Tom Cruise: the world's last barman poet
Tom Cruise has been such an easy target for so long. He's like Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and Pete Doherty all wrapped up in one, alien-worshiping body. But there's one person out there in the Blogosphere who still "gets" Tom -- and it's Reel Girl (aka Caroline Kepnes on E! Online)
I'm pretty sure Reel Girl is the one who got away. The girl I once had a great date with back in the late 80s, but then we lost each other's numbers, and then she filed a restraining order, moved away and then I grew back my mustache. Tragic circumstances have kept us apart too long.
But today, I found her again. And Reel Girl has -- dare I say -- a classic post on her blog today: The Absolute Best Things Tom Cruise Has Ever Done. Check it out now. I'll wait ...
Are there 80s projects on her list? (Does Mickey Rourke have a drinking problem?) Hell yeah! And while I hope she's kidding about watching "Cocktail" on an endless loop (nah, I'd do it too), I think the list is pure genius.
And to answer her question, what other projects has Tommy Boy done that are absolutely great? Here are some that didn't make her list:
Without Limits (producer): A rare, non-80s entry. But this 1998 bio-pic about long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine (starring Billy Crudup) is one of the best movies that never saw the inside of a movie theater.
Taps: "It's beautiful, man!" You said it, Tom.
Risky Business: "My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?" Tom probably goes to sleep each night, thanking God he got this movie part.
Rain Man: "That man right there is my brother and if he doesn't get to watch 'People's Court' in about 30 seconds, he's gonna throw a fit right here on your porch. Now you can help me or you can stand there and watch it happen." The most under-rated role in his career.
A Few Good Men: "Is the colonel's underwear a matter of national security?"
Reel Girl, take me to bed or lose me forever!