Skip to comments.TOM CRUISE: My Job's As Hard As FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN
Posted on 11/08/2013 7:16:17 PM PST by LSUfan
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
Humping the mountains of Afghanistan and hunting Jihadis while getting shot at and keeping a wary eye for IEDs? I think not...
Not even close dirt-bag!
“I read scripts and pretend to be someone else and get paid boatloads too” he says “Don’t you feel sorry for me yet?”
The damned sissie has no idea what hard work and facing actual danger are.
Tom Cruise wouldnt last 5 minutes in Afghanistan..the muzzies would first laugh at him, then kill him in 2 seconds flat..I dont know if the mental illness is kicking in or what is wrong with this guy but WOW he is nuts
Good frickin’ grief!!! What a pyle you are Tom to think you have anything close to the same level as our military fighting in Afghanistan.
Hey jerk what was brutal, memorizing scripts?
Amen Swampsniper, amen!
Of course Tom, we believe you. It takes as much skill and nerve to PRETEND TO BE a fighter pilot as it does to actually BE a fighter pilot.
Yes Tom, making a movie is like being away from you loved ones for half a year, getting mortared, rocked attacked, and wondering how many Russians the grizzled old local working at the dfac killed back in the 70s. Making a movie is 14= hour days. Making a movie is going to roll call and hearing the heartbreaking news that despite the best efforts of your unit and pilots, a bunch of Soldiers or Marines died because we still couldn’t get there in time. Making movies involves burn pits where you breathe in things that will give you cancer. Making movies is going to the hospital and seeing Soldiers and Marines coming back from the FOBs all kinds of messed up. Making movies is watching friends and fellow Airmen go through divorces from 4500 miles away. Making movies is just like coming home and being not having a home for a week and no access to your account.
Watching out for prowling Jihadis is nothing compared to the paparazzi. < /s>
He has to be (hopefully) catching flak for this...on twitter, or somewhere. What a sniveling little punk.
My brother is set to deploy to Stan, care to go in his stead?
psssst....hey Tom, the bullets in Afghanistan are real. Also, there are no retakes.
Not now, Not ever.
Only a fool would compare his acting to be as demanding as a combat soldier.
I too know someone who was there for Tom’s ONLY flight he took during the filming of Top Gun. He went up ONCE. He shit his pants...LITERALLY. Yes he vomited a few times as well.
I met Tom a few times as a kid. He grew up in Glenn Ridge, NJ where I have 5 cousins an Aunt and Uncle who live there and he was best friends with them growing up and was always in and out of the house. I also went to Valley Forge Military Academy and had great stories with him about it in one convo and oddly enough his character along with Timmothy Hutton was shot and killed in my actual room off the main area in Wheeler Hall. I was in Gulf company and E Battery was on the bottom of the barracks. That main area is real but that front gate doesn’t exist...it was only put there for the movie and the actual speaking parts took place over by the mess hall with Col. Kirby across from the infirmary.
I still think Cruise is a great actor. Magnolia is his best performance ever. Vanilla Sky was great and so was Far and Away. Taps will always be a gem to me “beautiful man! beautiful!”
I can honestly say that I never liked the guy and I think Top Gun was the last movie I ever saw him in, unless you count his cameo in Austin Powers Goldmember.
the things ya see when ya aint got a toe tag
“This dude is as crazy as the parent who gave this kid a Hitler doll.”
What’s even crazier is that someone actually *makes* a Hitler doll.
Too bad the men in Afghanistan do not make the money this a-wipe makes.
He is almost a narcissistic as Obama.
definitely a nut case.
lol! For some reason I got this image in my head that has me laughing my butt off - kids waiting on line to see Santa and the girl sits on Santas lap: “And what do you want for Christmas little girl?” “I want a Hitler doll!” then you look at that photo: HER DREAM CAME TRUE! lol lol
can’t he just get sucked into Scientology-land?
Give the guy a break walking around in the sand in elevator shoes with lifts has got to shred his thighs.
Dodging those blank loads fired and CGI explosions at you really stresses you out doesn’t it.
And then he went to his trailer.
When you die at the Forum, you really die at the Forum. ~ Mel Brooks while cleaning his fingernails with a spear tip, History of the World Part I
SEE MORE SOLDIERS AT THE TIP OF THE SPEAR IN AFGHANISTAN
Napolian Complex. How smart do you have to be to swallow Scientology and L Ron Hubbard.
What a jerk!
Little pu$$y boy.
My daughter sent me this tonight. She has deployed three times to Afghanistan and was totally outraged by this poseur.
Huh? After Top Gun, he got his pilot’s license and bought a P51.
I rekon it is pretty hard to manitain a grip on human reality, what with all the mushroom food his “religion” feeds him!
What do you expect from someone who thinks he’s got the Soul of a Space Alien?
Sure Tommy, you’ve got it hard, try digging fox holes, or carrying a wounded buddy WHILE the enemy is shootin’ the sh*t out of ya.
THEN and ONLY then can you open your short, whiny, candy a$$, mouth...ya freak.
People (and in his case I use the word with a chuckle) who have never been under fire make my a$$ hurt when they sat “I understand” or “my work is just as hard”...
Sorry for the short rant, but this just makes me so mad I’m seeing red.
If I ever see him walking around outside the Scientology Mothership over in Clearwater, I’ll probably punch him in the forehead... if I can reach down that far.
He’s the reason I still haven’t seen Mission Impossible 2 or 3.
Just so you know, you do not have what it takes to make it through boot camp, much less advanced training or a tour in the mideast.
That said, you do not possess the wisdom and humility to honor those who serve, and are serving in the middle east at this writing. You have no idea of their manifold challenges and their daily victories. Since they are not whiners, you never will.
They are our nation's finest. You are a showperson.
Losing limbs, being burned alive or getting killed is brutal. This is the business of MEN, not boy-toys.
...those who have served, and are are serving currently...
Sorry Tom. You are an idiot.
Tom Cruise is the shark
As far as his statement goes, he can go F himself. I would like to know how many of his peers have been killed when they had a bad day on the set. He has once again proven what a complete ass he is.
I’ve seen these many times, being a grunt mom, but after it being late, my son is in training, again, and having this schmuck talk out his rearend, my monitor is blurry, again. Of course, we don’t have to admit that I have a pic of my son when he was about 11, sitting in a body long mud hole he dug in the backyard, smiling and wiggling his feet.
That settles it: He’s a fag.