The Ten Spot: Our Favorite Tom Cruise PerformancesThis weekend sees the release of Tom Cruise’s 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, Cruise’s 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. He’s 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, Cruise’s movies are fine (he has very few real bombs on his resume), but at their best, he’s consistent in a way few other actors of his stature have managed. He’s 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).