It's a ''Mission: Impossible'' not to spot these trademarks of the ''Edge of Tomorrow'' actor's work
But some of Cruise's best movies add darker layers to his persona, suggesting that all that cockiness is a demonstration of narcissism bordering on sociopathy. Magnolia imagines Cruise as a self-help guru preaching a gospel of über-manhood. Collateral positions Cruise as a heartless monster, assured in his Darwinian perspective on humanity. In The Last Samurai and Lions for Lambs, Cruise is a vanguard for literal imperialism and figurative Bush-era imperialism.
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