Tom Cruise FaceTimed the England soccer team ahead of their Euro 2020 final defeat.
Cruise has been in the UK filming an upcoming Mission: Impossible instalment, and attended Sunday's final in London, which saw the hosts lose in a penalty shoot-out to Italy.
England captain Harry Kane revealed they had received a positive pre-game message from the 59-year-old actor on Friday.
Kane told BBC Radio5Live: "Obviously we have had ex-players and people get in touch. We actually had Tom Cruise get in touch yesterday evening, you get everyone who loves football.
"We were fortunate enough to have a watch of one of his films... he just dialled in and FaceTimed us just to wish us the best as a group so that was nice of him."
England manager Gareth Southgate missed Friday's call while watching Italy videos, but did reveal more details to The Independent.
"They were very fortunate. I don't know whether they're supposed to have had said this because they all had to sign a (non-disclosure) form," Southgate said.
"They had a preview of a film that's due out further down the line and they had Tom dial in to speak to them, which was, I would imagine, quite surreal."
It has not been disclosed which film it was, but Cruise's forthcoming movies include Top Gun: Maverick and the new Mission: Impossible films.