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Late to the party.
Paris because she is never late to parties.
Just as the world had begun to recover from January's now-infamous insight into the workings of the mind of Tom Cruise, another succulent morsel of old footage has emerged showing the Top Gun star acting mad. The latest YouTube snippet bridges the gap perfectly between the four-year-old interview and the even more …
I saw an interview (It might have been one of those "In the Actor's Studio" kind of things, fairly serious at any rate) with Cruise right after Last Samurai came out.
He was completely articulate, quite intelligent, had a lot of insight into acting, and was a totally reasonable, logical, thoughtful guy - he clearly put a lot of thought into his acting roles and is very serious about acting.
Then the interviewer asked him about his views on antidepressants, and he went absolutely bugshit - ranting and raving, very nearly foaming at the mouth, twitching; he turned into a total lunatic. After a while the interviewer said something like, "Err, I see you feel very strongly on this issue... uh... getting back to The Last Samurai..."
And Cruise snapped right out of it and was totally reasonable again.
Very, very bizarre.
Yup I blame all that low altitude flying and g-forces in the hard turns, it obviously addled his brain.
Actually, to be fair, he didn't entirely do a bad job on that old Bob Seger track, for an instant karaoke (if I'd been singing it everyone would leave the party)
Paris of course, always there for a party.
How is this an example of him being mad? It was a party, where he's having a good time. I'd hate to go a Reg party if you're all expected to sit quietly in the corner not causing a fuss.
@Steve: I agree. Sure he's a bit of a nutjob but is this really still funny?
There's a difference between the likes of SNL spoofing / impersonating him and just laughing at him for the sake of it. I recently saw an interview with him on the Letterman show where he came off as a genuine, normal sort of a guy (as far as that's possible.) and all this really proves is that his, erm, eccentric manner, is just him rather than an act which he puts on for the audience, which is what the e.g. Oprah episode felt like.
This was almost certainly "leaked" by the Scientology crew in a damage limitation exercise, and I think it does a pretty good job. Poor old Reg... duped and falling for it hook, line and sinker.
Can we get some new icons? Either a dead horse being repeatedly flogged or someone frantically scraping at the bottom of a barrel ought to do nicely. It worked with Paris...
... it's his birthday and he looked like he enjoyed himself. And heck, a pile of your mates turn out for your birthday, put on some live entertainment and sing your praises, you're gonna enjoy yourself.
And so you decide to get involved in the performance, sing, demonstrate you can still do the splits without wishing you hadn't immediately afterwards... so what? That strictly prohibited somewhere?
Ok, having seen certain other videos I definitely have to question the guys' grip on reality, but I won't be begrudging him a birthday where he can't enjoy himself for fear of people ripping the mickey out of him at a later date.