But Tom Cruise may have found some much needed release today on the set of his new movie Oblivion.
The 50-year-old star shot a large silver laser gun during the scene, which was filmed in the Mammoth Lakes area of California.
Releasing the tension: Tom Cruise aims an oversize gun on the set of Oblivion in Mammoth, California earlier today
At one point, the star was even seen laughing and smiling in a break from the action.
Earlier today, he was joined by his 17-year-old son Connor, who jetted in to support his famous father while he shot the film.
Relaxed smile: Tom has a laugh after filming the scene in the Mammoth area of California
Sky fall: The actor dropped his gun and pointed to an object in the sky at one point during filming the scene
Good spirits: Tom Cruise looked happy and relaxed as he wondered around the set in between shooting
Connor was with his father on location in Iceland when news broke of Katie Holmes' shock decision to end her marriage to the star on Jun 29.
The move is understood to have blindsided the Mission Impossible action hero and he went on to spend a sober 50th birthday with his son and daughter Isabella in Los Angeles on July 3.
Laying down arms: Cruise was captured in a rare pensive moment on set