(CNN) From flying in fighter jets to riding a motorcycle in the mountains, Tom Cruise’s film career has given him an adventurous life and he is grateful for it.
During Saturday night’s Producers Guild of America Awards, David O. Accepting the Selznick Achievement Award, Cruise thanked the film industry and said he was indebted to mentors and collaborators such as Sherry Lansing, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Cruise said, “You all have given me the adventure life I wanted.” “I’ve been able to travel the world and work and watch films in so many countries to share their cultures and realize how much we all have in common, and to appreciate our differences.”
Cruise praised his fellow filmmakers in the room and said he was “rooting” for them.
“I know things don’t just happen. I know it’s not just luck. You have to create that luck. You have to make it exist. I want you to know that I’m always there for you.” Rooting for all of you,” he said.
“The better every studio does, the better every movie does, the better we all do and it’s better for everyone,” Cruise continued. “I look forward to seeing what you create in the future, and I will continue to do all I can to contribute and help support this industry and this art form that I love.”
Other honorees included the producers of “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” the documentary team behind CNN Film’s “Nalwani,” and the sci-fi adventure film “Everything Everywhere at Once,” which won the night’s top prize. Eleven of the past 14 PGA winners have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.