Peter Overton was on the receiving end of a pretty intense Tom Cruise stare (Picture: Nine/Youtube/60 Minutes Australia)
The clip was branded ‘terrifying’ by viewers after the actor stared down a 60 Minutes reporter named Peter Overton.
First taking place in 2005, the 17-year-old interview has been viewed over two million times online, with the numbers bumping up after the clip was reshared by a Twitter user.
You may be wondering what caused usually cool as a cucumber Cruise to lose his rag, well, it happened when the interviewer asked about Tom’s ex Nicole Kidman.
Initially, Tom laughed off questions about his ex-wife, when Peter asked if Nicole was the ‘love of his life.’
The movie star wasn’t sure how to answer the question, retorting: ‘What do you mean, Peter? How do you answer that question?’
However, as the interview continued to quiz Tom on his past relationship, Tom became increasingly more agitated.
He insisted that he still had a good relationship with Nicole, and wants her to be ‘happy’ and marry again, but things got awkward when he told Peter he was ‘overstepping the line.’
Tom stared at the interviewer with piercing eyes, who defended himself by saying: ‘I suppose they’re questions that people want to know.’
‘Peter. Peter. You want to know. Take responsibility for what you want to know,’ Tom interjected.
Tom and Nicole were married for 11 years and adopted two kids (Picture: Barry King/WireImage)
‘So, I’m just telling you right now, ok, just put your manners back in.’
Peter apologised if Tom thought he had overstepped the mark, but the tension was palpable, and social media users agree they would not want to be on the receiving end of one of Tom’s stares.
‘No one like him, terrifying guy,’ one person tweeted.
Another said: ‘Did anyone hear from Peter ever again or did he just melt into a puddle after this?’
Reporter Peter soon apologised for ‘overstepping’ (Picture: Nine/Youtube/60 Minutes Australia)
However, many people agree that Tom was right to ‘lay down the law’ and ‘set boundaries’ when personal questions were asked.
One person replied: ‘…okay? He was polite in not wanting to answer a personal question, set boundaries, and didn’t take it personally at the end. How is that weird in any way? I feel like everyone on here looks at everything he does through a skewed lens’.
Tom and Nicole fell in love after meeting on set for Days of Thunder in the 1990s, and they tied the knot the same year.
Tom has been married three times and shares three children (Picture: Getty)
They went on to adopt two children together before splitting after 11 years of marriage.
Now, the Big Little Lies actress is married to country musician Keith Urban and has been for 15 years.
As for Tom, he was married to Katie Holmes from 2006 until 2012 following his marriage to Nicole. The two share a biological daughter.
As for his career, Tom recently returned to the Top Gun franchise for Top Gun: Maverick, in which he reprised his role as Peter ‘Maverick’ Mitchell after 36 years.
While it may have been over three decades, fans can’t get enough as the film was announced as Tom’s biggest opening weekend ever.
Top Gun: Maverick is in cinemas now.
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