Terrence Howard Tom Cruise Is Right War & Movies Are Hell

11/12/2013 1:11 PM PST

Terrence Howard says Tom Cruise was dead-on -- making movies IS like fighting in combat.

Pretty amazing .... while Tom Cruise's people waged their own war to torpedo stories that Tom compared acting to fighting in Afghanistan ... Terrence embraced the analogy.

We broke the story about Tom's deposition transcript, in which he does compare the two.  As we reported, we have now seen Tom's deposition video -- at first he buys into the analogy in a macho sort of way, but then squarely dismisses it after seeing that the opposing lawyer had set a trap.

So check out why Terrence thinks Acting and Afghanistan have more in common than the A.