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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


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Paramount Pictures will end its longstanding relationship with Cruise/Wagner Productions, actor Tom Cruise's production company, citing his erratic behavior, according to a report published Tuesday.

Sumner Redstone, CEO of Paramount owner Viacom (Charts), said Cruise's controversial behavior over the last year - including advocating for Scientology and denouncing the use of antidepressant drugs - was the cause for the move, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company is concerned that Cruise's behavior hurt his most recent film, "Mission: Impossible 3," said the report.

Cruise has worked with Paramount on hit films such as "Mission: Impossible," "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder."

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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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.
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.

If he wasn't worth a hundred gazillion dollars I might feel sorry for him.
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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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
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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