The Tom Cruise Playboy Interview

Tom Cruise Playboy Interview

Tom sat down with Playboy magazine and gave a candid interview about his life, acting, and living like you mean it. And, yes, Rock of Ages came up too, specifically—nailing his version of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” in front of Def Leppard. Find out what Joe Elliott, the band’s lead singer, was doing in the wings while Tom performed!  We’ve got some choice selections from the interview below, but to read the complete piece—

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Fans are definitely enjoying Tom’s forthright and honest views. In the Twitosphere, Tom Cruise followers especially liked his take on living for one’s self, as these tweets show:

Twitter Shot of Tom's Playboy Interview

Twitter Response To Tom Cuise Playboy Interview

In the meantime, here’s Tom on . . .

Being a professional:
“I’ve never been late to set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love. You just have to keep going and remember that. The other stuff? I hear it, I read it, I get it. But life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody.”

Being an actor:
“When I made Taps, really my first film experience, I remember lying at night in the hotel room, thinking, I love this so much. I’d wanted it since I was four, and there I was, thinking that if I did my best on Taps, maybe I could do this for the rest of my life.”

Moving a lot as a child:
“I found it adventurous. Did it bring challenges? Yeah. You’re always the new kid, with the wrong accent, the wrong shoes. You learn about people and yourself and how to deal with what was not always a safe environment.”

Mission Impossible Tom Cruise Motorcycle

Just doing what he loves in the Mission: Impossible series

Taking chances:
“I’d be doing flips and the neighborhood kids would come over and look. Then I tried a double and got through only one and a half before I missed the snowbank, landed on the sidewalk and broke my ankle.”

Fast machines:
“From as early as I can remember, I wanted to ride motorcycles and race cars. I wanted to do jumps and stunts. Every birthday I wanted only a motorcycle. By the time I was 12, I’d bought my own.”

Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai

Training for roles:
“I train pretty hard. For The Last Samurai I spent a year training six hours a day, seven days a week to be able to handle a sword and do it on uneven terrain, because I didn’t want to blow my knees out. You’ve got to build the body up for impact.”

Tom Cruise Jeremy Renner Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Tom hangs around the Burj Khalifa in M:I4

Climbing the Burj Khalifa:
“As great as visual effects are, it just would not have been the same experience for the audience . . . I started thinking of -Harold Lloyd dangling from the clock, and Buster Keaton, when you feel the danger. And look, if I’m at the third or the second floor, a fall will kill me anyway. [laughs] I might as well be on the 124th floor.”

 

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  • http://www.jeremyahenry.com/ Jeremy Henry

     It always shows that when you want something you have to go out and get it Tom has made a very good life for him self and I think it is great that he shares his story with the rest of us so we can learn from him….. Will be back for sure…

  • bubbysharma

    MyFaveActor
    T-TOM
    O-Outstanding
    M-MindBlowing 
    C-CRUISE
    R-Rockstar
    U-Unique
    I-Interesting
    S-Stylish
    E-Entertaining

  • bubbysharma

    MyFaveActor
    T-TOM
    O-Outstanding
    M-MindBlowing 
    C-CRUISE
    R-Rockstar
    U-Unique
    I-Interesting
    S-Stylish
    E-Entertaining

  • http://twitter.com/jewels2joy Joy Regalbuto

    1986 WAS THE YEAR THAT I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS ACTING ! HE’S A GENTLEMAN, & THEY ARE RARE IN HOLLYWOOD THESE DAYS ! LOVE YA TOM & KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noelia-Rosales/100001402254475 Noelia Rosales

    es el mejor actor lo quiero todas su peli son buenas

  • Emailanonimo04

     Tom Cruise My Idol

  • Fernanda Ornelas

    Great guy..always; Love you Tom

  • Ellen

    I will always be your fan!!! Ellen

  • Walid

    really you’re the best ector in the world i love you man

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maki-Nishida/100002212695586 Maki Nishida

    hello, Tom, ive been as a fan since you were in Top gun and bought a dvd of outsider…i have your dvd of course others…i ve been also reading your interview japanese one and foreign interview..i was thinking that you are superstar but not lost the situation to do share to grow kids when you adpt Isabera, and conner..i was impressed, also help peple that you like, i like the part, asa same time…In the movie of Last Samurai, i havent checked on what the samurai’s theory so i learned from you and also had interested in Inazo NItobe who made Bushido. but it seems you were really talking with somebody at Sushi restuarant and read around 10!? books…it is amazing for me. i told to younger sister then she was touched to Inazo’ s old forgetting japanese heart…well, ive been learning the also thinking way of life…thanks so much…