|Created on:||June 20, 2005|
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 "Hall of Fame.," 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 CNN.com and received more than a million views. Eventually, "Tom Cruise Kills Oprah" made its way to the
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).
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.
- ...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.