Tom Cruise: A Comic Comeback

The actor shines in the all-star cast of Tropic Thunder. Will his performance win over the press and spark interest in his next role?

This is hard to say. I am a Tom Cruise convert. Yes, this is the same Tom Cruise we recall talking up Scientology, dismissing Brooke Shields's postpartum use of antidepressants, and tsk-tsking Matt Lauer in a Today show interview punctuated by a strung-out appearance courtesy of black circles under his eyes.

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