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Worf101
05-10-2013, 07:57 AM
Considering the less than stellar box-office of his recent efforts... is Tom Cruise finished as an "A-List" actor in H-Wood? Just curious.
Worf

dean_martin
05-10-2013, 08:26 AM
Considering the less than stellar box-office of his recent efforts... is Tom Cruise finished as an "A-List" actor in H-Wood? Just curious.
Worf

Good question. According to IMDB he has one film in post-production, one in pre-production and two "announced". My guess is the "announced" films might be re-evaluated. I'd rather see him in roles like his character in Tropic Thunder or in cameo roles. Small doses.

markw
05-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Dunno. I think he's grossly overrated but, so far, people pay good drachma to see his flicks. As long as that doesn't change, I guess we're gonna see a lot of him.

Personally, I never did understand the fascination with keanu Reeves either but, hey, what do I know. I mean, he was a natural for Bill and Ted movies because he simpjy played himself, but that's about the extent of hi acting talent, IMNSHO. He basically phoned in the Matrix trilogy and The day The Earth Stood Still but people eat his stuff up.

And, yes, I DID love Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. ...and he's a better actor than Keanu any day, though.

Jack in Wilmington
05-10-2013, 08:56 AM
If actors like Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson and Seth Rogen can find starring roles, there is still plenty of movies left in Tom Cruise.

dean_martin
05-10-2013, 09:09 AM
For some reason, I find him more likeable now. I haven't seen any of his recent films, but I enjoy seeing him on talk shows. I think a nice role for him would be playing himself in something like the Hangover or other comedy where he has a run-in with the main characters. For example, the main characters accidently and unknowingly damage Tom Cruise's car and Cruise obsessively exacts revenge. "Is that TOM CRUISE following us? Why is he giving us the finger? OH ****!!! TOM CRUISE HAS A GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

JohnMichael
05-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Someone took me to see Cocktail and for some reason I watched Top Gun. That was enough tomcat for me. I never understood why but I never liked him. It may be strange to say this about an actor but he seemed fake.

ForeverAutumn
05-10-2013, 10:24 AM
I was going to start off my post by saying that I think that Tom Cruise is a good actor who picks roles that donít require much acting. And for that reason, I donít like him.

But then I went to IMDB and realized that heís been in a lot of really great films. I loved him in Born on the Fourth of July and Magnolia (what a great role that was). Then I looked at IMDB and saw Rain Man, and The Colour of Money, and Vanilla Sky, and I realized that heís not always the fluff actor that I was thinking that he was.

Is he done? I donít know. Heís still pretty young. His name is still a draw. I suspect that heís only done if he wants to be. I doubt that he needs to work for the money at this point.

Jack in Wilmington
05-10-2013, 11:23 AM
I see he's playing Napoleon Solo in the film version of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." I enjoyed the TV show, it will be interesting to see how the movie is when it comes out. Risky Business is always fun to watch.

noddin0ff
05-10-2013, 11:51 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing him go back to his vampire Lestat role. I'm a bit tired of Cruise the superhero. Born on the 4th of July was a high-water mark in my opinion too.

Smokey
05-10-2013, 07:19 PM
I like Tom Cruise as IMO he is pretty good actor. He shows his chops in acting in films like The Firm and Jerry Maguire.But he definitely ruined the Mission Impossible franchise movies as it is nothing like the TV show.

Worf101
05-12-2013, 09:03 AM
I like Tom Cruise as IMO he is pretty good actor. He shows his chops in acting in films like The Firm and Jerry Maguire.But he definitely ruined the Mission Impossible franchise movies as it is nothing like the TV show.

That's so funny... I guess you didn't see the 3rd installment. We watched "Mission Impossible 3 Ghost Protocol" and found it to be quite entertaining. In Ghost Protocol they went back to the series roots wherein it was a TEAM effort. Not Cruise doing his Jason Bourne imitation. Much more fun than I thought it would be considering that I started this thread. Strange world and that's no lie.

Worf

JohnMichael
05-12-2013, 09:17 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing him go back to his vampire Lestat role. I'm a bit tired of Cruise the superhero. Born on the 4th of July was a high-water mark in my opinion too.


I love the Anne Rice vampire series and I had a mental image of Lestat and Tom Cruise was not it. On the other hand I did not think Brad brought much to his role. Reshoot

markw
05-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Another one I cannot fathom stickin around so long? Nicolas Cage.

What's he done of note lately? H...or ever for that matter. Heck, I'm surprised he's not doing porn in order to pay off those tax bills.

Smokey
05-12-2013, 09:36 PM
In Ghost Protocol they went back to the series roots wherein it was a TEAM effort. Not Cruise doing his Jason Bourne imitation. Much more fun than I thought it would be considering that I started this thread. Strange world and that's no lie.I guess that also answer your thread question as to whether "Is Tom Cruise finished?" or not :D
Another one I cannot fathom stickin around so long? Nicolas Cage. What's he done of note lately?Nothing memorable since 1994 Guarding Tess. And he really blew it when he try to act macho in Con Air.

Jack in Wilmington
05-13-2013, 05:23 AM
I enjoyed Cage in the National Treasure series and I see a third one is in the planning stage. Con Air is a fun movie that I can sit down and watch at any point in the movie and I like the supporting cast (Malkovich, Buscemi, Cusack, etc.

Worf101
05-13-2013, 09:07 AM
I guess that also answer your thread question as to whether "Is Tom Cruise finished?" or not.

Sir!!!! How dare you attempt to confound me with my own CONTRADICTIONS!!!! LOL! Ah was a hopin' to sneak that one by the guns of the fort but I see it was all in vain...

Worf