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So now we're seeing a very interesting side of Tom Cruise.

He sat for adepositionin his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed in a story that Cruise had abandoned his daughter Suri.

In and of itself, the deposition is fascinating reading for the glimpses you get into the life of one of the richest and most successful and best known men on this planet.

And while you and I may think we work hard, we've got nothing on Cruise, who compares his shoots to serving in Afghanistan.

"That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal," he said, perTMZ.

Cruise is a very nice guy, and a total professional.

But having grown up on a military base, this reporter can assure him that getting paid millions to emote on camera is not remotely comparable to anything that soldiers go through.