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Cruise must keep stress tests out of Germany



Tbdcruise062607 Germany is no fan of Tom Cruise, it seems, and especially when it involves Cruise playing a German officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler.

Reuters reports the nation has barred the makers of Valkyrie (named after the plot to assassinate the Nazi leader in 1944 with a briefcase bomb) from filming at military sites because Tommy, who is playing historical protagonist Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, is a Scientologist.

“In general, the Bundeswehr (German military) has a special interest in the serious and authentic portrayal of the events of July 20, 1944 and Stauffenberg’s person,” Defense Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer said.

Apparently being a Scientologist prevents you from acting authentically -- German officials have labeled Scientology a cult that masquerades as a religion to make money, and do not recognize the church.

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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