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View Poll Results: Which is best?
Risky Business (1983)
6
2.74%
Rain Man (1988)
22
10.05%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
38
17.35%
A Few Good Men (1992)
19
8.68%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
13
5.94%
Jerry Maguire (1996)
31
14.16%
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
5
2.28%
Magnolia (1999)
48
21.92%
The Last Samurai (2003)
20
9.13%
Other
17
7.76%
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best Tom Cruise performance

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best Tom Cruise performance

Which of Cruise's performances is best?
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A veeery close tie between A Few Good Men and Jerry Maguire, but I had to vote Jerry.
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I say Vanilla Sky, even though he was pretty much playing himself.
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Why isn't Vanilla Sky up there? or Taps?
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No Top Gun?
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I'm gonna go with Magnolia. The scene where he's being interviewed is incredible.
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A poll of his worst performance wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Gotta go with Magnolia, too.
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I went with Rain Man.
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You Tom Cruise is good and all his films. It's hard to pick a best...Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Rain Man, Interview with the Vampire, and even The Last Samurai he was really good in. I guess my vote will have to go with Interview with the Vampire.
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Magnolia.
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All the Right Moves.
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Originally posted by scott1598
Why isn't Vanilla Sky up there? or Taps?
...or Legend?
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I went with Born on the Fourth as his best, though i really liked his performance in Vanilla Sky.
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Yessss. 4th/July is in the lead!
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Ron Kovic (Born on the 4th)
Lestat (Vampire)
Frank TJ Mackey (Magnolia)
Jerry (Jerry Maguire)
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Cruise is one of my favorite actors and cannot wait to see "Collateral" tomorrow. I went with "Magnolia" which I think he does such a wonderful and powerful job. His character goes from a funny seminar speaker, to an intense interview scene and to the emotional unraval of his character at the end the film, such a memorable performance.
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I voted Born on the 4th of July (though that's not my favorite Cruise film).
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I'd go with Rain Man, but I am curious to know why Top Gun is not in this poll?
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Top Gun???
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Originally posted by neiname
Top Gun???
It's Best Performance, not Favorite Role or Fave Cruise flick.

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