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Doctor Strange director places Tom Cruise’s most underrated film among top 5 thrillers ever made that actor should consider revisiting soon

Tom Cruise has made one thing crystal clear when it comes to stunts: he’s practically invincible and there’s nothing he can’t do. But now that he’s seemingly conquered all there is to conquer in the stunt world, fans are longing for him to return to some of his villainous roles.

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible (1996) in one scene.Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible (1996) in one scene.
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible (1996)

With a career spanning decades and a resume that includes virtually every stunt imaginable, Cruise’s return to portraying compelling antagonists seems like the most logical next step for his fans. It’s not just fans who are craving this, even esteemed figures like Scott Derrickson, the director behind this film Doctor Strange, have recognized the brilliance of Cruise’s previous performances in thrillers. Derrickson’s endorsement, labeling one of Cruise’s films as one of the five best thrillers ever made, only adds fuel to the anticipation surrounding Cruise’s possible return to villain roles.

Doctor Strange Director Scott Derrickson is obsessed with Tom Cruise’s Security

Scott Derrickson recently took a moment to enjoy a Tom Cruise movie called Securitylabeled it one of the best thrillers ever made and even placed it in his top 5. This praise has led to discussions about how great an actor Tom Cruise really is.

While the Mission Impossible series has undoubtedly been a lucrative venture for the actor, but it doesn’t showcase all the facets and nuances of Cruise’s craft. They’re movies like interview with the vampire And Security bringing out a certain dark side that fans are absolutely in awe of. In the X-post the filmmaker wrote:

This led to the realization among many that when the actor steps outside the action genre, the magic he is truly capable of is outstanding. Michael Mann’s gritty thriller stars Jamie Foxx as Max, a taxi driver who is hijacked by Tom Cruise as Vincent, a chilling maniacal hitman who forces Max to drive him from murder to murder in one harrowing night.

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Tom Cruise | Security

Tom Cruise plays his role absolutely brilliantly. The chilling quality of this handsome hero is truly astonishing. His departure from the typical hero role was actually refreshing and kept the audience on the edge of their seats. However, despite the excitement he brought to this role, Cruise has largely returned to playing stock hero characters in his subsequent films, leaving fans longing for more of his dark side.

Why fans believe Tom Cruise shines brightest in villainous roles

Since then, people have been yearning for the actor to delve into the role of a villain. While the actor has done a few here and there, fans now feel it’s high time the actor returns to something he does truly amazing. Another role that deserves recognition is Interview with the vampire.

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Tom Cruise enters Security

Cruise plays Lestat, Rice’s main antagonist and primary character The Vampire Chronicles series of books and stories. And he absolutely succeeds: Lestat is simultaneously amused by his detachment from humanity and utterly obsessed with it. Another gem Magnolia. Here’s what some fans have to say:

Cruise is a phenomenal actor with unlimited potential. Cruise’s rendition Edge of tomorrow, very happy to come in American madebreathed new life into him after years of somewhat anonymous performances in lackluster blockbusters like Forgetfulness And Knight and day.

Fans are really hoping that the actor will make a comeback to the villainous world soon. Despite numerous speculations and rumors, no official updates have been made confirming the news. Fans will just have to wait patiently.

Collateral is available to stream on Paramount+