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Tom Cruise Talks Scientology & Plastic Surgery with 'Playboy'

Tom Cruise Talks Scientology & Plastic Surgery with 'Playboy'

Tom Cruise gets candid in an interview for Playboy‘s June issue, on newsstands May 18.

Here’s what the 49-year-old Rock of Ages star had to share:

On wife Katie Holmes: “She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that. I don’t know what to say – I’m just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special.”

On Scientology: “I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve. Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them. I’m fortunate in the life I have.”

On whether or not he’s had cosmetic surgery: “I haven’t, and I never would.”

On rumors that cross the line: “If I have to, I will sue. You start with a letter saying, ‘Okay, you know it’s not true. Apologize.’ But with certain ones you have to go, ‘Okay, you crossed a line, and now you have the attention of my lawyers. [laughs] When it involves your kids, you have to go, ‘Here’s the line, and anytime you cross it …”

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  • Jennifer

    Why does he have a bunch of wrinkles here and absolutely none in the W magazine pics?
    And his comment about no plastic surgery-I guess he’s not including laser tightening and resurfacing, hair transplants, botox, etc etc in that category.

  • oz

    He def. has had lipo on his stomach.

  • Huh?

    He hasn’t had plastic surgery? LOL.

  • mel

    He is known as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.. Sure Scientology is considered weird but him saying “I have respect for what other people believe“ is very refreshing in a world where everyone seems to go “Nope. that’s wrong“ when someone else has a different religion. PLUS he did a lot of his own stunts in the new Mission Impossible which is AWESOME!

  • Bo

    Tom Cruise is STILL a beautiful and hot man!! I love him!!

  • Yea. Right.

    There’s so much BS in that interview that somebody needs to come in with a shovel and wading boots. Maybe he hasn’t had surgery, but he sure has had other stuff. Does he think people are stupid? Obviously. He even makes excuses for his behavior toward brooke shields and pregnant women saying his comments were cut. The interview was LIVE!! Scientology teaches people to lie and tell “acceptable truths” to people who are not scientologists. Cruise is telling lots of them in these recent interviews.

  • Iffy Miffy

    @mel: You need to read around a bit to see what Scientology is and what it does to its own followers first, it makes me shudder to even think about it. Horrible, horrible cult. And Tommy boy needs therapy. Badly.

  • mel

    @Iffy Miffy: I know what Scientology is. I was saying I like the fact that he respects other religions instead of bashing them.

  • gloria

    If he respects others so much, why then did he jump on Brooke Shields and give his opinion on her taking prescription medicine for postpartum depression?? Tom knows nothing about that and it was certainly none of his business. He is so jealous of what Nicole has now and her being happy that he is trying to make people think he’s so happy. He looks so ridiculous in those shots of him in his movie makeup. Sure he can sing…who can’t these days with all the studio technical help! Plastic surgery….he’s had a nose job for sure!! Take a look at some of his earlier pictures and you will see. He’s also had a lot dental work done, but that’s not out of the ordinary! He’s a fake and is in a cult. I lost a lot of respect for Tom years ago with his charades and flaunting his romance with Katie Holmes.

  • solecito

    I couldn’t care less about his religion or personal life. He is a fine actor that delivers in all his movies and that’s all I care about.

  • tia

    Well, solecito, TC cares very much about what you think of HIM, or he wouldn’t be spewing the bunch of BS printed above.

  • D’OH


  • danielle

    Well Playboy must have really wanted this interview. After reading it – what a fluff job. They are known for their hard hitting interviews. This is certainly not one of them. In fact, I think Tom is trying to rewrite some early history. I’ll have to try and find some of the earlier interviews about his family, but here he is glossing over his dad, the bullying he experienced etc. No hard hitting questions on the cult. Nothing on the 10 years of his life he spent with Kidman. In fact reading it you get the sense that the whole thing is scripted. Certainly not as introspective as most PB interviews!

  • someguy

    Candid? Did he mention the Squirrel Busters, that Scientology good squad? If he’s so tolerant of other religions why does he give money to these people who persecute Scientologists who don’t want to be part of the corporate Church of Scientology and pay the extremely high fees?

  • Liar, Liar

    TC is NOT telling the truth about his so called “relligion”. The abuses in scientology are rampant and Cruise himself has used members of the cult as his own personal slave laborers. The only thing Cruise learned from opening his mouth on The Today Show and showing the crazy, is to keep himself in check and tell more lies about scientology. Don’t believe me? Fair enough. Google scientology and tom cruise and scientology, get past all the nonsense video’s and take a close look at what really goes on inside this cult masqurading as a “religion”. Its dark, abusive, disgusting and very, very scary. Even more sad is that Cruise is very high up in the group and counts the guy who runs the cult as his best friend.

  • beaupigeon

    WHAT ? o_O

    AHah ahahhfkghdg…
    May be botox injection is not a surgery !

    Oh ! Tom you re hilarious !

  • fg

    Tom is gorgeous for an older man. I dont care how weird he is. I still remember him being my dream man in Cocktail way back when, lol. and he is a good actor. we dont know him personally so who cares…thats not why hes famous…

  • taco

    absent father, without friends, bullyed, working young boy. I’m so sad for him. He suffered a lot…that’s why he likes fast cars, airplanes, motorbikes, adventures and..scientology. Anyway, very easy questions made by the journalist..the answers seemed planned.

  • annie

    some people age better than others, you see it all the time, he’s probably one of the lucky ones.
    why should he talk about nicole, katie has never talked about chris klein. why people talk about their past relationships with other people is beyond me, especially going on for years about them.
    maybe i’m being prissy , but but i don’t think he should have posed with topless models, even if he is playing stacee jax, he has kids, a family, not necessary , even if it is for playboy.

  • Evergreen

    Honestly, never found him hot or sexy. But love most of his blockbuster action and SF flicks. He has a knack for picking really great projects and getting talent together.

  • Xenu French

    Tom Cruise needs to see a psychiatrist because he believes he’s covered in Body Thetans that were blasted out of volcanoes 75 million years ago by Xenu the evil galactic overlord.

    Any lies he told in his interview were necessary because he believes he’s the only gay person who can save the planet.


    Tom Cruise is awesome

  • pr person

    He has respect for what others believe? Uh huh.. Unless of of course you believe that Scientology is a bunch of hoo hah.. then what was it he said… OH YAH….. “… well, then, eff you. Really. Eff you. Period.”

    UGH!!! He really is a douche bag and seriously delusional!

  • Hamlet

    Why should he admit to anything more if he was specifically asked about having had plastic surgery, #6?

    Or maybe the details of his life were never as sordid as you thought, #13?

  • italian girl

    I love his smile, his eyes, he is really gorgeous!!!
    But what I am wondering is that time goes by and he always looks alike a young man. Is he sure that he is telling the truth? I think that he had some botox on his face.

  • danielle


    As usual Romeo Mackbeth Hamlet–you spout without facts. If you go back to other interviews he has done about his family and look at the YouTube videos of him spouting Xenu whooo whooo–you can see he has gently rewritten some of his history.

    Furthermore if you read the PB interviews (there are books published with just the interviews so you can go to your library and check this out to see if I’m being truthful)–most of them are very hard hitting, no holds barred, deeply introspective interviews. This was pure pluff. They wold out to get Cruise. He ALWAYS gives interviewers a list of questions they cannot ask and it sounds like Playboy got that list. Makes for a very boring PR piece.

  • danielle


    Because Annie, this is a PB interview. They are no holds barred. No questions about Nicole is generally one of Tom’s demands in an interview situation. And as I mentioned to your friend Hamlet, looks like PB sold out and didn’t ask the hard questions which they have done with almost every other interview they’ve done. This is a PR piece. A fluff piece.

  • Mayanktaker

    Tom Cruise Rocks ..

  • annie

    @ danielle
    i don’t get it, what do you want him to say about nicole
    couple of years back he included her in one of his favourite pics, for people mag..nice gesture ,i thought.
    if he had good things to say, he would still be with her, don’t you think?
    what hard questions, maybe his life is a lot more simple than what everyone thinks.
    or would you like him to be crass , like cameron diaz, and say she’d go all over the world for some c..k, come on danielle, just a little honesty sometimes is nice.
    don’t get me wrong, i sometimes wish tom and nicole stayed together, career wise they suited each other, or maybe if that transcript of their phone conversation is anything to go by, too much alike, and i miss Katie Holmes, the old KH, loved the new Kamiseta pics.

  • Kc Black

    Yeah I think he definitely had this kind of botox with all the stress of showbiz it quite impossible to not to have crow lines.

  • Oh Tommy Boy….

    Over 350 guesses on this and they are all Tommy: The eyeball comment refers to Minority Report.

    . BLIND GOSSIP 05/16 **#2**
    In the late 00′s, his face was starting to sag and lose its elasticity. His face pretty much fluttered in the breeze as he ran. He had lines around his eyes and bags under them. Now, frankly, this is not a big deal. All faces age. Really! But this ego maniacal liar wants you to believe that he is no mere mortal, and that his looks are all natural because he lives such an extraordinary life. That’s right, People! He’s not like you! He works hard to stay young! He has never had plastic surgery and never will! Or so he claims. Here’s the truth: He had a nose job when he was in his teens (he had the bridge thinned out). He had his teeth completely redone (although we wouldn’t include teeth in the plastic surgery category). He had his eyeballs replaced. He had a mid-section face lift and lower blepharoplasty (eye job) around 2009. He is currently holding off on upper eye work (because that would drastically change his look). Now he just has regular injections of Botox and Restylane to freeze things up and plump them out. Hey, it’s good work, he doesn’t look “done”, and his face settled in nicely six months after the plastic surgery. But it’s still plastic surgery. And he is still a liar. Tom Cruise

  • Danielle


    Usually when you read PB interviews you come off with a greater understanding of the person they are interviewing as well as tidbits about them you didn’t know. They are often hard hitting, no holds barred, no subject untouched. If you go back and read Tom’s it is one Xenu “I’m so happy” interview where he has subtly rewritten his past. I know no more about him than I did previously. He spouted the “party” line on everything. So yes, it was disappointing to see PB cave to his demands on what questions to ask and what not to. He glossed over his childhood even tho in previous interviews he showed how it shaped him. He definitely as others have pointed out–lied about the plastic surgery. He appears to have stretched the truth about his time spent with Katie since there are many pictures of her without him and supposedly he is off filming. According to the resident expert, MacBeth AKA Romeo, Mr Brown etc., Tom and Katie can’t go anywhere without being snapped by the paps (even tho it has been nearly a month since we’ve seen a pic of Katie and there are no pics of Tom filming in NOLA recently out). And you know he said the same thing about Nicole before they broke up. Loved her, reaffirmed that love in Dec w/ a 10th annivesary party and then WHAM around six weeks later DIVORCE. So sorry, he is the consummate liar and media manipulator and the PB interview was just more of the same. Katie should run and run far. But unfortunately once the cult has you in its clutches, you can never run far enough–especially if you have a child.

  • annie

    you know danielle, you could be right , i could very well be wrong, and i would be lying if i said that i completely trust TC, because i don’t, not by a long shot, but maybe there is nothing new to say, he ‘s talked about his childhood, and his dad at length, a few years ago.
    he doesn’t give the impression that his family is his main priority, at all, and i have said that katie reminds me of a single mother, bringing up her daughter, because he’s always away making movies, for months at a time, but at the same time maybe katie understands, as he puts it, ”that’s who i am”.
    because i don’t completely trust him doesn’t mean he’s actually lying, because for all we both know , maybe he’s not, then again maybe he is, that’s the thing it’s hard to know, i mean really know, and that’s why i give him the benefit of the doubt sometimes.
    but katie is a different matter, for a long time i thought and still do, that all is not good in her life, and i have discussed with other katie fans, and it’s agreed things are different, very different for her, but also i wouldn’t underestimate her either, nor do i believe that scie has the power over peoples life that a lot of you do.
    she has a lot of support, and her dad doesn’t look like a pushover to me, seen him in a couple of interviews, and her closeness to them is still there, paticularly her mum. her decision making doesn’t come across as wise, on occasion, she seems impulsive, and doesn’t seem to think things through, which let her down, katie actually let’s herself down.
    he comes across as much more knowing , smarter, and as he said , once he makes up his mind that’s it.
    it’s hard to know, what’s really going on, but i’ll say it again and again, katie let’s herself down, whether it’s because of some reason or another, but she’s very inconsistant in her public life, and seems to not have any idea, what ‘s best for the public katie, where TC and NK seem to have an intuitive knowledge, on being movie stars, and what it’s all about , actually so does J Lo for that matter.
    what if he is telling the truth?

  • ej

    he has too much money and power to lie after 30 years of it. and at one person. are you serious? Nicole Kidman became box office poison shortly after he got rid of her. Just look at her embarrassing filmography.

    Not to mention she looks like a monster and can’t even move her face anymore.

  • ej

    and when it comes to holding someone’s beliefs against them, you are just trying to justify your own sins in your mind. You don’t even realize how dumb you sound accusing someone with a clean record.