well, yesterday, he wrote a long op-ed piece in a german paper arguing why it’s okay for tom cruise to play a one-armed, one-eyed german solider in bryan singer’s world war 2 film, valkyrie. von donnersmarck essentially believes that germany has an image problem. well, like, yah. and that tom cruise playing the one positive character in the darkest periods of the country’s history is a good thing. somehow i don’t think superstar tom cruise could rehabilitate germany’s image. but while he’s filming in berlin, i hope he finds a nice spot for his <a href=”http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/02/features/cruise.php”>scientology tent</a> and his e-machine.