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  • Published on Jun 2, 2014
  • On June 23, 2005, Tom Cruise joined Matt Lauer to discusses his new film "War Of The Worlds," his new relationship with Katie Holmes, and Scientology.
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  • NQ
    NQ 35 minutes ago

    Matt should get a fistful of ethan

  • James Browning
    James Browning 2 hours ago

    Tom Cruise just "Belichickd" Lauer 😂

  • Kiki Naz
    Kiki Naz 12 hours ago

    Good thing katie didn’t end up with him. And doing her best to keep Suri away from scientology. How can somebody say it’s a religion.🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Deana From Chicago
    Deana From Chicago 16 hours ago

    Matt enjoyed pulling “the ugly” out of his interviewees.

  • lavender town rocket commander

    A paparazzist called suri a little b word once and scientologists came to the mans house

    JIM LACY 22 hours ago

    Tom Cruise is not crazy. I don't necessarily agree completely but he is thoughtful, knows the subject matter, and refuses to be brow beaten into submission to the "politically correct" speak.

  • Dan Spring
    Dan Spring 23 hours ago

    Lol bet Matt lauer is on riddalin after he got fired

  • Zvonimir Jurenović

    Haahahaha he looks like short Kyle Korver.

  • k P
    k P Day ago +1

    Drugs ( ex: ridilan) are a mask.... 100% true. Pharmecutical 0 points Tom Cruise 1 point

  • k P
    k P Day ago +1

    TOM after watching this..... LOVE YOU THAT MUCH MORE MAN! Excited for TG2

  • Funny Trisha Helga Memories Hyles Thoughts

    Icelandic men are good actors I dated one for years

  • 7beers
    7beers Day ago

    The comments on this thread are glib.

  • Greg1 McIntosh
    Greg1 McIntosh Day ago

    Tom's right even though his reaction is aggressive.

  • Ann Thackray
    Ann Thackray Day ago

    It’s a cult dr tom

  • Lililetus C
    Lililetus C Day ago

    Not TC's best interview but I am still a huge fan... don't really care about his views on Ritalin.

  • barry finlay
    barry finlay 2 days ago +1

    The body can self help too in the right atmosphere

  • barry finlay
    barry finlay 2 days ago +1

    Tom is just looking at things from a different direction. He's correct in getting the correct info before deciding to go along with anything. Very good tom

  • Jj Butscratcher
    Jj Butscratcher 2 days ago +5

    Love Tom Cruise man, living the dream still nailing it

  • Son of Sun
    Son of Sun 2 days ago

    Um,no,Tom Cruise,I don’t think so.

  • Delia Verdugo
    Delia Verdugo 2 days ago

    Tom is very correct all drugs mask don’t cure! They help temporary, you need exercise eat healthier food vitamins vitamin D especially!! Drugs where design to help not to cure. That’s why nature gaved alls all the Natrual thugs we have in this planet to survive. There are ppl who never get off of these drugs they because dependent to them. Which isn’t ideal of leaving. Plus cost so much money is like these companies want us to stay hooked on these drugs. Dr want to just prescribe medication with no other health service just so ppl can come back to the clinics or else they don’t have jobs.

  • TheLovely Jerald
    TheLovely Jerald 2 days ago

    Why it feels like a movie scene instead of an interview.

  • Magnum Opus
    Magnum Opus 2 days ago

    Now we see Tom is right and the other guy is a pure creep 🕍♾✊🏾

  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan 2 days ago

    Apparently he’s just living his life

  • Mike Salt
    Mike Salt 2 days ago

    Healthy discussion with a difference of opinion. Happens with all friends and family, certainly not a big issue or problem, or a big media scene!! Can't see any big media hoo harr here! Another example of the media hamming things up.

  • 210nitrous
    210nitrous 2 days ago

    Tom is authentic and the is just attacking him .

  • GenericOpinion
    GenericOpinion 2 days ago

    I agree with Tom Cruise here, taking medication might help someone, but its not the solution. Matt Lauer is making a fuss of something he does no understand and judge Tom Cruise for it.

  • Snickadee dog
    Snickadee dog 3 days ago

    Any else catch that dude patting Matt's head?


  • Rocchina Iannetta
    Rocchina Iannetta 3 days ago

    It worked for me. I have been on meds for years.

    • Snickadee dog
      Snickadee dog 3 days ago

      Brother/sister you don't need anything but you

  • Afiong Bassey
    Afiong Bassey 3 days ago

    I think Tom is way out of line. Just because he's done his homework and he's done a lot of research he thinks that he knows everything. He thinks his opinion is the gospel or something. He believes everyone should do whatever he approves of. I love his movies but don't like Tom Cruise as a person. He is so disgusting. This is not the first that he has acted out.

  • karlo marx
    karlo marx 3 days ago

    God, what fools you all are! To believe and to be lead by research and study, put your faith in something real, for instance a pedophiliac science fiction writer who's entire religion is the result of a bet at a card game 🤔. He says that he has never cared about what people thought of him, he really seems convincing of that as he is foaming at the mouth

  • Oneonebravo Followme

    Tom came off as a very humble , honest guy , Matt sounded like a media hack job reading from a generated list of subjects to illicit strong reactions.

  • Liquid bend
    Liquid bend 4 days ago +1

    I just threw up in my mouth !!!

  • blackl1steddrums
    blackl1steddrums 4 days ago

    Remember when Matt laurer got Me-Too’d hard af and lost his entire career within a 2 week span??

  • Liquid bend
    Liquid bend 4 days ago +3

    Toms just happy that Scientology let him get married ... lmfao

  • Liquid bend
    Liquid bend 4 days ago

    Toms laugh says it all .. narcissistic egomaniac!!! And Katie looks like a teenager in this !!

  • Chris
    Chris 4 days ago

    I don't get this Tom Cruise is such a great actor why can't he act like a normal person in interviews? His laughs and body language seem so fake and on edge yet in movies he portrays normal people so well.

    • Snickadee dog
      Snickadee dog 3 days ago

      Normal people........... it's acting....... it's a job, Jack.

  • alwayslikeaboss
    alwayslikeaboss 5 days ago

    Still don't get this. Scientology is a meme but don't understand why that makes everyone hate Cruise

    • Azor Ahai
      Azor Ahai 4 days ago

      Scientology is not a meme wtf are you talking about??

  • bill kaulitz
    bill kaulitz 5 days ago

    I actually get what Tom is saying about Ritalin & overprescribed drugs. ADD/ADHD drugs are amphetamines and children shouldn’t be on them.

  • Bella LeForce
    Bella LeForce 5 days ago

    I was thinking that this video was just clickbait until about 8 minutes in... Dang Cruise.

  • Leslie Colonello
    Leslie Colonello 5 days ago

    Heated?? This is click bait. Two people talking.

  • Shashank Sundararaman

    Take a shot every time Tom cruise says “Matt”

  • Friedrich Barbarossa
    Friedrich Barbarossa 6 days ago +1

    I never liked Tom cruise , I always thought there is something wrong with that guy mentally !

    • Friedrich Barbarossa
      Friedrich Barbarossa 5 days ago

      Considering his deep involvement with Scientology a very questionable religious cult at best indicates to me that he is not in full control of his faculties and if you would make the effort of researching some of the interviews given over the years by him you would find some indicators of mental illness !

    • Joude
      Joude 5 days ago

      He's great guy

  • Scott Pink
    Scott Pink 6 days ago +1

    “You’re glib!” Tom, you’re a narc!

  • Aliina Geshel
    Aliina Geshel 7 days ago +3

    what's wrong with what Tom's saying? I agree with him on the drugs. Disagree with the whole Scientology thing. I wrote a whole 8 page paper on ADHD medication.
    I don't think Matt was in the right place on talking about this on his talk show, he obviously doesn't know enough about the subject to be advocating it to a huge audience. That is what Tom was trying to say. He did not have to get so heated about it, but I could see how it would be hard considering you can't really argue with someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.

  • Gene Garneau
    Gene Garneau 7 days ago +3

    After listening to this interview years later. I would have to agree with Tom Cruise. Not because he is into Scientology. Or what ever it is. I see the problem with prescription drugs today. Number medicine that is killing Americans today. And I am talking from pass experience. The biggest money maker in America today with an ingender.

  • 80sruler
    80sruler 7 days ago

    Go Maverick

  • nuclear kid
    nuclear kid 8 days ago +2

    I'd go with Tom. Not because hes tom, but because i believe the same thing. Not about scientology but about a lifestyle without any sort of drugs.

  • Leohardson Stevenson

    Tom Cruz is short? Or normal?

  • Madison Miller
    Madison Miller 8 days ago +1

    If he thinks an anti depressant is the same as an anti psychotic or a stimulant (like Ritalin) he clearly doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry or drug classes as a whole.

  • Leonardo Perdomo
    Leonardo Perdomo 8 days ago +2

    I agree with him. Drugs do not help

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 8 days ago

    Glibby glib glib glibitty glib

  • slayer. point
    slayer. point 8 days ago

    It's a person's freedom, does anyone come and ask you, why are you Christian or Muslim?? Then why run behind him and pull him??. It's his freedom, you can't ask him to explain or the reasons cause he didn't force it on anyone. He believes in it and he's after it. Let's face the truth, take the "normal" religions what we have around. What does one religion think about an other??!, Obviously nothin good. Still u coexist cuase you got no other option. Muslims think it her religion is crazy, other religious people think apart from their religion other religion is fake and crazy still they keep it inside and never talk a word. If you can prove your religion is better or TRUE in front of people's eyes then stop bothering others and their religion.
    Every religion is JUST a belief cause no one's got solid proof to boast.

  • Parrot Farm SA
    Parrot Farm SA 9 days ago +4

    Tom is right about the drugs.

  • flaggerify
    flaggerify 9 days ago

    This turned Magnolia

  • Adriana Leal
    Adriana Leal 9 days ago

    My grandchildren grew watching his movies. I remember how they loved It.

  • Mrssea Sea
    Mrssea Sea 9 days ago +1

    although I do not agree with scientology, I do not agree with placing kids on mind altering drugs.

  • patriots revenge
    patriots revenge 10 days ago

    He just do what he do

  • Peter Condos
    Peter Condos 10 days ago

    Your Glib .

  • Anthony Campos
    Anthony Campos 10 days ago

    Apparently a few days after this interview he showed up at Brookes house with flowers and apologized.

  • Daniel Gardner
    Daniel Gardner 11 days ago

    Tom continually tryies to control the subject by " communication". A Scientology technique.. Matt's not buying it.

  • forkandknife
    forkandknife 11 days ago

    Hah being a Christian has nothing to do with that cult. Mr mini man. It's funny how all these stupid demon worshippers just spew all these lies to gullible people like atheists. HOWEVER, I completely agree on not just giving drugs out for mental issues.

  • George Tselikis
    George Tselikis 11 days ago

    I totally agree with Tom cruise

  • Leone1ize
    Leone1ize 11 days ago

    Echt zum kotzen der Tom!!!
    Nur dumme Menschen lassen sich von Scientology ausnehmen wie Weihnachtsgänse.

  • Hot Gunner
    Hot Gunner 11 days ago +11

    Tom Cruise is absolutely right! That man does a lot of research! Respect

  • BennettParsons1
    BennettParsons1 11 days ago +2

    Also at 9:40 Tom cruise is saying what many doctors are saying now. Believe multiple people on rogans podcast have said the same thing. Yet people go after Tom for stating the obvious. People take anti-depressants for decades and never change. Prescriptions for depression won’t cure you.

    • S 3033
      S 3033 9 days ago +1

      Yep. I have to agree with him on that! I know from experience.

  • BennettParsons1
    BennettParsons1 11 days ago +10

    All Tom Cruise has done is mind his own business but everybody goes after him. He’s never forced his opinions on anybody or tried to make a big statement. The media tried to make him a villain but everybody who has met him says he is one of the nicest people they’ve ever met. Not to mention he’s a top notch actor.

  • Aditya Pawan kumar
    Aditya Pawan kumar 11 days ago

    "I'm just living my life.."
    "I'm just living my life'

  • Can Kaya
    Can Kaya 12 days ago

    So Tom Cruise is saying that Antidepressants mask the problem.
    This can be the case. But sometimes they also help people get a clear head for a long enough time to get to working to get their lives straight again.
    And yes, exercise and nutrition play a HUGE role in depression.
    So I guess Tom is not just a crazy nutball.

  • gustavo cruz
    gustavo cruz 12 days ago +9

    Tom is crazy but drugging kids with drugs that like always end up having more bad side affects down the line and end up drug addicts.

  • M Sizzle
    M Sizzle 12 days ago +2

    That incident with the M.I.G. and Goose’s death really shook him up.

  • raspberrykissable
    raspberrykissable 12 days ago

    who's here from the joe rogan experience?

    SUICIDAL MANIAC 12 days ago

    Because Brooke shields is somebody such as an actor whom ppl look up to it's an offending subject to talk even tho in the back of Matt's head he knows Tom is right about all the drug does is mask the problem.

  • jtno2
    jtno2 12 days ago

    I don't care if he is crazy, Tom makes great sci-fi action movies!

  • Andrew Hawthorne
    Andrew Hawthorne 12 days ago

    Tom Cruise knows nothing about Scientology. Because Cruise has tons of money. And unlike other followers or members. Cruise bypassed all the OTC stages with monetary contributions to keep the organization or non-religious institution afloat. Without Travolta and Cruise, even other wealthy elites, Scientology can't exist. Also, the co-owner of the New York Giants is part of Scientology. These three men alone keep the funds flowing within Scientology. That's why they target Hollywood actors or other individuals with money, that have no religious affiliations.

  • I M A QYN
    I M A QYN 12 days ago

    Matt Lauer used to sexually objectify women on his show. Schmuck.

  • zdrumdude
    zdrumdude 12 days ago

    This little sawed off runt didn’t graduate high school. And he joined a cult willingly. Dumber than a box of rocks!

  • HeyJude2018
    HeyJude2018 12 days ago

    no one gives a Sh*t about tom cruise anymore

    • Joude
      Joude 5 days ago

      Really? Boi where do you live

  • Philip Saint
    Philip Saint 12 days ago

    He is really creepy creepy creepy Tom

  • Patrick Price
    Patrick Price 12 days ago

    Wait Matt Lauer had hair

  • Jerimiah Hopkins
    Jerimiah Hopkins 12 days ago

    I don't respect Tommy because he acts like a child double time..on Orpah and what he did to Katie. He needs the truth, that's Jesus not some sci-fi writer. Its like Stephen King making up his own cult.

  • Vibeke Ridder
    Vibeke Ridder 12 days ago +2

    The fear of the Lord is to hate evil:
    pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way,
    and the froward mouth, do I hate.
    Proverbs 8:13 | KJV

  • siasti
    siasti 13 days ago +3

    Scientology was originally called Dianetics until Hubbard realized that religious organizations don't pay tax. He introduced an undefined Supreme Being and a new "religion" was born. The shameless monetization of Scientology is just as bad as the shameless profiteering of the pharmaceutical
    firms but you'd never get Cruise to admit that...

    • Alpha Sigma24
      Alpha Sigma24 6 days ago

      My friend Tom is not a Scientologist anymore, your comment is late...

  • Susan Ann
    Susan Ann 13 days ago +3

    Tom's spot on, they only mask the problem, its easy to give drugs, harder to deal with the root cause

    • Gregory
      Gregory 10 days ago

      Susan Ann I thing there are situations when it is worth taking antidepressants as might not be able to help dead person. 👍

  • D Motionless
    D Motionless 13 days ago

    Matt, matt, matt, matt you are glib

  • Christie Palm tree
    Christie Palm tree 13 days ago

    Did he really just say gimp?

  • glim3mer
    glim3mer 13 days ago +3

    Specifically on the topic of anti-depressants, I agree with Tom Cruise. Here's why! Doctors easily prescribe these pills to people who don't really need them. Personally, I've been prescribed these pills multiple times in my life, from various doctors... why? In one occasion, because I had a hard time sleeping, another occasion because I was dealing with stress from work that stemmed from a toxic workplace, another occasion because I was dealing with chronic back pain, another occasion because for insurance purposes in order for my doctor to approve an extended sick leave he had to have me on a treatment (ie: anti-depressants). These are just my experiences and in all 4 occasions, I was not depressed nor was it necessary for me to go in these pills.

    The other issue with these pills is the vicious circle they put you in. When you take anti-depressants, to deal with depression, one of the withdrawal effects IS depression. So when a doctor starts you on these pills, you will never really know if you are cured of depression unless you try to get off them, but when you try to get off them, one of the withdrawal effects is they cause depression, so now, you don't know if you are still depressed OR if the pills are causing you to feel depressed. And what do doctors say...? Why get off the pills if you feel good when you take them! And bingo, thats when you're stuck with these pills.

    Again, there are many scenarios, and in some scenarios these pills can help. But I believe, these pills are generally abused by doctors and they are uselessly prescribing them. Tom Cruise is right, there are other ways to deal with issues like depression that do not require pills.

  • J Mac
    J Mac 14 days ago +1

    This should've been derailed and ended at the dad stuff and cut. This is so uncomfortable

  • I'mNotLikeOtherGirlzz
    I'mNotLikeOtherGirlzz 14 days ago

    He's the annoying kid that sits in the back of the classroom that everyone hates. Even the teacher

  • EBLAZE Lee
    EBLAZE Lee 14 days ago

    What movies this

  • Kathrin3
    Kathrin3 14 days ago

    it wasn't even that heated

  • Kathrin3
    Kathrin3 14 days ago +7

    I actually agree with Tom Cruise around 10:20

  • lllWARCHILDlll
    lllWARCHILDlll 14 days ago

    *moron : “I like hearing good news”*
    Aka. Like hearing my new wife goes to OBEDIENCE CLASSES in my Scientology compound where she’s enabled by other obedient women.
    *moron : “you don’t KNOW the HISTORY of Psychiatry. I DO.”*
    (Whips out his degree from a movie where he pretended to be a psychiatrist)

  • JohnRaw
    JohnRaw 15 days ago

    Don’t take drugs, eat healthy, exercise, don’t talk about things you don’t know, and Tom is crazy ? Wow just wow.

    WOOD BUTCHER 15 days ago


  • olrik parlez
    olrik parlez 15 days ago

    How bright IS Tom Cruise? He doesn't seem particularly insightful. People who scrabble and scratch for meaning through exterior means are usually not in the top tier of emotional/analytical intellect. Scientology??? *eyeroll*

  • Quinn
    Quinn 15 days ago

    tom needs Ritalin. and he has small man syndrome

  • Michael Frith
    Michael Frith 16 days ago

    While cruise is a little coo-coo, he is rite about anti depressants. They are only Band-Aids and work through side effects. They never cure anything and always cause other problems. Your entire existence and you bodies every process is made possible by food. Everyday your body uses food to repair and replace billions of cells. It cannot create its own energy or vitamins. Wether food, water or sunlight, everything is energy in one form or another. And if your body does not have the necessary vitamins and minerals, it will not be able to store the energy needed for cell replacement. That's when disease comes. That's is when people start aging and dna breaks down

    • lemon lime
      lemon lime 14 days ago

      100% the news readers argument was basically you cant see the cut with the
      Ban-Aid on so it's so it's not there. Not really that surprising being a news reader though these days most of them aren't capable of spelling IQ

  • Courtney Tokas
    Courtney Tokas 16 days ago +3

    Personally, I believe Cruise is a decent, hard working, fairly intelligent man. However, when you introduce the Scientology component, it calls into question some of the aforementioned qualities.

  • Shae Robbins
    Shae Robbins 16 days ago

    He's masking his remarks he made, with BS. He doesn't know squat about psychiatry

  • Whut Now!
    Whut Now! 16 days ago

    "I'm just living my life"