Judd Apatow delivered a blistering monologue where he took shots at Tom Cruise while hosting the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday night.
The Trainwreck director, 55, mocked the Top Gun star, 60, over his height, his love of performing movie stunts, his Scientology beliefs, and his co-parenting with Katie Holmes among other things.
‘Remember when Tom Cruise jumped up and down on the couch and we all thought, “What a lunatic!”‘ Apatow stated, referring to the actor’s infamous Oprah interview in 2005. ‘And now he rides a motorcycle off a cliff and BASE jumps and we’re all like, “Tom’s fine!”‘
‘Tom is not fine. Someone needs to explain to him something called CGI. You’re 60. Calm down,’ he said in another jab at the Hollywood star.
Apatow also mocked the actor’s personal choices, saying: ‘The only thing he seems to be afraid of is co-parenting and antidepressants. I doubled my Prozac today just for this. I doubled it! Do you think if Tom Cruise took antidepressants, he’d be like, “I’m not jumping out of a f***ing cliff. I’m rich!”‘
Taking shots: Judd Apatow delivered a blistering monologue while hosting the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday night where he mocked Tom Cruise
Cruise is a father to three children, two of whom he adopted with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and one daughter with ex-wife Katie Holmes.
The movie star has also openly expressed his opinion against psychiatric medication – which is on par with his religious beliefs.
In an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show in 2005 he described psychiatric drugs as ‘dangerous’, but added that his opinion was separate from that of the Church of Scientology, which also prohibits the use of ‘mind-altering psychotropic drugs.’
In his speech the screenwriter also took shots at Cruise’s 5’7” frame.
‘The special effects in “Maverick” were so top-notch, I couldn’t even see the stack of phone books Tom Cruise sat on to reach the flight controls,’ he joked in regards to Cruise’s latest film Top Gun: Maverick.
The Golden Globe Award winner is known for performing most of his own movie stunts.
‘But every time he does one of these new stunts, it does feel like an ad for Scientology,’ Apatow joked.
‘I mean, is that in Dianetics? Because there’s nothing about jumping off a cliff in the Torah,’ he added.
Poking fun: The director, 55, mocked the actor, 60, over his height, his love of performing movie stunts, his Scientology beliefs, and co-parenting with Katie Holmes among other things; Cruise pictured 2022
Jealous? ‘Tom is not fine. Someone needs to explain to him something called CGI. You’re 60. Calm down,’ Apatow said of Cruise, who’s known for performing most of his own movie stunts; Pictured on set of Mission Impossible in 2017
Jabs: ‘The only thing he seems to be afraid of is co-parenting and antidepressants,’ Apatow joked. Cruise has previously expressed his opinion against psychiatric medication; Pictured with ex-wife Katie Holmes in 2007
Father of three: Tom is a father to three children, two of whom he adopted with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and one daughter with Holmes; Pictured with Holmes and daughter Suri in 2007
Cruise was not present for the show, however his Top Gun: Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer was in attendance.
Also present was Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, 48.
Kosinski appeared unamused at Apatow’s jokes as per Variety.
Cruise was not the only A-lister who Apatow poked fun of in his speech.
The director, who signed on as the event’s emcee in January, also joked about James Cameron and Austin Butler.
He eventually joked about the low-profile status of the event as a whole, which was not broadcast through any major outlets.
Apatow previously hosted the Director’s Guild Awards in 2018, 2020 and 2022.
Plenty to say: Cruise was not the only A-lister who Apatow poked fun of. He also joked about James Cameron and Austin Butler among other stars; Pictured at the event
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