The art of acting your own age in Hollywood


WHATEVER happened to Tom Cruise? Yes, I know there was somebody impersonating him in London last week at the premiere of Robert Redford's new film Lions for Lambs - a chubby, cheesy, eager-to-please labrador puppy, eternal student type, with a bad haircut. That's not the real Tom Cruise.

The real Tom Cruise is the broody, moody, Top Gunner; the sexy, smart Charlie Babbit in Rainman; the scary, stunning killer in Collateral. 

Except, of course, that isn't the real Tom Cruise at all. Those are the parts he's played. His acting skills, the script and the stuntman have convinced us all that he's eternally young, vital, desirable, indestructible. And that's the trouble. He believes it himself and is loath to move on. 

(Source: The Sydney Morning Herald)

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