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Tom Cruise and "Great Directors"


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   John O

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Posted January 18 2002 - 07:03 PM

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 of 19 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted January 18 2002 - 07:13 PM

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.Posted Image
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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Paul Jenkins

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Posted January 18 2002 - 07:14 PM

How bout: David Lynch James Cameron Woody Allen Tim Burton Spike Lee George Lucas Robert Zemeckis (sp?)
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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   John O

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Posted January 18 2002 - 07:34 PM

Paul

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. Posted Image

#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Paul Jenkins

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Posted January 18 2002 - 07:53 PM

I just can't see Tom Cruise in a Spike Lee joint...



Or a Lucas film for that matter [unless he is an extra Posted Image]



And Woody Allen, nah, can't see that either...



I wouldn't mind working with Nicole Posted Image
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Patrick G

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Posted January 18 2002 - 08:44 PM

Fincher, man, FINCHER! His ex almost worked with him, so maybe he will sometime in the near future.
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#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Dave Barth

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Posted January 18 2002 - 09:49 PM

He still hasn't worked with Billy Wilder.

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Posted January 19 2002 - 02:50 AM

It would be interesting to see him work with Fincher, I agree.

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted January 19 2002 - 05:40 PM

One of my favorite actors. About underrated tough, didn't he win best supporting actor for Magnolia last year? -- Holadem

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Posted January 20 2002 - 02:06 AM

Holadem 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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#11 of 19 OFFLINE   andreasingo

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Posted January 20 2002 - 05:33 AM

You did forget Cameron Crowe.
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#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Guy_K

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Posted January 20 2002 - 08:32 AM

you forgot Jerry Maguire andre! Posted Image



how about spike jonze, tarantino, soderbergh, farrely brothers, mann.

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted January 20 2002 - 12:19 PM

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Best Actor for Born In The U.S.A

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I thought he got the GRAMMY for that one. Posted ImagePosted Image



think fireworks there buddy.





I think Cruise is an excellent actor and was terrific in Eyes Wide Shut. In fact I like him in almost every role he has done, despite the films sometimes. Even MI2 which I didn't like, he was still solid as his character.



But he has been in some schlock. Some of the dislike feels like backlash too, due to his popularity and looks it seems.

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Posted January 20 2002 - 12:51 PM

I still think his best work was Risky BusinessPosted Image .



>>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.<<



I am really not a fan of Cruise, but I do give him a great deal of credit pushing himself and looking for different and challenging roles. After Top Gun, he could easily "pack it in" and do a bunch of Top Gun 2, 3... (remember Stallone's Rocky and Rambo, Burt and his Canonball as well as Smokey???), but instead, he take chances and capitalized on his superstar capital (Born on 4th of July).

In my book, the number one actor that really take chances and "created" his own career is Kevin Spacek. I remember him as a standup comedian, in the TV Wiseguy series, and he just keep popping up in all kinds of different roles and characters. Tom Hanks is another great one, who would have guessed his accomplishment from the Bossom Buddy and Bachelor Party days.

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Patrick G

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Posted January 20 2002 - 01:54 PM

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In my book, the number one actor that really take chances and "created" his own career is Kevin Spacek.

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Is he Sissy's brother? Posted Image
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#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted January 20 2002 - 02:12 PM

Don't forget probably the best of the young directors... Paul Thomas Anderson, which gave Cruise an Oscar nomination.

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Steve_Ch

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Posted January 20 2002 - 06:20 PM

Pat, Sissy is good, but not as commercially successful as her "Brother"Posted Image .

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Patrick G

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Posted January 20 2002 - 08:17 PM

Is Vanilla Sky going to reach $100 million domestically? It looks like it's going to be close.
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#19 of 19 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted January 21 2002 - 09:18 AM

How about the Coen Brothers




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