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Has anyone noticed that EVERY one of his movies is an action movie? I mean seriously. He doesn't do any art housey movie ever...not that I'm complaining of course.

by Anonymousreply 4006/27/2013

The only movie he did I thought was good that wasn't an action movie was "Rain Man".

by Anonymousreply 106/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 206/24/2013

So, I take it you have never heard of a little film called "Magnolia?"

by Anonymousreply 306/24/2013

Rock of Ages

by Anonymousreply 406/24/2013

Born on the fourth of July, he was nominated for an oscar but didn't win.

by Anonymousreply 506/24/2013

Actually, there was a time at the height of his career when he did try and take risks (albeit calculated ones). Born on the Fourth of July, Rainman, A Few Good Men, Magnolia, weren't shoo-ins for huge box office.

by Anonymousreply 606/24/2013

I'm surprised anyone would pay to see this weird, $cieno-zombie anymore.

by Anonymousreply 706/24/2013

Born on the 4th of July

All the Right Moves


by Anonymousreply 806/24/2013

He did Magnolia with PTA, but he just played his weird retarded self. His performance totally creeped me out, it was wacko TC in full display.

by Anonymousreply 906/24/2013

Eyes Wide Shut.

by Anonymousreply 1006/24/2013

R6, some of those movies were considered sure things back when Hollywood was still making movies for adults.

by Anonymousreply 1106/24/2013

Interview With The Vampire

by Anonymousreply 1206/26/2013

His insanity is interpreted as intensity in action movies, elsewhere it comes off as creepy.

by Anonymousreply 1306/26/2013

he was hilarious in Tropic Thunder. I know this is off topic, but he was very funny.

by Anonymousreply 1406/26/2013

Jerry McGuire

by Anonymousreply 1506/26/2013

That historical drama he did with Kidman, that wasn't action. He had a terrible Irish accent in it.

by Anonymousreply 1606/26/2013

Cruise did Lions for Lambs for Robert Redford in 2007, but nobody saw that. And Rock of Ages was no action movie, though it wasn't "artsy" either.

But yes he has done mostly action roles since 1999.

by Anonymousreply 1706/26/2013

R14 He was trying hard to be funny and it was cringe worthy!

by Anonymousreply 1806/26/2013

Vanilla Sky, Rain Man, Magnolia, Jerry Maguire, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1906/26/2013

The only two daring moves he made once he became "Tom Cruise, superstar" after Top Gun were Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut. Although Magnolia was arguably an Oscar grab so maybe it wasn't all that daring.

by Anonymousreply 2006/26/2013

R18, I thought it was hilarious and so did the whole group I watched the film with. but, to each his own...

by Anonymousreply 2106/26/2013

I agree with R18: he was straining. You could almost hear him saying "Tom Cruise IS funny" in the 3rd person.

by Anonymousreply 2206/26/2013

He reminds me of Travolta in that he never takes roles anymore that involve a romance.

by Anonymousreply 2306/26/2013

I kind of doubt Eyes Wide Shut was a stretch for him. That's like saying Desperately Seeking Susan was a stretch for Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2013

His "performances" in Magnolia and Born on 4th of July were embarrassing. You could see him "acting" and with good acting you shouldn't notice the "acting". You would think the people who vote for Academy Awards nominations would know better but I guess there are enough people in the Academy who are just as clueless about what represents a good performance as anybody else is.

by Anonymousreply 2506/26/2013

OP asks, "Has anyone noticed that EVERY one of his movies is an action movie?"


I dismissed him after his 2005 "I'm Crazy For Katie" act on [italic]The Oprah Winfrey Show[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 2606/26/2013

Obviously, the OP has been decisively proven an idiot who cannot even use Google.

by Anonymousreply 2706/26/2013

Yeah, R25, what could the actors' branch of the Academy possibly know about acting? Or the Screen Actors Guild for that matter...

by Anonymousreply 2806/26/2013

[quote] what could the actors' branch of the Academy possibly know about acting? Or the Screen Actors Guild for that matter...

David Spade and Adam Sandler are members of the Academy and SAG.

by Anonymousreply 2906/26/2013

I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, but he should have won the Oscar for BOTFOJ. Though, he was good in EWS and Magnolia. I actually prefer to see Tom in action films.

by Anonymousreply 3006/26/2013

R20: Vanilla Sky.

by Anonymousreply 3106/26/2013

[quote] I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, but he should have won the Oscar for BOTFOJ.


by Anonymousreply 3206/26/2013

"Rock of Ages" was just last year, but died at the box-office, IMHO because it was perceived as a "Tom Cruise film".

I think that nobody but the most thoughtless action fans will pay to see Tom in a film, that's why he has stopped doing anything else.

PS: I thought he was good in "Tropic Thunder". Not because he was funny, but because he let his real, sociopathic, egomaniacal, angry, petty self be seen. Of course, he had to wear someone else's face to do it.

by Anonymousreply 3306/26/2013

Driving Miss Daisy

by Anonymousreply 3406/26/2013

Y'all are forgetting "Valkyrie"! A nuanced masterpiece!

by Anonymousreply 3506/26/2013

He's made many movies that are not action films, including The Color of Money. (btw I'm not a fan, just saying).

by Anonymousreply 3606/26/2013

Thank you for saying so, Mr COB Miscavige at [R35]. We know that psychiatrists, not Nazis, caused the Holocaust.

by Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013

[quote] "Rock of Ages" was just last year, but died at the box-office,

Mercy killing. It was atrocious.

by Anonymousreply 3806/26/2013

I really don't think Rock of Ages was perceived as a Tom Cruise film. I think it bombed because the under 25 set that makes movies a hit or not don't care about a Broadway musical using 80s rock hits.

by Anonymousreply 3906/27/2013

Legend (1985)-fairy

by Anonymousreply 4006/27/2013
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