TORONTO -- London, Paris, New York, and now Toronto -- and action-film star Tom Cruise isn't tired yet.
A day after completing a 24-hour marathon in three different cities to premiere screenings of his latest action flick, Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise, 51, walked a red carpet inside the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto Thursday evening for this city's premier of the science fiction film.
The at-times controversial star -- known for his roles in Risky Business and Top Gun, as well as the Mission Impossible series -- stopped briefly to chat with QMI Agency about his quick stop in the Big Smoke.
"It's great being here, it's a beautiful city, I love being here," said Cruise, casually dressed in a light, long-sleeve sweater and jeans, and seeming surprisingly energized following his whirlwind, three-city tour from the day before.
"You know what, I've got a few hours (to go), and I don't feel tired, actually. I'm waiting for it to hit me, maybe this weekend."
Tom Cruise at the Toronto premiere of Edge of Tomorrow on May 29, 2014. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)
Cruise also took time to chat with fans -- and pose for a seemingly endless number of requests for photos.
"I got to give him a hug," Shannon Post, 31, said. "I honestly can't believe how much time he took with all of his fans, how he made everybody feel special -- like they were the only one here."
For all the controversy and peculiarity that has surrounded Cruise over the past several years -- jumping around on the couch of TV host Oprah Winfrey, his devotion to Scientology, a widely-scrutinized divorce from actress Katie Holmes, and controversial comments on post-partum depression, for example -- fans such us Samantha Shaw remain steadfastly devoted.
"He's amazing -- so nice," Shaw said minutes after meeting him. "Yeah, everybody has issues ... and he is just who he is, and we still love him."