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Monday December 15, 2008 9:25 am

Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer Reunite on the Today Show




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: NBC, Video


Oh what three years and a change in public perception can do to an actor.

Back in June 2005, Tom Cruise’s press tour for War of the Worlds turned into a war of words between the actor and Matt Lauer. During a memorable appearance on the Today show, Cruise got into a fairly heated discussion about psychiatry (“pseudo-science”), antidepressants (“There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance”) and his critics (“I have never worried, Matt, about what other people think and what other people say.”) Tom also brought the underused word “glib” to everyone’s attention.

Now over three years later, the star is proving that he actually does care what other people think about him. In this morning’s sit-down with Lauer, the 46-year-old tried embarrassed about his behavior from that day. “In looking at myself, I thought I came across as arrogant. It’s one of those things you go, ‘OK, I could have absolutely handled that better’,” Cruise acknowledged. “I didn’t communicate it the way that I wanted to communicate it. And also, that’s not who I am. That’s not the person that I am.” (So you don’t use the word “glib” in your everyday life?)

If today’s anti-climatic interview (Cruise actually seemed a bit, uh, sedated) had you yearning for that 2005 conversation, you’re in luck. You can relive the fun below:

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