And more on the falling popularity of Tom Cruise, and this time its in the likeability stakes. A poll in the U.K asked which celebrity they would want as their best friend, and the 44-year old fist-pumper came last.
Yahoo! Entertainment spokeswoman Jayne Cherrington said: “Everyone has heard of Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson but obviously they’re not viewed as ideal ‘friend material’ by people in the UK.”
“Jack Black seems to be an all round favorite – someone who fans believe they can have a few beers and a great night out with as well as a guy who would be a good listener and a shoulder to cry on,” she added.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp stepped into the second place, followed by Will Smith and Samuel L Jackson.
Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, and Mel Gibson shared fifth place in the survey which was conducted before Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks and was caught drink-driving.
Jack Nicholson was placed the sixth, followed by “Miami Vice” stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in joint seventh.
In the poll, where a total of 2,373 people were surveyed nationally, Cruise limped into eighth place with just 3 percent of the votes.
Originally posted on August 25, 2006 @ 11:01 am