Tom Cruise Gives Graduation Speech at Santa Monica Acting Studio

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When students of the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio attended their graduation, they were treated to a speech by Tom Cruise.

It wasn't the Tom Cruise as pictured in the Edge of Tomorrow poster, or the Tom Cruise of recent Scientology drama (did you catch that whole Leah Remini Scientology dustup?), but rather a Tom Cruise that was funny and even relatable.

Telling stories of wanting to make his mom and sisters laugh and his experiences on the set of his first movie, Taps, this Tom Cruise is a guy that seems far removed from the Oprah couch jumper.

Watching the video I found myself laughing along at stories of a rookie Tom Cruise missing his mark, and nodding along with knowing exactly what it's like to not be able to afford "the real thing" and having to instead settle for a cheaper, sometimes inferior option. 

Sort of makes one wish this Tom Cruise made an appearance in public more often.

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Leah Remini was quoted in Huffington Post and New York Post as having had years of confessionals. She had the thought reform mind-control action called "Truth Rundown" being enforced on the hapless target.
I was in the *Church* for decades. I know of what I speak. I explain the Truth Rundown here ~~
Here's a short pithy video on what Leah endured ~~