“I’m still in character”: Tom Cruise’s Extreme Method Acting Rivalled Daniel-Day Lewis, Refused to Talk to Waitress While Filming Sean Penn’s Debut Film

"I'm still in character": Tom Cruise's Extreme Method Acting Rivalled Daniel-Day Lewis, Refused to Talk to Waitress While Filming Sean Penn's Debut Film
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Tom Cruise has fame that regards him as one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. His behavior may be infamous throughout the industry but even during his early days, there were some other issues that would always highlight more about how much the actor enjoyed his stardom. There were a lot of things he did that created a somewhat controversial reputation for the actor.

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There is no doubt about how great of an actor Cruise is so the praise that he gets for that is much deserved. He has done a lot of movies that all see him take up various iconic roles. One particular incident even made his management question just how profusely he could be engulfed by his ever-rising fame.

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Tom Cruise Did Not Want To Talk To A Waitress

Tom Cruise’s management once opened up about an unpleasant experience she had with the actor. He was filming Taps in 1981 when he was still an up-and-coming actor. During the filming, he decided to meet his manager at a nearby restaurant where they both sat down for a meal.

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“The waitress asked him, ‘Aren’t you one of the actors?'” She remembers. “Tom said to us, ‘Please tell her not to ask me any questions. I’m still in character.'”

While the two were seated, the waitress who approached them recognized Cruise. She asked him about who he was and Cruise very nonchalantly stated that he shan’t be asked anything purely because he was still in character. His fame stood out to be much stronger than his wanting to talk with fans who just wanted to ask him simple questions. Eileen Berlin commented on how the actor had a terrible temper which often interfered with gestures that were meant to be sweet and caring.

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Tom Cruise Threw An Album On His Manager’s Face

Eileen Berlin revealed that Tom Cruise had once let his temper escalate into violence. For his 19th birthday, the manager had collected clipping from teen magazines and articles and combined them into an album.

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“He screamed, ‘I don’t want to be in the teen mags,'” Berlin said. “He had told me he considered himself an adult, not a teen idol. He threw the album hard at me and it hit me on the cheek.”

She recollected how he got furious about becoming an up-and-coming teen idol. Cruise picked up the album and slammed it away with it unfortunately making contact with Berlin’s cheek.

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Source: Insider

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Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English from K.R. Mangalam University. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.