Julia Molony: Think before jumping on the Cruise-bashing wagon
Yes, he believes in an off-the-wall religion, but he's still a great actor and loving father, writes Julia Molony
OH, it's so easy to sneer at Tom Cruise, isn't it? He's been written off as loopy since he bounced up and down in love-struck joy on Oprah Winfrey's couch after getting engaged to Katie Holmes back in 2005. With each bouncy landing, it seemed he sounded another nail in the coffin of his rep in the entertainment industry.
Or so we thought. Paramount dropped him to widespread murmurs of smug disapproval. (Nothing the world likes better than to see an uppity American with too much earnestness and no discernable sense of irony knocked off his pedestal.)
But Cruise defied his critics. He bounced back to become the world's most bankable star this year, and has been predictably welcomed back into the Paramount fold.