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Tom Brings The Pain— Samurai Style: Epic Sword Fight O’Fury In This ‘The Last Samurai’ Movie Clip

Tom Cruise – The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, as ‘Nathan Algren’, fights off his attackers in this epic sword fight scene from the ‘The Last Samurai’…FACT: Tom trained 5hrs a day for one year to prepare for the sword-fighting scenes… FILM SYNOPSIS (From user generated IMDB.com Synopsis): The film begins in the summer of 1876, introducing Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a disenchanted ex-United States A…

July 12, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise in ‘The Last Samurai’ Wallpaper Download

The TomCruise.com team is here with another exclusive wallpaper download for you! Last week, we asked you to choose your favorite image of our photo gallery…. And the results are in!! Thanks to all the fans who took the time to respond, including Valentina Albanez (@Valita94), who voted for the winning image of Tom on the set of ‘The Last Samurai.’ As you can see in the photo, Tom is taking a break from playing ‘Nathan Algren’ to consult wit…

September 19, 2011

Tom Cruise Blog Guest Writer Maura Lynch: The Last Samurai

From the Official www.TomCruise.com Blog: Time for another guest blogger for the Official TomCruise.com Blog! Thanks to everyone that has sent in blog submission. Our latest comes from Maura Lynch, who explains how Cruise draws upon his character’s desire to change, particularly in the movie The Last Samurai . Thanks Maura  for your awesome work! Tom Cruise’s role as Captain Algren in The Last Samurai is yet another example of ho…

March 18, 2010

The Last Samurai Final Scene Makes PopCrunch List of Top 14 All-Time Movie Battles!

Tom Cruise joined Ken Wantanabe for the final charge in the epic climax of The Last Samurai, earning the 2003 film inclusion on the list of the Top 14 All-Time Movie Battles from the PopCrunch blog. The period drama uncovered the history of the samurai warrior in tragically poetic fashion, with this final confrontation marking the transition into the Meiji Restoration and the final stand of the traditional swordsmen. As the folks at PopCrunch…

November 15, 2010

Yahoo! Rates The Top 5 Tom Cruise Films

The editors at Yahoo! have looked into the Tom Cruise filmography to choose their picks for the actor’s Top 5 movies – with some of the picks that may surprise and delight cinema fans. Sure, obvious classics are represented. A certain iconic film about the trials and tribulations of U.S. Naval aviators is included. Thankfully, some of the criminally undermentioned films in Tom’s filmography are shown some love. With so many aw…

March 15, 2011

Students Remember Hollywood Fiction, Not Historical Fact

Show of hands: how many of you believe that Tom Cruise’s character, Captain Nathan Algren, from the movie ‘The Last Samurai,’ is based on a real historical figure? Wrong! Capt. Nathan Algren and the story of ‘The Last Samurai’ is based on a series of historical events that took place in Japan from the mid-1860s to 1870s. During this time period, known as the Meiji Restoration, many Europeans were involved in the Wes…

August 25, 2009

Tom Cruise Photos: Director Edward Zwick

Tomcruise.com has added new, exclusive black-and-white photos that show Tom Cruise with the filmmakers he has worked with over his two decades in the movie business. Today, we focus on ‘The Last Samurai,’ and its director Edward Zwick. Zwick graduated from the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles before working as a journalist for the magazine “Rolling Stone.” By 1976, he found work on television as a writer, director, and pro…

August 14, 2009

Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie Action Scenes – Watch The Video Clips!

Action movie fans around the world are sure to agree that Tom Cruise has delivered some of the most memorable, heart-pounding performances in the history of the genre, but the questions remains: which of Tom’s action scenes are the best? With a history of iconic roles that have shattered the boundaries of what action fans could expect, nailing down just ten proved a task for the team at TomCruise.com. The Mission: Impossible series alone has tr…

December 9, 2010

The Tom Cruise Playboy Interview

Tom sat down with Playboy magazine and gave a candid interview about his life, acting, and living like you mean it. And, yes, Rock of Ages came up too, specifically—nailing his version of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” in front of Def Leppard. Find out what Joe Elliott, the band’s lead singer, was doing in the wings while Tom performed!  We’ve got some choice selections from the interview below, but to read the complete piece—…

May 15, 2012

007 Turns 50! TomCruise.com Celebrates The Men Behind The Spy

Bond.  James Bond.  And for 50 years, no one has dared to forget it!  This week, the British spy we all love celebrates half a century of blockbuster filmmaking.  No other film character in western cinema can claim such an honor.  From Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan to the current Daniel Craig, for fifty years audiences have thrilled, cheered and swooned at the international spying, fighting, leaping, gambling, shooting, drinking, driving, and…

October 1, 2012