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We all love Tom Cruise. Well, not love like actually respect or enjoy his career any longer. But love in the fact that he makes our jobs so much easier. In a lengthy, and regurgitated, story about how cars are more involved in Hollywood than ever before we get a little gem near the end. It seems Mr. Cruise is very involved in the making of his films. While some male stars insist on approval of the female lead, Mr. Cruise wanted the right car for his character to espionage around in. GM tried its magic on the man but his will proved too strong. Ford brought in the big guns of Bill Jr. and Cruise could not resist his Jedi mind tricks. Don't believe us? Uh...Cruise is hanging out of a Land Rover LR3 above isn't he?

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