Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
still doesn't speak to his 'talent' as an actor...
it speaks to his appeal to the masses...
stallone made hits for decades and can't act worth sh*t
i do think cruise has more talent than most of his movie choices have allowed him... but my point is more along the line that just because he spewed out hits year after year, it doesn't necessarily correlate with his individual performances in those roles. it has more to do with people wanting to see shallow movies where lots of stuff blows up... and cruise has developed a history of getting the job done in those shallow roles. his best acting was in films like magnolia and eyes wide shut - and nobody was lining up to see those films.
How many Magnolia or EWS type movies attract huge audiences?