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Idiot Tom Cruise "My work as actor just as hard as fighting in Afghanistan" Out of touch Super Ego Actors

What a joke Tom Cruise is, I like to leave him in the middle of some barren rock in Afghanistan with a gun and see if he make it back.


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If I'm Not Mistaken

He said this in the context of being out of regular contact with his child (children?) due to being 'on location'. If so, that much is an apt comparison.

Where I work there are lots of guys who only get home to visit their families once a quarter or so. While they aren't in harm's way except for exposure to the cut throat Pakistani cab drivers, and the Saudi locals whose driving skills put even the camels in peril, the comparison is also fair.

Cruise has a knack

For finding scripts with interesting concepts.

Between getting hammered constantly by the Paparazzi, constant negative coverage by the Enquirer etc, heaped with scorn over the Scientology and dealing with Hollywood schmucks I don't doubt his life is rather complicated.

For good or bad, one can't argue he has far more depth than the typical A-list knucklehead.

Out of context...

Or maybe Cruise is speaking from the context of his latest movie, Oblivion which DP'r beauxcphus reviewed several months ago. That is to say that perhaps he meant playing the part of a drone repairman on the silver screen is just as hard as drone pilots in Afghanistan.

Here's a synopsis courtesy of Internet Movie Database:

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

Not a very wise

or relevant comparison. However, Tom Cruise does most of his own stunts. He's nuts. I think he has a death wish and he certainly has some stones...for an actor.

Given the death rates for

Given the death rates for soldiers there his work is probably close to as dangerous. With the moral issues others have brought up, I'd say his is better.

Now, if we're considering the death rate for US soldiers with secrets and a platform (Tillman, Seal Team Six) that is a different story.

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Just as unnecessary too.

Just sayin'

And at least when HE takes a role "fighting for our freedom" he admits that the goal is farce and make-believe. I only wish that those recruiting and supporting our role in Afghanistan did.

Tom Cruise shouldn't have

Tom Cruise shouldn't have made the comparison, but do you not believe the work he does is incredibly difficult and takes great skill?

Soldiers are not the only people on the planet who work hard. In fact, if what Tom Cruise does is so easy then everyone would be doing it because they would all want the paycheck that comes with. The great vast majority of those who try to achieve the success that he has achieved fail at doing so. Yet, Cruise does it over and over again.

Tom Cruise is to acting as what top Generals are to the military. He is among the best of the best and I'm inclined to believe that he works very hard at it.


Well f course...

we all work hard at our jobs, whatever and however many we have.
Actors are not special.

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Playing make believe is tough work.

Making believe things like the right to invade, occupy and loot forgets the right of men to defend themselves their families and their properties.

Cruise never killed Speilberg's imaginary monsters. He created no blowback.

American soldiers went and created enemies where their were none by killing family members and destroying communities.

The "men" who invaded, occupied and suppressed by killing, maiming, starving and looting.

With no physical evidence of planes in NYC on September 11, 2001, what were US troops doing in Afghanistan and Iraq? Was revenge the real reason?

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I would say his job is a lot

I would say his job is a lot more moral and ethical than any troop sitting in Afghanistan.

That's what it feels like...

I'm not quite sure how he can claim that it feels like fighting in Afghanistan when he hasn't fought in Afghanistan? My responsibilities as a parent feel like fighting in Afghanistan too...oh wait, I haven't fought in Afghanistan and never will because it has proven a complete fraud of purpose and motive.

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