Tropic Thunder Los Angeles Movie Premiere

August 14, 2008 By:
Tropic Thunder Los Angeles Movie Premiere

What happens when you get funnyman Ben Stiller, veteran actor Robert Downey Jr. and wildman Jack Black under one roof? Chaos! Many are calling them the “Three Amigos,” but we're labeling 'Tropic Thunder' a comedic masterpiece.

'Tropic Thunder' is an action packed parody written and directed by Ben Stiller, which also features a slew of A-listers such as Mathew McCounaghey, Tom Cruise, N`ick Nolte and Tobey Maguire, among others.

The plot of the film focuses on self-absorbed Hollywood actors who come together in Southeast Asia to film a Vietnam War movie under the direction of a first-time filmmaker (Steve Coogan), a trigger-happy explosions expert (Danny McBride) and an enigmatic military consultant (Nick Nolte). But things go horribly wrong when the Hollywood big stars are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Tom Cruise makes a rare cameo in the comedy playing a hairy knuckled, baldhead hauncho, which is said to be his funniest role to date.

Robert Downey Jr. will make you chuckle as he takes on the role of Kirk Lazarus, the five-time Oscar winner from Australia who takes method acting to a whole new level and surgically turns black for his role and keeps forgetting he’s Australian.

Hollyscoop was at the 'Tropic Thunder' movie premiere, where we caught up with stars to find out why we should catch this flick. Check out our special movie coverage below, and our Red Carpet Diaries, which is an exclusive behind the scenes video from the carpet.