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Tom Cruise Kills Oprah
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Creator: miochza
Created on: June 20, 2005
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Tom Cruise is an American actor best known for his roles in the movies Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, and Top Gun. He is currently engaged to Katie Holmes and is a strong supporter of Scientology.

Tom Cruise rose to popularity on YTMND with a site called "Tom Cruise Kills Oprah," a parody of an episode of Oprah where Tom Cruise jumps on the couch and pleads his love to actress Katie Holmes. The parody depicts Cruise as a sith lord from Star Wars, using lightning to shock and "kill" Oprah. The soundfile used an excerpt from the song "Duel of the Fates" from Star Wars: Episode III. The site was linked nationally to and received more than a million views. Eventually, "Tom Cruise Kills Oprah" made its way to the Hall of Fame.

When lawyers on behalf of the religion Scientology attempted to sue YTMND for copyright infringement, the fad had a late installment in a mock-effort to appease Scientologists (see Tom Cruise Doesn't Kill Oprah: Scientology Reparations).

Because of the first site, Tom Cruise sites are very common, and some may spur fads. Some other popular Tom Cruise fads include:

  • Hobo-Cruise - a clip from the movie Minority Report where Cruise's character John Anderton is pursuing a pair of eyeballs.
  • Tom Cruise getting sprayed by a water gun at during an interview on the red carpet.
  • Scientology
  • ...Needs Therapy - a clip from the movie Donnie Darko, where Tom Cruise's face is photoshopped on Donnie Darko and is holding a knife in his hands in his house during a dark stormy night.