11/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lauren Bacall: Tom Cruise Is A "Maniac"

Lauren Bacall slams Tom Cruise in the new issue of Elle. In a profile of Nicole Kidman, which was excerpted earlier this week, the legendary actress calls Cruise a maniac:

Seeing Cruise move on was tough, however: Her pal Lauren Bacall says that Kidman was "unhappy" on the set of 2003's Dogville. "Tom had taken off for Penelope Cruz or some goddamn thing -- one of his more ridiculous moves," Bacall says. Taking a slight jab at the actor, she tells Elle, "Tom Cruise is a maniac. I can't understand the way he conducts his life."

In 2005, she told Time his "whole behavior is so shocking . . . inappropriate and vulgar."