June 29, 2005

Tom Cruise says he believes in aliens

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Tom Cruise not onlybattles creatures from outer space in his latest film "War ofthe Worlds," he also believes aliens really exist, he told aGerman newspaper on Wednesday.

Asked in an interview with the tabloid daily Bild if hebelieved in aliens, Cruise said: "Yes, of course. Are youreally so arrogant as to believe we are alone in thisuniverse?"

"Millions of stars, and we're supposed to be the onlyliving creatures? No, there are many things out there, we justdon't know," Cruise, 42, said in the interview published inGerman.

Cruise's film "War of the Worlds" is based on Britishwriter H.G. Wells' 1898 story of the invasion of Earth byMartians.