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The Declining Popularity of Tom Cruise

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mensimageconsultant, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. drake

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    the decline of his popularity among the common man (or woman).

    Tom Cruise made two films in the last year(War of the Worlds, MI-3), together they grossed over $350 million domestically and nearly $1billon worldwide. It appears that he's still got some juice[​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] I've been waiting for the right moment to deploy this smilie.
     
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    Now Matt Lauer has fashion sense
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    I don't know about that jacket/pants combo on Lauer...
     
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    He's as mad as a bag of spiders: [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    He is as mad as a bottle of chips.

    Quite liked War of the Worlds though.
     
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    He's as mad as a bag of spiders:
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    -American Psycho 2[​IMG]
     
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    He's never been right, since TC made that incomprehensible movie, for Stanley Kubrick: EYES WIDE SHUT. JMHO

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    Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.
     
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    Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.

    Eyes Wide Shut was not a convential film, and does have moments of brillance; although not an inspirational film for marriage or conservatives. It was filmed with great care, an erotic thriller/drama.
     
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    Tom Cruise does wear a lot of black, and he's developed a habit of wearing tight tee shirts to show off the physique that he has been building for a while. Those appearance cues can rub some people the wrong way.
     
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    Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.

    You are most correct.
     
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    Actually, I don't know that Tom Cruise's popularity has declined that much at all.

    I agree - I never heard anyone say that they didn't go see a movie because the star was acting little nutty. I think most hollywood star's popularity is directly related to their ability to pick good films to be involved in. It has relatively little to to do with their mental stability.
     
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    Eyes Wide Shut was not a convential film, It was filmed with great care, an erotic thriller/drama.

    Thriller ? I was bored out of mind watching that movie , with the only interesting thing being the shots of Ms Kidman. If the lady I was with would have let me go , I would have left in the first 30 mins and would have gone to look at suits for a more interesting time.
     
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    Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant, misunderstood and underrated film. IMNSHO.
    One of Kubrick's best.
     
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    *********One of Kubrick's best.********


    Its just plain wrong to speak ill of the dead.
     
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    Eyes Wide Shut, did not click for me. Offthread, but I think Kubrick's finest film, was SPARTACUS.
     
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    I prefer Dr. Strangelove. But I haven't seen all of Kubrick's works - just A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001. Seen parts of Spartacus, but not the whole thing. Saw parts of Eyes Wide Shut, got bored with it and turned it off. I think I saw Full Metal Jacket, but can't remember. There were a ton of Vietnam movies coming out in that time frame.
     
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    Maybe people here are sick of Tom Cruise, too. His name doesn't come up as often as those of other celebrities with a signature look.

    Here's a thought: his "peacock" style (black suits, flashy shirts, and "trendy" hair) has contributed to the decline of his popularity among the common man (or woman). What do you think?


    No. I like to think most celebrities dress rubbishly off-screen. His decline of popularity amongst the common man (was he ever REALLY that popular amongst men?) is entirely due to his ability to embarass himself in several ways:

    - The Oprah fiasco
    - Purchasing of a baby sonogram machine
    - Refusal to marry Katie Holmes, mother of his child, until she has "properly" adopted Scientology
    - Public dismissal of Matt Lauer's intelligence
    - Public dismissal of prescription psychiatric drugs as a valid method of treatment
    - Public dimissal of Brooke Shields' usage of such drugs
    - Recent announcment from Paramount that they have dropped his production studio from any future deals

    The list will undoubtedly grow. On a fashion note, I never thought he was that snappy of a dresser anyway. Off-screen that is. On-screen, I would say Collateral is probably his best film fashion-wise.
     
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    I think its all a backlash from the realization that he lost Penelope Cruz![​IMG]
     
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    Born on the Fourth of July was the last good Cruise movie.

    Edit: I guess Magnolia was pretty good too.
     

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