TOM CRUISE 1
Tom Cruise was on the cover of five major American magazines when his latest movie was released earlier this summer. It is called Minority Report. It is a science-fiction, mystery and action movie. It takes place in the year two-thousand-fifty-four. This is a time when special beings can see crimes like murder before they happen. Cruise plays a policeman who heads a group called Precrime. These police arrest would-be murderers before they can carry out their crime. Cruise is accused of a future murder and must hide from the other police and solve the mystery of the crime.
Minority Report has become Tom Cruises tenth movie out of twenty-four to make one-hundred-million dollars or more. Like other top actors Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks, Cruise is considered a very safe investment in Hollywood.
But, he is an investment. Tom Cruise demands about twenty-million dollars to star in a film. He also often gets a percentage of the movies profits. Two years ago, Cruise made about seventy-five-million dollars from his movie Mission: Impossible Two.
Tom Cruise has received praise along with big earnings. The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated him two times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. He has won two Golden Globe awards. People Magazine has included Cruise on its yearly list of the most beautiful people three times. The magazine also named him the sexiest man alive. And, last year, Forbes magazine named Tom Cruise number one on its list of the most powerful people in entertainment.