Professionally, I really respect Tom Cruise. Here's a guy with severely limited acting range who has managed to sustain a career as an A list movie star for around 20 years. This is no small feat, particularly for a guy who essentially plays himself in every movie he does. On a personal level, he just seems like a weird, weird guy. IMHO, he has allowed the Church of Scientology to manipulate him so he will act as their mouthpiece. If you read interviews with him about his beliefs, he seems to be just spewing forth information that has been drilled into his head by others, rather than thinking for himself. I read the interview with him in last week's Entertainment Weekly. His comments about psychiatry are, in my opinion, laughable (calling it "Nazi Science" and saying things like Carl Jung worked for the Nazis - my understanding is that this has been refuted by reputable sources). The one thing he does say that I have a tendency to agree with is that we might be overmedicating our society to a certain extent (this is not to say that there aren't countless reasons to utilize drugs to assist people with psychological or mental issues). However, most of it just sounds like bunk.