Calm Cruise on Oprah

Tom Cruise returned to Oprah Winfrey’s studio yesterday for the second part of a two-part special commemorating his 25 years in film.

The episode featured pre-taped messages from Cruise’s famous friends, David and Victoria Beckham, Renee Zellweger, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Steven Spielberg, and Dakota Fanning.

Unlike Cruise’s infamous appearance on the show in 2005, there was no hamming it up for the audience or couch jumping. A subdued Cruise seemed almost reticent while fielding questions from Winfrey and members of the studio audience.

One lucky fan who appeared as a guest on the show with Cruise in 2001 was invited back to get reacquainted with Cruise, at the star’s request. Cruise presented the fan with a framed photo of the pair, taken during her last appearance on the show.

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