To kick off a retrospective of his work, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host a special evening with Tom Cruise on December 17th, which will include a discussion about his work and a screening of his new movie, Jack Reacher. Possible question: Does he still feel the need for speed?

FSLC Executive Director Rose Kuo says, "Tom’s body of work is defined by the bold characters he plays so brilliantly and his collaborations with filmmaking’s most venerable directors. Tom consistently chooses smart and exciting projects and we are pleased to present audiences with a first look at his newest role, Jack Reacher." The new film is written by and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for The Usual Suspects, but another possible question: Will Cruise address the "Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher" Facebook group, which points out the character is described in Lee Child's book as 6'5", 220-250 lbs., and with a 50" chest?

The event will be held at the Rose Center at the Time Warner Center. Tickets are $50 for orchestra and mezzanine seats and $35 for balcony seats—the proceeds will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports a new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives.

As for the Cruise film series, the Film Society will screen Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible, Rain Man, Risky Business and Top Gun.