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Tom Cruise's Mission to Save Himself

Tom Cruise's Mission to Save Himself

Last week, Tom Cruise met with former boss Sumner Redstone of Paramount Pictures, who decided not to renew Tom’s contract in 2006.

According to, “The fact that Cruise groveled in public with Redstone would indicate that the actor knows just how bad “Valkyrie” is and that he’s trying to shore up his future before the eye patch hits the fan this fall. Certainly, a signed $20 million contract from Paramount would be insurance against this unavoidable disaster destroying his career.”

“More importantly, if Redstone allows Cruise back, he will be returning after the release this fall of “Valkyrie,” in which he plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the real-life would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, with an eye patch, a withered limb and — according to the $100 million film’s trailer — a California accent reminiscent of Jerry Maguire.”

Valkyrie, directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns), is set to be released this coming October, and follows Tom‘s recent box-office blunder, Lions for Lambs.

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81 Responses to “Tom Cruise's Mission to Save Himself”

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  1. 1
    kayla Says:

    OMG Jared, why ar you posting this crap from foxnews???
    It’s true that Tom’s career isn’t in good shape, and I have no idea if he’ll be able to make a comeback, but c’mon….Roger Friedman is an idiot, and never really knows what he’s taling about.

  2. 2
    Miapocca Says:

    hmm…many people watched many a bad cruise movie simply because no one knew much about him and PR was tightly controlled…now that he has shown the public how looney he is its hard to forget

    Hey tom , I will watch you movie if you will medicate yourself so we dont have to see you looney self acting stupid in anymore videos

  3. 3
    kayla Says:

    OMG jared, why are you posting this crap from foxnews?? It’s true that Tom’s career is not as good as it used to be, and he might not be able to recover…but c’mon, Roger Friedman is an idiout, and never really knows what he’s taling about.

  4. 4
    Jina Says:

    Sounds like biased gossip and nothing else. Now that’s excellent journalism panning a movie before it is even seen, a big budget film with a very talented cast and crew I might add. And Lions for Lambs was a low budget film and in no way similar in budget and theme to his usual films.

  5. 5
    +++ Says:

    TC had make some great movies in the past I enjoy and love some of his films. but I beleive he had already pass his prime , Will Smith seems to be the it person in HW right now.

  6. 6
    A to Z Says:

    Where is his daughter Suri??? I miss Suri…It’s already Suri month :smile:

  7. 7
    rebel Says:

    i can’t wait to see carice van houten in valkyrie

  8. 8
    A to Z Says:

    Suri used to be very polite when she was younger…but as she is growing up she seems not to be polite anymore…She is such a cutie

  9. 9
    GCCC Says:

    Yeah 16 more days to celebrate Suri’s 2nd Birthday. How I miss the little kid. Hope to get to see her soon.

  10. 10
    Rob Says:

    When is he going to realize that his “star” is burning out? People his age or older are tired of looking at him and the younger generation really do not care who the hell he is. To them he is the Jack Nicholson of our generation. It is kinda funny though, he is going back to beg and you know Redstone will have fun with that!

  11. 11
    Carolina Says:

    I call BS on this Fox report. From things I’ve read it’s the other way around-Redstone wants Tom back in the fold…Don’t worry about Tom-he’ll continue to make great movies!

  12. 12
    Hello Says:


  13. 13
    Jina Says:

    He is only making movies because he wants to, not because he needs to! He need never work again, and only just recently bought a new huge $20million mansion in Los Angeles.

  14. 14
    CG Says:

    He always looks happy

  15. 15
    lilyanne Says:

    That’s actually the best picture of him I have seen in years. That’s the Tom Cruise I remember.

  16. 16
    KarenA Says:

    Whatever. I think “Valkyrie” is going to surprise a lot of people., that writer hates Tom Cruise and has been trying to find ways to blast “Valkyrie” for months. Let’s just wait and see as far as its quality. did this before for “The Passion of the Christ,” too. Then he didn’t know what to do when the film turned out to be a box-office smash and in many people’s eyes, artistically brill. Just ask Quentin Tarantino. Argh, that writer, whom I refuse to actually write the name of!

  17. 17
    dido Says:

    ı can’t wait to see Valkyrie. Tom is the best of the best. I know the film will be from MCM and stupid Roger Friedman is from FOX. So it is very clear now. I don’ t like B.S. gossip

  18. 18
    George Says:

    Tom Cruise doesn’t need to grovel to Sumner Redstone. He’s got more money that you can shake a stick at and he’s also a power player in Hollywood.

  19. 19
    Go Says:

    He needs money!!!!????

  20. 20
    George Says:

    Tom Cruise doesn’t need to grovel to Sumner Redstone. He’s got more money that you can shake a stick at and he’s also a power player in Hollywood.

  21. 21
    Garfield Says:

    Ermmm, Tom Cruise has his own effin movie studio now “United Artists” its highly unlikely he’s going to go back to Paramount now.

  22. 22
    Nanea Says:

    Tom has no idea about European history, he couldn’t be bothered with consultants – as it seems $cientologists know everything better anyway. The trailer was beyond cringeworthy, clichéd – it seems he has another well-deserved bomb on his crazy CV.

    There’s only one way to redeem himself – break off with $ciento completely and admit that they’re a dangerous and totalitarian sect, not a “church”. No wonder many European countries don’t buy their “teachings” and never granted them the tax-exempt status like the US did.

  23. 23
    aquarius Says:

    The Cruise PR machine never hesitate to sue people or deny any report.
    Just wait. So far I haven’t heard anybody sued, including Morton.
    I think there’s some truth to the story. Anybody after the 2 major bombs, e.g. MM and LFL, should try something else.

  24. 24
    Aquarius Says:

    He may not need the money, even though KH’s shopping habit and taste are both pretty obscene
    However, anybody addicted to such fame and accolade, not to mention “the biggest movie star of the world” would try to revive his glorious days.

  25. 25
    kayla Says:

    uh MM was not a Tom movie…

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