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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:51 PM
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Top Gun star Kelly McGillis says she's a lesbian.
OH MY GAWD! What is Tom Cruise going to think?



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518463,00.html
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:52 PM
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1. Um, the link is from FOX...
They probably made it up because she didn't publicly denounce gay marriage.

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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:54 PM
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7. No, she actually came out in a non-fox interview
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:09 PM
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12. Oh, so there is a NEWS source then.
FOX, of course, isn't news.

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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:02 PM
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22. I hate to defend FOXNews but you are kinda wrong on this.
Their stories have to be sourced just like any other news agency. It's just that their editorial and the actual stories that they choose to do are slanted to the extreme right. That plus the news readers interject with their own right slanted bullshit. If they just made shit up, they would have been shut down years ago.
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:58 AM
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33. Who exactly whould "shut (them) down"?
News outlets are pretty much free to publish whatever they want. The difference is mainstream media outlets are more concerned with their credibility so they do things like hire an ombudsman to insure fairness and accuracy. The reason why their audience tunes in is because they do have credibility.

The people who tend to watch FNC could really give a shit about fairness and accuracy, so they really have no obligation towards that end and in fact, the reason FNC has achieved niche status is exactly because they don't give a shit about fairness and accuracy. FNC's dishonest extends well beyond editorial discretion. They assign people like Geraldo Rivera to go out and gather their "news" for them. That alone should tell you something.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:53 PM
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2. I remember those rumors about Kelly and --
Jody Foster having an affair during "The Accused" -- maybe they were right. :)
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 03:50 PM
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20. awww man...you could not even put a price on any videotape that might exist...
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:53 PM
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3. hawt
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Nicole Lambeth Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:53 PM
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4. I'm thinking Tom Cruise wishes he had the balls to come out himself n/t
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:58 PM
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15. Tom Cruise is NOT gay, so stop saying that !1!1!!!!
He's completely straight. He just has gay Thetans. :crazy:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:53 PM
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5. So that may have been the first mainstream movie where both of the leads were gay.
Oh wait, Tom's straight. :eyes:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:54 PM
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6. I'd like to see her prove that.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:55 PM
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8. You're kind of a douche, you know that?
It's a good thing you're hot.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:01 AM
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31. Don't you have 80 some odd cats to feed?
:P
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:03 PM
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24. My first thought was "FRESH MEAT!"
:evilgrin:

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:55 PM
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9. Tell me something that I don't already know...
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:56 PM
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10. It proves she's a good actor.
She was faking her interest in Tom Cruz. He was faking his interest in her. I think she did a better job of it.

:P
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:58 PM
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11. It's not really a positive statement on her career when 'Top Gun' is her
main claim to fame. Still, I guess that's the best way for the Faux audience to remember her (heck, the average faux reader/viewer probably thinks TG was a documentary)...
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:33 PM
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13. I guess it's good that John Book went back to Philly
it never would have worked out. :eyes:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:42 PM
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14. See what Tom Cruise does women...
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:04 PM
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26. Normally, I'd disagree, but in this case...
Tom Cruise even makes me want to jump species. :puke:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:42 PM
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30. I think that's one of his religious beliefs
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:00 PM
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16. It's about time!
I've know her for about 5 years casually. Knew her girlfriends also.
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moez Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 03:41 PM
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17. Thank God
she waited to jump ship until she looked like this...

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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 03:44 PM
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18. You mean older?
She doesnt look that much different now, except older and short hair. Her face is almost the same.
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moez Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 03:58 PM
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21. Doesn't look that much different?!
You've gotta be kidding me.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 03:46 PM
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19. I don't understand.
She waited to come out until she "looked like this", which implies age or ugliness or something in our plastic fantastic 16~25 so-called society?
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:04 PM
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25. Yes, Allah forbid people get old. Or even worse, look their age.
:eyes:
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moez Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:11 PM
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27. She's only 51!
She's just really let herself go...
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 06:08 AM
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34. Time hasn't treated her well, I'll grant you that.
She looks a lot older than 51 in that picture, anyway. I know it's PC to rush out and claim that aging is beautiful, everyone is beautiful, fat people are beautiful and so on, but time has slapped around that woman severely.

Then again, as good as she looked in top gun it was hard to notice, what with that movie being as corny and bad as it was. I'd rather cover the next Republican National Convention from open to close than watch that cliche-filled garbage even one more time.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:33 AM
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43. Does she? Or are people just used to seeing surguried hollywood stars?
Edited on Sun May-03-09 09:35 AM by redqueen
Either way... time for another break from this place.

Fucking annoying.


Not just this subthread... some of the comments upthread too. :puke:
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:20 AM
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47. Yes, she does.
Edited on Sun May-03-09 10:21 AM by Zavulon
If it picks you up any, I found your post "fucking annoying," too.

Enjoy your break. :eyes:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:56 AM
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54. Nope... it just makes me wonder how old you are.
And don't worry, I will.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:42 PM
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59. I'm 45. (NT)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:21 AM
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37. I only wish I can look half that good at 51
I am 45 now, and I would say I probably look older than she does.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:41 PM
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:23 AM
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38. You better hope that the years will be kind to you.
Since you are so unkind to aging people.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:28 AM
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42. Exactly...
and really that is just a bad pic of her.

Plenty of us have had bad pics taken through the years.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:10 AM
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44. According to his profile, he's a Notorious Playboy and International Bon Vivant.
:eyes:

So yes, he better hope that the years are kind to him. :evilgrin:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:45 PM
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50. WTF is wrong with you??? She looks great
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:10 AM
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32. Are you trying for the coveted Most Ignorant Comment Award, or what?
:eyes:
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 06:18 AM
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36. He must be. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:48 PM
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:23 AM
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41. Still looks pretty good, I'd say
The most unattractive thing about her IMO is her choice to appear in several low-end science-fiction crap-busters.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:19 AM
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46. And your point is what?
She's aged, and I believe she's done it beautifully. Obviously you're offended, but then you're pretty offensive so it all evens out.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:23 AM
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48. i'm sure you're perfect looking
post of pic of yourself....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:53 PM
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:58 PM
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53. Glad you said it,
because I was sure thinking it.:applause:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:56 AM
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55. I'm sorry I missed it.
Something tells me it was most likely less offensive than lots of other posts on this thread.

But oh well.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:59 AM
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56. Yes, it was in response
to one of the more repulsive comments against women of a certain age.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:45 PM
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60. I see you have perfected the art of assholery.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:02 PM
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23. So?
:shrug:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:11 PM
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28. Local courtroom star Deep13 says he's fat.
just sayin'.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 06:15 AM
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35. This comes as no surprise to those of us in Key West.
She lived down here for years and it was common knowledge.

The annual women's flag football tournament is named for her.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:50 AM
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39. Flag football tournament?
What next, a memorial softball diamond?
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:55 AM
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40. Nah,
it's actually a really big tourney...women come from Europe and all over the US.

A week long party.

And these women take their footbal serious, believe me.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:14 AM
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45. Top Gun is sooooo gay
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:37 PM
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49. What's up with the almost universal Cruise-hate around here?
Did he do something personally to a DUer that I'm unaware of. Even if the thread isn't about him it eventually disintegrates into a hate-fest.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 07:46 AM
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58. Good question

Perhaps it's the wacko-Scientologist thing. I find Scientology pretty disgusting, not least because it's such a patently obvious scam (I mean far more so, and intended to be so from the very start, than what most people would call 'religion') but I can separate a person's works from their weirdness easily enough -- if that weren't so, I could never watch the work of sadly deranged religious maniac Mel Gibson or far-right neanderthals Robert Duvall and James Woods, and I'd be missing out on some quality work in doing so. Besides, there seem to be a few Scientologist celebrities who're both talented and apparently decent people: the late Isaac Hayes and John Travolta leap to mind.

Tom Cruise can be very stilted and one-dimensional as an actor (then again, so can many of the greats -- Brando and Olivier included, when they're just phoning it in for the paycheck) but, with the right property and the right director, he can be very good. The most recent film I saw him in was Valkyrie and I was very pleasantly surprised not just by the job he did but the overall quality of the production and the most surprising thing of all: a high degree of historical veracity. And I think the best thing about the great and eminently-rewatchable Tropic Thunder was Robert Downey, Jr, but Cruise was great in that wacky role he had. He's done a few very interesting and challenging roles that are worthy and he DOESN'T always play essentially the same character. To name a few, off the top of my head, he was very good in Rain Man, Born On The Fourth Of July, Magnolia (I barely remember it, remembering mostly that it seemed very weird, but I recall thinking it was a good part for him), Collateral, Vanilla Sky (yeah, STILL trying to figure out parts of that movie -- Cameron Crowe is brilliant, but definitely 'unique'), and a few others. I thought he was pretty decent in War Of The Worlds, too, and although I really like The Last Samurai I thought his character or his characterization (or both) was a little one-note and not especially interesting, but that really did turn out to be Ken Watanabe's film (and a great job HE did!).

Anyway, I'm not a huge Cruise fan, or a booster, but I think it's typical of DU for all the hipsters to pile on to negative comments made about people like him, valid or not. He may be a space cadet, personally, but he's brought some worthy roles to the screen over the years. That's all that should really matter, in the end.

Val Kilmer's Iceman in that gay-interest pilot movie (Brokeback Carrier?), small a part as it may have been, was WAY more interesting than Maverick, though...

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 07:24 AM
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57. i thought everyone knew that....
that`s been known/hinted at for years....
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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 07:58 PM
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61. Yes, she was clobbered because of her orientation
She used to hang out with friends of friends and it was a known fact she was gay. Then came "Top Gun" and the career pressure to conform with narrow stereotypes and the marriage and the kids. But I always figured she had been hurt by the rumors. And in those days, certain rumors could kill careers. I am happy to see that she has worked things out, now I hope she nails a good part or two.
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