At 58 just turned 58, Tom Cruise has half a dozen projects that are more ambitious, reckless and demanding in his beastly professional entertainment schedule. The quintessential star of what remains of cinema as a show does not falter.
We are going to remember some of the films for which we adore this unrepeatable star who has been with us all his life.
‘Top Gun (Idols of the air)’
Direction: Tony Scott
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Tom Skerritt, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer
It may not be a particularly noteworthy film beyond a Tony Scott who has always been a f * cking boss, but his iconic prowess and basically being Cruise’s definitive launching pad deserves to open this list. A cool ad from the air forces with the best (and worst) of those wonderful years.
‘The color of money’
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
After Coppola and the Scott brothers, it was time for Cruise to put up with the guy (perfectly) against Paul Newman while Martin Scorsese dove head first to shoot the sequel to one of the most incredible movies of all time a quarter of a century later. Those modernities were made before.
Mission: Impossible (all, including the second)
Direction: Brian De Palma, John Woo, JJ Abrams, Brad Bird, Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise and a bunch of other people.
If ‘Jaws’ inaugurated the “blockbuster”, the franchise designed to the millimeter by Cruise and a lot of directors eager to contribute their grain of sand, it reformulated it. Despite that second installment that, how things are, continues to have its defenders, the saga has not stopped ascending rungs of unheard-of entertainment sequel after sequel. A blessing.
‘Born on the Fourth of July’
Direction: Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick
Under Oliver Stone he would get the first of his three Oscar nominations. He didn’t win it because he was unlucky enough to run into Daniel Day-Lewis in another wheelchair, but the movie, something like the b-side of the much more popular Platoon, had enough substance to be a lot more than the movie. movie where Tom Cruise came out ugly. If that is possible.
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Bonnie Hunt
One of the quintessential feel good movies from a director full of popular titles that placed Cruise alongside another historical hysterical doing what he did best. Irregular but direct to the heart, whatever you wear. Better than ‘Green Book’.