Skip to comments.Rupert Murdoch's son denies Tom Cruise almost converted him to Scientology
Posted on 07/03/2012 10:32:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The eldest son of Rupert Murdoch has denied he ever considered joining Scientology after reports emerged claiming Tom Cruise tried to convert him.
Lachlan Murdoch was assiduously courted by the Hollywood star in 1999 while they were both living in Australia, according to the Daily Beast.
Cruise, who had moved to live near his then-wife Nicole Kidman's family, was said to be determined to bring the younger Murdoch into the Scientology fold, believing that he would soon take over his father's media empire.
Cruise reportedly traveled with Murdoch and his friend James Packer on private jets, all the while evangelizing about his new religion.
While Packer was said to have been intrigued by the American faith, Murdoch remained skeptical and ultimately stayed away from Scientology.
The Murdoch family's relationship with Cruise's faith has come under scrutiny after Rupert Murdoch make an unexpected foray into the media frenzy surrounding the star's divorce from Katie Holmes.
The media mogul tweeted: "Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people."
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Scientology, that’s basically like Christian Science without the “Christian” part isn’t it?
You can take away the "Science" part too. It is just an elaborate cult.
Why doesn’t Cruise spend his free time learning to become a better actor? Spencer Tracy had no time for being anything but an actor - he was too busy studying and perfecting his craft.
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Was that little zinger intentional?