The star is on the cover of n°542 and special issue n°22.
Tom Cruise is back this summer Dead Reckoningthe 7th part of the saga Impossible mission. The opportunity to reflect on his entire career, within the new special issue of First.
In this n°22, we return to his many stunts, of course, but also to his mentors (Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Duvall…), his authors (Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Mann…), his taste for racing, his musical scenes or even the women who met him on screen (Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Renee Zellweger, Rebecca Ferguson…). We also offer you a top of his best characters, from Ethan Hunt (hero of the saga Impossible mission) to Les Grossman (the hilarious producer of Thunder in the tropics) via Jerry Maguire, of course, Lestat d’Interview with a Vampire or Charlie Babbitt in Rain Man. Without forgetting a best-of from our archives, because Tom Cruise has been on the cover of First : he confided in interviews throughout his career.
Here are the details.
The editorial of special issue n°22:
Itinerary of a spoiled child
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Elementary, Barbie, Oppenheimer… and in the middle of it all: Tom Cruise. This summer should stand as a real-life test of the state of the Hollywood blockbuster. From the memory of a cinephile, we had not seen such a line-up for years.
But one thing is already certain: the big winner will be Tom Cruise. For more than forty years, the actor has been part of the decor. And though lately tended to be forgotten in the dust of Dubai car chases or the sweat of his grueling stunts, the actor has shaped one of the most impressive, diverse and thoughtful careers in history. recent.
With at the heart of his CV, an enigma: how could he go from idol of midinettes to VRP of the big Hollywood show through his slip-ups people before reinventing himself as an action star? Cruise has in fact been able to manage throughout his filmography artistic turns as brilliant as they are inflated. Capable of the worst as well as the best, he has reached an unequaled level of excellence in his acting, his filmmaking and the mastery of his image while remaining perfectly mysterious.
It was to answer this question (but who is Tom Cruise really?) that we wanted to take a walk through his career, going back to our archives, classifying his best roles and painting his portrait like a puzzle.
come “cruiser” with us !
Gaël Golhen, editor-in-chief
In addition to this special Tom Cruise issue, the actor is also on the cover of our First of summer (n°542, July-August 2023). Christopher McQuarrie details his new collaboration with the actor on Dead Reckoning, the first part of which will be released on Wednesday July 2 at the cinema. His playing partner Hayley Atwell tells us why “Tom and McQ wanted a female version of Ethan Hunt”.
These two numbers First are currently available in kiosks, and online, by clicking here (special) and there (#542).
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