Cruise's Craziest Moments
From blow-ups over Scientology to couch acrobatics on Oprah , Tom's had his share
By Victoria Floethe,  Newser User
Posted Dec 11, 2008 3:10 PM CST

(Newser) – Three years after Tom Cruise and Today's Matt Lauer went a few rounds over Scientology, drugs, and Brooke Shields' postpartum depression, the pair is set for a rematch Monday—which spurred the Los Angeles Times to list Tom's top 5 head-smacking interviews:

  1. Oprah, May 2005: Cruise dances around proclaiming love for Katie: "I like intimacy."
  2. German tabloid Bild, June 2005: Cruise says that "of course" he believes in aliens: "Are you really so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe?"

  1. Der Speigel, April 2005: Cruise defends his "information tent" for Scientology on the War of the Worlds set.
  2. YouTube, January 2008: "Being a Scientologist, people are turning to you, so you better know it, you better know it and if you don't, go and learn it, but don't pretend you know it."
  3. War of the Worlds premiere, June 2005: After a man posing as a reporter squirted him with water from a prank microphone, Cruise said, "I’m here giving you an interview and you do that. … It’s incredibly rude. You’re a jerk.”