The actor talks about his famous friends and chats up fans in Amsterdam

By Maaike Ruepert
Updated June 29, 2007 09:00 AM

How does Tom Cruise feel about David and Victoria Beckham‘s upcoming move to Los Angeles?

“I’m very happy about that,” he told PEOPLE Thursday in Amsterdam.

Asked if he thinks the soccer player and his wife will become big Hollywood stars, Cruise, 44, replied: “They already are.”

The Cruises and the Beckhams are longtime pals, and Cruise and wife Katie Holmes recently helped their friends celebrate their final night in Spain before their move.

Cruise, who spent last week in the French Riviera with Holmes and daughter Suri, 1, was in the Dutch capital promoting his drama Lions for Lambs on the final day of Europe’s Cinema Expo movie-distributors’ convention.

Accompanied by his producing partner Paula Wagner, Cruise showed a five-minute clip of the movie, in which he plays a congressman opposite Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.

The actor, wearing a black suit and sunglasses, spent only a few hours in Amsterdam, spending almost an hour signing autographs, taking pictures and joking with fans – even signing one admirer’s forehead.

He laughed when local reporters gave him three pairs of traditional Dutch wooden clogs – two adult-size pairs and one tiny set. “Are the others for Katie and Suri? Thank you!” he said. Cruise said he couldn’t figure out why he hadn’t been to Amsterdam before, adding: “It’s beautiful.”