Bacall Berates Cruise
by Charlie Amter
Aug 1, 2005, 4:50 PM PT
Add another name to the list of those unimpressed by Tom Cruise.
Now it's Lauren Bacall who's taking a shot at the couch-hopping, Katie Holmes-proposing superstar, telling Time magazine that his recent off-screen behavior is "vulgar" and then some.
"His whole behavior is so shocking," the 81-year-old Hollywood legend says in the Aug. 8 issue. "It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness."
The cantankerous Key Largo star, who was famous for her marriage to Humphrey Bogart and their movie collaborations, didn't stop there. She also took aim at the War of the Worlds star's thespian skills: "When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise."