Spielberg approached Cruise following his couch-jumping incident, like Oprah.  

Before starring in blockbuster movies, Tom Cruise garnered attention for other reasons.  

During an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the actor's behavior sparked a lot of discussion.  

Steven Spielberg, Cruise's close friend at the time, though, shared a similar private encounter with the celebrity.  

When talking to Oprah Winfrey about his ex-wife Katie Holmes, Cruise was very passionate.  

When the topic of Cruise's love life came up during their discussion, Cruise is infamous for jumping onto Oprah's couch and declaring his love for Holmes.  

Back in 2005, the incident generated a great deal of debate.  

However, Spielberg stood by the performer while they were co-working on War of the Worlds.  

Nevertheless, he acknowledged that he was a little frustrated with the overall circumstance.Not at Tom, but rather at the media for escalating a really minor incident.  

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