Tom Cruise Breaks Scientology Silence After Shocking Tell-All Documentary

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Tom Cruise, the Master of Scientology, has broken his silence and talked about Scientology for the first time ... 

Well, in a long time. 

Like, a really long time - a couch-jumping kind of long time, honestly. 

Cruise opened up in an interview during the promotion of his new film, Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, and had a fair amount to say about the controversial cult religion organization. 

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When a reporter surprised him and dared to ask what he thought about the anti-Scientology propaganda films that have emerged over the last few years, Tom, ever the PR-pro, spun it and said, "It's something that has helped me incredibly in my life." 

"I've been a Scientologist for over 30 years," he continued, essentially avoiding the question altogether. 

"It's something, you know, without it, I wouldn't be where I am." 

No doubt, son. 

"So it's a beautiful religion," Tom continued. 

"I'm incredibly proud." 

Not His Best Look

He's got a pretty valid point when he says that he "wouldn't be" where he is today if it weren't for Scientology, because all of the CoS leg-breakers back him in whatever he does. 

Yeah, Jack Reacher isn't exactly Mission Impossible (except for that it really is, just with less hot women and a different name than Ethan Hunt) or even Top Gun ... 

But this old man's still getting roles upon roles heaped upon his pile so much, that his alien cup runneth over. 

Basically, Cruise gets away with whatever he wants.

Then, of course, there's his obvious exoneration from having to care for his daughter, Suri Cruise, since she's affiliated with her SP mother, Katie Holmes. 

We'd say it's a safe bet to make that he wouldn't get away with half of the stuff that he does now if it weren't for his "religion." 

Big-Time Movie Star

When you're Tom Cruise, though, you can do all sorts of wonky things like audition girlfriends and put years-long gag orders on your ex-wives to prevent them from making money off of your neuroses.  

It must be hell for those you leave in your wake of terror, but jeez.

When you don't have any responsibilities to anyone or anything other than a Thetan spaceship, there's a lot of free time on your hands in which you can learn the art of mastering manipulation. 

Life's good when you're a top-ranking member of Scientology, yeah? 

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Tom Cruise Quotes

I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

Tom Cruise [on Matt Lauer interview]

I can't even articulate it, to be honest. That feeling, that connection. Just who she is and what she means to me.

Tom Cruise [on feelings for Katie Holmes]