In the Actor’s Spotlight with Tom Cruise RESULTS


It’s good to have a marathon where all films do modestly well and are all unique in some way. While it doesn’t seem shocking for directors to make movies in a similar fashion, the same goes for actors and what roles they choose. Besides “Risky Business,” I never pre-planned the films I would review for this marathon. Tom Cruise has a lengthy career and it really boiled down to what flicks I picked up at the time and what their prices were. Having said that, I’m very fortunate that I picked up some good ones. Cruise is a natural, boasting his talent even in his breakthrough role on “Risky Business.” Out of all these features, it’s safe to say that he did his best in either “Rain Man” or “Last Samurai,” though it’s without question that this could be due to their overall quality in general. All of these roles Cruise filled were unique, with him portraying a shy guy in “Risky Business,” a jerkwad turned loving brother in “Rain Man,” a poor Irishman in “Far and Away,” and a drunkard Civil War veteran turned Samurai in “The Last Samurai.” This surely showcased his range, and he certainly carried big weight in these pictures. I could be a bit bias, considering my fascination in the actor (I mean, I seriously have a page dedicated to the guy), but you can’t deny the man has talent and a passion for the craft he creates. He doesn’t drag his feet in these features nor does it seem like he’s just cashing a check; he’s digging into the role, which made for some entertaining experiences. Here’s the final results of this marathon:

#1- “The Last Samurai” (2003)
Score: 97%= Juicy Popcorn

#2- “Rain Man” (1988)
Score: 95%= Juicy Popcorn

#3- “Far and Away” (1992)
Score: 89%= Juicy Popcorn

#4- “Risky Business” (1983)
Score: 78%= Juicy Popcorn


FINAL MARATHON SCORE: 90%= Juicy Popcorn

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