NEW YORK – The Friars Club, best known for searing celebrity roasts, held the insults when it toasted Tom Cruise.
The actor received the fourth Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award on Tuesday night, placing him in the same company as Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
Fresh off a whirlwind week of premieres for Rock of Ages, the actor, who turns 50 next month, said hes amazed his career is still going so strong.
I was hoping. After my first film, I remember thinking I just wanted the opportunity to do it again. And I didnt know whether I was going to have it again and so to be doing this now; its kind of amazing to me, he said on the red carpet.
Cruise had been slated to receive the award from Jerry Lewis, but the comedian had a health scare before the ceremony. Lewis publicist said Wednesday that he was OK after being hospitalized overnight for low blood sugar.