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Tom Cruise Voted Most Irritating Star Of All Time
THE INDY CHANNEL ^ | 12/29/2005 | AP

Posted on 12/29/2005 10:57:45 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

LONDON -- Maybe it was jumping on Oprah's couch.

Or perhaps it was his testy interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, or his constant expressions of love for his fiancee, Katie Holmes.

Maybe it was all of those things combined that prompted British movie fans to name Tom Cruise the most irritating actor in Hollywood.

Cruise was found to be more annoying than Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

Britain's Empire magazine surveyed 10,000 movie fans.

But while Cruise may annoy them off camera, they still like his movies. They named him the greatest movie star of all time.


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1 posted on 12/29/2005 10:57:46 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He really needs to come out of the closet.


2 posted on 12/29/2005 10:58:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Well, if a broken clock is even right 2 times a day...

I guess a "Limey" rag can't be far behind.

3 posted on 12/29/2005 10:59:04 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and George Clooney make Tom Cruise look like Betty Crocker. Sheesh.


4 posted on 12/29/2005 11:00:19 AM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Tom Cruise Voted Most Irritating Star Of All Time

How is such possible in a world where there is a Barbra Streisand??

5 posted on 12/29/2005 11:00:25 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: dfwgator

True.. but only he knows the real truth about closets. We've all been lied to about closets. He's done the research, don't ya know!


6 posted on 12/29/2005 11:01:07 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
They named him the greatest movie star of all time.

In other words, they were smoking crack.

He will be remembered for being in Top Gun and maybe A Few Good Men.

His "serious" roles have aged pretty poorly - including Rain Man and Born On The Fourth Of July.

Mentioning his name in the same breath as Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant or Orson Welles is a joke, let alone claiming he was better than all of them.

7 posted on 12/29/2005 11:02:00 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Finny
My vote goes to Bab's Streisand.

Hard to believe anyone like that can function with such little brain power.

8 posted on 12/29/2005 11:02:18 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Finny

Oh I agree. I can name handfuls of more annoying stars of all time. Sean Penn anyone? I still remember which one he was - the Falcon or the Snowman?


9 posted on 12/29/2005 11:02:41 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
>But while Cruise may annoy them off camera, they still like his movies. They named him the greatest movie star of all time


I'd have voted for
this guy ahead of Tom Cruise.
(At least he's less gay . . .)

10 posted on 12/29/2005 11:03:20 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: wideawake

Or Bogart. Tiny Tom couldn't carry Bogy's jockstrap.


11 posted on 12/29/2005 11:04:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think his vicious televised attack on Brooke Shields for having taken medication for post-partum depression, and his cooperation in the apparent kidnapping and Scientology brainwashing of naive Katie Holmes, top the list of reasons why people find him "irritating".


12 posted on 12/29/2005 11:05:22 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: dfwgator; nhoward14
"He really needs to come out of the closet."

"Ya' know Goose, you're the best back seat man in the whole damn fleet..."

13 posted on 12/29/2005 11:08:20 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Cruise was good in Risky Business, Color of Money, and very good in Rain Man, but his career has been pretty schlocky since then. Even Risky Business was schlocky, but it was a new idea with a lot of up and coming new actors.

IMHO Eyes Wide Shut ruined Cruise's career for good. It depicted him as a bore and worst of all showed how short he is. People don't forget those images.

14 posted on 12/29/2005 11:09:31 AM PST by Williams
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Tom Cruise at his most annoying with Matt Lauer....


15 posted on 12/29/2005 11:11:47 AM PST by socal_parrot (The diet starts today!)
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To: Northern Yankee

Yeah, BS is definitely #1. With Eartha Kitt a close #2 (believe she is dead, but criteria is "of all time").


16 posted on 12/29/2005 11:13:40 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Xenalyte
Ping for Xena.........

(Pssst.... I know he's a fav of yours. LOL)

17 posted on 12/29/2005 11:13:43 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: rbg81

OOps--almost forgot about Sean Penn.


18 posted on 12/29/2005 11:14:05 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Cruise, Gibson, and Travolta. All overrated, all poor "actors", C and T morons. Though, Gibson is trying to make more use of his redeeming qualities now, which is nice to see.


19 posted on 12/29/2005 11:14:30 AM PST by M203M4
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

My vote goes to Barbra Streisand.

Irritating, like sand in your eye, like cracked dry lips, like a paper cut, like a stubbed toe or a knee to the groin.


20 posted on 12/29/2005 11:15:24 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Williams
IMHO Eyes Wide Shut ruined Cruise's career for good. It depicted him as a bore and worst of all showed how short he is. People don't forget those images.

If no one saw it, how could the images ruin him?

The box office of his movies since then should lay to rest the idea that his career is ruined.

21 posted on 12/29/2005 11:15:59 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Al Franken is more irritating.


22 posted on 12/29/2005 11:16:09 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh wait, Al Franken isn't a star. Sorry.


23 posted on 12/29/2005 11:16:29 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Fiddlstix

Oh, yeah. He's WAY up there. Right next to Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand.


24 posted on 12/29/2005 11:16:34 AM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I vote for Alex Ballwin. I am still waiting for him to leave the country.


25 posted on 12/29/2005 11:16:37 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: socal_parrot

Sorry, in this case Lauer is a far more annoying entity than Cruise. I mean, no contest--Cruise is an actor, fer Pete's sake, while Lauer is on there being his puppethead self daily, pretending to be some kind of serious journalist.


26 posted on 12/29/2005 11:17:13 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Penn was the snowman, and he was very good in that role.

But it was not acting. The character was a sniveling, drug-abusing, lying, no-good traitor. All Sean Penn had to do was be himself.


27 posted on 12/29/2005 11:17:47 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: socal_parrot

Looks like they are about to throw down over who has the better hairdresser.

28 posted on 12/29/2005 11:18:14 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It should be Bono.


29 posted on 12/29/2005 11:18:36 AM PST by Salo (He hath touched me with his noodly appendage. Ramen.)
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To: Cincinatus

Streisand is the Babe Ruth of irritating.


30 posted on 12/29/2005 11:19:24 AM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: Petronski

More like a root canal....


31 posted on 12/29/2005 11:19:29 AM PST by mother22wife21 (Do not shake hands in Croatia!!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Generally speaking, Scientologists are an annoying breed.


32 posted on 12/29/2005 11:19:32 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Just watched Key Largo again the other night. An army of Spielbergs couldn't touch that film.
33 posted on 12/29/2005 11:20:14 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Darkwolf377
Sorry, in this case Lauer is a far more annoying entity than Cruise. I mean, no contest--Cruise is an actor, fer Pete's sake, while Lauer is on there being his puppethead self daily, pretending to be some kind of serious journalist.

Pretending?!!!

"That... is acting!

Jon Lovitz - Master Thespian

34 posted on 12/29/2005 11:20:39 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Gee, Cruise was up against tough competition. Amazing that he won. Julia Roberts is about as obnoxious as it gets. JLo is an idiot. Sandler sets my teeth on edge, and Jim Carey, well, he's Jim Carey. He hasn't found his real persona yet.


35 posted on 12/29/2005 11:21:42 AM PST by hershey
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To: wideawake
His "serious" roles have aged pretty poorly - including Rain Man

he was in rain man? i only remember it for how good hoffman was in it :)
36 posted on 12/29/2005 11:23:25 AM PST by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: weegee

37 posted on 12/29/2005 11:24:43 AM PST by socal_parrot (The diet starts today!)
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To: Darkwolf377

Hmm well a bomb doesn't help, either. Eyes was a disaster, Last Samurai didn't do very well, and War of the Worlds was a disappointment. He did better with Mission Impossible and that futuristic Spielberg movie (forget the name he had his eyes removed in it) but I think they both sucked. Certainly think he has not had a great role other than the three I mentioned.


38 posted on 12/29/2005 11:26:06 AM PST by Williams
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

More annoying than Osama ben-Laden or Adolph Hitler according to amIannoying.com. But most "annoying of all time"? More annoying than Robin Williams? Or Bobby Brown? Or Robert Blake? Or Donald Trump? Jim Carrey can be pretty annoying. Burt Reynolds went through some very annoying periods as well. Poor Liza too. Just about anybody on celebrity reality television qualifies as well. "First Supermodel" Janice Dickinson and the rest ...


39 posted on 12/29/2005 11:27:08 AM PST by x
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

David Spade gets my vote.


40 posted on 12/29/2005 11:27:14 AM PST by admiralsn (Friends are just strangers you haven't met yet.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey

That's some tough competition. Although Sandler doesn't do anything bad offscreen...he's just annoying on screen. My list would include George Clooney.

41 posted on 12/29/2005 11:27:51 AM PST by Hildy (Keyboard warrior princess - typing away for truth, justice and the American way!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

i'd pick jerry lewis, fran drescher, streisand, keanu reeves, and bette midler as most irritating actors/ actresses.
cruise and streisand would only win for their off-screen irritations.


42 posted on 12/29/2005 11:28:02 AM PST by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: M203M4

Mel Gibson in Braveheart created an all time great movie.


43 posted on 12/29/2005 11:28:48 AM PST by Williams
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Short needy guys like Cruise tend to often get cranky.


44 posted on 12/29/2005 11:30:32 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Williams

Braveheart... The Passion... and coming next summer: Apocalypto!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/touchstone/apocalypto/


45 posted on 12/29/2005 11:32:02 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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46 posted on 12/29/2005 11:32:51 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Williams
Hmm well a bomb doesn't help, either. Eyes was a disaster, Last Samurai didn't do very well, and War of the Worlds was a disappointment. He did better with Mission Impossible and that futuristic Spielberg movie (forget the name he had his eyes removed in it) but I think they both sucked. Certainly think he has not had a great role other than the three I mentioned.

Say What?

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?id=tomcruise.htm

War of the Worlds was not a disappointment at $234 million--not counting the TV, DVD income. And it just happens to be Cruise's #1 box office movie, ever.

Some here have called WOTW a "disappointment" by claiming the studio thought it would make more, but that's simply not true. It's Cruise's biggest hit--you simply can't argue it's a sign of failure.

Last Samurai made $111 million--again, that's only theatrical income, not TV or DVD. Ditto with the $132 mil on Minority Report.

Talking great roles is one thing--a matter of opinion--but since Eyes Wide Shut (at $55 mil on a Kubrick budget, far from a disaster), economically speaking, Cruise has had SEVEN films make over $100 million, and three of those made over $200 million--something his movies hadn't done before EWS.

I'll take that level of "failure" any day.

47 posted on 12/29/2005 11:35:57 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: socal_parrot

who's the most annoying in that image?
I'd say it's a tie.
Don't forget Pia Zadora, Paris Hilton, Rosie O'Donnell,
Warren Beatty, Danny Glover, etc..


48 posted on 12/29/2005 11:36:18 AM PST by Getready ((fear not...))
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To: weegee
LOL

Weegee, you're glib. ;)

49 posted on 12/29/2005 11:36:20 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: Getready

Good list, Im adding Ben Afleck.


50 posted on 12/29/2005 11:39:36 AM PST by No Blue States
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