It had to happen sometime I suppose. One day some producer somewhere would look at the budget of a film and see that half of it was there just to pay for the services of Tom Cruise. Then they’d notice he just isn’t that popular anymore.

News from Vulture online is that Paramount has cut Tom Cruise’s salary for Mission: Impossible 4.  Before all you Cruise fans start firing up the ovens to make cupcakes, brownies and cookies for the “Save Tom Cruise” bake sale, and before George Clooney jumps on board and gathers the rich and famous for the “Tom Cruise Needs Your Help” telethon, let me make you aware this is only a cut in upfront salary and poor beleaguered Tom will get some nice cash on the back end if the film performs well.

We also have to come to grips with the fact that half a Tom Cruise salary is more money than any of us would make in, I don’t know, four trillion life times? Why the pay cut? For starters Cruise hasn’t had a hit since. . .since. . .anyone out there know the last Cruise film that was a hit?

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