A new book by biographer Andrew Morton (the same one who said Cruise is second in command in the church of scientology) says that after Tom Cruise dated Sofia Vergara and before he dated Katie Holmes, the person he really wanted to date was Jennifer Garner. Us.com says:
Morton writes that Cruise left messages on the Alias star's voice mail in 2004 asking "if she knew what freedom was," but his advances were rebuffed.The book also claims Holmes signed a contract to commit to Scientology and that her father brokered a high-paying pre-nup.
There's actually an old story that, before he met Katie, Tom made a list of names of girls that would be good for his career. The list was Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth and Katie Holmes. Some say Jessica Alba was on the list as well. Scarlett was actually cast in "Mission: Impossible III" but dropped out when it became clear Cruise was trying to convert/F her. He even brought her to the Scientology center in Los Angeles where he spoke to her for two hours about the cult, the revealed a secret room where a table full of high ranking scientologists had been waiting to have dinner with them. That was when Scarlett took off. Then Tom took out a crystal ball and shouted, "After her you fools, she's getting away!" Then he watched the chase in a big leather chair in front of a wall of monitors and tapped his fingers together. "Oh yes", sources claim he said. "My kitten she likes the pain."