Tom Cruise: Once A Heartthrob, Soon A Senior

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  1. Amie Ar

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    Who could ever forget Ethan Hunt in the movie flick Mission impossible? Of course! I'm talking about none other than Hollywood's famed actor, Tom Cruise! At 54, Cruise was one of Hollywood's most bankable stars and a 3-time Golden Globe awardee. Among his notable movies aside from Mission Impossible were: A Few Good Men, Maverick, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Taps, The Outsiders, Born on the Fourth of July, Vanilla Sky, Valkyrie, The Firm, The Vampire Chronicles, Interview With the Vampire, Magnolia and a whole lot more making him one of the most bankable and highest paid actor of his era in Hollywood.

    Despite his fame as an actor, Cruise seems cannot be stable in both his spiritual and married life due to the controversies he had being a member of the controversial Church of Scientology leading to his broken marriages with several celebrities he has been with before. Cruise has been married to Mimi Roger,Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes for which he has a daughter named Suri.
    Born July 3, 1962, Cruise who was once Hollywood's famous heartthrob will soon be a senior citizen. Who knows, he might choose the Seniors Only Club as his virtual retirement community soon. (lols!):p:D:eek:
     
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    I've always liked Tom Cruise. I don't care about his marriages or his religion.

    I really liked him in Rainman.
     
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    I bet I'm the only one who 'can't stand 'im' ................:p
     
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    I never liked him either, still don't. So, that's two of us Patsy.
     
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    I don't say I like him. But as an actor. I like the scene in the movie Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt in the finale. I like his action scenes in the Bourne series yet I'm a big Steven Seagal fan. :p
     
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    Three of us. Always thought he couldn't act and was goofy-looking. Well I'm picky! :D
     
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    @Mari North - exactly how I feel - like you, I'm a fussy mare :p
    Just as well he has some fans otherwise he'd be sweeping roads probably ................
     
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    Don't like Seagal either. Don't like Cruise as an actor, or as a person. Have only seen a handful of his movies.
     
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    I like Seagal coz I like karate, I also adore Jacky Chan's comic karate moves. :p
     
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    I don't like action movies so maybe that's why I don't like him.
     
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    Im not a fan but he did a good job in a few good men. he's also making another top gun flick
     
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    I enjoyed The Last Samurai, but I think he is an egotistical, controlling jerk.
     
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    This reminds me of an email I received when there was no social media yet. It contained photos of several actors who were heartthrobs during their time. But the photos showed unglamorous poses of Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and some other actors showing their bulging tummy and wrinkled faces. Upon seeing that email, I got this notion that time is cruel and that nothing is really permanent.

    With Tom Cruise's religion, I have read that in an article. Scientology is a new religion established by a science fiction writer. And I also think that his religion was the reason for his failed marriages.
     
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    I like a man to have 'character' in his face and mind
    The majority of actors I like are not pretty - Gregory Peck, being the exception, handsome he is :D
     
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    Peck died in 2003 at age 87, yes he was definitely handsome even as an old man. Ditto Cary Grant.
     
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    I know (Gregory Peck) and that voice too - special he was .............
     
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    Grant died up here by me in Davenport Iowa on Sunday Nov 30 1986
     
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    Oh @Gary Ridenour , why'd ya have to go 'n depress me?! :eek: I read that, thought "Oh, I didn't realize it was that recent!" and then the brick hit me that it's almost 30 years. Oy!
     
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    @Mari North
    :D Oy ! - That's very Cockney ya know ................:p
     
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    Not a Tom Cruise fan since Katie Holmes. Let's just say he has some issues that make him unattractive to me. Would not miss him if he chose to give up acting.
     
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    Tom Cruise is a good actor in my opinion. I just wonder how many failed relationships he has to have though, before he realizes Scientology isn't for him. Yes, maybe they helped him at one point in his life, but sometimes you have to outgrow what doesn't fit in your life anymore.I guess he is an adult, and one to be a senior soon. I wish him the best.
     
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    Like some of the movies Tom was in. My Mom has AARP and there is always some celebrity sometimes on the cover of her magazines from AARP. We all get old and it's nice to know that when you get old in America there's AARP and seniorsonly.club!
     
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    he was the king of comedy. this was my favorite

     
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    Well I'm a 'retro' girl and none of the stars today can live up to the 'greats'
    I'm not into 'action movies' either, unless they have good dialogue too
    Older films 'did' have good dialogue and you had to be good at yer craft to deliver those words well
    A classic example is Jimmy Stewart - Its a wonderful life
     
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    Back in the day I was a huge fan of Tom Cruise, I had the biggest crush on him, after watching Top Gun. The crush didn't last long. There are other actor that I think are handsome, one that was mention is Jimmy Steward, love him in "The Glenn Miller Story," I also mentioned before that Morgan Freeman is another favorite actor, others are Denzel Washington, Gene Kelly, Fred Aster, these are just a few.
     
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