Do you think Tom Cruise's couching jumping episode and scientology beliefs hurt his popularity?
Or did it make him more unforgettable? I think it really makes him less of the hot hunk that he used to be and more of a weirdo. But it also made him more interesting. Much more interesting and loveable than the average actor.
It was a body-blow to his image from which he has yet to fully recover but it didn't exist in a vacuum.
There was the Matt Lauer thing, the Brooke Shields thing, the weird Katie/instant relationship/magic baby thing that all occurred around that same time.
He orchestrated his own downfall when he fired Pat Kingsley. She had always protected him from himself and kept his freakshow under wraps. When he put his sister in charge of his PR, the shit hit the fan.
OP, Do you really believe that any publicity is good publicity, or is there a limit on craziness?
[quote]I think it really makes him less of the hot hunk that he used to be and more of a weirdo
OP, you do realize this was 8 years ago, and that Tom is over 50 now? There are tons of hot hunks that are on the sex symbol short list ahead of Tom Cruise. The guy's kids are adults now. Tom is still an attractive looking man, but you can't stay hot forever. Couch jumping or no couch jumping.
OP is being glib.
yes it hurt him big time and he never recovered from that