Oscar-nominee Tom Cruise kicked off on Thursday the rollout of the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise with a limited "fan screening" in Japan ahead of its world premiere next week.
hollywoodUpdated: Dec 01, 2011 19:37 IST
Cruise made his screen debut 30 years ago and since has made 34 films and was involved in a producing role in 17, earned Oscar nominations for leading roles in Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire. He was also nominated for a supporting role in Magnolia.
Cruise's last film, 2010 action comedy Knight and Day co-starring Cameron Diaz, got mixed reviews.
But the Mission Impossible series has been a solid bet both at the box office and with critics. All three instalments garnered more than 50% of favourable reviews on aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes with the third scoring 70% of positive reviews.