"Lions For Lambs" Co-Stars Shun Tom Cruise
On the heels of reports that the Robert Redford leftwing movie, Lions For Lambs, was a big box office bomb comes a report that the co-stars of the film can't stand Tom Cruise to the extent that they skipped a tribute dinner to the star of the South Park Trapped in the Closet EPISODE. Could this hostility to Cruise by Redford and Meryl Streep stem from the fact that this flick was widely panned by movie reviewers (except for the Sacramento Bee) as chronicled in a recent EDITION of the DUmmie FUnnies? Possibly. However, I think the more likely explanation is that they just HATE Tom Cruise. Personally, I have no such animosity towards Tom Cruise which is why I am posting a tribute video to his performance in Top Gun which you can see at the bottom of this DUFU edition. The Huffington Post carried a story about this shunning of Tom as you can see in this HuffPO STORY titled, "Tom's Co-Stars Meryl Streep And Robert Redford Skip Tribute Dinner." So let us now watch the HUffPo story on this as well as the HUffie observations in Box Office Red Ink Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, predicting you will never watch Top Gun again in quite the same way after watching the Tom Cruise tribute video below, is in the [brackets]:
No, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep did not attend Tom Cruise's big dinner honoring him the other night by the American Museum of the Moving Image.
When I noted that the Lions for Lambs stars were absent, an insider very close to the scene told me. "Meryl and Bob can't stand Tom. In London, Tom kept trying to push himself into interviews. Bob said, No. Tom wouldn't listen. Meryl has done almost nothing for the movie. She wants nothing to do with him."
[They hate you, Tom. They really, really HATE you. And now to hear from the HUffies...]
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 27%.
[But the Sacramento Bee LOVED it.]
Since the estimated income for this movie already predicts a loss, it is a clear indication that Tom Cruise is not the most bankable actor in Hollywood anymore. People who went to see the movie probably did so for Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. I am thinking they liked the topic of the film, and agreed to it.
[Despite the utter miscasting of Tom Cruise as a U.S. Senator, I think this flick would have bombed no matter who played that role.]
The couch incident seemed like a desperate attempt for Tom to show the intensity of his love but to me it appeared overdone. Along with his Paris engagement, a cliched romance, it felt insincere and staged to me. To me it looked like Tom was trying very hard to convince the world that he is definitely straight by going over the top. I still wonder how Suri came about.
[Scientology turkey baster.]
I can't overstate how brilliant and necessary this movie is to our world today. In the movie theater I was at, nearly the audience didn't leave until far into the credits. Believe me, the movie will leave you a better and wiser person. It's not just about politics or war or the media it's about you also. People who are trying to keep you away from the film by saying things like it's a boring or insignificant, or politically biased film or whatever they say, you'd be wise to question their agendas.
[People didn't leave the theater because they had all fallen asleep.]
As a public personality I'd agree with most of the posters here that he comes across as an overbearing phony & pedantic twat, but since personal likeability has no real bearing on acting skill I can completely understand why Redford & Streep would agree to work with Cruise while declining to socialise with him.
[They didn't want to sit at Tom's clay table.]
Lions for Lambs was a fantastic film! Redford is brilliant, the acting is brilliant, and the message is brilliant.
[Is that you, Robert Redford?]
Thye should have had Bobcat Goldthwait play the part. He did such a fine acting job in the Police Academy movies.
[Or Pauly Shore. His role in Biodome was a work of art.]
Robert Redford is a Communist.........
There is nothing wrong with being a communist. Maybe he can make it work. God knows capitalism is not working.
[Nobody else in history has been able to make communism work but maybe Redford can take a crack at it.]
I cannot stand Tom Cruise... I never liked him... in ANY movie.
[Is that you, Nicole Kidman?]
Katie Holmes must be in some kind of boredom induced coma to stay with such a repressed needle-dick queen.
[According to ex-wife Mimi Rogers, Tom wanted to maintain the purity of his "tool."]
His movie box office has steadily declined and hiring robo-bride to bear his children won't help.
[Robo-Bride. That sounds like a great concept for a new flick.]
what a shame they put tom cruise in this movie. he is such an obnoxious idiot I would never watch anything he is in. just looking at him makes me sick. It probably would have been a good movie but including mr. scientology freak totally ruined it for me.
[Even putting Lawrence Olivier in that Cruise role wouldn't have saved that dud. And now enjoy the video tribute to Tom Cruise's perfromance in Top Gun...]