Sometimes you gotta say...
August 4, 2014 10:18 AM Subscribe
LA Weekly Film Critic Amy Nicholson offers a contrarian take on Tom Cruise's famous couch-jumping moment in How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star — arguing that the events of 2005 irrevocably changed our relationship with celebrity, and that Cruise's career as a serious actor was a major casualty.
You've seen it, too. You can probably picture it in your head: Tom Cruise, dressed in head-to-toe black, looming over a cowering Oprah as he jumps up and down on the buttermilk-colored couch like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Cruise bouncing on that couch is one of the touchstones of the last decade, the punchline every time someone writes about his career.
There's just one catch: It never happened.
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