Skip to comments.LAUREN BACALL: 'VULGAR' TOM CRUISE IS NOT A GREAT ACTOR
Posted on 07/31/2005 1:30:02 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel
NEW YORK-Lauren Bacall tells TIME Tom Cruise is not a great actor. "When you talk about a great actor, you're not thinking about Tom Cruise," Bacall says.
"His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's a kind of sickness."
Hey Drudge...this needs a siren.
I still say that Jerry Maguire proved that Tom Cruise has perfected his straight man acting.
Yeah rack Betty hey guys I don't know if you this I think TCM going have entire day of Betty Bacall movie to kick Star of the day on TCM tommorow actually
but she was a worse actor than Tom Cruise
Oh just wait, he'll put something up on the Siren whether its important or not for his radio show tonight.
Lauren is going nutty. She may not like what Tom promotes outside of work but that doesn't make him a Bad actor.
I'm no fan of Cruise by the way.
Long ago days and now, only cherished memories. Hollywood has become symbolic of vulgarity, for the most part; why would not the bulk of today's actresses and actors not also be?
Tom Cruise sucks. This is news?
I don't think that he is a great actor, either. Some actors get so far into a part that they become someone else. I never see him that way. It is as if he is trying to play the part as himself: If I, Tom Cruise, had become a fighter pilot, this is the way I would be. If I, Tom Cruise, had become an attorney, this is the way I would be. Etc., etc. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it doesn't make them a great actor. The great ones actually turn into and become someone else.
We watched Collateral last night. He played a totally different character. No, he is not a great actor, and he is certifiably an idiot, but at least he played a non-brassy young upstart in that movie.
All Times Central
5:00 AM The Cobweb (1955) Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy. Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Grahame. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 124m. LBX CC
7:30 AM Confidential Agent (1945) A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England. Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre. D: Herman Shumlin. BW 118m. CC
9:30 AM Dark Passage (1947) A man falsely accused of his wife's murder escapes to search for the real killer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. D: Delmer Daves. BW 106m. CC DVS
11:30 AM Bacall on Bogart (1988) Lauren Bacall hosts this extraordinary documentary on her life on- and off-screen with her late husband, Humphrey Bogart. HOST: Lauren Bacall. D: David Heeley. BW & C 84m. CC
1:00 PM The Big Sleep (1946) Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. D: Howard Hawks. BW 114m. CC DVS
3:00 PM Designing Woman (1957) A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste. Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 118m. LBX CC DVS
5:00 PM Sex And The Single Girl (1964) A journalist sets out to expose a female sex expert but falls for her instead. Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda. D: Richard Quine. C 114m. LBX
7:00 PM Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005) Lauren Bacall discusses her life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne. C 50m. CC
8:00 PM Key Largo (1948) A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane. Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. D: John Huston. BW 101m. CC DVS
10:00 PM Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005) Lauren Bacall discusses her life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne. C 50m. CC
11:00 PM To Have And Have Not (1944) A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. D: Howard Hawks. BW 100m. CC DVS
1:00 AM Young Man With a Horn (1950) A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall. D: Michael Curtiz. BW 112m.
me too :)
She went on to say, "Bogie would have bitch slapped the punk!"
Tom Cruise used to be a good actor. I thought he was incredibly fun to watch in Top Gun, Interview With the Vampire, and A Few Good Men. But in recent years his acting has become pretentious and hammy. That coupled with his bizarre public antics has completely turned me off to him. I now avoid movies that star Cruise - I probably would've seen War of the Worlds had it starred someone else.
"Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class."
True, when most of them back then weren't slaves to rehab centers or dimbulb cults.
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie son
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone
Quite unfortunately long ago...a lifetime it seems. I enjoy watching most of the old black and white movies on Turner Classics....there's nothing like watching Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and, of course, one of my favorites, Lauren Bacall.
at least they arent showing 'The Fan'
My wife and I went to see War or the Worlds, and coming out of it I observed to her that Cruise seems to play the same role in most of his movies: a shmuck who finally grows up a little bit after some adversity. Top Gun, Jerry McGuire, Rain Man, WotW -- it's all the same role he's playing, over and over
Lauren Bacall? I thought she was good. She had a certain class.
She went on to say, "Bogie would have bitch slapped the punk!"
The creepy thing is I'm certain Cruise would've begged Bogie for more. Ewww!
Eh, I think that she's gotten way more mileage than she deserves out of hanging on to Humphrey Bogart as a young woman. Lauren Bacall was never a great actress, and has benefited from surviving everyone else.
However, she's absolutely right.
Lauren Bacall, off the stage or set,in her private life, is a foul mouthed, rancid, itch on wheels. But she's right about Tom Cruise.
No, she's just a grumpy old bitch. People with class don't constantly carp at others and attack them unprovoked. She's been doing this for at least the last couple years to the point where it's almost par for the course with her.
Yes, but he has "studied the history of psychiatry," is completely clear mentally, and knows how to cure post-partum with vitamins, fitness, and constantly-repeated control freak mental exercises that would make even hardened Social Darwinists smile a glazed-eyes Moonie smile. [IRONY, SARCASM ALERT]
I thought that song was mean sarcastically?
booze and cigarettes ruined her looks by the time she hit her mid 30s,, she's just an ultra liberal Bush bashing old hag now
Hey, Fedora...over here! Read Abcdefg's post. :-)
Here is the last line of the post
If there are others like me out there, and I think there are, then get ready for a 2nd Clinton Administration.
There was no class then either. The filth and debauchery was just hidden by a complicit press. Also, Cruise maybe cooky but he's 100% better than the rest of hollywood. As far as I know he doesn't do drugs, cheat on his wife, or go on anti-American rants.
"People with class don't constantly carp at others and attack them unprovoked"
Ohhh, you mean the way Cruise constantly carps at others and attacks them(Brooke Sheilds) unprovoked. Rolls eyes, get a grip....preferably (ahem) around Toms neck.