A screenwriter who worked with Tom Cruise in “Eyes Wide Shut” has labeled the Hollywood star an “egocentric control freak,” among other things.
Now in his new book, Raphael again slammed Tom.
“Opportunistic. Self-serving. Inaccurate. I don’t know that man at all and I’ve never met him. It’s been interesting seeing how people have behaved afterwards.”
In his new book, Raphael has more criticism of the Kubricks and Cruise, writing: “I have never been called a liar by anyone as I have been by Tom Cruise, an egocentric control freak to whom I have never spoken.”
The veteran writer then claimed Cruise offered him a job in an apparent attempt to control him after “Eyes Wide Shut” finished filming.
“The better to have me on a leash, no doubt,” Raphael writes. “He seems to need the control he finds in Scientology.”
He then questioned Cruise’s decision to cast his then-wife Kidman in the film.
“Did you honestly suppose Cruise and Kidman were bound in genuine passion, rather than embraced in a careerist merger?”
Cruise and Kidman divorced two years after the movie was made. They were married for 10 years.
Tom Cruise slammed as ‘egocentric control freak’ by scribe who worked with him. Tom Cruise slammed as ‘egocentric control freak’ by scribe who worked with him