Favorite Tom Cruise Performance?

A subforum for discussions about Film, TV, and Videos.

Moderators: New Moderators, Board Staff

NIkkolas
Adam
Age: 30
Posts: 98
Joined: Sep 30, 2013
Location: Texas
Gender: Male

Favorite Tom Cruise Performance?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby NIkkolas » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:16 pm

Image

So I love Interview With the Vampire but I also love A Few Good Men. Both movies were awesome in their own right but I feel Cruise did a lot to make me re-watch them over and over again.

But I want some other Cruise flicks to check out. I've seen the two movies I mentioned already, MI1 and 2, Tropic Thunder, Jerry Maguire and Valkyrie.

What would you say are Cruise's best roles? I've heard good things about Collateral.

Guy Nacks
Test Subject
Test Subject
User avatar
Posts: 2943
Joined: Nov 28, 2012
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm not a Tom Cruise fan per se.....but I do often like the movies he's in.

My favorites (excluding some you've already mentioned) are:

Risky Business
Minority Report
Rain Man

Performance-wise, I think his best was in Born on the 4th of July....but it's too heavy a film for me to rewatch.
Among the people who use the Internet, many are obtuse. Because they are locked in their rooms, they hang on to that vision which is spreading across the world. But this does not go beyond mere ‘data’. Data without analysis [thinking], which makes you think that you know everything. This complacency is nothing but a trap. Moreover, the sense of values that counters this notion is paralyzed by it.

And so we arrive at demagogy. - Hideaki Anno, 1996

The Killer of Heroes
Ireul
Ireul
User avatar
Age: 26
Posts: 689
Joined: Sep 29, 2012
Location: Hidden in the Trojan Horse
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Killer of Heroes » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:00 pm

It's been a few years since I've seen it, but I agree that Born on the Forth of July is one of Cruise's better films.

I liked The Color of Money as well, even if it doesn't hold a candle overall to The Hustler.

Chuckman
Chuckman
Chuckman
User avatar
Age: 35
Posts: 8649
Joined: Nov 11, 2011
Location: Chuckman

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Chuckman » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:20 pm

Tie between Collateral, Tropic Thunder, and Minority Report.

He gets a bad rap for various reasons but he's a very committed, energetic actor.
the prophecy is true
The wish for respectability, observed spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti, is the greatest deterrent to selfhood and progress.

Madonna
Shamshel
Shamshel
User avatar
Posts: 258
Joined: Feb 12, 2013
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Madonna » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:23 pm

Eyes Wide Shut, Interview with a Vampire, Magnolia, Vanilla Sky.

Guy Nacks
Test Subject
Test Subject
User avatar
Posts: 2943
Joined: Nov 28, 2012
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:26 pm

Fuck. completely forgot Eyes Wide Shit.
Among the people who use the Internet, many are obtuse. Because they are locked in their rooms, they hang on to that vision which is spreading across the world. But this does not go beyond mere ‘data’. Data without analysis [thinking], which makes you think that you know everything. This complacency is nothing but a trap. Moreover, the sense of values that counters this notion is paralyzed by it.

And so we arrive at demagogy. - Hideaki Anno, 1996

Bomby von Bombsville
Test Subject
Test Subject
User avatar
Age: 101
Posts: 2905
Joined: Aug 18, 2009

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:14 am

Magnolia, notch. Though part of me thinks he was just playing a misogynistic version of himself.
The Skirt-Chasing Mafioso of EGF
"we have Bomby, voted by People magazine as the sexiest man alive." - TehDonutKing
If you let me, here's what I'll do: I'll take care of you.

tomrule123
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Age: 29
Posts: 1248
Joined: Dec 14, 2009
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby tomrule123 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:18 pm

"Top Gun", he was good at. So was "Rain Man". "Minority Report" is another good one. "A Few Good Men"- wow.
Though, most of his best performances was in the 80's and 90's in general. After that... a mix.

Gendo'sPapa
God
God
User avatar
Posts: 4597
Joined: Oct 24, 2006
Location: Everywhere
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:34 am

"Respect the cock & tame the cunt" all the way.

bigtotoro
Embryo
User avatar
Age: 39
Posts: 14
Joined: Sep 11, 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby bigtotoro » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:56 pm

I honestly don't remotely like or care for Tom Cruise. But I was floored by his performance in Collateral. Jamie Foxx was great too. The way those two characters played off each other... hated each other, liked each other, and cut each other to the bone... it was chilling.
Unfortunately no one else I've ever shown the movie to has really reacted the same way. Everyone is usually pretty "meh" about that movie, but I loved it.
The only bad thing about the movie is all the mumbling. Without turning on subtitles you can easily miss so many subtle nuances in the dialog.
...and Catbus too!!!

moonwolf2024
Armisael
Armisael
User avatar
Age: 33
Posts: 917
Joined: Dec 12, 2012
Location: Deep Space, FL
Gender: Female

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby moonwolf2024 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:29 am

Interview with the vampire, Collateral, A few good men, and the first two mission impossible.....still haven't seen the others. I used to be a huge Tom Cruise fan. I think the first movie I saw him in was Legend. Love that movie, though I think Tim Curry was the real show stopper in that one :lol:


You know, Anne Rice was pissed when he got the role of Lestat. However, I don't think anyone could do as good as he did. It was one of the best novel character portrayals I'd ever seen.
Maybe if you shut up and stop over analyzing everything you just might get it........

Kazuki_Fuse
Matarael
Matarael
User avatar
Age: 26
Posts: 563
Joined: Oct 02, 2013
Location: Outer Heaven
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Kazuki_Fuse » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:05 am

I would say Minority Report or The Last Samurai are my favorite Tom Cruise films. TLS especially, really loved that film.
Avatar: "Here is a magical girl who would not take it anymore"
Hitler AND eating babies in a Shinji thread? Business as usual- TMBounty_Hunter
Sorry, my policy is not to take life advice from people with ego problems who also happen to post on anime forums- CJD


Blue Monday
Angel
Angel
User avatar
Age: 29
Posts: 3360
Joined: Jun 17, 2012
Location: Earth-33

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Blue Monday » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:32 am

View Original PostBomby von Bombsville wrote:Magnolia, notch.

For sure.
"Eva(Geeks) is a story that repeats."
Warren Peace, #643919

Catamari
Test Subject
Test Subject
User avatar
Age: 24
Posts: 2936
Joined: Dec 26, 2012
Location: Transsexual Transylvania
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Catamari » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:50 am

I don't know what it is about Minority Report, but I absolutely love it. It is, by far, my favourite Tom Cruise performance.
Avatar: Smile!
Official Sexpert of Dai-Ero-Dan
"I LOVE LADIES." - The Eva Monkey
"If I can't wipe my own ass, then it's time for me to go." - Guy Nacks
"[Catamari] Just advising you to check your privilege" - Bagheera
"Fuck you, Switzerland" - Archer

Squigsquasher
Banned
Age: 22
Posts: 3673
Joined: Feb 09, 2013
Location: The bonus 10th level of hell
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Squigsquasher » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:54 am

Tropic Thunder. That bit at the end was truly exquisite.
Here lies Squigsquasher.
2013-2017.

moonwolf2024
Armisael
Armisael
User avatar
Age: 33
Posts: 917
Joined: Dec 12, 2012
Location: Deep Space, FL
Gender: Female

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby moonwolf2024 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:25 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Tropic Thunder. That bit at the end was truly exquisite.



Yeeeesssss :lol:
Maybe if you shut up and stop over analyzing everything you just might get it........


Return to “Film and Video”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests