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Tom Cruise Lands On His Feet - So They Say

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Opinion by Henry David

Everyone loves making fun of Tommy... except me. Yes, I know, Tom Cruise is crazy, but that doesn't mean I can't love him. Who in Tinseltown isn't a nut? And I'm not saying he's crazy because he's a Scientologist. My parents always used to make a point that any person's beliefs are just as deranged as our own. They would then engage the child safety lock and hold me hostage in the car all the way to Sunday school.

I enjoy a good Tom Cruise flick as much as the next guy, the only problem I see is that the next guy now refuses to watch anything with Tom in it. Come on people, you know M:I:3 was awesome. War of the Worlds... not so much. Once Tommy got sucked into the mothership I pondered whether he'd actually want to come back out or stay and teach the aliens about Dianetics.

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If you can get beyond Tom's diatribes about treatment for depression and the rest of his delirium, you'll have to admit that his movies are enjoyable. Yes, even that volleyball scene in Top Gun where they're all topless and lubricated...

Photo Credits: AP Photo/Chris Weeks (Left Picture) | AP Photo/Jimmy Duvall (Right Picture)