Cruise pals pay tribute to movie star

Tom Cruise's second Oprah TV special turned into a tribute show on Monday as the movie star's famous friends honoured the actor in video messages.

Tom Cruise's second Oprah TV special turned into a tribute show on Monday as the movie star's famous friends honoured the actor in video messages.

Cruise invited Oprah Winfrey to his Telluride, Colorado home for a show that aired in America on Friday and the actor returned to the TV talk show host's Chicago, Illinois studio for a chat that aired on Monday.

Surrounded by movie billboards, advertising the blockbusters from his 25 years-plus as a film star, Cruise was feted by costars and Hollywood pals like Dustin Hoffman, Will Smith and Renee Zellweger as he celebrated his career.

Smith revealed: "There's not a single piece of press… a single image in the 25 years of his career that gets anywhere near capturing who he is."

And his Collateral co-stars Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jamie Foxx also offered tributes.

Smith cooed: "Nothing that he's done professionally holds a candle to who he is as a human being."

Cruise's Jerry Maguire co-star Zellweger recalled her famous film line: 'You had me at hello,' for her tribute: "I didn't need to conjure motivation to say that line… He's just kinda special."

There was even a video nod from Cruise's new pal, Victoria Beckham, who revealed she and husband David went to see Jerry Maguire on their first date.

She recalled: "When we got to know Tom, we told him the story... and he sent us the jacket that he wore in one of the scenes, and he signed it."

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