Tom Cruise misquoted regarding actors’ work

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesActor Tom Cruise speaks as actor Ben Stiller is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on December 3

This may be the only time Scoop will defend Tom Cruise.

During a talk at a screening of his movie “Lone Survivor,” in which he plays a Navy SEAL, Mark Wahlberg blasted actors for comparing themselves to soldiers in Afghanistan; New York Post’s website has photos of Wahlberg and Cruise with the headline: “How dare you?”

Apparently, in a deposition for his libel suit against magazine publishers, a lawyer asked Cruise if his job was “analogous” with a soldier’s. He responded with a short laugh and an off the cuff, “This last movie, it was brutal.” OK — that’s not cool.

But when the lawyer pressed him, he was appalled. Snopes.com published the rest of the exchange. Lawyer: “Do you believe the situations are the same?” Cruise: “Oh, come on!” Ergo, he refutes the idea.

The media has misquoted him on this one, at least partially.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF police shoot burglary suspect in Mission District

Man allegedly attacked officers before being shot in first on-duty SFPD shooting since June 2018

Ronen says $100M service expansion is ‘going to fix’ SF’s mental health crisis

Compromise mental health plan has backing of mayor, full Board of Supervisors

Civil liberties lawyer files to take on Pelosi

A San Francisco-based civil liberties lawyer, progressive advocate, DJ and poet is… Continue reading

Supes sound off against bill increasing housing density near transit hubs

Senator Wiener calls resolution opposing SB 50 ‘little more than symbolic political theater’

Most Read