By David Highfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local student landed a role in the new Tom Cruise movie, “Jack Reacher.”

You’ll see him pulling a gun on Cruise’s character as well as throwing a punch at him, which required some special fight training.

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His name is Denver Milord and he is now a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama.

KDKA-TV first introduced you to Milord in an episode of our newsmagazine, “Your Pittsburgh,” but that was before this clip where he pulls a gun on Cruise’s character was released.

Milord filmed four scenes and even had to throw a punch at Cruise, which required a whole day of fight training.

“You’re not actually going full out, whacking him – because yeah it’s Tom Cruise – there’s a lot of nerves involved with that,” Milord said.

Milord gets elbowed in the face and he showed KDKA-TV’s David Highfield how they taught him to pull off that move.

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Milord said you make contact, but pull back.

Milord’s character does what any wise punk would do and runs away.

“For a young actor coming out of school it just couldn’t have been a better experience,” Milord said.

Milord said tells Cruise was great to work with.

He said he sat with him for a half hour or so giving him advice on how to get started in the business.


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