the Ritz hotel that he loved his job and wished he could make more movies.  

"Being a movie star, it's a blast because I get to do what I love," he said, noting that he was thrilled to play against type in "Collateral", in which he portrays a hit man who takes a cab driver hostage in Los Angeles.  

"I always look for a challenge. I never say 'Is this a good guy or a bad guy?" Cruise told reporters.  

"Collateral", which co-stars Jamie Foxx and Jada Pinkett Smith, was a box office success when it opened earlier this month in the United States. It is due to hit theaters in France on September 29.  

In November, Cruise will begin filming "War of the Worlds" directed by Steven Spielberg. He said he was also working on "Mission Impossible 3" and an unnamed project with "Collateral" director Michael Mann.

 

© AFP

 

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