As the actor hits the screen as a U.S. senator in ''Lions for Lambs,'' we trace his career as a pool shark, a Top Gun, a sports agent, and a samurai
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Sen. Jasper Irving
For the first time in his career, Cruise takes on a role that's entirely political: In this Robert Redford-directed film (out Nov. 9), he's playing a presidential hopeful who attempts to school a visiting journalist (Meryl Streep) in the way the world truly works.
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