03/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise Wow Brazil (PHOTOS)

Tom Cruise continued his international "Valkyrie" junket in Brazil this week. He and wife Katie Holmes left Suri behind for the Rio premiere Tuesday night. Holmes wore a vintage Christian Lacroix dress.

Earlier in the week they spent multiple days at the beach. Photos here, here and here of Suri and her parents.

The AP reported that Cruise won over the Brazilian press:

RIO DE JANEIRO - Tom Cruise may sometimes confuse his countries, but he's winning fans among Brazil's press corps.

A news conference to promote his movie "Valkyrie" turned into something of a fan club meeting when a journalist said he promised his niece he would get a photo with Cruise. The actor immediately obliged.

That prompted another journalist to squeeze under a barrier for a photo. Guards stopped other reporters from doing the same.

Cruise says he's enjoying his five-day Brazil trip, but sometimes stumbled over differences between Latin American nations

He thanked one questioner with the Spanish "gracias" -- though Brazilians speak Portuguese. And he said he enjoys the tango -- the traditional dance of neighboring Argentina.

Another photo: