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Tom Cruise did not make widely reported claim that acting is as tough as combat

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November 9th, 2013
10:18 PM ET

Tom Cruise did not make widely reported claim that acting is as tough as combat

By CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - The headlines have irritated and outraged veterans and service members and their families around the world.

"Tom Cruise: making movies is like serving in Afghanistan," said one of the headlines buzzing around social media and patriotic websites this weekend.

One problem: that's not quite what he said.
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