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Who Inspired Tom Cruise's 'Rock of Ages' Role?

by Entertainment Tonight posted Jun 11 2012 8:56AM

<VIDEO>  Tom Cruise showed up early for the Rock of Ages premiere in Hollywood just to get some extra time with his die-hard fans and to talk to ET's Mark Steines. The movie opens June 15. Tom Cruise showed up early for the Rock of Ages premiere in Hollywood just to get some extra time with his die-hard fans and to talk to ET's Mark Steines. Mark got the megastar to reveal the inspiration behind his character, the fictional rock god Stacee Jaxx. RELATED: Tom Cruise Rocks Ages Tom, who had never had a professional singing lesson prior to working on the film, went all-in for this role, studying the history of rock 'n' roll. The Oscar winner disclosed that he didn't model his performance based on just one singer, or even one time period. "I took it obviously from the '80s, too," said Tom. "But there's a through line to some of these rock guys."
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