Judd Apatow honed in on Tom Cruise when he was onstage at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday evening (February 18).
The Bros producer made the 60-year-old Top Gun: Maverick actor the butt of multiple jokes during the ceremony, ripping into him over his height, age and involvement in Scientology.
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“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,” Judd joked at one point, according to Variety.
When the focus shifting to Tom‘s live-action stunt-work, Judd didn’t hold back.
“Tom is not fine. Someone needs to explain to him something called CGI. You’re 60. Calm down,” he said. “But every time he does one of these new stunts, it does feel like an ad for Scientology. I mean, is that in Dianetics? Because there’s nothing about jumping off a cliff in the Torah.”
Even family wasn’t off limits, with Judd listing “co-parenting and anti-depressants” as “the only thing he seems to be afraid of.
This isn’t the first time Tom was dissed at an awards show this year.
Speaking of Tom, do you know how he landed what was then a controversial casting in Interview with the Vampire?