"My Job's As Hard As
Fighting In Afghanistan"
Oh no she DIDN'T!
Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD.
First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
As for his physical training, Tom said, "There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I've spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film." But the kicker, he adds, "A sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day. When I'm shooting, I could potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day."
But it's not all grenades and triathlons ... Tom says he's only flown commercial ONCE in the last 4 years ... and that was because he had no choice.
Maybe he's now convinced himself he's that guy from "Born on the Fourth of July."
Fucking delusional asshole.
Oh, hell, this is not a good week for Tammy. His delusions of grandeur are coming to the public front.
Well, he's done. I expect he'll be joining the Mel Gibson club immediately.
Agree R5. Dissing the troops is kinda third rail in Amerikkkuh.
Is he having another meltdown?
I'm starting to sense shades of another "Matt, you're glib" period coming on.
What a pratt!
However, maybe Tammy has a point, I mean the troops fighting overseas get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a day, all have airconditioned trailers and several assistants each. Plus they never face live ammunition or explosives, and most, if not all, have stunt doubles.
No. My original point stands. - what a pratt !!!!!!!!!
"My Job's As Hard As Fighting In Afghanistan"
Yeah, but on which side? He's like the religious zealots who are forcibly pushing their wild beliefs and silencing critics...like what's being put down in Afghanistan.
That's gonna cost him.
I mean really, have you seen the state of craft services these days?
This is Tom's "I can see your pussy from behind. You're gonna get raped by a pack of n----." Fun times!
The man is from another planet, please, be kind!
This reminds me of George Hamilton when he was going out with one of the Bird daughters of LBJ. They asked him if he planned on enlisting in the Army so he could fight in Vietnam. He responded "no," that he felt he had "served his time" when he was on location in Anza Italy for a film role. "I spent my days walking up and down hills with a rifle and backpack. I paid my dues".
So if Tom is paralyzed or loses a limb, will he still feel that way?
[quote]Yeah, but on which side? He's like the religious zealots who are forcibly pushing their wild beliefs and silencing critics...
You're describing both sides.
Wow! This is the end of his career! Well whatever was left of it... lol
I mean I don't think we have a ever seen an A+ star fall from grace in such an agonizing way.
The moment he awakens every day he should recite the affirmations "If I keep my mouth shut people will never know just how shallow and stupid I am" and "none of my opinions are worth a shit".
Poor dumb delusional bastard.
That couch destroyed him.
Do his movies still do well at the box office?
[quote] Oh no she DIDN'T!
Yes she did. And hopefully her career will end because of it.
I have to assume this hints that the next Mission Impossible flick will featue Cruise entirely on his own, wiping out Afghanistan's Taliban and other non-Scientologists.
I just checked his last 2 movies:
Yo, if I was at his depo, I could've saved his ass.
R20, He never really recovered after the couch jumping incident if you don't count Mission Impossible 4 from a couple years ago. The grosses of his other movies cannot compare to the grosses of his movies pre-couch. He seems to have definitely lost some power at the domestic box office.
Yeah R23, but you're not counting marketing and advertising and exhibitor cuts. Those numbers are decent for most but those are disappointing MOVIE STAR TOM CRUISE numbers.
So he makes the kind of money needed to fight a legal battle to protect his reputation "I have not abandoned my child" and in the process he damages his reputation more.
He s-s-SAVED me in my hour of need!
And don't forget he has the three octave vocal range too.
Little-Tommy-Tinkle-Pot is going to regret this comment.
I have read nothing but nasty comments form angry posters about this on the "internets".
He has to lay off the Cream Of Wheat!
""My Job's As Hard As Fighting In Afghanistan""
The resounding single reaction to Cruise's statement by the millions in Afghanistan's capital: Ka-BULL!
I hope this becomes widely known. It's time for him to go away. Long past time, really.
I read that as "fisting in Afghanistan".
LAUGH OUT LOUD funny R34, I mean snorting funny.
He's such a despicable, little shithead. When is he going to tell us he's suffering more than the starving people of the 3ed world, the people in Syria or the homeless and poor everywhere? Can't wait for his career to completely crash.
"Pat Kingsley" laughing upthread is right on. His career and public image started tanking the minute he let her go.
The clearest sign that he's lost his touch? He got taken down by Katie Holmes. KATIE FUCKING HOLMES.
I disagree with the couch comment. He ruined himself by getting into that cult. The couch incident was just the public manifestation of how far gone he was. There were incidents of weirdness even before that.
I actually think he stated crashing once he divorced Nicole and got rid of that agent or whatever she was, Pat Kinsley. Those were the big turning points.
Yeah, I think Pat Kingsley kept his nuttiness and bullshit under tight control.
The cult is really what ruined him. Cults are bad...why can't people understand that?
We'll see how his next films fare at the boxoffice, assuming this major gaffe gets continuing coverage in the press.
We've said "stick a fork in him" before, but he keeps coming back, so I wouldn't count him out just yet, however much we'd like him to go away.
He's damaged goods. I won't see his pictures -- I can't watch him now with a straight face.
And those results upthread must be global, which really stinks.
"He keeps coming back". Like a zombie
Alienate military folks ...and their friends and family ....Check
Offend athletes ...check
He better hope he gets a settlement because this stuff is going to cost him plenty
Someone from the kooky religion (?) of his should keep him sealed indoors.
I'm picturing Miss Cabbage in meltdown, tantrum mode right now. Redfaced and beating the shit out of some poor assistant.
R42 I don't understand how this asshole keeps hanging around either. The couch-jumping shit, the anti-psychiatry shit, and now this. Any other person would have seen their popularity plummet, but not him.
What does any of this have to do with a case about whether he was libeled when it was reported that he abandoned his daughter?
Tom is his own biggest fan.
I didn't read the deposition but it must go toward showing that he is a hard-working billion-dollar property that can be harmed by damage to his reputation.
O, the irony.
Probably related to his excuse for why he could not spend time with his daughter--he had such a grueling, demanding schedule!!!
Maybe he is suffering from PTSD.
I concur. Acting is HARD!
Yeah, he's bounced back before, but this is by far the worst thing he's ever said.
She isn't really his daughter. Maybe some day it will be common knowledge?
I just saw Jack Reacher on cable, and it is very, very good film.
I wonder who is advising him these days. I can't believe he proceeded with the deposition, it's like total career suicide.
This will damage his "brand." But he will still limp along.
I picture his career dying the death of a thousand cuts, all of them self-inflicted.
It probably is. I mean, he literally was up against a million actors over the past 30 years who he had to compete with for parts. His life wasn't at risk but yeah, Tom is definitely like the Joan Crawford of modern times. Talented but more known for gumption and perseverance than actual talent (even though they're talented).
The quote IS a bit out of context, I think.
And I loathe Cruise...but the headline quote is not what he said. Look at the article for the actual quote, which is still asinine, but not WWIII.
OMG, is he serious?
ILY r60 rofl. Loved that comment.
[quote]She isn't really his daughter. Maybe some day it will be common knowledge?
I agree but I'm not at all sure it would have made any difference if she were (which she isn't) his. I don't think he's capable of feeling love for any living thing, be it an animal, a child, man or woman.
In his own mind he has become all these masculine, invincible heroes he keeps playing.
[quote]The cult is really what ruined him. Cults are bad...why can't people understand that?
People do understand that, R41. The thing with Miss Tammy is that Pat Kingsley was able to keep his Scieno-cray-cray under wraps, for the most part. His truly batshit public behavior didn't start showing until after he shitcanned Kingsley. She was a master at protecting his image and minimizing any hint of his insanity. She did it for years.
Getting rid of her is the biggest mistake he ever made career-wise. Obviously, joining that cult was the biggest mistake he ever made - full stop.
Wow Bert Fields is 84. I was thinking that he must rue the day he took on Cruise as a client but surely he does not need the work. He must love the battle. Still I would love to hear his true opinion of Cruise, I would imagine it to be scathing.
He will attempt to "clarify" his remarks.
Anything this good must be fattening.
Yes, R65, but remember PK retired about what 5 years ago anyway? He was going to self-destruct sooner or later.
Even I wouldn't say something so stupid.
Has Bert Fields actually ever taken any of these Tom Cruise cases to court? It seems he bellows. A lot. But that is about it.
Bellowing gets you in the press and a settlement sans trial. Sometimes it backfires. Like here.
I always thought the cases folded and if it was a publisher, supposedly they paid up? I guess I really don't know.
R62 is correct. OP shouldn't have added quotes that the TMZ banner headline didn't have.
But his actual quotes are still very WTF.
Obviously R64, he thinks he is one of his hero characters but I never watch any of his action films. I don't like that bullshit.
I wish he would have called me before this whole mess began
Frankly, I don't think the average schmo gives a shit about this news or Scientology. Tom Cruise will continue to make films that make money for his producers. End of story.
Didn't Spielberg blame him for "War of the Worlds" not doing well?
Yes you would R70, your idiotic self-important ass probably agrees.
Tom thinks he's Jesus
Well, that statement should be the final nail in the coffin for his career. What a stupid douche bag! If Gwyneth ever gets dumped by Chris Martin, she would be the perfect beard for Cruise, they are perfect for each other- delusional, annoying, ignorant, wildly disliked, douche bags.
I agree with the person who says he's going down the Gibson road in that he's yet another once-beloved actor who people now view as a complete kook.
Lets all send Tommy a 'fruit'basket this Veteran's Day.
[quote]Didn't Spielberg blame him for "War of the Worlds" not doing well?
Yes he did, R78, and Spielberg was plenty pissed off about it. When Tammy was supposed to be promoting WotW, he began to publicly unravel.
Delusion is the hallmark of acting. Actors have always whined about how difficult and grueling their work is. But, this is just beyond delusional.
did Katie get fired from the Dark Knight because of the fuss? (or her performance)
Honestly, I'm not sure that it's Scientology as much as the fact that he looks in the mirror and sees a 51 year old man.
Those quotes sound like a man in denial about where he is in life.
Both, r86. The ridiculous PR of the Tom/Katie "romance" pissed off the DK people (as well as Spielberg) for taking attention away from the respective movies and the insanity sort of "tarnished the brand," so to speak. Then when the DK was released, audiences made so much fun of Holmes (she was TERRIBLE, and there was no way in hell you could believe she was intelligent enough to the the ADA for a major city) that she got shitcanned from the sequel.
but Tom was crazy when he was a young man
[quote]did Katie get fired from the Dark Knight because of the fuss? (or her performance)
If you saw the film you'd know the answer.
The poor thing has had one too many pumpkin spiced lattes. Shame on him for impregnating Holmes with his spilled seed from jerking off to bilatinmen dot com.
Tom is most certainly not Suri's father.
That is the main reason Tom and Katie did not get married before she was born.
Sure, Tom's nutty as a fruitcake, but I too thoroughly enjoyed the "Jack Reacher" movie. He was very good in a tightly directed B+ action movie with a great cast all around.
Why does he feel the need to say unscripted things ever?
The best lover I ever had. He could go all night long.
The efforts in "Jack Reacher" to make TC look tall were laughable. Lots of actors seated at desks. The fights were laughable. The casting threw off the movie.
I like him in his Spielberg film. First time I've really watched him since Risky Business and I felt like he was sexier as an adult then he was as a kid. I never felt any sexual attraction to him at all when he was young.
You Queens try too hard.
R97, The Queens have hit the mark with their quips. I love this place. Better than Zoloft.
r97=self hating ancient gay OR scientological homophobe
McNamara then begins to ask him about the work he was doing in October filming “One Shot” — the movie that became Reacher — and that he had left Pittsburgh for a one-day trip to London on October 15 so he could attend the annual gala of the International Association of Scientologists. (It was at an IAS gala in 2004 that Cruise was given a “Freedom Medal of Valor” by Scientology leader David Miscavige. Normally the IAS events are held in England, but this year, on Thanksgiving weekend, it will take place in Clearwater, Florida.) The implications of McNamara’s next questions are pretty clear — why could Cruise jet across the Atlantic for a 24-hour trip to an IAS gala and not take similar trips to see his own daughter?
McNamara: It says you were at an IAS event.
McNamara: What is that?
Cruise: That’s an International Association of Scientology. It’s an international event that we have in our church.
McNamara: And were you speaking at the event?
Cruise: No, I was not.
McNamara: So you were just attending?
McNamara: And then according to this schedule you returned to Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 16th, and returned to filming?
McNamara: Do you know whether they had to shut down filming of One Shot because you flew out on Friday then returned on Sunday?
Cruise: No, they did not.
McNamara: And you believed it was important that you attended that event, didn’t you?
McNamara: Why was it important to you?
Cruise: It was an important event. I felt it was important.
McNamra: It’s an annual event?
Cruise: Yes, it is…
McNamara: But based upon this, you could fly from East Coast to London for 24 hours, is that right?
Cruise: In that situation, yes.
McNamara: And you did that for the church event –
McNamara: — did you not? But you didn’t do it for Suri, isn’t that right?
Cruise: When did I not do it for Suri?
McNamara: In July, August, September, October.
Cruise: That’s not true…In July I did fly to see my daughter.
McNamara: I know, but I’m talking about from — let’s take — let’s take the dates from August 8th until Thanksgiving.
Cruise: Different situation.
McNamara: There was no 24-hour — there were no 24-hour period of time there that you couldn’t have flown to see Suri?
Cruise: Listen, when there is a divorce — if you look at this also in terms of Suri coming to me and certain agreements that you have, when a divorce occurs things change. And it’s more complicated, as everyone knows when that is, when that occurs, and there are certain agreements; now you have to ask for permission and organize schedules to make things happen. So it wasn’t — it’s not an ideal scene. It’s not an ideal situation.
McNamara: And you were in part responsible for that absence, weren’t you?
McNamara: In no way?
McNamara: You couldn’t have — you were unable to fly for 24 hours from London to new York?
McNamara: And why were you unable, Mr. Cruise?
Cruise: There are many different circumstances. One, first of all, at this point when you’re looking at — you can’t compare Reacher to All You Need Is Kill or Edge of Tomorrow. And the situation, you know, when you’re thinking of your child and thinking what is the best thing for them, and of course respecting Kate’s wishes in terms of Suri’s scheduling, the nature of making that film, the nature of having finished one film and kind of — agreements change, you know. That wasn’t how the thing was set up. As I said, things change. Things change. And certainly what doesn’t change is the love that I have for my daughter, the fact that I didn’t abandon her emotionally, physically or otherwise. And in terms of how I feel about her in terms of the responsibility that I feel towards my child is not — is not waned in any way.
He can barely sting out a coherent sentence. And this guy makes tens of millions of dollars. I wouldn't care if he had talent, but he is as one note as they get.
I wonder when Kate will tell Suri that Tom is not her real father?
I think they kind of put themselves in a bad place when they decided to pretend that Suri was Tom's kid.
A lot of actors are shockingly stupid without being as repulsive as Miss Tammy.
R102, for Holmes, pretending Suri was Cruise's kid was a stroke of genius. She got a fortune, got away, took the kid and she has something she can hold over him for the rest of his life.
Not so dumb, that Katie Holmes.
[quote]I think they kind of put themselves in a bad place when they decided to pretend that Suri was Tom's kid.
If Holmes was massively paid to go along then she had a good reason. Or she thought...
You mean to tell me he was only in Pittsburgh, Pa filming and couldn't get to the city to visiy his daughter for three months??
Somebody should act out these transcripts on Youtube.
War of the Worlds made $234 million DOMESTICALLY, hardly a bust.
'Bounce back' though he does, the level of arrogant stupidity increases every time. He has the total confidence of an idiot.
Narcissism and vast wealth enable his stupidity. He's so far out now that there's no way back. As he ages, so the insanity will escalate.
As one of TC's generation, I wonder if I'll be around to read the inside stuff which will certainly come out one day. Probably not.
I'll just have to stay tuned for the next implosion, and marvel at so freakish a life.
Can't believe you all are falling for this.
This is all for publicity to get him back into the limelight. He's under a lot of stress with suing the tabloids who are saying he's a bad father. This staged response will be simply explained as a lapse in judgment. There is no controversy and Tom will be back on top with his next film.
What a hilarious parody of a clam spouting the party line, r111.
Tammy wishes she was there, taking all that young horny cock in the barracks.
The primary delusion here involves thinking this lawsuit was in any way a good idea. I think most people would give him a pass on the story about not spending time with his purported daughter, as we understand that most celebrities use their children as photo-op props and leave the actual parenting to spouses and paid flunkeys. This just rubs in the negatives, like his dismal marital history and membership in the Scientology scam. I don't think these elite cultists have any idea what a shitty reputation Scientology has acquired and how for every new sucker who's lured into it by the fact that it has CELEBRITIES! shilling for it there are people who know from their own bitter experience or those of people they know what a mindfuck ripoff it is.
Wasn't he also caught on tape saying something about if you come a car wreck only a Scientologist can help or some crap like that.
I think TC thoroughly believes he's some sort of super human which goes along with the highest levels of Co$. Don't they believe they can literally control the environment. The level of delusion in some of his statements makes me believe he certainly thinks he's something special.
I was just over reading the comments on TMZ. A clam named Ash is on it right now trying to do damage control. I've seen this same Ash on there before whenever a negative article has been published. He slams TMZ as being "unreliable". When the divorce was going on he was on there all the time smearing Katie and defending Tammy.
Clambot drones are already out. Miss Cabbage and Tom's PR team must be freaking out.
Bert Fields issues the statement:
The assertions that Tom Cruise likened making a movie to being at war in Afghanistan is a gross distortion of the record," Fields said in a statement to People magazine. "What Tom said, laughingly, was that sometimes, 'That's what it feels like.' "
The lawyer added: "As the video shows, he and the lawyer were laughing at his answer, and, when asked in the next question if the situations were comparable, Tom said, 'Oh, come on,' meaning of course not.
"Tom is a staunch supporter of our troops and would never say that making a movie was even remotely comparable to fighting in Afghanistan."
That's the problem with depo transcripts. They distort things.
And it's hard not to give laughing joking answers occasionally when you are interacting with someone for 8 hrs.
I'm sure TC will now start suing every tabloid that published this. Litigious little gay midget.
[quote]That's the problem with depo transcripts. They distort things.
Tell me about it.
Ho Sit Down! What a fucking idiot. Typical, out-of-touch, self-centered hollyweird celeb.
The Spielberg/Cruise thing was actually that Cruise invited the CO$ to recruit on-set during filming War of the Worlds. They had a trailer, and talked to people about the church, gave out literature, etc. Spielberg (the Jew) was PISSED about this.
[quote]The primary delusion here involves thinking this lawsuit was in any way a good idea.
Agree with R114, but for a different reason. Had I thought about it, I would have presumed that Cruise saw his daughter at times that were not papped. Now he's come out and admitted that he barely sees her due to his own workaholism and preference for Scieno events. That makes him look much worse than any tabloid headline disregarded in the checkout line.
Spielberg should have never allowed that...couldn't he stop Tom from doing that?
Are there no union rules about that kind of shit. Jesus should have gone in, beat the members with a whip and overturned their pamphlet tables.
Anyway, I would have been furious too. Furious the way I am when The ROTC tries to convert high school students.
Anyway, seems like Tom's films still make money, since he usually makes the kind of films most guys want to see.
Maybe Reacher didn't make much?
Now see, R122, you're actually wrong but it wouldn't matter if you hadn't done this:
[quote]Spielberg (the Jew) was PISSED about this.
It's an easy fix, at least on the outside.
[quote]Spielberg was PISSED about this.
There. It conveys exactly the same thing as it did before, without showing everyone that you're a dumb cunt.
Spielberg tolerated the Scieno shills, just as most directors on Tammy's movies do. Cruise fucking up the promo tour and turning it into "Crazy Tammy on Parade" is what pissed Spielberg (the director) off.
My conservative cousin just commented on this link on Facebook, they are up in arms about this (warning link to Fox News Facebook)
It's funny to see Faux Noise fans, the dumbest and most offensive people around, complain about someone else being stupid and offensive.
[quote]Spielberg tolerated the Scieno shills, just as most directors on Tammy's movies do. Cruise fucking up the promo tour and turning it into "Crazy Tammy on Parade" is what pissed Spielberg (the director) off.
This is exactly it. Cruise essentially hijacked a press conference for War of the Worlds to talk about Scientology and his "love" for Katie Holmes.
I just love the Fox headline: Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan
Rupert Murdock hates Cruise and will make sure his media gun for him.
Good one r128
Love this comment from dlisted. Talk about wrapping him up in one paragraph.
[quote]I would love to see tom cruise being sent to the front line, im sure the taliban would love to have a go at the american symbol of capitalist pig, pussy chicken shit, asshole, closet case, self hating, mother fucker, mental midget, dim witted, weird warped body, aging raging slut, dungeon loving, lunatic, short, high heels wearing, nip and tuck face, xenu princess, david miscaviagge's bitch, cunt.
Sounds like someone is being rather disrespectful...what will Xenu or Xanax or whatever his name is, do!!?