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When Cruise surprised Spielberg

Spielberg was speechless when Cruise walked on stage to present him with an award at the Chicago Film Festival.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 17:20 IST

Actor Tom Cruise surprised Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg when he appeared unexpectedly at the Chicago Film Festival to honour him.

According to imdb.com, Spielberg was speechless for a while when Cruise walked on stage to present him with a Golden Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cruise told the surprised audience: "I had the great pleasure of meeting Steven. And you took me to dinner when I was a young actor. I have seen every one of his films many, many times. I actually study his films."

Other celebrities there included Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They all sent him congratulatory video messages.