Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, came to Knoxville on Monday afternoon to help the Variety children's charity raise money. Cruise's Jack Reacher sequel premiered as part of the event at the Regal Pinnacle.
Tom Cruise met with WBIR's Beth Haynes and other area reporters soon after arriving Monday afternoon. Police stood by, but Cruise mingled casually and comfortably with fans.
Tom Cruise spoke to a full lobby at Regal's Pinnacle Theater moments before his movie, "Jack Reacher, Never Go Back" premiered on Monday afternoon.
This little girl asked Tom Cruise for a hug and he didn't hesitate to come right over, say hello and give her a hug. Cruise spent many minutes with the crowd before entering the Pinnacle Theater.
A gaggle of press, from Hollywood as well as Knoxville, turned out to interview Tom Cruise before his movie premiere.
Tom Cruise surprised everyone by arriving a bit early Monday afternoon at the Regal Pinnacle Theater, and he spent many minutes visiting with fans, signing autographs and posing for photos.
WBIR's Beth Haynes met Arianna Urquhart and her family on Monday before the Cruise movie screening. Variety - the Children's Charity of East Tennessee helps many children.