The Fall And Rise Of Tom Cruise

It's been less than four years since Viacom chief Sumner Redstone famously called Tom Cruise "embarrassing," labeled him as a turn-off for all women and accused him of costing Paramount "a lot of money." He also refused to renew the star's contract.

What a difference a little career upswing makes.

Paramount announced Tuesday that the "Risky Business" actor, whose precipitous fall from the pinnacle of the A-list got him rudely cast off the studio's lot in 2006, would appear in a fourth "Mission Impossible" installment.

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