Impresszum Help Sales ÁSZF Panaszkezelés

Tom Cruise soaring at the age of 60

Los Angeles (AP) - It could hardly be better for Tom Cruise on his milestone anniversary. A few weeks before his 60th birthday, the actor had the best US box office success of his 40-year Hollywood career.

After the theatrical release at the end of May, "Top Gun: Maverick" with Cruise in the role of pilot Pete Mitchell aka Maverick grossed over 291 million dollars in North America within ten days. Cruise's previous hit films such as "Rain Man" or "Mission: Impossible" episodes had never made it this far in their entire run. This Sunday (July 3rd), when Cruise turns 60, Hollywood's sunny boy can also celebrate his new fame.

Also read : Thor - Love and Thunder: Marvel releases second trailer for the film; check out

Radiant in Cannes
He beamed into the limelight at the Cannes Film Festival in May. On the occasion of the European premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick", pilots from the French Air Force flew laps over the festival venue, and Cruise received the rarely awarded Palme d'Or. It's hard to believe it's been 36 years since his first "Top Gun" appearance as daredevil student fighter pilot Maverick. Back in 1986, as now, Cruise does most of the stunts in his films himself to make it seem more real.

"I wanted to bring the art form forward," he said at the Cannes Film Festival when asked why he was taking on the hardships. "I asked myself: How can I immerse the audience in a film, in this kind of action." He always wanted to do things like helicopter flying or skydiving. As a four-year-old child, he used his bed sheet as a parachute and jumped off the roof, he said.

Cruise is seen in Hollywood as a perfectionist who skilfully controls his own image. He would give "110 percent" on every day of shooting, "Top Gun: Maverick" director Joseph Kosinski confirmed to the star recently in an interview with the cinema portal "Deadline". "He's been doing this for 40 years and loves his work and doesn't slow down a bit." Cruise would rather "put even more gas," said Kosinski.

Privacy under lock and key
At the glamorous film premiere in London at the end of May, Cruise walked the red carpet beaming next to British Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate. For advertising purposes for his films, the actor masters the flurry of flashbulbs perfectly - on the other hand, he has kept his private life strictly under wraps for years. The tabloid press can only speculate about romantic "dates" – most recently, Cruise 2020 was said to have a relationship with Brit Hayley Atwell (40, "Avengers: Endgame"), his co-star in the next two "Mission: Impossible" episodes.

After his headline-grabbing divorce from actress Katie Holmes (43) ten years ago, Cruise had practically disappeared from the public eye. Their daughter Suri, now 16 years old, grew up far away from Hollywood with her mother in New York.

Marriage to Holmes was Cruise's third. He was married to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990. In the year of their divorce, he said yes to the Australian Nicole Kidman. They adopt two children, Isabella and Connor, now 29 and 27 years old. They were considered a dream couple until they suddenly separated after ten years of marriage. The end with Holmes also came as a surprise to the public.

Cruise flaunted his love for Holmes, 17 years his junior, with overzealous bounces of joy on a sofa on talk show host Oprah Winfrey's 2005 TV show. After a cinematic engagement on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the couple said yes in a strictly shielded fortress near Rome in November 2006, when daughter Suri was already six months old.

Also read : Thor: Love and Thunder Full Movie

Inveterate Scientologist
In 2012, Holmes cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for her divorce filing. The media has long speculated about Scientology disputes between spouses. Cruise is an inveterate Scientologist, Holmes was raised Catholic. With his offensive mission for the controversial organization, he had often caused a stir. In 2005, he criticized his colleague Brooke Shields in a TV show for having temporarily taken psychotropic drugs for postnatal depression. She should have been taking vitamins and exercising, Cruise advised.

He made his film debut alongside Shields in 1981 in the drama Endlose Liebe. He then shot the military strip "The Cadets from Bunker Hill" with Sean Penn. The breakthrough as a leading actor came at the age of 21 with the youth film "Risky Business". "Top Gun - They fear neither death nor the devil" made him a star in 1986.

Cruise starred alongside Paul Newman in The Color of Money and alongside Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988). He delivered hits in quick succession: "Born on July 4th", "Days of Thunder", "A Matter of Honor", "The Company" and in 1996 the first "Mission: Impossible".

Don't be afraid of oblique roles
In Germany, however, he was criticized when he presented the Stauffenberg film "Operation Valkyrie" in Berlin in 2008. It was controversial that a Hollywood star and self-confessed Scientologist played the Hitler assassin Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. There were also mishaps on the set and quarrels about permission to shoot in Berlin's historic Bendlerblock.

Cruise didn't shy away from quirky roles, such as the long-haired rock star in the film musical "Rock of Ages", or the fat suit with a bald head as the hysterical studio boss in the action comedy "Tropic Thunder". He has been nominated three times for Hollywood's highest award, for "Born on the Fourth of July", "Jerry Maguire - Game of Life" and "Magnolia", but he has not yet won an Oscar.

After the murder thriller "Jack Reacher" and excursions into the science fiction genre with "Oblivion" and "Edge of Tomorrow", fans can now look forward to Cruise again in his celebrated role as secret agent Ethan Hunt. At the end of April, at the CinemaCon film trade fair, Cruise presented scenes in a video message from filming in South Africa, peppered with daring stunts. "Mission: Impossible 7 - Dead Reckoning Part 1" by director Christopher McQuarrie is scheduled to hit theaters in July 2023.

But Cruise wants to go higher: The Hollywood star and the US space agency Nasa are planning to shoot on board the International Space Station ISS. The plans were announced in May 2020, the title is still secret.

 

0 Tovább

Johnny Depp denies assaulting his ex-wife Amber Heard at trial

In his first testimony in the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Hollywood star Johnny Depp denied ever hitting her. He has never hit a woman in his life, the actor said on Tuesday before the court in Fairfax near the US capital Washington. With his compensation lawsuit against Heard, he also wants to defend himself against his ex-wife's "nefarious" allegations of violence because of his children.

"There were arguments and things like that, but it never got to the point where I hit Ms. Heard in any way," Depp said calmly before the jury. "I've never hit a woman in my life."

Heard's allegations of domestic violence against him are "nefarious and disturbing," the Pirates of the Caribbean star said. They were based on "no kind of truth" and were a "total shock" for him.

When asked by one of his lawyers why he was suing Heard for defamation, the 58-year-old said: "I saw it as my responsibility not only to stand up for myself but also for my children."

"It's weird when you're like Cinderella one day and Quasimodo 0.6 seconds later," added the actor, who wore a black suit, earrings and hair in a ponytail in the courtroom.

Also read: Mr Bones 3: Son of Bones (2022) Full English Subbed

Depp rejected the allegations by Heard's lawyers that he had turned into a violent "monster" under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Over the years he has taken "substances" in phases to "numb" himself as a result of his mother's physical and psychological violence against him. Basically it was a "self-treatment" acted; Heard's descriptions of his drug abuse are exaggerated and, for the most part, "plain and plain wrong".

Depp has sued Heard, to whom he was married between 2015 and 2017, for $50 million in damages. The reason is an article by Heard for the newspaper "Washington Post" from the end of 2018, in which the 35-year-old described herself as a victim of domestic violence.

The actress did not name her ex-husband. However, Depp argues that he is implicitly accused of domestic violence, especially since Heard had publicly accused him of a physical assault in 2016.

His lawyers emphasize the detrimental effect of Heard's allegations on Depp's career. So he lost his role as Captain Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series and had to give up his participation in the "Fantastic Beasts" film series.

Heard, known from films like "The Danish Girl", has responded with a counterclaim. She is demanding $100 million in damages from Depp and accusing him of "unbridled physical violence." Depp counters that she wants to "generate positive publicity for herself" in this way.

Numerous witnesses will testify at the trial, which started last week, including actor James Franco and Tesla founder Elon Musk. On Wednesday, another questioning of Depp by his lawyers and a cross-examination by Heard's lawyer were pending.

The couple, who divorced after a turbulent marriage, had already faced each other at a trial in London in 2020. At the time, Depp had sued the British tabloid The Sun, which had described him as a "wife bully", but was defeated.

Also read: 

Source

0 Tovább

ournews

blogavatar

What News Entertainments, Film ,Series, Box office, Anime Trending Now

Feedek

Címkefelhő

News (128),Film (73),Sport (30),Football (23),news (12),Tv Series (7),film (7),Oscar (6),Netflix (6),The Batman (6),Scream 6 (4),Actor (4),Will Smith (4),Marvel (4),sport (3),Trailer (3),Tennis (3),Doctor Strange 2 (3),Comic (3),Tips (2),Tom Cruise (2),conflict (2),Disney + (2),pixar (2),Turning red (2),Ps5 (2),Hollywood (2),Avatar 2 (2),Morbius (2),Fantastic Beast 3 (2),Sonic 2 (2),Hbo (2),Horror (2),Disney (2),Doctor strange 2 (2),Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2),Bullet train (2),Finance (2),São Paulo (2),Chelsea (2),football (2),SPort (2),uefa (2),Reynolds (1),Premier (1),Thor 4 (1),Lina Beckmann (1),Chris Evans (1),Belgium (1),sverige (1),The Last Duel (1),Terminator 2: Doomsday (1),Bill Murray (1),ADAM SANDLER (1),Downton Abbey: A New Era (1),DAN AYKROYD (1),Bright (1),Dungeons & Dragons (1),Thor 4: Love and Thunder (1),brolin (1),Frank Marshall (1),Indiana Jones 5 (1),Jurassic World Dominion (1),Makoto Shinkai (1),Anime (1),365 days (1),Walker Scobell (1),Suzume no Tojimari (1),Kingdom Hearts IV (1),Release (1),Dvd (1),Beverly Hills Cop 4 (1),The Adam Project (1),Michael degen (1),Ghost of Tsushima (1),Amazon (1),Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (1),Sverige (1),The Northman (1),The Lost City (1),Terminator: Dark Fate (1),The Nothman (1),Selena Gomez (1),Elizabeth Olsen (1),How I Met Your Father (1),Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (1),Cannes Film Festival (1),Thailand (1),Elvis Movie (1),The film festival in Cannes (1),Liam Neeson (1),Jon Cryer (1),Javier Bardem (1),Thor: Love and Thunder (1),alan wake 2 (1),Dune: Part Two" (1),very moving (1),Obi-Wan Kenobi (1),Disney+ (1),FC Bayern (1),Top Gun 2: Maverick (1),The Hunger Games (1),Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (1),Keke Palmer (1),Conversations with Friends (1),Strange World (1),Review (1),Peacock (1),Lionsgate (1),Actress (1),Antonio Banderas (1),Kevin Costner (1),John Wick 4 (1),Luc Besson (1),Cinema (1),Chad Stahelski (1),Zac Efron (1),Billy Bob Thornton (1),The Last of Us Part I (1),Wong (1),The Oscar Academy (1),Better Call Saul (1),Apple (1),Barbie (1),Paddington 3 (1),Top Gun: Maverick (1),Lindsey Beer (1),PATRICK POIVEY (1),The Flash (1),OVECHKIN (1),atlete (1),Hansa Rostock (1),Belarusia (1),NHL (1),HBO (1),Uefa Champion League (1),UCL (1),ucl (1),move (1),Russia (1),sanctions (1),Disney plus (1),Warner Bross (1),trailer (1),Runtime (1),ukraine (1),Line Up (1),russia (1),fifa (1),Healt (1),Basket Ball (1),Nba (1),Spotify (1),Podcast (1),DVD (1),Blu-Ray (1),Alcaraz (1),coach (1),golf (1),Rio de Janeiro (1),Sharon Stone (1),Movie (1),NBA (1),Mike Tyson (1),Gabi (1),SSV (1),Daniel (1),Botafogo (1),installment systems (1),Lewandowski (1),Bundes League (1),Luiz Suarez (1),Fifa (1),Uefa (1),Suicide Squad (1),X (1),Movies (1),Fantastic Beasts 3 (1),The Shining (1),Dune (1),Hbo Max (1),Scream (1),The Quarry (1),True Detective (1),Sonic The Hedgehog (1),David F. Sandberg (1),Apple Tv (1),Sherlock Holmes 3 (1),Star Wars (1),Operation Mincemeat (1),Titanic 666 (1),My Policeman (1),Bruce Willis (1),The Teacher (1),Project Artemis (1),One Perfect Shot (1),Paramount + (1),gal gadot (1),Conflict (1),rusia (1),Ukraine (1),Japan (1),Opinion (1),Texas Chainsaw (1),Screening (1),Itaewon Class (1),The Dark Knight Rises (1),Zoë Kravitz (1),Animation (1),Batman (1),Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1),Halo (1),STAR TREK (1),Jackass 4 (1),Gotham Knights (1),Game (1),Ps4 (1),Tv series (1)