(I remain mostly unimpressed with Cruise (which may be why no one ever invites me to be on awards committees). And what is so brave about "Lions for Lambs" and "Valkyrie" while I'm on the subject?)
Actor Tom Cruise will be honored for his "willingness to take risks in his movies" at an awards ceremony in Germany. The "Magnolia" star will be awarded the courage prize for pursuing "brave projects" at the 59th annual Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf on Thursday night.
The prize committee say Cruise has pursued brave projects that otherwise would not have been made, including his under-fire movie Valkyrie. Last month, Cruise was banned from shooting the movie - about a colonel who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in Bendlerblock in Berlin. The decision was later overturned.