Tom Cruise’s Recent Playboy Interview ~ Quite Engrossing

Tom Cruise is my Hollywood Idol…we share a few things in common…Our Age for one…he turns 50 on July 3 and I a Month later on August 9…he is a  romantic who dotes on his wife,Katie…adores her…. and he’s a great Family Man too..and he’s always been adventurous and  lives Life on his own terms…it was always the ‘Movies’ for him right from his childhood

I simply loved his Playboy Interview of May 15,2012….get to know the real Tom here

http://www.playboy.com/playground/interviews/playboy-interview-tom-cruise

some excerpts of Tom’s responses to the Questions posed….

“I learned that even in times that were challenging, you have a choice whether to let problems overwhelm you”

“For ‘The Last Samurai’ I spent a year training six hours a day, seven days a week to be able to handle a sword and do it on uneven terrain, because I didn’t want to blow my knees out. You’ve got to build the body up for impact”

I like being me because making movies is all I ever wanted to do. But when I look at Bono, Springsteen, Bon Jovi or Axl Rose and hear the songs they wrote and how they perform them and the life they have, I have a greater appreciation. It takes so much work to get to that level.”

On Def Leppard’s,Joe Elliot…”  He’s a slave to rock and roll. When he’s onstage, he gives it everything. Off it, he’s looking for soulful moments in odd ways, and that’s where the comedy comes in.”

On the Stunt at High Heights of Burj Skyscraper in Dubai in Mission Impossible ~ The Ghost Protocol and that he could have done it on the second or third floor and added computer effects…” But it wouldn’t have looked the same. As great as visual effects are, it just would not have been the same experience for the audience… I started thinking of -Harold Lloyd dangling from the clock, and Buster Keaton, when you feel the danger. And look, if I’m at the third or the second floor, a fall will kill me anyway. [laughs] I might as well be on the 124th floor. At a certain point the height was the least of the challenges.”

“life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody.”

 ” My whole life, I’ve wanted to take care of my family and be the person people can depend on. I feel that about myself. Do I make mistakes? Yeah. I don’t care who you are, life has challenges. Whether it’s as a father, as a man, in my work, you go through things. I want to look at those things for what they really are, take responsibility, make it right and move on. How harshly I’m judged or not judged, I don’t think about stuff like that. I feel lucky. I remember as a kid I wanted an adventurous life, and I’ve gotten it. So if someone judges me harshly, it’s okay. I don’t even judge them harshly for doing it.”

On his 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. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn’t talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, “You’ve been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?” She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, “I wrote this script.” She wanted to try it, and she did. She wanted to try designing clothes, and now her line is wonderful and, to me, an example of how she just creates beautiful things in her life. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. 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.”

Cheers !

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