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Tom Cruise Covers ESQUIRE June 2010

Tom Cruise Covers ESQUIRE June 2010

Tom Cruise keeps it casual in a Band of Outsiders shirt and Double RL jeans on the June/July 2010 cover of Esquire, on sale June 1. Here’s what the 47-year-old actor shared:

On entertaining his family: “I’d create different characters and ad-lib sketches to make my sisters and my mother feel better. I’d try to make them laugh. I’d do Donald Duck as John Wayne. I’d watch Soul Train and imitate the dancers. I guess you can say that’s where it started. I always had a dream to be in movies, [my family] didn’t say, That’s impossible. They laughed.”

On jumping on the couch on Oprah: “What happened, happened… I wanted the audience to be happy just like I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy when I did those skits as a kid. But I’ll take responsibility for my actions… Afterward, wild things were being said about me, and once they’re in the ether, there’s nothing you can do about it. It felt like being the new kid in the schoolyard again and the other kids are whispering and whispering about you and suddenly you hear what they’re saying, and you think, What? That didn’t happen. Look at the reality of the situation.”

On wife Katie Holmes: “Because we do live in a cynical world. It’s easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what didn’t work, or you can figure out how to fix it. Which is what being a parent is all about. You know, I’m married to such a special woman. Every night before we go to sleep, Kate and I look at each other and it’s like, How’d we do today?”

On daughter Suri Cruise: “It’s come full circle. Now I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell her stories when I’m working on a script. I’ll start with the beginning of the movie and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I make it age-appropriate. She’s four years old. But she asks all the right questions: Why does that happen? Those are the bad guys? You’re the good guy, right?”

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# 1

He went nuts. I will never respect this guy after his little PUBLIC rant about illnesses and medications. Its too bad, because I liked him at one time.

# 2

I love Tom! Can’t wait to see his movie with Cameron!

# 3
leave the past @ 05/25/2010 at 10:31 am

Trice, we all at some point do stupid things. i am thankful for forgiveness!

# 4
Katsaridoula @ 05/25/2010 at 10:31 am

naaah, poor little crazy tom….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqcpajehvYg he needs some sedatives

# 6

always loved Brad Pitt everybody’s got there life to live, and along the way they make mistakes, but in the end it’s their life to live so i try not to judge, he’s still sexy as hell to me.

# 7

He looks uncomfortable in the cover pic.

# 8

wasn’t his public rant a lot of fun to watch? NOT!!! however, what ever we may think this man has a lot of money; more than i will ever see. and he’s going to MI4 which will bring in even more. i should be so lucky.

# 9

So handsome on the cover, he always has a great smile.

tom is strange.

but look, he has a young(er) wife, little girl, he’s super rich. so lots of things are working for him. hard to knock someone that has so much going for him pretty much his whole life.

he’s never really had to struggle. he’s always had a lead/success role since he started acting.

Who really cares anymore, Tom…you’ve never been able to make love without looking in a mirror anyway….

he looks amazing! gorgeous pics! can’t wait for MI:4 <3

How does jumping on a couch make him crazy?! I never understood that whole fiasco lol the story about this daughter Suri is cute

loved tom in the 80s and 90s. one of the best actors ever. and WOW he is still as sexy as ever!

that kid in the schoolyard stuff is on point.

damn you, tom…just when i’m ready to join the others on the ‘he’s a loon’ train, you make me jump off by saying things like this.

plus, that stuff about looking at his wife at the end of the night…swoon.

i served him once at a nyc restaurant…he asked me where the bathroom was with a smile bigger than the moon…it was like he was asking me to prom.

so godd%mn likeable this guy!

ugh!

Katsaridoula @ 05/25/2010 at 11:36 am

@miss infamous:
I am sorry but jumping on a couch like a hungry monkey is not what normal people do. …

i actually came face to face with tom just recently. i never realized how short he is; somehow i thought he was taller. but he’s not. i’m 5 ft 5 in and he’s only about 2 inches taller than me. maybe that’s why he has such a strange way of behaving. he’s compensating for being short.

I love him, he is from a cult, so what? Christianism is the same crazy sh*t, don’t pretend you are better than him just because your imaginary friend has more followers.

It’s over Johnny

Iffy Miffy @ 05/25/2010 at 12:00 pm

The man is insane. And whoever doubts that…

” And am I going to look at that guy, or am I too afraid because I have my own ethics to put on someone else’s ethics, because that is all it comes down to. I won’t hesitate to putting ethics into someone else, because I put ethics ruthlessly in myself.”
~
“And I think that I respect that in others, and, you know, I am there to help. We’re here to help. My opinion is, look, you’re either on board or you’re not on board, OK? Which is it? If you’re on board, you’re on board, just like the rest of us. Period.”
~
“We are the authorities on getting people off drugs. We are the authorities on the mind. We are the authorities on improving conditions. Criminon [sic]. We can rehabilitate criminals. We can bring peace and unite cultures. That once you know these tools and you know that they work, it’s not good enough that I’m just doing Ok.”
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“And [mumbling], they said, so ‘Have you met an SP?’ [Laughter] “And I looked at them and I thought, what a beautiful thing, because, maybe, one day, it will be like that.

“Wow. SPs, they’ll just read about them in the history books. I just go through that tech [technique], literally. It’s not how to run from an SP. It’s PTSP [potential trouble source person] – how to shatter or confront oppression. You apply it, then boom.

“Because they wouldn’t do that to me, not to my face, or anywhere in my vicinity where they feel they could be confronted. I wish the world was a different place, I’d like to go on vacation, play, and just do that. Know what I mean? I mean that’s how I want it to be. There’s times I’d like to do that, but I can’t because I know, I know, so, you know, I have to do something about it.”
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“Well, it’s easy for you. That thing, I’ve cancelled that in my area. [Laughs] It’s like, man, you’re either in or you’re out. That spectatorism, I’ve no time for it. That is something we have no time for now. So it’s our responsibility to educate, create the new reality. We have that responsibility to say, hey, THIS is the way it should be done. We do it this way and people are actually getting better. Let’s get it done.”
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Nuff said.

Charming Smile.
He is happy and rich, so I don’t know why people think he would care if they think he is crazy.

This guy is the biggest controlling DBag around. I’ve NEVER seen this guy really let his guard down and be a normal person, even his couch hopping incident was a controlled attempt to dispel the gay rumours ..as in “look at how straight I am, I crazy about a woman” FAIL..all he did was finally prove that he is batsh- it crazy.

Crazy is just plain crazy… fool just doesn’t get it. Love how he says he will take responsibility for his actions…then in the next breath says BUT those big meanies who were whispering about me…. blah, blah… should look at the reality…. blah..blah… Ugh! The amusing thing is that people did see the “reality”… Everyone got a huge glimpse of the REAL Crazy and it wasn’t pretty. He is batshit crazy, has been batshit crazy (was able to keep the crazy under wraps) and can’t shove it back in the box.. as much as he would love to. Poor baby Crazy… I STILL won’t spend any of my hard earned $ on ANY of your movies.

de Cosmos @ 05/25/2010 at 1:02 pm

There certainly seems to be a big Tom / Katie / Suri PR campaign going on now. Hardly a day goes by without more of them and their drivel, and it’s getting tiresome.

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