'Rubicon' Co-Star Defends Tom Cruise
However, efforts to shoot the movie on military sites were thwarted in July by Germany's Defence Ministry, allegedly because Cruise's Scientology beliefs are viewed as a "money-making cult" instead of a legitimate church by the German government.
But Nighy - who has already defended the film as a "heroic tale that deserves to be told - is now urging greater tolerance for Cruise's views.
He says, "It doesn't make sense. I can't see the point of persecuting an individual for what they believe. Whatever they believe."
-Tom Cruise Pictures
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