If you're a fading movie star who is fighting bad publicity, a few bad film choices and realizing that you're aging out of the "action hero" box that used to be your forte, what do you do?
If you're Tom Cruise, you go where the action, the hype, the media and a shitload of testosterone is - - the Daytona 500!
Yes, the irrepressible Mr. Cruise returned to the roots of Cole Trickle - - that role where he not only met his future ex-wife Nicole Kidman but uttered a line that not only sums up the character of Cole Trickle but that of Tom Cruise as well . . . ."I'm more afraid of being nothing than I am of being hurt." Prophetic, isn't it?
The best part of Days of Thunder, in my humble opinion, was when Robert Duvall told Tom/Cole to hit the pace car because he's hit every other thing out there and he should be perfect. Classic.
So it's only fitting that in Tom Cruise's continued quest for attention and glory he should choose to ride in the pace car at the Daytona 500.
Can some entertainment idiot give this guy some sort of job so that he leaves my sacred Nascar alone?
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