Gyllenhaal, Cruise, Cage turn out for 'Prince of Persia' premiere, Bruckheimer footprint blowout
Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley were among cast members on the red carpet for the "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" premiere Monday in Hollywood -- but thanks to a ceremony recognizing producer Jerry Bruckheimer, they had more than the usual crop of famous friends on scene.
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Billy Bob Thornton and Eddie Murphy showed to see Bruckheimer smush his hands and feet into cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, to introduce screenings of Bruckheimer's "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Armageddon," "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop" -- or to do both. (Click on the picture at right to launch a photo gallery from the day's events.)
Fans paid $30 a pop to see their fave of those films at the Mann Chinese 6 or El Capitan theaters, popcorn and a soda included. The screenings were part of "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer," the purpose of which is pretty clear in the title -- though we must say, all day the Ministry has been fighting the urge to stage a car or jet chase or set off a major explosion right here on the blog.
Following the Hollywood celebration, Cruise and bride Katie Holmes hit West Hollywood's ...
Bernhard also praised actress Jane Fonda and beau Richard Perry: "Jane Fonda brought back sparkles tonight...sexy scarves flowing dreamy."
Gotta love Hollywood.
-- Christie D'Zurilla and Matt Donnelly
Top photo: Jake Gyllenhaal, star of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," waves to photographers at the film's premiere in Hollywood on May 17, 2010. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.
Second photo: Eddie Murphy shows up to introduce the "Beverly Hills Cop" screening in honor of "Persia" producer Jerry Bruckheimer on May 17, 2010. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images for AFI.
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