My Favourite Tom Cruise Moments

Tom Cruise getting his Irish heritage certificate from Eamon Gilmore this morning

Tom Cruise getting his Irish heritage certificate from Eamon Gilmore this morning

Dublin is abuzz this morning as Irish man Tom Cruise (yes apparently he has Irish roots in Dublin and Roscommon) and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko have come to town for the premiere of their new film, Oblivion.

Tom is one of the finest, hard working , and those who have met him say, nicest, actors of his generation.

Given that he is in Dublin, today I am going to look back at some of my favourite Tom Cruise big screen moments.

The Outsiders (1983)

One of Tom’s earliest films had him starring alongside actors, who like himself, have gone on to have huge success in Hollywood. The likes of Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze. Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio shared the screen with Tom in one of S.E. Hinton’s best adaptions of one of her books.

Risky Business (1983)

This is the film that really got Hollywood, and the rest of the world’s, attention. It includes, one of film’s most iconic dance scenes.

Top Gun (1986)

“I feel the need, the need for speed!” Maverick is still one fo the coolest/cockiest characters to ever grace the big screen!

Rain Man (1988)

Tom should have won an Oscar for this performance!

Cocktail (1988)

After seeing this, everyone wanted their cocktails to be made just like Tom Cruise served them up!

A Few Good Men (1993)

“You can’t handle the truth” Tom vs Jack is one of the best onscreen battles you will see!

Jerry Maguire (1996)

This one is a 2 parter – first Tom in the famous “Show Me The Money” scene (this film earnt Cuba Gooding Jr an Oscar)

And here he is getting all sentimental/romantic “You Complete Me”

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tom showed everyone that he is happy to take this piss and shed his looks for a good laugh. Here’s one of his most infamous, and crowd favourite, characters, Les Grossman

Tom has had such a varying and successful career, there are so many more clips I could have included but I have to stop somewhere. Hopefully Tom won’t be stopping any time soon though and there’ll be many more clips to add to this ever changing, and ever growing, list!

Thanks for the entertainment Tom!
Sarina 🙂


About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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