In October 2009, Cruise was a "surprise" guest when Matt Lauer was roasted at the friar's Club.
He wore the hooded brown habit and sandals of a Franciscan Capuchin friar.
But that kid from Podunk, now unloading freight at the big-box store, is a universe away from Oxford and a Capuchin friar buddy.
late 13c., from Old French frere "brother, friar" (9c.), originally the mendicant orders (Franciscans, Augustines, Dominicans, Carmelites), who reached England early 13c., from Latin frater "brother" (see brother).