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  1. #1 Tom Cruise: making movies is like serving in Afghanistan 
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    And while you and I may think we work hard, we've got nothing on Cruise, who compares his shoots to serving in Afghanistan.

    "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal," he said, per TMZ.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p...e-war/3483101/


    I cut it short so I don't copy and paste too much.

    Cruise appears to have some problems upstairs IMO. I'm usually not for drafting people to war, but I'd almost like to make an exception.
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    cruise has always been mentally challenged.......
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    Cruise appears to have some problems upstairs IMO.
    This is just becoming apparent to you now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p...e-war/3483101/


    I cut it short so I don't copy and paste too much.

    Cruise appears to have some problems upstairs IMO. I'm usually not for drafting people to war, but I'd almost like to make an exception.
    Agree with you Lanie. Watch how many of those "stars" talk about their roles so seriously on the talk shows. They seem to confuse fiction with reality.

    Maybe the Scientologists snatched Tom's brain.
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    Why do we look up to people that pretend to be other people for a living anyway?
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Agree with you Lanie. Watch how many of those "stars" talk about their roles so seriously on the talk shows. They seem to confuse fiction with reality.

    Maybe the Scientologists snatched Tom's brain.
    Actually, I was seriously wondering something similar. I was wondering if there might be a diet or something that might be affecting his brain. I know he supposedly stays up all night as part of his faith. That has to affect his brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Why do we look up to people that pretend to be other people for a living anyway?
    We didn't used to. Acting was considered one step above prostitution until the advent of movies. Since then, we've elevated actors above the people that they pretend to be. Any society that can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality is going to be unable to govern itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    We didn't used to. Acting was considered one step above prostitution until the advent of movies. Since then, we've elevated actors above the people that they pretend to be. Any society that can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality is going to be unable to govern itself.
    I have never really understood this, it does take a certain amount of talent, but so do other professions, often the actors or actresses are very attractive but so are a lot of other people.
    Due to their ability to memorize lines in fairytale scrips they suddenly become authorities on politics, parenting, science, health, religion, geology.... pretty much everything.
    I am supposed to bow to their opinions in wonderment although their profession and personal achievements most often have nothing to do with any of these things.
    You are right Ody, we are at the point where government by the people is no longer working, the people are incompetent and our choice in leaders reflects this.
    The only thing the American people have a capacity for is fantasy or the sorts of virtual reality we have created for ourselves living in our phones and tablets.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    it did not take food, religion or anything else to screw up cruise's brain. it's been that way since his first exposure to the public.

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    and on the other part of the thread subject. this got to be the worst example of listening to the wrong people when streep made everybody throw away their apples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    We didn't used to. Acting was considered one step above prostitution until the advent of movies. Since then, we've elevated actors above the people that they pretend to be. Any society that can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality is going to be unable to govern itself.
    That part stood out to me because not only do people see the actors as the good characters, but the bad ones as well. I've read about actors and actresses on soap operas being threatened. In one case, his wife got threatened. People are still ridiculously angry with Charlene Harris (Sookie Stackhouse novels) for not ending her story the way most of the audience wanted it. She had to cancel tours because people were threatening her. I personally don't care of how she ended her story or her general attitude, but threatening her? People have lost it. They don't realize it's just a story. Cruise might be the tip of the iceberg.
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