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.
Tom Cruise movies
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/27/2013|
The only movie he did I thought was good that wasn't an action movie was "Rain Man".
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So, I take it you have never heard of a little film called "Magnolia?"
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Rock of Ages
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Born on the fourth of July, he was nominated for an oscar but didn't win.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/24/2013|
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.
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I'm surprised anyone would pay to see this weird, $cieno-zombie anymore.
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Born on the 4th of July
All the Right Moves
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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.
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Eyes Wide Shut.
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R6, some of those movies were considered sure things back when Hollywood was still making movies for adults.
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Interview With The Vampire
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/26/2013|
His insanity is interpreted as intensity in action movies, elsewhere it comes off as creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/26/2013|
he was hilarious in Tropic Thunder. I know this is off topic, but he was very funny.
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That historical drama he did with Kidman, that wasn't action. He had a terrible Irish accent in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/26/2013|
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.
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R14 He was trying hard to be funny and it was cringe worthy!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/26/2013|
Vanilla Sky, Rain Man, Magnolia, Jerry Maguire, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/26/2013|
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.
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R18, I thought it was hilarious and so did the whole group I watched the film with. but, to each his own...
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/26/2013|
I agree with R18: he was straining. You could almost hear him saying "Tom Cruise IS funny" in the 3rd person.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/26/2013|
He reminds me of Travolta in that he never takes roles anymore that involve a romance.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||06/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||06/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||06/26/2013|
Obviously, the OP has been decisively proven an idiot who cannot even use Google.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/26/2013|
Yeah, R25, what could the actors' branch of the Academy possibly know about acting? Or the Screen Actors Guild for that matter...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/26/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 29||06/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||06/26/2013|
R20: Vanilla Sky.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/26/2013|
[quote] I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, but he should have won the Oscar for BOTFOJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/26/2013|
"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.
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Driving Miss Daisy
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Y'all are forgetting "Valkyrie"! A nuanced masterpiece!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/26/2013|
He's made many movies that are not action films, including The Color of Money. (btw I'm not a fan, just saying).
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/26/2013|
Thank you for saying so, Mr COB Miscavige at [R35]. We know that psychiatrists, not Nazis, caused the Holocaust.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/26/2013|
[quote] "Rock of Ages" was just last year, but died at the box-office,
Mercy killing. It was atrocious.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/26/2013|
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.
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