Tom Cruise says his job is as hard as serving tour in Afghanistan, being an Olympic track star

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NYDailyNews: “Top Gun” superstar Tom Cruise believes his job as action star in the movies is just as tough as soldiers serving tours in Afghanistan.
“That’s what it feels like,” Cruise said in legal documents obtained by TMZ. “And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.”
In the court deposition, the “Mission Impossible” actor also compares his  Hollywood preparation to the top athletes in the world.
“There is difficult physical stamina and preparation,” he says. “Sometimes  I’ve spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film.  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.”
Cruise’s shocking deposition came as part of his $50 million lawsuit accusing Life & Style and In Touch magazines of defaming him by saying he had  “abandoned” his daughter Suri.
Despite the tough lifestyle, Cruise does admit in the documents obtained by  TMZ that he has only flown commercially once in four years — because he had no other option.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Cruise denies abandoning his daughter.  “I have in no way cut Suri out of my life — whether physically, emotionally,  financially or otherwise,” he reportedly wrote. “Even during the times when I  was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and  continue to be) extremely close.”
The superstar actor admitted that Katie Holmes dumped him to spare Suri from Scientology, according to the deposition, obtained by RadarOnline.
Cruise last appeared on the big screen last year with “Oblivion,” a science  fiction effort which received mixed reviews.
Hey Cruise, if your “preparation” is so tough, I’d like to see you apply your skills with these guys – just saying (don’t forget your fake bullets).
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Put your money where your mouth is Maverick.
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DCG

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msharmila2013
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You have to remember that Tom Cruise probably thinks his “job” is to “clear the planet” of thetans.

Dr. Eowyn
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Tom Cruise “jumped the shark” years ago and is getting increasingly delusional by the day. That’s what happens when you put all your faith in a charlatan, L. Ron Hubbard, who was a bad writer of science fiction but finally hit on a money-making formula, Dianetics, which became Scientology.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Great post, DCG! What amazes me is that Tom and his crowd don’t connect the dots to the price paid by some of our finest. Tom probably has people who do his stunts. I wonder if he would call in a stunt double for those unpleasant house-to-house searches in places like Fallujah.

Paul
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Paul

Lets not forget his portable motor home that follows him on every set to take good care of him with a crew included to get him everything he wants. He has no clue how difficult it is to serve in Afghanistan or anywhere else.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

It is abundantly clear that Tom is . . . a horse’s petute! To have the audacity to minimalize the efforts of our nations finest young men and women–leaves me feeling that it would be a very good thing to boycott his endeavors!

bluegrasschick
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Maybe his TWIN has it pretty bad, but def not ‘ol Tommy boy.
~Sunny 🙂
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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Please, as if… [shakes head]

pnordman
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“As the stomach churns….!” What is it with these would-be little gods? And talk about a MAJOR insult to those who serve our country….

Enzo
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Enzo

A bit of Devil’s advocate here. Feature production can be insanely grueling and there is a lot of cruelty and inhumanity that takes place but isn’t recognized outside of the world of production crews. Had he been a part of the production of Apocalypse Now or The Abyss or, even, Titanic I might have some sympathy as these three films and perhaps Blade Runner were notoriously arduous death marches (and I mean at levels of lunacy) and, depending on the director, Hollywood has long had a habit of turning even the mundane into pointlessly stressful life and death scenarios but,… Read more »

Jerry
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Jerry

He needs to watch the documentary “Surviving the Cut”.

Enzo
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Enzo

The Atlantic has a different take on Mr. Cruise’s comments: No, Tom Cruise Did Not Compare Acting to Serving in Afghanistan “The accusations originate from a deposition in the libel suit. When you look at the entire exchange between Cruise and the opposing counsel, you can see where he was taken out of conext. Lawyers for the tabloid were grilling Cruise about a letter responding to accusations of abandonment from one of his attorneys, Aaron J Moss, which read: ‘But the truth, as you know, is that Mr. Cruise is a devoted father, who simply happens to be working in… Read more »

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