Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday! It’s that special time of the week where we spend a few minutes celebrating Tom!
Today we would like to highlight another celebrity who has plenty of kind words to say about Tom – Will Smith! A fellow actor who, like Tom, has played in many varieties of films, from comedy, to drama, to science fiction and thrillers, Will Smith has been good friends with Tom for many years. He has defended Tom against negative press received because of his religious beliefs, and never been afraid to tell others about what a great guy Tom is.
It’s that special day where we take a moment to celebrate Tom Cruise!
We recently found a great article called “In Defense of Tom Cruise”. We loved it so much that we contacted the author (Tom Eames, formerly at DigitalSpy.com), and asked if he would mind us featuring it on Tom Cruise Tuesday. He kindly agreed!
What better place to talk about it than our “Kind Words about Tom” feature? First off, please feel free to click here to read the article. It’s got a point-by-point discussion of some of the biggest arguments people make for why they claim they don’t like Tom Cruise, and Eames argues them each down, point by point! It’s pretty awesome, and it’s gratifying to see that someone else has noticed the unfair way Tom is treated in everyday conversations, and in (most of) the press.
We’ve wanted to make a post about this kind of thing for a while, but words have failed us. Now, we’ve been inspired to go ahead and get it off our chest, partly because Mr. Eames has done most of it for us by defending Tom against these unfounded, but somehow ubiquitous negative opinions of Tom.
Here is a new little feature that we think will be a great addition to TCT! As we have said before, we love it when people have positive things to say about Tom. With “Kind Words about Tom”, we will feature quotes from those who have worked with him, or been positively affected by him.
Our first quote comes, quite fittingly, from Christopher McQuarrie. Chris has worked with Tom on several films, and has now become the first director ever to direct two “Mission Impossible” films! Tom and Chris have a great working relationship, and they have great things to say about each other!