Had anyone other than Tom Cruise had led this movie, it wouldn’t have the ‘avoid at all costs’ reputation. But I quite like Tom, I look beyond his sofa moments and his ‘religious’ beliefs. He’s a really nice guy and a decent actor.
Definitely. People shouldn’t take his personal life into account when watching his movies, I think he can be an intense and powerful actor, just look at magnolia. But I was really interested in the project when Patrick Wilson was attached, he’s fantastic, he was in Little Children, Angels in America and will be in Watchmen.