Tom Cruise Receives Friars Icon Award

Tom Cruise attends The Friars Club and Friars Foundation Honor at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City on June 12, 2012 Tom Cruise attends The Friars Club and Friars Foundation Honor at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City on June 12, 2012

Tom Cruise was in Manhattan to collect an award, and, yes, promote a movie.

On Tuesday night, the actor received the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award. The evening was a toast, not a roast. Alec Baldwin hosted at the Waldorf-Astoria, where speakers included such former co-stars as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollak.

Cruise brought along his 6-year-old daughter, Suri, who not only got to stay up late, but to take in an R-rated tribute. A few f-bombs were dropped, including some on film by Cruise during a highlight reel of his career.

Numerous plugs were worked in for “Rock of Ages,” coming out Friday. Baldwin co-stars with Cruise and the ceremony included a performance by the cast of the Broadway musical on which the film is based.

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