If Tom Crυise wants to win an Oscar at the awards show, he needs to change the course of his career.
At the age of sixty-one, Tom Crυise He is now about the same age as the late Paul Newman was when the younger Crise co-starred with Newman in the 1986 drama film The Color of Money, which brought Newman his first and only Academy Award win after seven previous unsuccessful nominations.
However, while The Color of Money shows Newman clearly shedding his old-man image, with gray hair, prescription glasses, and a tired body, Kreis does not consider himself ready for such a transition.
Indeed, since Kreis seems intent on maintaining the action hero image he first introduced in 1986’s Top Gυn, which came out just a few months before Color of Money, it’s as if Kreis exists in time, and whereas in The Color of Money Newman looks older than his years, Kreis doesn’t seem a day over fifty in the present day.
Accordingly, the last Academy Award nomination that Kreuise received as producer for Top Gun: Maverick underscores the fact that it has been over twenty years since Kreuise received his last acting Oscar nomination.
Tom Kreis was very close to winning an Oscar
The last Oscar nomination Tom Kreis received as producer for Top Gun: Maverick was his first Oscar nomination after previous nominations for his performances in Born on a Holiday, Jerry Magmeyer, and Magnolia.
Kreis received his first Oscar nomination for his brilliant performance as real-life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic in the acclaimed 1989 anti-war drama film Born on the Threshold of July, in which Kreis, who was twenty-six years old when filming began, portrays Kovic for twenty years, beginning in his senior year of high school. Indeed, the striking transformation that Kreuz undergoes throughout the movie is certainly the most impressive acting achievement of Kreuz’s career.
However, although Crause was considered a serious Oscar contender for Born on a Holiday, he was overtaken by Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for Day-Lewis’ outstanding performance in My Left Foot.
Crause received his second Oscar nomination for his performance as a love-starved sports agent in the 1996 comedy-drama film Jerry Magmeyer, but was beaten by Jeffrey Rormesh of The Shining, While Michael Caine , who starred in the 1999 drama film The Cider Hoυse Rυles, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Craze, who played the emotionally intense role of a misogynistic motivational speaker in the 1999 emancipated drama film Magnolia.
No more risky business
On getting the role of Ron Kovic in Born on the First of July, Tom Kreis said that although he had already achieved major movie stardom in Top Gun, he still felt the need to test himself as a dramatic actor, to find out if he was more than just a pretty face and if he was capable of becoming a truly great movie actor.
Indeed, Born on the Foυrth of Jυly marked the beginning of a period of intense testing for Crews, who had already proved he could more than hold his own alongside Paul Newman in The Color of Money and Dorstin Hoffman in Rain Man, before going up against screen giants Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men and Gene Hackman in The Farm.
However, while Kremis has certainly shown a willingness to take physical risks since his last Oscar-winning appearance in Magnolia, and certainly he has made new technical advances in the action and science fiction film genres over the past twenty years, Compared to the 1980s and 1990s, however, Krömis has ceased to take creative and dramaturgical risks, and has also ceased to test himself as an actor, as Krömis has seemingly stopped taking character roles in movies in an effort to maintain his leading position in an already hackneyed genre space.
Barring his performances as Hollywood executive Les Grossman in the 2008 action thriller Tropic and icy professional Vincent in the 2004 action-thriller accomplice, Cruise has shown an increasing reluctance to leave his comfort zone as an actor and star, and that makes his path to a competitive Oscar nomination all the more difficult.
Since in history winning an Oscar has repeatedly been the top lifetime achievement award, as was the case with Paul Newman’s Oscar for The Color of Money, there is also the possibility of an honorary Oscar, which Tom Kreis, as the first Oscar nominee and one of the most successful actors in Hollywood history, is certainly more entitled to than receiving.
If Kreis never wins an Oscar competitively, will he be content to receive an honorary award? Furthermore, if Crais does win an Oscar in the future for the same reasons that led to Oscars for Newman for The Color of Money and John Wayne for Trey Grit, will it change Crais’ legacy much or further emphasize how much more Crais deserved an Oscar for Born on a Holiday?
Indeed, it seemed that sentimentality might earn Craze, if not a win, at least an Oscar nomination for his nostalgic performance in Top Gun: Maverick, and while that didn’t happen, it seems as if Hollywood is ready to hand Craze a long-awaited Oscar, whether deserved or not, as soon as Craze starts behaving appropriately for his age.
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