Tom Cruise’s hidden movie contract clause has sparked major controversy amid the SAG-AFTRA strike


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Have you ever wondered why there was no official one? Mission: Impossible Video game with Tom Cruise? Or why you don’t usually see his face in merchandise? Well, that’s thanks to his contracts.

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According to LadBible via International newsCruise reportedly has a secret clause in all of his film contracts stating that “the likeness of the actor cannot be used to create any merchandise.” And he’s had this for literal years (just like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and… Uma Thurman)!

For this reason, his face cannot legally be used in any image other than the film, which is why his image was not used in the film. Mission: Impossible III And War of the Worlds PlayStation Games.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part 1 (aka Mission: Impossible 7), from left: Hayley Atwell, Tom Cruise, 2023. PH: © Paramount Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

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Now, as we said, he’s been struggling with this for years, and long before the 2023 SAG-AFTRA Strikes It happened.

While the strike has been fighting for many different rights, one of the biggest points of contention is the war against artificial intelligence in movies. The strike was against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), specifically to find a compromise in setting regulations in the field of artificial intelligence when it comes to the use of actors’ faces.

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While Cruz reportedly wanted to promote his movement during the strikes, The Hollywood Reporter did He revealed that he pushed for AMPTP to be heard SAG-AFTRA Concerns On artificial intelligence.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Members of the Hollywood Actors Guild SAG-AFTRA walk in a picket line with screenwriters outside FOX Studios on the second day of the actors' strike on July 14, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.  Members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood's largest union representing actors and other media workers, have joined striking WGA (Writers Guild of America) workers in the first joint strike against studios since 1960. The strike could shut down entire Hollywood production with writers in The third month of their strike against Hollywood studios.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Now, these resurfaced details about his contract were part of a months-long debate surrounding X, the social media app formerly known as Twitter. Quite a few people have sided with Cruz and his unique contract clause.

“I have to hand it to Tom Cruise because he absolutely refused to ever give in to his likeness, and he outsmarted the AI. Say what you will about him but he treats himself like a brand, and won’t allow his name to be bought, sold and replicated. One X user said.

Another wrote: “I will serve on the side Tom Cruise in the war against AI.

However, many pointed to Cruz’s connections Scientology And how he actually sold his image to Controversial church Because he is considered her “face”. Many X users wrote about this, and the most popular one is one of them User Read the musings: “Sorry ‘I won’t allow his name to be bought and sold’ because the public face of the cult is laughable.”

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Before you go, click here To see all the celebrities who supported the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

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