Tom Cruise changed my ca­reer: Jes­sica Chas­tain

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor­film­maker Jes­sica Chas­tain (above) has thanked ac­tor-film­maker Tom Cruise (right) for chang­ing the course of her ca­reer, af­ter he helped her to se­cure a role in Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

The 40-year-old ac­tor has re­vealed she owes her role in the po­lit­i­cal ac­tion-thriller to Cruise, who used his con­sid­er­able in­flu­ence to help Chas­tain star in the hit movie, about the real-life search for Osama bin Laden, rather than his own film Obliv­ion (2013), re­ported Con­tact­mu­sic. “I got cold-called by (direc­tor) Kathryn Bigelow. I was in Toronto, and I had heard from (pro­ducer) Me­gan El­li­son. We had done a film, Law­less, to­gether,” said Jes­sica, adding, “And she said, ‘By the way, do you know Kathryn Bigelow’s try­ing to get a hold of you? And I was like, ‘What? Please give her my num­ber’”

“I was con­trac­tu­ally ob­li­gated to do some­thing else (film) that I was want­ing to do. But when this came my way, I re­alised I had to do this,” she added.

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