Friday, August 01, 2008

Boycott

For quite some time I have been waging a private boycott against Tom Cruise.  Do I really need to go into specifics as to why I'm boycotting ol' Tommy boy?
 
The final straw was NOT the couch-jumping on Oprah nor the infamous unprovoked attacked on Brooke Shields. What put me over the edge was the interview I saw him do on "Inside the Actors Studio" with James Lipton.  He was so full of himself, talking about the "craft" of acting.  It was too much to bear.  So I quit him, cold turkey.  Which I admit was hard at first, but then he started coming out with stinker after stinker of a movie and I felt justified.
 
The only times I lift my boycott is to watch either Top Gun or Jerry Maguire.  Jerry Maguire was the last movie  Tom did in which it seemed as though he was truly enjoying himself.
 
Oh and Risky Business. 
 
Because who doesn't like to see a youthful Tom in Ray Bans and underpants?
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

34 Years said...

It's all about the Need for Speed, hot bomber jackets, sexy Ice Man and shirtless beach volleyball games...

Dana said...

Here, here! I will boycott Tom with you. Although, I can't say it's hard for me. The only recent movie we like with him is The Last Samurai. My best friend LOVES/STALKS/WORSHIPS THE GROUND HE WALKS ON. She doesn't think he can do a thing wrong. We are so worried about her!

I still love her though.

Betsy said...

I heartily agree.

Two of my pet peeves about actors:

1. When they talk about acting as a "craft." Dude, you're pretending. Call it for what it is.

2. When they go into a bunch of mumbo-jumbo about getting into the character and watching it develop really "organically." I once saw an interview with some actress and she said, "It all just came about in such an organic way."
Barf. Just use the word "natural", please. Organic makes it sound like you're growing lettuce.

Allknowingjen said...

I agree 100% - the last movie I really appreciated him in was Top Gun. Count me in for the boycott.

Jess said...

For me the breaking point was the wedding photo in which he appeared the same height (taller?) than his bride who is actually taller than him... like, get a life, you are so insecure you can't be shorter than your spouse?....
I do like The Last Samurai though...

Jen said...

Yeah, every time I see a picture of him now I cringe. I used to adore him; thought he seemed refreshingly normal. Now? Not so much, he is just way too full of himself. And it freaks me out how he always holds his wife's arm in a deathgrip or like he's presenting her to the world. Dude, she's not a possession! Drive's me nuts! Although, I will give credit where credit is due, LOVE Top Gun and Jerry Maguire and I was obsessed with the movie Cocktail for quite a while in my teenage years. It's just sad that he went a bit freakish.