Actor Morgan Freeman and NFL player Robert Griffin III attend the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Oblivion" at Dolby Theatre on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California

Actor Morgan Freeman and NFL player Robert Griffin III attend the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Oblivion” at Dolby Theatre on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California

*Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got a chance to benefit from the owner’s close friendship with Tom Cruise.

The actor, a regular at FedEx Field, has become a loyal Redskins fan since sharing business interests with owner Daniel Snyder. On Thursday, RG3 revealed via Twitter that he attended the premiere of Cruise’s new sci-fi blockbuster “Oblivion.”

He called it “a great movie” but it appeared as if the real highlight of the evening was a chance to meet Cruise’s co-star Morgan Freeman.

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