However, permission to shoot scenes on genuine army sites was denied last week by the country's Defense Ministry--allegedly because Scientology is viewed as a "moneymaking cult" instead of legitimate church by the German government.
Writing in British newspaper The Times he says, "It seems stretching it to make Cruise take the flak for his philosophy of choice while he seeks, with all sincerity and a huge amount of resources, to promote Germany's favorite son. Give the guy a break.
"Everybody knows Hollywood types are eccentric and daredevil weirdos, don't they? Where's the news in that?"
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