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Judd Apatow Mocked Tom Cruise's Height At DGA Awards

Judd Apatow had a field day poking fun at Tom Cruise's height and his Scientology connection at the 75th DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards on Saturday. 

Judd Apatow Mocked Tom Cruise's Height At DGA Awards

Judd Apatow mocked Tom Cruise's height during his monologue at the 75th Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards on Saturday night (Feb 18).

Apatow, 55, who is 5cm taller than Cruise, 60, joked that the Mission: Impossible actor's famous stunts in his movies are just a ploy to distract viewers from his height.

He said: “The visual effects in [Top Gun:] Maverick were so top-notch I couldn’t even see the stack of phone books Tom Cruise sat on to reach the flight controls. That’s why he’s always jumping out of tall buildings because you can’t tell how short he is from a 100-story building. That’s why when he’s standing on a wing of an airplane he’s always alone, he doesn’t want anyone there next to him for scale.

"Tom is not fine, something is wrong right now. Someone needs to explain something to him called CGI — you don’t need to do the stunts, they look exactly the same when you do them on the green screen. You're 60, calm down."

The Knocked Up helmer also blasted Tom's close relationship with the Church of Scientology: "Every time he does one of these new stunts it does feel like an ad for Scientology, it really does. I mean, is that in Dianetics because there’s nothing about jumping off a cliff in the Torah?

"The only thing he seems to be afraid of is coparenting and antidepressants. Do you think if Tom Cruise took antidepressants he’d be like, ‘I’m not jumping off of a f****** motorcycle on a cliff? Why do I even work? I’m rich.'"

Apatow also took a swipe at Steven Spielberg, Austin Butler, James Cameron, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert aka The Daniels, the directing duo behind Everything Everywhere All at Once... and himself. 

“Do you know what it’s like to work hard, and then go see the Top 10 on Netflix, and you’re behind Is It Cake?’” he said of his Netflix comedy The Bubble.

“And then you watch Is It Cake?’ and you realise you like it better than your movie?”

Incidentally, The Daniels won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film. They are the third duo in DGA history to win the prize, after Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins (for 1961's West Side Story) and Jel and Ethan Coen (for 2007's No Country for Old Men). The DGA winner has won the Best Director Oscar 17 of the last 20 times. 

For the complete list of DGA Awards winners, click here

The 95th Academy Awards will be livestreamed on meWATCH and Channel 5 on Mar 13, 6.30am SGT (red carpet), and 8am (main show), with a same-day encore at 5.30pm (red carpet) and 10.30pm (main show).— BANG SHOWBIZ

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