'You're a jerk' Tom Cruise calls prankster
who squirted him with water by Gulliver
An unamused Tom Cruise lashed out at a prankster who squirted
him with water from a fake microphone during an interview
at the War of the Worlds premiere in London.
Repeatedly calling the man a jerk the American
actor didnt appreciate being on the receiving end of
the prank by a freelance camera crew.
Cruise was doing an on-the-spot interview outside a movie
theater in Leicester Square when he was sprayed in the face
with water from a dud microphone.
Initially the Top Gun and Mission Impossible star appeared
to laugh off the incident, then he became visibly angry. Why
would you do that? he demanded of the prankster.
The man gave a barely audible excuse and Cruise persisted:
Do you like thinking less of people, is that it.
As the man attempted to walk away Cruise reached across the
metal barrier, held the pranksters arm and told him:
Dont run away. Thats incredibly rude. Im
here giving you an interview and you do that its
An angry Cruise said to him: Im here giving you
an interview and answering your questions and you do something
really nasty. Youre a jerk.
As Cruise mopped the water off his face, police were on hand
to arrest four men who were part of a freelance camera crew.
The four were working on a new comedy show for British television
station Channel 4 in which celebrities are the targets of
Cruise continued to greet fans outside the movie theater after
His fiance actress Katie Holmes also attended the premiere,
but she escaped the wetting as she wasnt next to him
during the incident.
The star just recently popped the question to his new squeeze
at one of the worlds most romantic locations in one
of the worlds most romantic cities the Eiffel
Tower in Paris. Shes an extraordinary woman and
I love her so much, the twice-married Cruise said at
Previously married to Australian actress Nicole Kidman, the
two were Hollywoods most popular couple for years. They
shocked Hollywood when they split in February 2001 after nearly
10 years of marriage.