Lauren Bacall Slams Tom Cruise

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 article to celebrate Nicole Kidman, who Elle magazine named one of the most “rousing females in Hollywood,” the screen siren lashed out at Kidman’s ex, Tom Cruise.

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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.

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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 someone else, namely Keith Urban.

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“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.

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