Tom Cruise: "My Job's As Hard As fighting in Afghanistan"

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#1 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6296 posts) -
#2 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149520 posts) -

I think he should go and fight and then get back to us.....

#3 Posted by deeliman (2249 posts) -

lol

#4 Edited by indzman (16438 posts) -

i blame scientology =P

#5 Edited by mattbbpl (10553 posts) -

It must be, he sucks at it.

#6 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7321 posts) -

I like Cruise as an actor, but what the heck is he talking about?

#7 Posted by Netret0120 (1903 posts) -

That Scientology has a hold on him:-P

That comment is an insult to the men and women in the middle east.

#8 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

That reminds me of that NFL player that said it's easy to be an infantryman. Low and behold, that NFL player got bashed but for the right reasons.

I respect Tom Cruise as an actor but he made a very dumb statement.

#9 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -

I think he should go and fight and then get back to us.....

QFT

#10 Edited by JML897 (33111 posts) -

Saying this on Veterans' Day weekend of all days probably wasn't the smartest thing for him to do.

#11 Posted by ad1x2 (5407 posts) -

In the article he said it was like serving a tour in Afghanistan, not fighting in Afghanistan. There is a small difference, especially when you consider a crybaby like Bradley Manning served a tour in Iraq and sat behind a desk but he didn't actually fight like some of the men who went on patrols on a regular basis and took contact.

Of course, his comment was still in very bad taste. I doubt that it will affect his business that much considering the growing amount of people out there who are anti-military now.

#12 Posted by toast_burner (21135 posts) -

That Scientology has a hold on him:-P

That comment is an insult to the men and women in the middle east.

I don't think scientology lead him to insanity. I think insanity lead him to scientology.

#13 Posted by Makhaidos (1611 posts) -

Maybe he thought Mission: Impossible was real.

#14 Edited by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

This is far from the first time he's made crazy statements. He once described psychiatry as a "quasi-science"

#15 Posted by SirSlimyScott (266 posts) -

wat

#16 Edited by Jacanuk (3695 posts) -
#17 Posted by Makhaidos (1611 posts) -

This is far from the first time he's made crazy statements. He once described psychiatry as a "quasi-science"

And then there was that time he proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes. . .

#18 Posted by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

#19 Edited by iwilson1296 (2201 posts) -

@MrGeezer: I bet they could if they got paid what he does, and I doubt the egotistic asshat that is Tom Cruise would put his life at risk for a soldiers paycheck.

#20 Posted by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@MrGeezer: I bet they could if they got paid what he does

But they're not gonna get paid what he does because they can't do what he does.

#21 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10837 posts) -

He's eccentric, so I'm not surprised by this statement.

#22 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3238 posts) -

He so silly.

#23 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20799 posts) -

Have you seen the man run?

#24 Posted by iwilson1296 (2201 posts) -
#25 Posted by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@MrGeezer: only thing he has is his looks

I'm pretty sure that he also has decades of experience in his field of work.

#26 Posted by ad1x2 (5407 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

You are confusing capability with will. Just because somebody is capable of doing something (enlisting) doesn't mean they will actually do it. If they don't do it why should we credit them simply because they could? Do you credit people who don't join the Peace Corps simply because they are able to even though they didn't follow through?

Cruise is a talented actor and can do roles that others can't. However, when it comes down to it his acting skills aren't vital to national security (in b4 troops don't defend freedom and only fight for the one percent). If he didn't make it he would have most likely found something else to make a living off of and others would have took his roles.

#27 Posted by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@ad1x2 said:

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

You are confusing capability with will. Just because somebody is capable of doing something (enlisting) doesn't mean they will actually do it. If they don't do it why should we credit them simply because they could? Do you credit people who don't join the Peace Corps simply because they are able to even though they didn't follow through?

Cruise is a talented actor and can do roles that others can't. However, when it comes down to it his acting skills aren't vital to national security (in b4 troops don't defend freedom and only fight for the one percent). If he didn't make it he would have most likely found something else to make a living off of and others would have took his roles.

That goes both ways, dude. People here are acting as if Tom Cruise's job is just that easy and anyone can do it, but what you've said applies to him as well. You don't get credit until you've actually done it, and there have been more people serving tours in Iraq than there have been Tom Cruises.

And what does being vital to national security have to do with anything? The topic was about how HARD the job is.

#28 Posted by one_plum (6304 posts) -

I think it's a bit of an exaggerated statement when coming from Tom Cruise, but I do believe some productions have made actors go through experiences that I imagine are about as tough as fighting in a war.

The Evil Dead is a notorious example.

#29 Posted by BranKetra (47502 posts) -

All that running must be hard for him.

#30 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149520 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@ad1x2 said:

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

You are confusing capability with will. Just because somebody is capable of doing something (enlisting) doesn't mean they will actually do it. If they don't do it why should we credit them simply because they could? Do you credit people who don't join the Peace Corps simply because they are able to even though they didn't follow through?

Cruise is a talented actor and can do roles that others can't. However, when it comes down to it his acting skills aren't vital to national security (in b4 troops don't defend freedom and only fight for the one percent). If he didn't make it he would have most likely found something else to make a living off of and others would have took his roles.

That goes both ways, dude. People here are acting as if Tom Cruise's job is just that easy and anyone can do it, but what you've said applies to him as well. You don't get credit until you've actually done it, and there have been more people serving tours in Iraq than there have been Tom Cruises.

And what does being vital to national security have to do with anything? The topic was about how HARD the job is.

Eh.....a lot of people do act. And Cruise almost always plays the same character.

#31 Posted by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

Self-righteous fuck. I don't blame him, he's a nobody that found himself made into an idol.

#32 Edited by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@ad1x2 said:

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

You are confusing capability with will. Just because somebody is capable of doing something (enlisting) doesn't mean they will actually do it. If they don't do it why should we credit them simply because they could? Do you credit people who don't join the Peace Corps simply because they are able to even though they didn't follow through?

Cruise is a talented actor and can do roles that others can't. However, when it comes down to it his acting skills aren't vital to national security (in b4 troops don't defend freedom and only fight for the one percent). If he didn't make it he would have most likely found something else to make a living off of and others would have took his roles.

That goes both ways, dude. People here are acting as if Tom Cruise's job is just that easy and anyone can do it, but what you've said applies to him as well. You don't get credit until you've actually done it, and there have been more people serving tours in Iraq than there have been Tom Cruises.

And what does being vital to national security have to do with anything? The topic was about how HARD the job is.

Eh.....a lot of people do act. And Cruise almost always plays the same character.

He didn't say that acting is as hard as touring in Afghanistan, he said that HIS JOB is as hard as touring in Afghanistan. The vast majority of actors most certainly do not do the same job as Tom Cruise.

#33 Edited by curono (7710 posts) -

This is the media's fault. Tom Cruise would never do something as crazy as...

Oh Shi....

#34 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Serving a tour is no big deal. Most solders are sitting in AC controlled trailers pushing papers, and shooting at wide open spaces with no targets.

#35 Edited by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

That's true of pro athletes too. But having irreplaceable talent doesn't mean your job is harder. An actor doesn't have to worry about being shot at or getting blown up by IEDs. An actor doesn't have to give up 4 years of his life in hostile foreign territory to serve the interests of his homeland's politicians.

#36 Posted by GreySeal9 (23939 posts) -

Tom Cruise=moron.

#37 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

Well, most soldiers in Afghanistan dont have to worry about people on the internet chewing specifically THEM out. Less death threats, less crazy people with cameras following you 24/7.

And Olympians? Well, one doesn't become an Olympic level runner if they hate running.

#38 Edited by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

That's true of pro athletes too. But having irreplaceable talent doesn't mean your job is harder. An actor doesn't have to worry about being shot at or getting blown up by IEDs. An actor doesn't have to give up 4 years of his life in hostile foreign territory to serve the interests of his homeland's politicians.

Well, it kind of means that it's hard for MOST people to do. Even if it comes easy for Tom Cruise, then it wouldn't even be "irreplaceable talent" if it wasn't hard for OTHER people to do.

Anyway, while it was kind of a dumb thing to say, people are sort of going overboard here. What people should realize is that Tom Cruise wasn't saying that to downplay the actions and accomplishments of soldiers and athletes. His intent was was to give some indication of the difficulty and pressures of HIS job. And as far as that goes, I don't doubt him one bit. I'm sure that his job is extremely f***ing hard. Sure, he probably could have worded it better or used different analogies, but it's not like he said this on TV. He said this in a courtroom and the only reason we're hearing about it is because TMZ is desperate to get any kind of news on the guy. The very fact that this is even "news" sort of validates what Tom Cruise was saying. He's gotta watch what he says ALL THE TIME or else innocent comments made with the best of intentions end up getting used to drag him through the mud. That's a HUGE amount of pressure to deal with and it's not freaking easy.

#39 Posted by PannicAtack (20860 posts) -

Depends on how you define "hard." As in difficult? Demanding? Requiring certain skills? Dangerous? Different answers for each of these.

#40 Edited by outworld222 (2311 posts) -

...I'm glad I'm prone to an acting career sometime down the future :)

#41 Edited by danjammer69 (4100 posts) -

@The_Gaming_Baby:

Yeah, I read this yesterday.

I was like WTF?! Good going Tom. Way to alienate a good portion of your fanbase.

Dipshit.

#42 Edited by bobaban (10523 posts) -

Whatever, his acting ability is still great. Long live sacred Germany!

#43 Posted by RAGEofSTUNTS (731 posts) -

Why do any of you care about a actor's exaggerated, and most likely joking statement?

It is like judging a cat on how good they are at being a fish.

#44 Edited by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -
@MrGeezer said:

@huggybear1020 said:

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

That's true of pro athletes too. But having irreplaceable talent doesn't mean your job is harder. An actor doesn't have to worry about being shot at or getting blown up by IEDs. An actor doesn't have to give up 4 years of his life in hostile foreign territory to serve the interests of his homeland's politicians.

Well, it kind of means that it's hard for MOST people to do. Even if it comes easy for Tom Cruise, then it wouldn't even be "irreplaceable talent" if it wasn't hard for OTHER people to do.

Anyway, while it was kind of a dumb thing to say, people are sort of going overboard here. What people should realize is that Tom Cruise wasn't saying that to downplay the actions and accomplishments of soldiers and athletes. His intent was was to give some indication of the difficulty and pressures of HIS job. And as far as that goes, I don't doubt him one bit. I'm sure that his job is extremely f***ing hard. Sure, he probably could have worded it better or used different analogies, but it's not like he said this on TV. He said this in a courtroom and the only reason we're hearing about it is because TMZ is desperate to get any kind of news on the guy. The very fact that this is even "news" sort of validates what Tom Cruise was saying. He's gotta watch what he says ALL THE TIME or else innocent comments made with the best of intentions end up getting used to drag him through the mud. That's a HUGE amount of pressure to deal with and it's not freaking easy.

Well I do doubt what he says, Tom Cruise is f*cking crazy in case you haven't noticed.

#45 Edited by MrGeezer (55942 posts) -

@Bane_09 said:
@MrGeezer said:

@huggybear1020 said:

@MrGeezer said:

To be fair, thousands and thousands of people are capable of serving a tour of duty in Iraq, seeing as how thousands have actually done that. By contrast, there are very few in the world who are capable of doing Tom Cruise's job.

That's true of pro athletes too. But having irreplaceable talent doesn't mean your job is harder. An actor doesn't have to worry about being shot at or getting blown up by IEDs. An actor doesn't have to give up 4 years of his life in hostile foreign territory to serve the interests of his homeland's politicians.

Well, it kind of means that it's hard for MOST people to do. Even if it comes easy for Tom Cruise, then it wouldn't even be "irreplaceable talent" if it wasn't hard for OTHER people to do.

Anyway, while it was kind of a dumb thing to say, people are sort of going overboard here. What people should realize is that Tom Cruise wasn't saying that to downplay the actions and accomplishments of soldiers and athletes. His intent was was to give some indication of the difficulty and pressures of HIS job. And as far as that goes, I don't doubt him one bit. I'm sure that his job is extremely f***ing hard. Sure, he probably could have worded it better or used different analogies, but it's not like he said this on TV. He said this in a courtroom and the only reason we're hearing about it is because TMZ is desperate to get any kind of news on the guy. The very fact that this is even "news" sort of validates what Tom Cruise was saying. He's gotta watch what he says ALL THE TIME or else innocent comments made with the best of intentions end up getting used to drag him through the mud. That's a HUGE amount of pressure to deal with and it's not freaking easy.

Well I do doubt what he says, Tom Cruise is f*cking crazy in case you haven't noticed.

Crazy or not, do you seriously doubt that it takes a lot of hard f***ing work to make it to the top of your field of work? I don't care what you do, you could be a f***ing janitor. It's not gonna be f***ing easy to become the "Tom Cruise of the janitors" or the "Tom Cruise of fry cooks." This should be freaking obvious.

Now consider that Tom Cruise is in his f***ing 50's doing primarily action movies, and he often does his own physically demanding and dangerous stunts. That is not freaking easy. That wouldn't be easy for a young man, let alone a man in his 50's who has to work his f***ing ass off just to stay in the kind of shape that allows him to do the work. And that's not considering the packed schedules, the extensive travelling, and the time away from home.

"Crazy" doesn't change any of that $hit.

#46 Posted by roulettethedog (10931 posts) -

This guy is KING DOUCHEBAG.

#47 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149520 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Eh.....a lot of people do act. And Cruise almost always plays the same character.

He didn't say that acting is as hard as touring in Afghanistan, he said that HIS JOB is as hard as touring in Afghanistan. The vast majority of actors most certainly do not do the same job as Tom Cruise.

And he knows this how? That would be like me saying my job is as hard as working in the White House. I have no way of knowing that....and neither does he.

Vast majority? They still do the same job. You may prefer his acting over someone else's....but they are doing the exact same job.

#48 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25430 posts) -

I actually like Tom Cruise. That crazy couch hopping Hubbard loving little midget weasel.

#49 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27943 posts) -
#50 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5271 posts) -

I'm pretty sure being an American fighting in Afghanistan is pretty easy. They're just killing poor village people after all...