Count Philipp von Boeselager, 89, told the German daily Bild that the uproar in Germany over the Hollywood star's links to the Church of Scientology in no way disqualifies him to play Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg.
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"I think it is good that Cruise is playing Stauffenberg," Count von Boeselager said in an interview. "He is a good actor. But he must not be allowed to advertise for Scientology with the movie."