In order to prepare for the role of Captain Nathan Algren in The Last Samurai , Tom Cruise endured months of strenuous physical training while at the same time trying to get inside his character. Cruise's character Algren is a decorated veteran of the Civil War who's lost his soul. Together the two men discover much about each other's culture and find that ultimately their lives are not so different as they appear on the surface. I've never seen an actor do as much research for a film. He had a library of information and was amazingly helpful. Ed and I have always challenged each other, that's the center of our creative relationship, but it's rare for us to be stimulated in a similar way by someone else.
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Subscriber Account active since. Former Church of Scientology member Sam Domingo said she knows how Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's adopted children, Connor and Isabella, were turned against their mother after their parents divorced in After the divorce, they were indoctrinated into Scientology and very much isolated. Read more: 20 celebrities who have been linked to Scientology. She says she was close with Cruise and his sisters, and as such, was able to witness firsthand the treatment of Connor and Isabella Cruise after their parents' divorce.