The cynics arenít giving this new lifetime of Cruiseís, the one co-starring Katie Holmes, much of a chance. But Cruise, who was divorced from Mimi Rogers in 1990 and Nicole Kidman in 2001, and ended a long relationship with Penelope Cruz a year and a half ago, says he wouldnít mind getting married again. "Iíd like to have more kids," he says, referring to Isabella, 12, and Connor, 10. "But Iím not rushing into it. I like long-term relationships. Sex is great when youíre in a relationship with someone. I just donít find it to be that interesting outside of that. Itís a little disconcerting."

Does he ever have that all-too-human reaction of getting jealous seeing his old flames photographed with someone new? "I donít. I donít!" Cruise says, laughing. "No, I donít. But the relationship is in a different place. They can talk to me about boyfriends. I donít make decisions lightly. When Iím with people, I really donít stop caring about them. I really just want them to be happy."

He canít help himself.

TOM BY DEFINITION
FATHER: "Emotionally, he [had] a tough time. He was trying to help. He was just incapable of doing it. Some people hurt when they help."

MOTHER: "If I got lost, separated from her, Iíd close my eyes and wait for her to laugh. I would go to that laugh. Where is she, where is she?"

SELF-RELIANCE: "I donít discuss things with anybody else. When I do something, I sit back and I think it out very carefully, and then I do it."

LIFE: "This world, itís rough-and-tumble. Itís wild and ragged. And the point is, are you confronting life? Are you in present time?"

SUCCESS: "People want to know—how did I do what Iíve done? If Iíve done something and itís helped me Iíll say, ĎLook, Iíve gone this way.í"

HEALTH: "Any drug you put in your system is a poison. Itís not a matter of morality. Itís a matter of scientific fact."

SALVATION: "Iíve always looked at things in terms of, Is this helping people, or is it not helping people? Is this helping the world?"

SEX: "Sex is great when youíre in a relationship with someone. I just donít find it to be that interesting outside of that. Itís a little disconcerting."

WORK: "I always knew I could work, I can get a job. Some people think talking on the phone or reading is working. I donít consider that work."

ART: "How Hollywood works, thereís profit in keeping an artist not knowing. Itís oppression. Itís suppression. Itís keeping them ignorant."

MIND: "When you really study psychiatry, itís a pseudo-science. Itís not based on facts. You can interpret behavior a million different ways."

DEATH: "I believe in reincarnation, absolutely. I believe that man is not his body. Heís a spiritual being. And he lives many lifetimes."