Kidman & Cruise Ruined 'Eyes Wide Shut,' According to Kubrick
When the pair spoke shortly after Kubrick had completed work on "Eyes Wide Shut," Ermey recalls the legendary director expressing his disappointment with the movie.
He says, "Stanley called me about two weeks before he died, as a matter of fact. We had a long conversation about 'Eyes Wide Shut.' He told me it was a piece of s**t and that he was disgusted with it and that the critics were going to have him for lunch. He said Cruise and Kidman had their way with him - exactly the words he used.
"He was kind of a shy little timid guy. He wasn't real forceful. That's why he didn't appreciate working with big, high-powered actors. They would have their way with him, he would lose control, and his movie would turn to s**t."
Kubrick died in Hertfordshire, England, of natural causes in March 1999.
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