Wants You To Cast Your Vote for the Mission Impossible IV Leading Lady

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We all know Tom Cruise as the leading action hero of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise. Whether he’s disguising himself as a priest to get into the Vatican or holding to dear life on top of a moving train, super spy Ethan Hunt makes every mission count.

But what about the women involved in each of Hunt’s critical missions? With the news that Cruise will gear up to star in a fourth Mission: Impossible (executive produced by himself and Mission: Impossible 3 director J.J. Abrams), we decided to look back on the leading ladies of those three movies:

Mission: Impossible: Emmanuelle Béart


French actress Emmanuelle Béart is best known for her roles in mostly French films such as Love on the Quiet, Children of Chaos, and L’Enfer. In the first Mission: Impossible movie, she plays the role of Claire Phelps, a fellow Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent who survives a botched mission. She joins Hunt as he assembles a team of agent to infiltrate CIA headquarters.

Mission: Impossible II: Thandie Newton


Thandie Newton (who hails from across the pond in Britain) has starred in Crash, Beloved, and The Truth About Charlie, but in MI:2, she plays Nyah Nordoff-Hall, a professional thief who works with Hunt to steal Chimera, a deadly virus designed to create a worldwide pandemic. When Nyah herself is inject with Chimera, Hunt is forced to stop the villainous Sean Ambrose and save her life.

Mission: Impossible III: Michelle Monaghan


American actress Michelle Monaghan has been seen in Gone Baby Gone, The Bourne Supremacy, and Eagle Eye, so she’s no stranger when it comes to action scenes and gunplay. In the third movie, Hunt has finally settled down and married Monaghan’s character Julia, who is clueless about Hunt’s illustrious spy career. Yet when she’s taken hostage by ruthless Owen Davian, Hunt must once again find a way to save the love of his life and nail the bad guy.

So who will be the lucky lady starring opposite Cruise in the fourth Mission: Impossible? For those familiar with Abrams’ work, you’ll know he tends to choose actors he’s worked with before (such as Keri Russell, who was in MI:3 and Felicity, the TV show created by Abrams). But of course, that is purely speculative. For now, stay tuned to find out more about the next mission (should you choose to accept it) by checking back here regularly!

Who do you think should star with Tom? Have a favorite leading lady of your own? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • chat

    i’d love to see jessica biel or katherine heigl as toms leading lady! woot woot!

  • Selena Z

    I personally would love Jennifer Garner to star with Tom for the following reasons;
    a] She’s a brilliant actress at home with comedy [Juno/13 going on 30], drama [Catch and Release] and everything in between.
    b] She is super fit and plays action roles really well [Elektra/Daredevil].
    c] She’s played a spy before in super hit Alias that ran for 5 seasons so has the mutiple identity thing down!
    d] She worked with J.J on Felicity and was chosen as the lead of Alias by J.J himself!

    Need I say more!

  • Jenn

    I’d like to see Zooey Deschanel, Rachel McAdams, Natalie Portman or meee ; )

    Not Halle Berry or Eva Green though, they’re both in 007. Critics would say the MI series copied them!

    goodluck : )

  • Jade H.

    Kristin Kreuk, all the way…

  • Charlie

    And of course there is Vanessa Hudgens…

  • Julie

    Mila Kunis, she’s cute, and seems innocent, which can be distracting in the plot, but can also be a knockout.

  • Christina Sharpe

    I think Marion Cotillard would be an excellent choice. She’s foreign, shes gorgeous, she’s an amazing actress. She could hold her own against Mr. Cruise. Another good choice would be Jennifer Garner. She is an action star in her own right. Alias was a good show.

  • Sylvia

    Jennifer Aniston!

  • Rebeca Valdez

    Erica Durance! She kicks butt as Lois Lane and I could see her doing an action movie!

  • lana

    Michelle Monaghan since Ethan’s married to her (we can’t ignore that), but I’d love to see Thandie Newton come back. She’s beautiful, too.

  • Pedro White

    Débora Secco

  • joanna

    very nice

  • Valerie

    Marion Cotillard would be my first choice. She’s incredibly beautiful yet sensible AND an amazing actress. Would love to see her working next to Tom.

  • Deepa Balasubramanian

    Dear Tom..i have three varied choices for you :)…one, Kate Winslet..with her perfect Brit accent and if you want to Romance an english lady for a change this time..two, Scarlett Johansson..she can bring in a new flavor against all your previous choices..and three, Priyanka Chopra, if you want to try an Indian for a change..she is a great actress in this sub continent and has a lot of spunk for action and adventure! Good Luck Tom!

  • Charlie

    And what about Kendra Wilkenson… I’m pleading insanity and admitting it’s her face I’m attracted to!

  • Gerard Benitez

    Mila Kunis- gorgeous with a toughie look

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  • Rizza

    It will b great if he choose Me!!
    Just kidding.
    He’s a good actor, sometimes good actor doesn’t need leading lady. But it
    Would be great if he.,, Opps.,
    Who else would I say,,, Me! Me! Me!
    As if I Can..,
    Always take care.. My crush

  • Janice

    Seeing as Tom has it all! He should also have a leading lady that compliments his fab acting abilities. Such as Keira Knightley maybe or Natalie portman. They are also amazing actresses!! But I guess the choice of leading lady would always be down to Tom – right?!

  • sameer

    he should choose British Arabian girl Wardah Khan, she is trending now days with her debut entering in bollywood movie! time for Arabian touch