Tom Cruise on the Set of Valkyrie

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Tom Cruise currently stars in Lions for Lambs, a movie based on the Iraq war.

But the actor takes on an even more controversial topic in his next film, Valkyrie. It's based on the true story of the German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944. An eyepatch-wearing Cruise plays a Nazi German, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.

Here are a couple photos from the shoot:

Valkyrie Picture

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Valkyrie Quotes

[to Stauffenberg] When the S.S. catch you, they will pull you apart like warm bread.

Erich Fellgiebel

Henning von Tresckow: You scared me half to death.
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg: You'll be closer than that before we're finished.

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Maybe - and we emphasize maybe - Tom Cruise could have pulled off the role of Col. Claus von Stauffenberg during his prime movie career....

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