Tom Cruise refused to meet Hitler's former bodyguard during making of Valkyrie

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Rochus Misch, 91, who still lives in Berlin was at Hitler's side from 1940 to 1945 and was with the Fuhrer in his bunker in the last days of his life.

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie interviewed him as part of research for the film Valkyrie.

But Cruise told the Los Angeles Times: "I didn't want to meet him. Evil is still evil, I don't care how old you are."

In the film Cruise plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who led a failed plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

At the time of the plot Misch was an Oberscharfuhrer in the SS and worked as a bodyguard, courier and telephone operator for Hitler.

He travelled with Hitler from bunker to bunker during the Second World War.

On January 16, 1945, following the German defeat in the Battle of the Bulge he moved with Hitler into the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin, where he handled all direct communications with the outside world.

He saw Hitler's body after his suicide and then fled the bunker before being captured by the Red Army...

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