The Cruise Run

With the latest Mission Impossible film opening it is time to ask the question: why is Tom Cruise always running in his films?

This compilation by Xerzes Cortes neatly showcases the films where he is running (75%!) and – for reasons of balance – points out the ones where he didn’t.

I’m pretty sure this meme all began with a spoof Nike ad in 2006, but when you see them back-to-back like this I wonder if it is a coincidence that Cruise just chooses energetic roles or if he’s now just messing with us.

Even in the Ghost Protocol trailer there are at least two sequences (involving the Kremlin and a Dubai sandstorm) where he is doing what can only be termed a ‘Cruise run’.

Maybe the on-set exercise is part of the reason he still looks so young? 😉

> Tom Cruise at the IMDb
> Nike spoof from 2006


Tom Cruise on The Jonathan Ross Show

Here is the opening monologue of last night’s Jonathan Ross show, which has returned after Sachsgate.


Tom Cruise was also on discussing Valkyrie and some ‘bedroom things’.


The First 6 Minutes of Valkyrie

United Artists has put the first six minutes of Valkyrie online to promote the film.

Set in Nazi Germany during World War II it depicts the plot in July, 1944  by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the key plotters. 

> Valkyrie at the IMDb
> Check out the HD version at Apple

Amusing Trailers

Cocktail Trailer Mash Ups

Who would have thought Cocktail – a rather cheesy 1988 film with Tom Cruise as a barman – would provide such rich source material for trailer mashups?

There is Bar Wars: Cocktail Hour (Cocktail mixed with Star Wars) by the clever people at Company X.

Then there is Caaktail – a Bollywood version:

And finally, a horror version:

(Links via The Trailer Mash)

> Original trailer
> More on Cocktail at Wikipedia