The 47-year-old actor admits he always puts storytelling at the forefront of his priorities when choosing a film role, and is delighted with the results of his latest effort, `Knight and Day`, in which he stars opposite Cameron Diaz.
Speaking at the movie`s Spanish premiere in Seville, he said: "It`s a real kind of wish fulfilment film. It`s got a very unique tone. It was something I was really looking to do next.
"The most important thing to me is entertaining the audience, and it always has been. I`ve worked since I was eight years old and I saved money to go to the movies, so to have that opportunity- I just consider myself a student of film, of storytelling. The film itself is the most important."
Much of the action movie was shot in Spain and Tom - who was accompanied to the premiere by wife Katie Holmes - was glad to be able to share his free time in the country with his spouse and their four-year-old daughter Suri.
He added: "What we do is just hang out. In between, when we had the break, we just hang out. We like to walk around the city. Suri loves it here also, so we just played around."
The actor was also thrilled to work with his "great friend" Cameron - who he previously starred in 2002`s `Vanilla Sky` with - again.
He said: "I haven`t worked with her since `Vanilla Sky`, she`s just wonderful to work with, an incredible comedian."