"Son your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."
Wow! Okay wow really doesn't cover it. But where else do you start with a has been actor so desperate for ink that he disrespects our Olympic Athletes, our Military, and our Veterans days before Veteran's Day? Mr. Cruise, no apple pie for you. Maybe the best way to put Cruise's nonsense into words is to use words from one of his famous military inspired movies. In the movie "Top Gun" Maverick was told: " Son your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."
Tom Cruise I realize that you have "PLAYED" military men in a few of your little movies. Some of them made you a lot of money and until a few days ago Top Gun did it for me. I mean I am vet so anytime an ACTOR can pretend and bring an aspect of military life alive it's great. However to say your little acting gig is as hard as training for the Olympics AND HARDER then serving in A WAR-ZONE makes me wonder if you were a little too close to one of those fake grenades in one of your movies and you now imagine you have PTSD. Let's be real clear on what you do Tom Cruise. YOU, Tom are an actor. I know you are a little confused so I am going to take this real slow with you. Actors PRETEND to be REAL people. Actors get paid to play dress up, and to live imaginary lives for our ENTERTAINMENT.
The comments made by Mr. Cruise are so ridiculous I really fear for his mental health. Clearly Katie Holmes leaving with Suri, or Scientology have pushed him over the edge. Mr. Cruise I am going to tell you the real truth about your little job. And hey I'll even use another one of your famous movie quotes. This one from "A Few Good Men," "The truth, you want the truth, You can't handle the truth." The truth is Tommy boy you are a 5'6 has been, old washed up actor who used to be a heart throb, who is now willing to say and do anything to stay in the limelight a little longer. I mean really, you are still filming Mission Impossible movies. Now that if it was real would absolutely be a Mission Impossible. Unfortunately, Tom nothing about the roles you play in movies is real. I really need you to come to grips with that. 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. As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition 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."
Really Tom you are so out of touch. Just like I felt it was my duty to take an oath to serve this country, I feel it is also my duty to clear things up for you. Let me explain what happens to many military personnel when they are serving a tour in Afghanistan or any other war zone. It really is brutal. You spend every waking moment fighting for your life, praying you can get back to your loved ones safely. You look at your comrades knowing that some of you will pay the ultimate sacrifice for keeping our country safe. Each sunrise comes with the knowledge that when the sunsets you may be down a soldier or two. You hold your battle buddy in your arms as their life seeps from their wounded body. You do the very best you can to hold onto your sanity. Holding on to your sanity is the hardest part. It's kill or be killed but rationalizing that as a human is beyond brutal. Sometimes when your friend, who has become your brother or sister steps on a landmine you go and search for their arm, or leg, or fingers in miles of sand. In the off chance that once medical personnel arrives that the limb can be reattached. Seeing the faces of the fallen's family as they see the flag draped coffin for the first time, or seeing the lost look in the eyes of the grief stricken when the flag is taken off that casket holding their loved one's remains and then folded and presented on bended knee that's brutal Mr. Cruise. I don't find getting paid millions, going to an air conditioned trailer after a director calls cut , brutal. Maybe I'm a little wonky, who knows?
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. How very tragic for you Tom. I hope you didn't have to drink out of a plastic cup as well. Oh how my heart bleeds for you. At least you can get on a plane. I used to fly constantly. I have turned down JOBS in the last 12 years because as a vet who served in 9/11 I can't go near an airport, much less get on a plane. I wouldn't give a damn if it were first class or coach. Cruise I would just like to be able to go on vacation with my husband once again and not have to rule out beautiful magical places like Hawaii. You see Mr. Cruise I can't drive to Hawaii. Also, I very rarely get home to see my family. A family I love and am very close to because I can't get on a plane. and we all live so far apart. I can't tell you how badly I feel about your little coach adventure. Excuse me while I roll my eyes.
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. Wow my heart just breaks for the horror your life must be. You train for months to fall gracefully doing a movie so that your stunt double can come in and then take the risk of getting hurt. I have a dear friend buried in Arlington Cemetary. She gave her life for this country. I'm sure Jo's family wishes she had trained for months, a Hollywood director had called cut. Maybe if Jo had your "brutal" training she wouldn't;t have died getting one more story. She was killed with her orders in her flap jacket. She was flying home in 8 days. 8 days and she would've been back on American soil with her family. That is how brutal real war in Afghanistan is Mr. Cruise.
And there's this ... Tom says the skills he's picked up along the way have provided shortcuts in his relationship with Suri. For example, he says it's not always necessary for him to be physically around Suri, because he can tell her vivid stories on the phone that come to life. Tom says, "I've gotten very good at [talking]. I've gotten very good at it. I tell wonderful stories.
Well Tommy let me be the first to clue you in on a little secret: If this is how you tell Suri "stories" you are not that good at it. In fact if this is the best you can do talking without a publicist present, PLEASE don't talk. Just don't do it. It's "Risky Business" for you and whether you realize it or not we aren't really all that impressed with your "Maverick" attitude. At least Mel Gibson could fall back on the excuse that he was drunk. What's your excuse Mr. Cruise?
- Tom Cruise Compares His Job to a Tour in Afghanistan, Says Scientology Played Role in Divorce (seattlepi.com)
- Cruise: Acting as hard as war (foxnews.com)
- Tom Cruise Backtracks on Afghanistan Comment Likening Shooting a Movie to Serving (news.softpedia.com)
- Tom Cruise Insults Our Heroes: My Job's Is As Hard As Fighting In Afghanistan (patdollard.com)
- Tom Cruise Compares Acting Demands to Fighting in Afghanistan (breitbart.com)
- Tom Cruise denies likening making blockbusters to serving in Afghanistan (theguardian.com)