"You know, he created the character, I had my own opinion that I didn't say to Lee and then he came back and pretty much reflected what I had felt about it. But had he said 'look I'd rather not', I would not have played the character."
-- Tom Cruise, talking to Reuters Television, about people questioning his casting as the titular character in the upcoming "Jack Reacher." In the books, written by Lee Child, Reacher is 6-foot-5. Cruise is only 5-foot-7.