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Lauren Bacall: ‘Tom Cruise is a maniac’

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall isn't exactly fond of actor Tom Cruise. In an Elle magazine interview, Bacall called the "Top Gun" star "a maniac."
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Lauren Bacall is many things — an award-winning actress, a political activist and one of Hollywood’s most legendary leading ladies. But one thing she is not is quiet.

In an Elle magazine article celebrating Nicole Kidman, the screen siren lashed out at Kidman’s ex-husband, Tom Cruise.

Bacall told Elle that Kidman was “unhappy” during the filming of 2003’s “Dogville,” after splitting with Cruise.

“Tom had taken off for Penelope Cruz or some g***mn thing — one of his more ridiculous moves,” Bacall told the magazine.

But she didn’t stop there.

“Tom Cruise is a maniac. I can’t understand the way he conducts his life,” Bacall added.

Kidman, herself, also weighed in on life after Cruise in the article, telling Elle that following her split with the “Top Gun” star, she was surprised to find love with singer Keith Urban.

“I didn’t foresee it, that you can meet somebody who you have a deep and more profound love with,” she said. “I don’t mean to take away anything with Tom, but I would hope that he has the same thing.”

In fact, Kidman said she believes her ex has a deeper love with his new partner as well, actress Katie Holmes.

“I know he has the same thing with Katie,” Kidman said. “You move into a stage where you’re able to be a more fuller person in your relationship.”