8th May 2011, 12:44 PM
Hollywood and Scientology
in French with English subtitles
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Text of the English subtitles
Hollywood and Scientology
Tellement People Investigation
Apr. 28, 2011
00:00.66-00:03.72 John Travolta, Tom Cruise and, more recently, Will Smith
00:03.73-00:06.52 major Hollywood stars who openly display their allegiance
00:06.53-00:08.76 to the most secretive and dangerous cult in the world:
00:09.81-00:12.52 Scientology is an applied religious philosophy.
00:12.91-00:17.59 When people think of Scientology, they think of celebrities.
00:17.69-00:20.41 Scientology's goal: to recruit celebrities
00:20.42-00:23.82 to shape their way of thinking and to promote the church on the world stage.
00:23.83-00:25.84 It does send a very specific message,
00:25.85-00:30.28 that if you want to be famous and rich, Scientology is a really good way to go.
00:30.72-00:34.29 Are the stars victims or are they complicit with this organization?
00:35.04-00:38.67 Celebrities aren't going to see the dark side of Scientology.
00:38.77-00:40.89 You will discover the Celebrity Centre,
00:40.90-00:43.93 five-star club and privileged refuge of star Scientologists.
00:43.94-00:47.82 Two of the center's former directors, Nancy Many and Amy Scobee,
00:47.83-00:51.15 exclusively reveal the secrets surrounding Scientology and celebrities.
00:51.16-00:53.72 I was supposed to hire Scientologists
00:53.73-00:57.32 so that everyone around him was a Scientologist.
00:57.33-01:01.05 He was about to be encircled into a legal morass.
01:01.64-01:04.49 How did this sect founded by a science fiction writer
01:04.50-01:06.88 succeed in enlisting celebrities?
01:06.98-01:10.47 What role did John Travolta play in Scientology's influence?
01:10.57-01:13.23 How did Tom Cruise become the church's Number 2?
01:13.46-01:17.04 An investigation into this church which is as fascinating as it is disturbing.
01:19.09-01:21.14 Los Angeles, Hollywood,
01:21.15-01:22.95 where celebrity is worshiped,
01:23.05-01:24.32 where beauty is worshiped,
01:24.33-01:27.06 but also cradle of the most secretive cult in the world:
01:30.02-01:32.03 Scientology is considered a cult in France,
01:32.04-01:34.05 but this church is very powerful in the United States
01:34.06-01:36.98 and it has over 6 million members in 160 countries.
01:36.99-01:41.29 Its religious philosophy is to help its followers develop their personality.
01:41.30-01:45.52 Its peculiarity is that it rakes in millions from the training it dispenses.
01:45.53-01:49.36 Amy Scobee escaped from the cult in 2001 after belonging to it for 10 years
01:49.37-01:50.98 Here is how she describes it today.
01:50.99-01:53.64 Scientology to me is a dangerous cult
01:53.65-01:56.50 and it's something that controls your life.
01:56.51-01:59.54 It controls your mind. It controls your information.
01:59.55-02:01.39 It controls your emotions.
02:10.15-02:12.69 From the outset of the church's creation in 1952,
02:12.70-02:15.71 its founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard,
02:15.72-02:19.62 quickly understood that celebrities are powerful recruitment tools.
02:19.89-02:21.30 The idea is simple.
02:21.34-02:23.44 To attract new followers all around the world,
02:23.45-02:25.81 Scientology needs prestigious people — trophies.
02:25.82-02:28.40 Three years later, he launched Project Celebrity,
02:28.41-02:31.18 with the ambition to enlist the VIPs of that era.
02:33.60-02:38.23 When people think of Scientology, they think of celebrities.
02:38.43-02:40.36 L. Ron Hubbard said that,
02:40.37-02:45.36 if we create celebrities to be walking success stories to Scientology,
02:45.37-02:48.24 we will be able to expand the religion around the world.
02:48.34-02:51.84 In the 50s, shortly after the creation of Dianetics,
02:51.85-02:58.33 he created a list of celebrities that he wanted brought into Scientology.
02:58.45-02:59.50 Jack Benny
02:59.53-03:01.10 Groucho Marx
03:01.11-03:02.71 Walt Disney
03:02.72-03:06.68 These were the people that he wanted
03:06.69-03:12.78 for reasons to do with the publicity that would bring to Scientology.
03:12.88-03:16.62 An appetite for recruitment and a desire for recognition worldwide
03:16.63-03:18.25 that have led to some successes.
03:18.26-03:20.06 It took a little less than 30 years
03:20.07-03:22.83 for Scientology to acquire a high profile in Hollywood.
03:23.03-03:26.00 Among its disciples: Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley,
03:26.10-03:27.34 Juliette Lewis,
03:27.35-03:28.35 Mimi Rogers,
03:28.36-03:29.54 Jerry Seinfeld,
03:29.55-03:30.58 Jenna Elfman,
03:30.59-03:32.02 Giovanni Ribisi.
03:32.03-03:35.58 But the most influential stars today are John Travolta, Tom Cruise
03:35.59-03:37.32 and, more recently, Will Smith,
03:37.33-03:39.34 even though he still denies his affiliation.
03:39.44-03:41.86 For a true believer like Tom Cruise or John Travolta,
03:41.87-03:45.64 they talk about how they owe their career to Scientology.
03:45.65-03:50.39 Now, whatever that means, it does send a very specific message:
03:50.40-03:55.69 that, if you want to be famous and rich and successful in Hollywood,
03:55.70-03:57.70 Scientology is a really good way to go.
03:58.22-04:00.71 To keep its stars close and to control them,
04:00.72-04:03.39 Scientologists created the Celebrity Centre,
04:03.40-04:06.26 an exclusive and luxurious club in the very heart of Hollywood,
04:06.45-04:09.32 a privileged meeting place and refuge for celebrities.
04:09.40-04:13.24 That is the hub of where celebrities find out about Scientology
04:13.25-04:20.62 and bring other celebrities and friends
04:20.68-04:23.25 to find out about Scientology and disseminate it to them.
04:23.31-04:26.02 This is an entirely different experience
04:26.03-04:31.08 from the rest of Scientology's "orgs" around the planet,
04:31.09-04:33.08 which would be more like offices.
04:33.09-04:35.44 This is a manor.
04:35.45-04:38.76 There's a five-star restaurant,
04:38.86-04:43.17 It's a world that they're used to being in.
04:43.88-04:46.87 How can the biggest stars conceal the obscure practices
04:46.88-04:49.70 of what is considered a cult in the rest of the world?
04:49.75-04:53.08 David Miscavige, Scientology's enigmatic leader
04:53.09-04:54.54 and Tom Cruise's best friend,
04:54.55-04:56.09 appears to have found the right packaging.
04:56.19-04:59.21 For the people in Scientology who are harmed,
04:59.22-05:01.22 it's pretty bad
05:01.23-05:04.55 and it can ruin lives, drain bank accounts,
05:04.56-05:09.25 destroy marriages and relationships.
05:09.79-05:13.84 Celebrities aren't going to see the dark side of Scientology.
05:13.85-05:17.91 They're not going to have to face the problems that somebody else has,
05:17.92-05:21.87 or a Sea Org member who signed a billion year contract.
05:21.88-05:24.88 They're going to have a completely different experience.
05:24.89-05:28.28 They're going to be sheltered
05:28.29-05:32.34 and Scientology will circle them and become their entire world.
05:33.12-05:35.10 The first major Hollywood star
05:35.11-05:38.40 to publicly assume his status as a Scientologist was John Travolta.
05:39.19-05:46.99 And the first big celebrity that they managed to get in was John Travolta.
05:47.30-05:49.96 And that was a huge coup.
05:49.97-05:52.16 He has been a convert since the late 1970s
05:52.17-05:55.08 and his affiliation is said to have allowed his career to take flight.
05:55.27-05:58.85 There's a lot of tools in Scientology that have benefited him.
05:58.86-06:03.54 in his career and in his life and have made him happier.
06:04.20-06:06.21 But this is only the official version.
06:06.22-06:08.75 He may have had major problems with the law
06:08.76-06:12.73 for which the Scientology church used its influence to spare him from prison.
06:12.74-06:16.90 Nancy Many, director of the Celebrity Centre in the 1970s and 80s,
06:16.91-06:18.90 knows all of the church's secrets.
06:18.94-06:21.04 He was in trouble with the law.
06:21.05-06:24.57 He was about to be encircled into a legal morass.
06:24.58-06:28.49 And they used their lawyers and their private investigators
06:28.50-06:30.39 to get him out of it.
06:30.90-06:33.81 But I don't want this public.
06:33.92-06:35.67 Can you shut the camera for a second?
06:35.94-06:38.97 The subject is taboo and perfect for exploitation.
06:39.17-06:41.84 In the early 1980s, John Travolta became
06:41.85-06:44.44 the celebrity spokesman for Scientology.
06:44.45-06:46.00 John Travolta was number one.
06:46.01-06:50.99 He was the number one celebrity in Scientology for years and years.
06:51.00-06:53.28 He was in Scientology for so many years
06:53.29-06:56.62 and he's certainly successful, obviously, as an actor.
06:56.63-07:01.10 Personally, I'm not sure exactly what John Travolta obtained from Scientology,
07:01.11-07:03.91 but I'm certain he's getting something.
07:03.92-07:08.14 And for Scientology, what they're getting from John Travolta,
07:08.15-07:09.90 is legitimacy.
07:09.91-07:11.39 Being a convinced follower,
07:11.42-07:15.16 John Travolta did not hesitate to spend 5 million dollars
07:15.17-07:18.01 to participate in the production of "Battlefield Earth",
07:18.02-07:21.90 a propaganda blockbuster based on a novel by Scientology's guru.
07:21.91-07:25.72 "Battlefield Earth" is a book written by L. Ron Hubbard.
07:25.73-07:28.19 which John Travolta always wanted to adapt.
07:28.20-07:32.07 It was extremely important because it would be a lot of promotion
07:32.17-07:35.31 for L. Ron Hubbard and for Scientology
07:35.32-07:38.22 and because John Travolta's starring in it, obviously.
07:43.62-07:46.24 This was not just a movie for John Travolta.
07:46.38-07:47.75 This was a mission.
07:47.74-07:54.40 The payoff was to spread L. Ron Hubbard's name in society.
07:54.41-08:00.31 David Miscavige not only had a huge hand in the casting of the film,
08:00.32-08:04.14 but he also had to approve the script that they used,
08:04.16-08:07.36 and they even fed back the dailies
08:07.37-08:11.77 to the compound for David Miscavige to approve,
08:11.78-08:14.03 every night, while filming.
08:14.04-08:17.12 And Miscavige was sending back notes
08:17.13-08:22.89 about performances, about sets, costumes.
08:22.90-08:27.03 So David Miscavige was essentially micromanaging this movie
08:27.04-08:28.51 for Scientology.
08:28.52-08:31.15 At the same time, Scientology was saying,
08:31.16-08:33.08 "This has nothing to do with us."
08:39.25-08:41.03 When that movie was done,
08:41.04-08:45.60 it was a responsibility of organizations and all Scientologists
08:45.61-08:47.49 to help make it a blockbuster.
08:47.50-08:52.04 So we were made to go watch the movie 3 times in a row.
08:52.47-08:55.46 And it's hard to sit through the first time,
08:55.47-08:58.48 but to sit through it 3 times in a row was just painful.
09:03.05-09:04.87 The movie's monumental failure
09:04.88-09:07.04 tarnished his image as a Scientology celebrity
09:07.05-09:10.15 and already foreshadowed the decline of his influence on the public.
09:10.14-09:14.49 It was one of the biggest disasters in movie history.
09:14.59-09:17.27 It was supposed to be made 2 movies in 2 parts.
09:17.28-09:21.01 The first one was so laughable and bombed so bad,
09:21.02-09:23.52 and it was supposed to be *the* Scientology movie.
09:23.53-09:27.79 So that kind of tarnished his successes in Scientology,
09:27.80-09:29.73 not for him, but for the public,
09:29.74-09:31.78 because he was so public about it.
09:32.20-09:35.82 This was going to be *the* big PR push for Scientology.
09:35.93-09:37.94 They had a lot riding on this.
09:37.95-09:42.76 This was going to bring L. Ron Hubbard to millions of new people,
09:42.77-09:44.46 and once they saw the movie,
09:44.47-09:48.67 they would be flocking into Scientology churches and becoming members,
09:48.68-09:50.75 but that's not the way it turned out.
09:50.95-09:53.17 The consequences of this marketing operation
09:53.18-09:55.41 and the death of his son Jett in 2009
09:55.42-09:58.23 were rumored to have led John Travolta to question his faith.
09:58.24-10:00.36 But the church, which possesses all of his secrets,
10:00.37-10:02.66 thanks to the video recordings of his confessions,
10:02.67-10:04.45 could quickly make him change his mind.
10:04.46-10:07.76 Scientology considers that it has enormous influence
10:07.77-10:10.54 because they have information they can use as leverage
10:10.55-10:12.48 to prevent you from speaking out.
10:12.49-10:13.94 At the Celebrity Centre,
10:13.95-10:15.91 even though they're in lavish surroundings
10:15.92-10:18.59 and they're getting the best possible service,
10:18.69-10:23.87 they have to take the same Scientology courses and Scientology auditing
10:23.88-10:25.99 that other Scientologists take.
10:26.00-10:32.94 And part of that process is confessing their innermost, darkest secrets.
10:32.95-10:39.14 So these secrets are being written on paper and recorded on video,
10:39.24-10:42.29 and if you do something wrong,
10:42.39-10:45.61 these things can be pulled up and used against you.
10:45.91-10:48.44 This leverage could cost the actor dearly.
10:48.54-10:50.72 Given the rumors about his homosexuality,
10:50.73-10:52.17 John Travolta's private life
10:52.18-10:54.23 will probably continue to fill many tabloid pages.
10:54.45-10:56.45 Even more famous and influential,
10:56.46-10:58.89 Tom Cruise came forward in the early 2000s.
10:58.90-11:01.11 Recognized around the world as an emblem of the movement,
11:01.12-11:04.43 the biggest Hollywood star became Scientology's major asset,
11:04.44-11:08.27 the one who enabled the church to see its membership numbers shoot upward.
11:08.67-11:11.26 For many, many years, it was John Travolta.
11:11.27-11:16.25 He was out there being interviewed, talking highly about Scientology
11:16.26-11:19.74 going around the world to discuss Scientology and promote it.
11:20.22-11:23.55 Tom Cruise stayed away throughout that time.
11:23.83-11:25.70 And then, at a certain point,
11:25.88-11:29.60 he just decided: "I'm going to start to speak up."
11:29.70-11:35.20 It was the biggest, sort of, unkept secret,
11:35.21-11:37.68 but it was never out in the press.
11:37.69-11:39.31 It was never —
11:39.32-11:43.73 I'm sure private investigators made sure
11:43.74-11:45.65 that the press never got wind of him.
11:45.76-11:48.35 David Miscavige is the leader of Scientology.
11:48.45-11:51.73 He's the guy running the place,
11:51.83-11:57.90 but Tom Cruise is the most important Scientologist on the planet
11:57.91-12:01.72 because he is the public face of Scientology.
12:01.73-12:04.29 He was introduced to the religion at the end of the 1980s
12:04.30-12:05.90 by his wife, Mimi Rogers,
12:05.91-12:08.22 to deal with his dyslexia.
12:08.23-12:11.17 And he quickly became a prey for David Miscavige.
12:11.18-12:13.90 The church's chairman allegedly used his power
12:13.91-12:15.59 to separate Tom from the actress,
12:15.60-12:18.57 whose ex-Scientologist father is considered a threat.
12:18.58-12:22.92 Tom Cruise was first introduced to Scientology through Mimi Rogers.
12:22.93-12:25.87 Mimi Rogers was an ardent Scientologist.
12:25.88-12:27.58 She was born a Scientologist.
12:27.59-12:31.26 And she brought him into her center,
12:31.27-12:36.12 an annex in the back of Celebrity Centre Los Angeles.
12:36.13-12:39.80 And when David Miscavige discovered that Tom Cruise was there,
12:39.81-12:43.18 receiving auditing through his wife, Mimi Rogers,
12:43.19-12:45.43 David Miscavige did not like this.
12:45.44-12:47.63 He wanted to take care of Tom Cruise personally.
12:48.16-12:50.68 Tom Cruise probably doesn't know,
12:50.78-12:53.88 but they did everything to end his marriage.
12:54.20-12:56.96 They did not want him to be married to Mimi Rogers
12:56.97-13:01.99 because they considered her father to be a suppressive person.
13:02.00-13:05.49 And when, in 1990, Tom Cruise left her for Nicole Kidman,
13:05.50-13:07.76 the entire church felt relieved.
13:07.77-13:09.92 When he fell in love with Nicole Kidman,
13:09.93-13:15.23 he said that he could not be happier at International Management,
13:15.24-13:18.33 because it meant Mimi Rogers was out of his life.
13:18.95-13:20.15 During their 10-year romance,
13:20.16-13:23.62 Tom Cruise avoided telling the public he belonged to the church.
13:23.63-13:26.68 He even stepped away from the church in 1999,
13:26.69-13:29.09 when he left for London to star in "Eyes Wide Shut",
13:29.10-13:30.53 directed by Stanley Kubrick.
13:30.54-13:34.91 Stanley Kubrick is well-known and was outspoken against Scientology,
13:34.92-13:36.67 as far as to my knowledge,
13:36.68-13:40.96 and they were with him for an entire year.
13:40.97-13:44.19 And they came back a bit distanced.
13:45.45-13:47.88 But the return to the United States was a different matter altogether.
13:47.98-13:50.37 They returned to America in the Fall,
13:50.38-13:53.48 in early December or late November,
13:53.49-13:55.79 whenever their anniversary was.
13:55.89-13:59.62 They had an incredible celebration of their marriage.
13:59.63-14:01.04 It was really —
14:01.05-14:03.02 The photographs are incredible,
14:03.03-14:05.97 I mean they looked like the happiest couple in the universe.
14:06.67-14:14.25 And within 3 weeks, Nicole received her divorce papers.
14:14.73-14:17.19 She did not see it coming.
14:17.31-14:19.13 She did not see it coming.
14:20.49-14:26.67 What I do know is that Nicole did not continue at all in Scientology
14:26.68-14:27.92 after that point.
14:27.93-14:31.06 And Tom became a much more ardent member
14:31.16-14:32.66 after that point.
14:33.37-14:35.53 Almost as soon as the divorce from Nicole became official,
14:35.54-14:38.15 Tom Cruise became absorbed by the Church of Scientology.
14:38.16-14:42.12 Until then, his religious affiliation had been confined to his private life.
14:42.13-14:46.97 Now the actor preferred to promote the church instead of his movies,
14:46.98-14:48.96 and he introduced his conquests and his friends
14:48.97-14:51.05 to the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard.
14:51.10-14:54.23 Scientology is an applied religious philosophy
14:54.24-14:57.37 and you, you know, you — we — we work with things that we have
14:57.38-14:59.08 tools that we have, you know.
14:59.09-15:01.88 If you're illiterate, we can teach you quickly how to read
15:01.89-15:03.30 and learn the rest of your life.
15:03.46-15:04.86 You know, there's things in terms of —
15:04.87-15:08.85 that society's — you know, ills that we help out in every day.
15:08.96-15:14.36 After they split, Tom Cruise fired his professional PR person
15:14.37-15:18.77 and he replaced her with a Scientologist.
15:18.78-15:23.48 And she ran his career into the ground for a couple of years.
15:23.49-15:25.72 That was one of the lowest points in his career.
15:25.73-15:27.49 He was kicked out of the Paramount lot.
15:27.50-15:31.46 He lost his contract for the next "Mission Impossible" film.
15:33.08-15:37.00 He really learned a lesson from that
15:37.01-15:40.65 and eventually, after a year or two,
15:40.66-15:44.36 he brought back professionals to run his life.
15:44.37-15:46.85 But in every other aspect of his life,
15:46.86-15:50.81 he has had Scientologists surrounding him.
15:51.01-15:58.37 At that time, I was put on a project to surround him with his household.
15:58.38-16:04.79 I was supposed to hire Scientologists,
16:04.80-16:08.21 so that everyone around him was a Scientologist.
16:08.51-16:11.74 Every bit of his life is now monitored.
16:12.69-16:16.07 Tom Cruise's dedication was such that David Miscavige wanted to reward him.
16:16.08-16:19.05 In 2004, he awarded Tom Cruise a medal
16:19.06-16:22.10 symbolizing his consecration to the highest ranks of Scientology.
16:22.11-16:24.75 Thus did Tom Cruise become the church's Number 2.
16:32.68-16:37.66 One year, David Miscavige decided that it's time to honor Tom Cruise
16:37.67-16:39.76 for all the wonderful work he's done.
16:39.77-16:42.70 And they gave him a medal,
16:42.71-16:46.69 a big shiny medal to drape around his neck.
16:46.94-16:54.79 And this was the culmination of their friendship.
16:55.24-17:00.37 I have never met a more competent, a more intelligent,
17:00.38-17:03.70 a more tolerant, a more compassionate being
17:03.71-17:08.96 outside of what I've experienced from LRH.
17:09.06-17:12.24 And I've met the leaders of leaders.
17:12.93-17:14.47 Okay. I've met them all.
17:14.48-17:17.19 So I say to you, sir, COB, we are lucky to have you
17:17.20-17:19.00 and thank you very much.
17:21.35-17:24.91 This was an award never before given.
17:24.92-17:27.78 This is the highest award ever.
17:27.79-17:33.13 And he gave it to Tom Cruise for his dissemination efforts for Scientology.
17:33.23-17:36.65 These are the times, now people. Okay?
17:36.66-17:39.80 These are the times we will all remember.
17:40.81-17:42.23 Were you there?
17:42.87-17:44.30 What did you do?
17:45.74-17:48.43 I think you know that I am there for you,
17:49.77-17:55.01 and I do care so very, very, very much.
17:55.34-17:56.94 But in this surrealistic setting,
17:56.95-17:59.87 the event of the evening was the screening of an interview
17:59.88-18:02.43 in which the star professes his beliefs.
18:02.44-18:04.19 When the video was posted on YouTube,
18:04.20-18:06.64 viewers discovered a Tom Cruise who was almost hypnotized
18:06.65-18:09.15 and light years away from his public persona.
18:09.16-18:15.21 So it's our responsibility to educate, to create the new reality.
18:15.22-18:17.43 You know, we have that responsibility.
18:17.44-18:21.82 And this is the way it should be done because we do it this way
18:21.83-18:23.40 and people are actually getting better.
18:23.44-18:27.12 David Miscavige edited this video together
18:27.13-18:28.99 and it was shown at that venue
18:29.00-18:32.73 to introduce "Tom Cruise, Scientologist".
18:32.83-18:35.12 I was still in Scientology when I saw that and
18:38.25-18:42.29 it wasn't hard for me to see through the acting that he does in there
18:42.30-18:44.08 and unreality.
18:45.20-18:47.84 And he's not genuine, but he's —
18:47.94-18:49.94 And he's a bit nuts!
18:50.24-18:54.14 They said: "So, like... have you met an SP?"
18:57.02-18:59.60 This message eventually got out to the public.
18:59.61-19:01.40 It got leaked to YouTube.
19:01.41-19:04.36 And suddenly the world woke up one morning
19:04.37-19:07.63 and saw "Tom Cruise, Scientologist".
19:07.73-19:09.38 And they laughed.
19:09.39-19:10.77 They were shocked.
19:10.80-19:15.37 They couldn't believe this is, you know, this —
19:15.38-19:18.47 the man they've been watching on the big silver screen for so many years
19:19.16-19:20.92 This is nuts!
19:21.02-19:23.74 Scientologists looked at that and they went:
19:23.75-19:27.54 "Yes! This is Scientology! This is wonderful!"
19:27.64-19:30.57 The outside world looked at it and went:
19:30.67-19:34.27 "Wow! This is bizarre!"
19:34.65-19:35.72 In the video,
19:35.73-19:38.48 Tom Cruise gives the impression that he is invested with a mission.
19:38.49-19:40.40 He says he is able to cure people
19:40.41-19:42.99 and knows what to do if he sees an automobile accident.
19:43.00-19:44.34 Being a Scientologist,
19:44.35-19:48.43 when you drive past an accident, it's not like anyone else.
19:48.44-19:51.58 As you drive past, you know you have to do something
19:51.57-19:54.92 because you know you're the only one that can really help.
19:55.72-19:57.66 You know, there are different levels that you get,
19:57.67-20:00.18 that you advance through Scientology.
20:00.19-20:04.77 He's at a level where he believes he can cure.
20:04.78-20:07.49 And I think that's part of his —
20:07.59-20:13.29 that super-confidence that would allow him to say something like:
20:13.39-20:15.45 "I know what to do in a car accident."
20:15.55-20:19.88 But I think that's part of what Scientology teaches you
20:19.89-20:22.06 when you get high enough.
20:22.07-20:25.22 You get this sense of almost superhuman ability.
20:25.85-20:27.34 Despite his new status,
20:27.35-20:30.35 Tom Cruise knew that the only way to return to front stage
20:30.36-20:31.79 was to find a new wife.
20:31.80-20:34.51 In 2005, young actresses were reportedly invited
20:34.52-20:38.26 to a fake casting organized by the Church of Scientology.
20:38.38-20:39.30 Among the chosen ones,
20:39.31-20:40.60 Jennifer Garner
20:40.61-20:41.73 and Jessica Alba
20:41.74-20:43.22 seem to have preferred to pass up the opportunity.
20:43.23-20:45.64 Scarlett Johansson turned on her heels and left
20:45.65-20:48.24 when she learned the auditions were taking place at the Celebrity Centre.
20:48.25-20:50.66 When Tom Cruise had no wife,
20:50.67-20:54.36 he became [consumed] with his involvement with Scientology.
20:54.46-20:57.70 And then it became his job; he really wanted a wife.
20:57.71-20:59.56 He really wanted a wife.
20:59.57-21:02.10 He was casting a movie,
21:02.11-21:06.10 so they set up certain actresses,
21:06.09-21:08.45 you know, he had seen their video,
21:08.61-21:10.57 that he liked,
21:10.58-21:14.51 and they had appointments in the Celebrity Centre
21:14.52-21:16.44 in a private room
21:16.45-21:20.71 and he was basically looking to make an agreement.
21:20.72-21:21.75 Katie Holmes,
21:21.76-21:23.30 who had always proclaimed loud and clear
21:23.31-21:25.49 that she was in love with the actor since her youngest years,
21:25.50-21:29.08 did not fail to seduce the jury, who finally gave her its blessing.
21:29.42-21:32.95 I'm sure she was gaga over Tom Cruise, genuinely,
21:32.96-21:36.10 but that's a loaded package.
21:38.70-21:40.97 It certainly —
21:41.30-21:44.49 The perception is it certainly benefited her in the public eye
21:44.59-21:49.68 that she's married to an extremely famous successful person.
21:49.78-21:54.42 I know people that knew Katie Holmes before she met Tom Cruise.
21:54.77-21:57.53 And she wanted fame.
21:57.56-22:00.83 Now she is receiving fame, but not like Nicole.
22:00.84-22:02.95 Not like Nicole.
22:03.55-22:06.36 An arranged encounter that is not rare in Hollywood.
22:06.47-22:07.89 But Tom Cruise overdid it.
22:07.99-22:10.28 In a talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey,
22:10.29-22:12.55 the actor went crazy and declared he was in love
22:12.56-22:14.53 before millions of television viewers.
22:14.54-22:17.44 His odd behavior chipped the model Scientologist image
22:17.45-22:19.51 he had cultivated for so many years.
22:24.68-22:26.61 That's how I feel about it!
22:35.64-22:37.60 Something's happened to you!
22:37.61-22:39.13 Something happened to you!
22:39.23-22:41.20 I'm in love!
22:41.92-22:46.89 I think the leaked video did hurt Tom Cruise though, in some way.
22:47.45-22:52.22 I think it did get him to — get a lot of people thinking:
22:52.23-22:53.95 "Well, the guy's nuts."
22:58.57-23:01.76 My feelings, when I saw Tom Cruise jumping on the couch,
23:01.77-23:03.47 with Oprah Winfrey,
23:03.69-23:08.25 and we all knew he was engaged to Katie Holmes at that time.
23:08.35-23:12.32 And Tom Cruise was on the Winfrey show,
23:12.42-23:17.51 And I knew at that point that Katie Holmes
23:17.52-23:22.26 was the first one to really get in Scientology.
23:22.70-23:24.40 A happy couple, in appearance.
23:24.41-23:25.65 By marrying Tom Cruise,
23:25.66-23:28.80 Katie Holmes plunged deeply into the Scientology bubble.
23:28.81-23:31.73 The actress, who is rumored to have received 1 million dollars
23:31.74-23:33.18 for the birth of their daughter Suri,
23:33.19-23:35.72 is now said to be under the total control of the church.
23:35.73-23:40.15 When Tom comes over, he brings the big bubble with him,
23:40.16-23:44.63 and Katies Holmes is well watched, is in the bubble.
23:44.82-23:47.44 He's very controlling and so is Scientology.
23:47.45-23:55.39 And she's now a victim of being pulled into this crazy religion.
23:55.65-23:58.24 She has, as far as I know,
23:58.25-24:01.91 not reconnected to the friends of her girlhood,
24:01.92-24:03.46 to the friends of her youth.
24:03.47-24:05.57 She has reconnected with her family.
24:06.52-24:09.61 Tom Cruise's mystical antics and the display of his private life
24:09.62-24:12.80 ended up alienating both the public and film producers.
24:12.81-24:14.87 Now that he is on the verge of another divorce,
24:14.88-24:18.76 could the world's most highly paid actor become a pariah in Hollywood?
24:19.25-24:24.29 People forget that Tom Cruise had a really long string of hits.
24:24.50-24:29.40 Really long, 10 or 12 hundred-million-dollar-grossing movies.
24:29.41-24:32.54 He's a Scientologist in bed too, and most people knew it.
24:32.64-24:36.66 Now it's 5 or 6 years since he married Katie Holmes
24:36.67-24:38.42 and jumped on Oprah's couch
24:38.43-24:41.20 and got in a fight with Matt Lauer on the air.
24:41.77-24:44.29 I don't know. That may have affected it a little bit,
24:44.30-24:46.45 but "Valkyrie" and "Night and Day"
24:46.46-24:49.67 both made, like, 2 to 3 hundred million dollars.
24:49.68-24:50.80 around the world.
24:50.81-24:54.89 It's hard to say that he's not still doing great.
24:55.07-24:57.34 Maybe it's not as big as in the heyday,
24:57.35-24:59.73 but I don't think that's connected to Scientology.
25:02.39-25:05.19 Tom Cruise's career is perhaps far from over,
25:05.29-25:08.01 but his problems with the law are only just beginning.
25:08.11-25:10.06 According to reports in U.S. newspapers,
25:10.07-25:12.43 the star is believed to be under investigation by the FBI
25:12.44-25:15.12 for exploiting disciples for personal purposes.
25:15.13-25:17.66 Communications have just been put out on the internet
25:17.67-25:20.25 into the internal workings of the Sea Organization,
25:20.26-25:22.84 which is Scientology management,
25:22.85-25:27.65 personally working on the airplane hangar for Tom Cruise
25:29.23-25:31.12 doing his motorcycles,
25:31.13-25:36.44 doing his staffing, installing his hifi system,
25:36.52-25:40.84 putting together a bus that he, you know, shoots on site,
25:40.85-25:42.98 you know, that he stays when he's shooting on site.
25:42.99-25:47.71 And all these things that are personal benefits that he's getting
25:47.72-25:50.42 from the labor of Sea Organization members.
25:51.03-25:54.75 For this work, the followers were supposedly paid 50 dollars a week,
25:54.85-25:56.58 a situation which is more than shocking
25:56.59-25:59.63 knowing that the star is worth more than 250 million.
25:59.83-26:02.02 The relation between Hollywood and Scientology
26:02.03-26:03.63 still has many bright days ahead of it.
26:03.64-26:06.71 But today, most celebrities no longer wish to be identified with Scientology
26:06.72-26:09.09 and try to hide their ties to the church.
26:09.39-26:11.58 Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett
26:11.59-26:15.09 created the New Village Leadership Academy in 2008,
26:15.10-26:17.17 a school where most of the teachings
26:17.18-26:19.11 are reportedly prescribed by Scientology.
26:19.12-26:21.76 Nevertheless, Will Smith continues to deny his involvement in Scientology.
26:21.77-26:24.00 He says he is not a Scientologist.
26:24.01-26:29.90 but it is really bizarre to read that Will Smith
26:29.91-26:35.45 gave half a million dollars to build a Scientology-based school
26:36.73-26:39.68 and the teachers are almost all Scientologists.
26:39.69-26:41.92 using L. Ron Hubbard materials.
26:41.93-26:46.00 And then Will Smith says: "No, it's not a Scientology school."
26:46.01-26:49.44 We're used to schools saying: "We're not Scientology."
26:49.61-26:51.06 Clearly they are.
26:51.36-26:53.72 Even worse for Tom Cruise and David Miscavige,
26:53.73-26:57.43 former disciples are beginning to speak out against Scientology's practices.
26:57.53-26:59.16 For example: Paul Haggis.
26:59.17-27:00.88 After 35 years in Scientology,
27:00.89-27:03.39 the screenwriter-director and winner of 2 Oscars
27:03.40-27:05.63 for "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash"
27:05.64-27:07.73 left the Church of Scientology amid much publicity.
27:07.74-27:11.43 We hear sometimes in the media about bad things that go on in Scientology.
27:11.44-27:15.61 Well, that never makes it to a celebrity plate.
27:15.62-27:19.62 Paul Haggis recently wrote a book on Scientology.
27:19.63-27:24.84 He wrote a resignation letter to the Church of Scientology
27:24.85-27:27.50 because he found out what was going on.
27:27.60-27:32.07 He took the blindfold off and started looking and asking questions.
27:32.27-27:34.40 He very outspokenly left,
27:34.41-27:39.14 with a very long letter to the management of Scientology.
27:40.11-27:44.28 He stated, basically, they were liars,
27:44.53-27:46.14 and he could not take it any more.
27:46.99-27:48.95 A principled stand and an example
27:48.96-27:53.44 that may incite other Hollywood stars to question their beliefs.
27:53.77-27:58.16 I think it would be good for more celebrities to stand up and say:
27:58.17-27:59.58 "You know what?"
27:59.79-28:06.40 "There's a dark side to Scientology and we should speak out about it."
28:06.41-28:07.95 "These things ..."
28:07.99-28:11.71 "These particular abuses in Scientology have to stop."
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