Tom Cruise To Receive Honor From Japanese Government for EDGE OF TOMORROW
Actor Tom Cruise is being honored with the Japan Cool Content Contribution (J3C) Award for acting for his performance in EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014) from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles. The 2nd Annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Awards Ceremony will be held on September 13, 2014 at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles.
For the first time, the J3C Awards will be held in conjunction with the LA EigaFest (Japan Film Festival). The 4th Annual LA EigaFest, presented by the Japan Film Society, will be held September 12th – 14th at the Egyptian Theater.
EDGE OF TOMORROW was based on the Japanese sci-fi novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and starred Cruise as Major William Cage, a reluctant soldier stuck reliving the same day.
By now you’ve heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s sweeping the country. Politicians, Athletes, Philanthropists, Celebrities, Filmmakers, Actors… pretty much everyone is participating to raise awareness and money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In the Ice Bucket Challenge, the participator has a choice to either dump a bucket of ice water on his head or donate $100 to the ALS charity of his choice in lieu of accepting the challenge.
After completing the Ice Bucket Challenge and posting a video of the event to social media, the participator then names three other people he knows to also complete the challenge and make a donation to a charity or NPO that fights ALS.
Donations towards this great cause have reportedly reached $22.9 million in donations since July 29.
Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie recently took a break from filming MI5 to participate in the icebucket challenge by accepting the challenge from actor Hugh Jackman.