Ben Stiller Defends Tom Cruise

January 3, 2007 By:
Ben Stiller Defends Tom Cruise

"Studios don't pay out of the kindness of their heart. It's all an equation to them. That's all. At the end of the day there is only one Tom Cruise and it might be that whoever is paying the star goes, 'Well, we don't necessarily need to pay that much.' "But I think it was wrong for Sumner Redstone to go after Tom like that. It was out of leftfield. For the most part, Hollywood will stop paying the stars when it stops making sense to them to pay the stars. And they don't pay anybody a cent over what it's worth to them. It's not like you see these studios losing money."

--Ben Stiller on Tom Cruise getting shafted by Paramount Studios