Tom Cruise appreciation thread

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  1. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Also, Collateral, Magnolia, Vanilla Sky, Jerry Maguire, Rainman, even Last Samurai was fun as hell.

    Also, he was on Scholastic's The Magic School Bus :up:
     
  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    He does make good movies...whether or not he is crazy. Mel Gibson is crazy, no one picks on him.
     
  3. Immortalfire Make it so.

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    *laugh*
     
  4. Alpha and Omega Registered

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    Michael Mann's direction in collateral was refreshing.
    Rainman is a classic, and the Last Samurai was great. . .

    even though Cruise rode into battle w/ Watannabe, was shot an equal amount of times, fell to the ground in defeat, yet somehow survived to relay the dying Samurai's message to the Emporer.

    Still, that one 3 on 1 katana scene was really good.
     
  5. deathshead2 Registered

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    Wait I forgot about Collateral I love that movie. So I guess Tom does make good movies but only because his co-star is a better actor.
     
  6. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Yeah, I was kinda hoping he'd die too, not for any Cruise-hate, but just because it seemed like he should have logistically. But, the last scene was good, so I forgive them for that. Plus, any movie with NINJAS vs SAMURAIS is pretty infallible in my eyes.
     
  7. \S/JcDc\S/ Registered

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    Actually they picked on him a lot. Afterward notice he has layed really low :o
     
  8. \S/JcDc\S/ Registered

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    Btw my list of fav Tom movies (no particular older)

    Born on 4th of July
    A Few Good Men
    The Firm
    The Last Samurai
    Vanilla Sky
    Collateral
    War of the Worlds
    Jerry Maguire
    Eyes Wide Shut
    MI movies
    Rainman
    Risky Business
    Top Gun
    Days of Thunder

    You've got to be a hater if you don't like at least one of those films :rolleyes:

    Oh and I hope he plays Iron Man :)
     
  9. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Me too :[
     
  10. deathshead2 Registered

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    :( But I love iron man and tom would ruin him:(
     
  11. deathshead2 Registered

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    I like collateral but not because of Tom but becasue of Foxx and Mann.
     
  12. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    I thought Tom played one of the cooler villains in recent film memory. Perfectly portrayed, in my opinion. Great job at being slick and cool as hell, but still being scary and giving off a really great vibe as a profficient killer.
     
  13. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    2 things I want to add.

    I'm a believer you can like someone's movies but not particularly like the person. I do like some of Cruises movies.

    But, things like personal lives may effect how well people receive their work.
     
  14. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    He might. But I think it has way more to do with the script and director than Tom.
     
  15. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Pretty much. I have sort of an opposite effect with Affleck. A lot of his work is dreck, but he's such a cool guy I want to root for him.

    edited to change affect to effect since Erzengel's misuse confused me :down
     
  16. Alpha and Omega Registered

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    Phillip Seymour Hoffman said it best in an interview. "If a star is in the public eye, and they feel that they know them on a personal level. How do they do their job? The job of an actor is to make a person lose themself in his or her performance. How do Tabloid stars do that?"

    Still, anyone who thinks that Cruise's performance in Collateral wasn't great is biased or inept about what character portrayal is. It was a good job.
     
  17. \S/JcDc\S/ Registered

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    I know what you mean.
     
  18. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    same for me and Vin Diesel
     
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    Ughh... I can't stand Vin Diesel in either regard :o
     
  20. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    So...you're prejudiced against people without hair, huh?
     
  21. Calendar Man Registered

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    I've never seen a movie where I have enjoyed Tom Cruise as an actor.
     
  22. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Would WOTW have done better if Cruise had actually promoted that instead of his relationship?
     
  23. rdh007 Brit Wannabe

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    Jerry Maguire was good and Top Gun changed my childhood.

    Not from Cruise, but:
    "The plaque for second place is in the ladies' room"
     
  24. rdh007 Brit Wannabe

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    What about Batman? (Not quite the same as she wasn't a real lead, I know)
     
  25. Alpha and Omega Registered

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    He probably did use the two to fuel the hype for each, but if you're bringing that up, you have to bring up how he went to the Batman Begins premiere, and stole Christian Bale's thunder. That took press hype from the actual film to his upcoming one and it was a petty move, but an effective one. Look at the box-office results. It's not like WotW did had a terrible draw.

    Still, whoever said that he's out-performed by co-stars might have a point. Tim Robbins had that scene-stealing part in WotW.
     

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