Since his personal life is the picture of perfection these days, it only makes sense for Tom Cruise to seek cinematic romantic bliss.

“I’d like to find a love story,” Tom tells Entertainment Tonight in an interview to air on Nov. 1.

If he finds it, the United Artists co-owner may pull double duty and get behind the camera for it as well. “I’ve always wanted to [direct]. I’ve been offered things to direct, but have to find the right piece.”

As for his family, things couldn’t get better. Tom, 45, and Katie Holmes are coming up on their first wedding anniversary, on Nov. 18, and still can’t stop gushing about his 28-year-old wife.

“I feel lucky. I have a lot of respect for her as an artist, as a woman,” he says. “She’s a very strong, gracious woman. She’s very funny, a great comedian.”

Since Katie resumed her acting career, the couple has had to juggle their schedules and time with Suri, 18 months. So how do they do it?

“You make it work,” Tom says. “We’ve gotten pretty good at organizing everything. I don’t sleep much anyway.”

For more on Tom, check out Entertainment Tonight on Nov. 1 and pick up the new issue of OK!, on newsstands Thursday!

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