Paramount cuts Tom Cruise Loose

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    Paramount cuts ties with Tom Cruise
    Film distribution giant ends 14-year relationship with actor's production company because of Cruise's recent erratic behavior, says a report.
    August 22 2006: 7:12 PM EDT



    http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/22/news/newsmakers/cruise_paramount/index.htm?section=money_latest
     
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    That Cruise is very bizarre there is no doubt. But you can bet that if Mission Impossible III had been a big financial success, Cruise and Paramount would still be pals.
     
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    Seems like Cruise is getting weirder & weirder as he ages. When he was younger, he just seemed completely cocky & full of himself... now, he seems just slightly unhinged.

    But, that might not be fair. I certainly don't know the guy personally.
     
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    I think it's time for the Mother Ship to call him home. :cuckoo:
     
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    If he wasn't worth a hundred gazillion dollars I might feel sorry for him.
     
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    Quoted for truth.

    Saying someone is wierd in Hollywood (if such a thing is possible) is much nicer than saying they're no longer a big box office draw headed towards the B-list.

    He isn't worth that much... :rolleyes:

    Short list:

    Salary
    War of the Worlds (2005) (20% profit participation)
    The Last Samurai (2003) $25,000,000 + % of profits
    Minority Report (2002) $25,000,000+
    Vanilla Sky (2001) $20,000,000 + 30% of Profits
    Mission: Impossible II (2000) $75,000,000 (gross participation)
    Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $20,000,000
    Jerry Maguire (1996) $20,000,000 against 15%
    Mission: Impossible (1996) $70,000,000 (gross participation)
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) $15,000,000
    Far and Away (1992) $13,000,000
    Rain Man (1988) $3,000,000+% of gross
    Top Gun (1986) $2,000,000
    Risky Business (1983) $75,000

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    So because Tom Cruise talks about Scientology and attacks psychiatric drugs, he is "erratic"?

    Other Hollywood actors have expressed their opinions badly on a number of crazy things without getting that label. Maybe Tom is not toeing the liberal line perhaps? Getting all those pill-poppers upset? Perhaps Hollyweird is upset with Cruise because he has attacked one of the sacred cows of liberalism: psychiatry.

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3490494
     

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