Tom Cruise and "Great Directors"

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  1. John O

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    I realize that people can debate about how talented Tom Cruise is as an actor. I think few will argue that the guy has worked with some talented directors. Here is a partial list: Kubrick, Scorsese, Stone, Coppola, Pollack, Levinson, Woo, De Palma and Ridley Scott. Now that Mr Cruise has worked with Spielberg on the upcoming Minority Report, who is left?
     
  2. Tino

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    I have always thought that Tom Cruise was an underated actor. As for other directors, how about Baz Luhrmann for one. That would be interesting to say the least.[​IMG]
     
  3. Paul Jenkins

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    How bout:

    David Lynch

    James Cameron

    Woody Allen

    Tim Burton

    Spike Lee

    George Lucas

    Robert Zemeckis (sp?)
     
  4. John O

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    I was thinking Lynch myself, but you have a pretty impressive list. Hey the guy is 40 yrs old, I think he will wind up working with every director worth a damn by the time he retires.
    Tino
    I also think he is an underated performer as well. maybe he can work with Baz and Nicole in a prequel to Moulin Rouge. [​IMG]
     
  5. Paul Jenkins

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    I just can't see Tom Cruise in a Spike Lee joint...
    Or a Lucas film for that matter [unless he is an extra [​IMG]]
    And Woody Allen, nah, can't see that either...
    I wouldn't mind working with Nicole [​IMG]
     
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    Fincher, man, FINCHER! His ex almost worked with him, so maybe he will sometime in the near future.
     
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    He still hasn't worked with Billy Wilder.
     
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    It would be interesting to see him work with Fincher, I agree.
     
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    One of my favorite actors. About underrated tough, didn't he win best supporting actor for Magnolia last year?

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    He was nominated 2 years ago for Magnolia, but lost to Michael Caine for The Cider House Rules. He did win the Golden Globe that year though.
    He has also been nominated as Best Actor for Born In The U.S.A and Jerry Maguire, and lost both times.
    To me, he just doesn't seem to get the respect that other nominated actors do, that's what I meant by underated.
    Perhaps Mr. Spielberg will change that for good. I heard that Minority Report is great.
     
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    You did forget Cameron Crowe.
     
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    you forgot Jerry Maguire andre! [​IMG]
    how about spike jonze, tarantino, soderbergh, farrely brothers, mann.
     
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    I still think his best work was Risky Business[​IMG] .
    >>I realize that people can debate about how talented Tom Cruise is as an actor. I think few will argue that the guy has worked with some talented directors.
     
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    Don't forget probably the best of the young directors... Paul Thomas Anderson, which gave Cruise an Oscar nomination.
     
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    Pat, Sissy is good, but not as commercially successful as her "Brother"[​IMG] .
     
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    Is Vanilla Sky going to reach $100 million domestically? It looks like it's going to be close.
     
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    How about the Coen Brothers
     

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