Tom Cruise will serve as honorary chair for the 2004 IFPIndependent Spirit Awards, which are set to take place in Santa Monica on Feb28.

"We are so pleased to honour Tom Cruise and his ongoing commitmentto independent film," IFP/Los Angeles executive director Dawn Hudson said in astatement.

"He has used his position in the industry to help finance,produce, and distribute important new work, including this year's nominee, ShatteredGlass. We are thrilledto acknowledge his contribution."

Cruise recentlycompleted filming on the Michael Mann thriller Collateral, which also stars Jamie Foxx and is dueto open through DreamWorks on Aug 6.