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Apr. 15, 2013by: Chris Bumbray
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The Ten Spot: Our Favorite Tom Cruise Performances

This weekend sees the release of Tom Cruises latest extravaganza, OBLIVION, a film many of us have been looking forward to ever since that awesome trailer came out in December. Just a few short months ago, Cruises JACK REACHER- which for my money was just an OK Cruise pic- did so-so business in North America, but was a huge hit overseas (to the tune of 200 million). What does this prove? Only that Cruise, after 30 years as a star, can still pull in huge crowds.

In an era where many stars have dimmed, Cruise, at 51, is still a megastar. Hes had his share of controversy over the years, but Cruise always bounces back and- most importantly- always delivers on the silver screen. At their worst, Cruises movies are fine (he has very few real bombs on his resume), but at their best, hes consistent in a way few other actors of his stature have managed. Hes put together an amazing body of work over the years, and this is a list of my ten favorite Tom Cruise performances (with input from fellow Tom Cruise fan- Mr. JoBlo himself).
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11:34AM on 04/15/2013

"Born On The Fourth of July" is Cruise's best! "Minority Report" anyone?

No "Minority Report"?
Thank you making "Born On The Fourth Of July" #1. Anytime someone tells me they can't stand Tom Cruise, I tell them to see this film, and then we'll talk.
I agree Tom Cruise is a great actor, love or hate his personal life, cannot deny he is a great actor. Side note: Dustin Hoffman is great in "Rain Man" but the most difficult performance in the film is Tom Cruise as Charlie. Hoffman had to have the mental disability down and perform this the whole film. Cruise's
No "Minority Report"?
Thank you making "Born On The Fourth Of July" #1. Anytime someone tells me they can't stand Tom Cruise, I tell them to see this film, and then we'll talk.
I agree Tom Cruise is a great actor, love or hate his personal life, cannot deny he is a great actor. Side note: Dustin Hoffman is great in "Rain Man" but the most difficult performance in the film is Tom Cruise as Charlie. Hoffman had to have the mental disability down and perform this the whole film. Cruise's performance under went many conflicts and changes, and had to playoff of Hoffman while dealing with his own inner demons.
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7:50AM on 04/15/2013
He really has great acting talent along with his incredible amount of screen presence.hope he will do more performance oriented roles from his 55/60 yr age.love to see him do films with tarantino,coen brothers,nolan who can explore more of his acting talent
He really has great acting talent along with his incredible amount of screen presence.hope he will do more performance oriented roles from his 55/60 yr age.love to see him do films with tarantino,coen brothers,nolan who can explore more of his acting talent
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7:46AM on 04/15/2013

Bit of trivia: Valkyrie

Cruise's von Stauffenberg might have been a better performance for speaking with a native English accent; however, Cruise did not exactly choose to not use a German accent. Rather, his German accent was so poor that Singer and gang decided that everyone in Valkyrie would just use their English pronounciation.
Cruise's von Stauffenberg might have been a better performance for speaking with a native English accent; however, Cruise did not exactly choose to not use a German accent. Rather, his German accent was so poor that Singer and gang decided that everyone in Valkyrie would just use their English pronounciation.
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5:00AM on 04/15/2013

Tom Cruise is the Man

This is one Top Ten that was waiting to happen!
This is one Top Ten that was waiting to happen!
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