Les Grossman/Tom Cruise, MTV Movie Awards MVP

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Say what you will about Tom Cruise (and we sure have said plenty), he was certainly the MVP of the MTV Movie Awards  – at least in the non-Twilight category. He must be thanking the Tropic Thunder folks for creating the role of Les Grossman role for him, because he obviously relishes it and has made a comedic name for himself with it, hairy chest and all.

Cruise reprised the character for the award show’s opening sequence and for a musical number with Jennifer Lopez that we at first brushed off as two aging icons painfully reliving their glory days, but after a few high kicks and a seriously impressive split, we took more seriously. All that dancing that he and Katie Holmes do for each other has just been training for this moment and he kicked some ass on that stage. Check out the video of Tom/Les giving some of these young celebs like Taylor Lautner and Jaden Smith a lesson in who really runs Hollywood after the jump.