Cruise is just the second actor to receive the highest award.
It turns out that Tom Cruise is a big fan of Hamilton On Wednesday night Hamilton honored Leslie Odom's Jr. Cruise with a live performance to celebrate cruising with awarded the Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year. James Corden, the popular British talk show host, served as master of ceremonies at the event in Las Vegas.
The annual Will Rogers Dinner is held in conjunction with CinemaCon, the gathering of theater owners and Hollywood studios at Caesars Palace.
"What a nice reward that is, it was an incredible evening, I look around the room, and there are so many friends I know and spent time in the trenches," Cruise said the stage. "I grew up, went to the cinema and it was really my life, my escape, I learned something about the world and it made me dream, I wanted to make films since I was four, no lie."
Cruise added, "I also like to remember that I enjoyed seeing information about the Will Rogers Institute in theaters."
Cruise is only the second actor to receive the Pioneer of the Year in 1
The Pioneer of the Year Dinner is raising money for the Pioneers Assistance Fund, which helps members of the film and exhibition sector to help with illness and injury.
Cruise will be seen next in the sixth Mission Impossible movie ] Fallout due in the theaters on July 27.