"Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That’s us, lost in space." — Vincent, Collateral
Though he's most widely known for his action movies — the Mission: Impossible movies, in particular — superstar actor Tom Cruise has also starred in a handful of sci-fi movies in his career, including War of the Worlds (2005), his highest grossing domestic release to date. After an eight-year hiatus from sci-fi, Cruise will return to the genre on April 19th in Oblivion, a post-apocalyptic epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) in which Cruise plays one of the last drone (read: clone) workers on an Earth that is all but abandoned following a devastating war with an alien race known as the Scavs.
In anticipation of Oblivion's imminent release, we thought this would be a great time to look back on Cruise's rather extensive filmography to determine, with your help, which movies contributed to making him the superstar he is today. Take off your mask (as our own Richard Roeper pointed out in his book, Cruise wears masks in many of his later films), quit jumping on the sofa and help us choose Cruise's best movies.
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Posted 04.01.13 by BrentJS
Master of the Universe Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) returns this week in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In this sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 classic, Gekko emerges from federal prison and sets about trying to rehabilitate his image and get back in the game. In the process, he takes Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a protégé of sorts, under his wing.
When it comes to returning a character to the big screen decades later, it doesn't get much better than Paul Newman's reprisal of The Hustler's "Fast" Eddie Felson in The Color of Money. In this case, the pool shark brings a young, pompadoured (but pre-Oprah!) Tom Cruise along for the ride.
more about The Color of Money >> Posted 09.22.10 by reelz