London: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise says that he has never let his ego grow despite having a privileged life because he knows that he is "just an actor".
"I have been a lucky man. I have a privileged life. I have never let my ego grow. I`m aware that I`m just an actor. I have a ball with people and I feel thankful when they scream my name at a movie premiere," a news website quoted Cruise as saying.
The `Top Gun` star said, "In the past 25 years, I`ve witnessed how my life and my reality have been completely distorted, twisted and exaggerated. I have to continue being myself even though sometimes it takes a huge effort."