Tom Cruise kept working through divorce
April 19th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

Tom Cruise kept working through divorce

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."

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Peter Jackson

    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.

    April 23, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tom Cruise

    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

    April 22, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Willie

    He looks refreshed and happy after dropping that chick like a bad habit.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sickamundo

    He resembles a brainwashed cult member. Is he one of those Branch Davidians?

    April 22, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Useless and No Power

    boxed in and we have it.

    April 22, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lori

    Saw the movie and loved it...

    April 22, 2013 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Where is Colonel Speedy Sandurz?


    April 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. You just took a picture of my capital 1 advertisement..

    Take you loss

    April 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tom Cruise is HOT

    and daz what i'm talkin about

    April 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GulpOff

    His new movie will flop.:-D

    April 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Real Sly

    when she's his age she will still be here on monday and tuesdays....baaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaahoaaaaaaaaa

    April 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 51 yrs old and still HOT

    Tom will be fine.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tom c. will find another woman...he is still handsome

    and women want him......NEXT

    April 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitt Zombie

      And guys get him!

      April 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • blackcurry

      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.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jealous

      too bad–

      April 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      @blackcurry..well said 🙂

      April 22, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Madge

      total screw loose -

      April 22, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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!?

      May 10, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Belle

    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!!!

    April 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • the children have too be scientologists...that is why he took them

      April 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elle

      Scientology is gay. All scientologists are gay, too. Especially the gay ones.

      April 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. M.A.P. Ploise.

    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.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Cruise

    can't wait too see the new movie

    April 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Red Poison

    dat Austin Powers "yeah baby yeah" look

    April 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |

    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!

    April 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. laurab

    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.

    April 20, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  20. Monica

    So dumb??? What do you 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!

    April 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • william

      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.

      April 20, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |

      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!

      April 21, 2013 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  21. ※Sadie※

    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.

    April 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. karen martin

    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...........

    April 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Osama

      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.

      April 20, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |

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