Tom Cruise doesn`t care if his acting is "good", as long as he is fully immersed in the moment.
The 47-year-old has had an extremely long and successful career, starring in films including Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire and A Few Good Men. His acting skills have been both praised and criticised over the years, but Tom doesn`t care what people think about him.
When he is shooting a new movie he is solely focussed on being 100% in character, and not on what he looks like while he`s doing it.
"It`s having confidence that you`re not directing yourself, you`re not watching yourself. When I play a scene, I just get into character and go," he explained to Empire magazine.
"There`s stuff where I don`t know if it`s going to be good - I don`t care if it`s going to be good. I`m just like, here`s the moment and I`m gonna just play."
Tom says he learned his controversial acting method from Martin Scorsese, who he worked with at the beginning of his career on The Color of Money. Tom is extremely thankful to the veteran director, and credits him for making him into the actor he is today.
"Being a young actor and hanging out with Scorsese on set was so helpful," he said. "The thing is not watching yourself act: just create it. Working with Scorsese really helped me learn that."