Letters: Jul. 15, 2002

What Makes Tom Tick?

I was glad to see Tom Cruise, the most respected person in show biz, on the cover of TIME [SHOW BUSINESS, June 24]. In general, Hollywood actors contribute little to society other than mere amusement. Cruise, however, is different. He isn't simply another mindless entertainer. He is a role model who overcame his childhood problems by being confident and motivated. DANIEL LIAO Calgary

As I got to the end of your article, I could not help sharing writer Jess Cagle's sense that the actor never really opens up. Cruise lets the audience in just a little, but...

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