Actor Tom Cruise says working with veteran actors such as Paul Newman and Dustin Hoffman is a learning experience.

"What you get from great actors like Newman and Hoffman is where to focus your energies and what to worry about and what not to worry about," Cruise said in New York. "Because as a young actor, you're worried about everything."Cruise, 26, starred with Newman in "The Color of Money," and with Hoffman in the to-be-released "Rain Man."

In "Rain Man," the 51-year-old Hoffman plays an autistic man with remarkable powers of memory and a $3 million inheritance. Cruise plays his brother, who wants the money.

Hoffman, known as a hard-working perfectionist on a movie set, says Cruise is equally driven.