Norman, who worked with him in "Jack Reacher", said: "Tom gets right in there, he'll take the knocks and the bruises and he doesn't want us to hold back. He'll still be there at 2 a.m. going over fight scenes... he's a total perfectionist."
He also revealed that Cruise involves himself in every stage of planning of fight scenes. "A fight scene like the one in 'Jack Reacher' where he takes on five guys at once can take up to eight weeks to put together and Tom is involved from day one," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Norman as saying.
"Tom is so famous in the industry for his focus and he gets so into the character he wants to be there from when we first get together to talk about the fight. He wants to know the emotion, the reason behind it, the why, how much training he needs, the intensity and he makes the job easier because you're not having to carry him," he added.