Most Boring Job on Set Is Tom Cruise's Stuntman; DVD Q&A ED ZWICK, DIRECTOR OF JACK REACHER 2: NEVER GO BACK, ON COMBINING ACTION AND FEELINGS AND WORKING WITH TOM CRUISE

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Most Boring Job on Set Is Tom Cruise's Stuntman; DVD Q&A ED ZWICK, DIRECTOR OF JACK REACHER 2: NEVER GO BACK, ON COMBINING ACTION AND FEELINGS AND WORKING WITH TOM CRUISE


What was your familiarity with the Jack Reacher character, played by Tom Cruise? It's a genre I really like yet I had never done anything in. I'd done things with a lot of action, and things about deep relationships, but never combined them. I read the book and saw the possibility of doing something I have always wanted to do, which is to work in that genre, yet bring to it the relationships among people.

There's a big difference between a Jack Reacher style fight and an Ethan Hunt style fight (the character Tom played in the Mission Impossible franchise). Tom wanted to create a very different character. It's a deep performance, a very internal performance. Reacher keeps things inside.

Mission has great sequences, and high tech, and set pieces. We wanted this to be much more grounded so the reality of the action would be in line with the reality of the characters. Can you talk about Tom as a driver? He lives for this. The idea that he would ever say, 'Well, gee, I don't feel like it, let me have my stunt guy do it' is never going to happen. It just isn't who he is. The most boring job on the set is to be Tom's stuntman because he's just got nothing to do. He has to be in constantly good shape. You have to reach a performance level and stay there because at a certain age when you let that dip, it's much harder to get back. So the real accomplishment, even triumph, is he's maintained this day after day.

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