Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
magnolia, 4th of july and, especially, eyes wide shut are the reason i agreed with the favorable assessment of cruise's talent... too bad he chose blockbusters as his moneymakers, and, as a result, limited himself in easy roles...
To be fair, there aren't many blockbuster movies that give actors an opportunity to showcase their acting skills that much... They're mostly popcorn movies. Cruise has produced a bunch of them as well, so he knows how to be at the helm of a blockbuster. The guy is just good at movies, plain and simple.