Tom Cruise was at work filming today's sci-fi release "Oblivion" when his ex-wife Katie Holmes moved to file for divorce.
But as the headlines piled up, Cruise kept grinding away, never losing his focus on the film, "Oblivion's" director Joe Kosinski told CNN.
"The great thing about Tom is he never lets anything affect the making of the picture," Kosinski said. "We worked through it and that's the way Tom is. ... He's so professional, dedicated and focused. We kept the film on track. His focus is about making the best film he can so we just worked and we worked hard."
The film sees Cruise portray a mechanic tasked with repairing broken drones on Earth after everyone has deserted the planet following a war with alien invaders.
"We shot this movie in 80 days, we traveled all around the world," Kosinski said. "I'm really excited for people to see his performance because we know him as this big kind of action movie star, but what they're going to see reminds us of what a great actor he is."
I remember the time when I was casting the LOTR trilogy, and Tom auditioned for the role of Frodo. He really wanted the part, but we just didn't feel he was tall enough to portray a hobbit convincingly.
Katie was not suited for him either...she is a nag and not into his scientology world. His is very attractive at 51 and can find another woman with no issues....however in order for the next relationship to work out she has too be a scientologist or h e will be in the same boat with nagging woman he cannot relate too
So I guess you knew them as a couple personally? Sorry am I nagging?
He looks refreshed and happy after dropping that chick like a bad habit.
He resembles a brainwashed cult member. Is he one of those Branch Davidians?
boxed in and we have it.
Saw the movie and loved it...
Take you loss
and daz what i'm talkin about
His new movie will flop.:-D
when she's his age she will still be here on monday and tuesdays....baaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaahoaaaaaaaaa
Tom will be fine.
and women want him......NEXT
And guys get him!
Not all women wnat him. After watching how he dealt with his marriages to Nicole Kidman and Katy, it's obvious he doesn't give two hoots about whomever he is married to. Too bad the mother ship can't whisk him away to another galaxy. Anybody who follow a "religion" created by a sci fi writer has a few screws loose.
@blackcurry..well said :)
total screw loose –
He doesn't appear to be too sane at all. And who told him to wear that turtleneck? If he wants the rumors to stop, why would he wear that!?
Back up people! In 2001, on a Sunday, Cruise and then wife Nicole celebrated their 10th anniversary with family!!! The next day he filed for divorce, completely blindsiding Nicole,!! No reasons were given but he kept the kids to give them stability and she had to move out!!! Well done Karma!!! And we'll done Katy!!!
Scientology is gay. All scientologists are gay, too. Especially the gay ones.
Wow what an absolute hero he is. Has anyone seen his performance in that movie? I'll tell you how it was – totally pathetic! If his aim was to turn the horror of losing his fake wife (also known as a beard in the gay commmunity) into good acting well I think it's safe to say he failed. Miserably.
can't wait too see the new movie
dat Austin Powers "yeah baby yeah" look
They are giving him praise for working through his divorce because he is an actor!!!!! He doesn't have a desk job, he isn't stocking shelves for Target he actually has to completely get into character and focus and be believable while his world is coming apart. It is hard to be yourself in that situation let alone be someone else. You feel sick inside. Great job Tom I look forward to seeing your movie!
This sounds like a PR (press release) than anything else. Look, divorce is no picnic. Emotionally it's hard on both ends, ending a marriage whether you are the one leaving or the one being left. Keepiing himself immersed in work is good way to keep your mind off of things for a while. Money or not, change is not easy. But as I've learned, life is about change and nothing stays the same for too long.
Absolutely right....the film stinks.
So dumb??? What do you mean...how horroic...your working through your divorce with your LAWYER doing all the work.. REALLY....what a dumb article.....he is not going through a divorce while fighting in Afganistan...he is filming a movie or christ sake...get real people....stupid!
You're so right. Its much better to let it ruin sixteen years of your life and lose faith in yourself and your dream like I did.
well said monica; people go threw divorce everyday. without a 50 mil paycheck at years end. we really have nothin if that.s what we read & listen too , the service people who do a huge job day in & day outhugzz fr, canada!
Don't get me wrong, I know divorce can be terrible, but don't most people keep working while they are going through it? I don't see where TC is so special, just because he did something that most people have to do every day.
Tom is NOT a great actor. He is one dimensional making the same type of movie over and over. He never takes any risks as an actor. He completely bores me...........
You completely bore me of your comment too. Get a life and move on. He's successful at what he does, and you're not.
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