Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Getting Fired: The Best Way to Advance Your Career

Tom Cruise is finding out what many others have to: that the courage it takes to leave a less-than-great-but-okay gig sometimes eludes us and a kick in the butt can help. The hook needs to pull us off-stage to find a better one down the road. Looks like he found a better stage.

Readers of my blog know that I'm no Cruise fanatatic. But I don't hate the guy either. He's just another weird Hollywood actor. More than the couch-jumping episode (definitely weird), I think his derision for antidepressants pissed off the 50% of brain-addled Americans using them to make it through the day thus his declining popularity.

Give me a break. He's young and still cute. He has a good long career ahead of him. Same with Mel Gibson. He is so NOT done. A good shave, some rehab, a better attitude and old Mel will ride the success train again. As far as he goes, I think that Hollywood was irritated/alarmed more at the fact that he made a crap-load of money outside of their inbred, old-school system with an avante-guard movie that was more documentary than special effects. The anti-semitism was secondary. Hollywood, as we have seen over the past few years, hasn't seemed particularly concerned with anti-semitism--at least when its delivered by Muslims who hate Bush as much as they do.


Antoinette said...

I think you hit the nail on the head. Tom kicked the sacred Prozac/Ritalin cow and must be punished. Hollywood hates the pharmacutical industry, but loves pharmacuticals.

On the other hand Tom is deffinitely not cute.

Dr. Melissa said...

Cute enough for some. He's a gnome in my opinion, but short height seems to be an asset in movies for some reason.