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Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1438  Thursday, 1 September 2005

From: 		Arthur Lindley <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 23:55:11 +0800
Subject: 16.1432 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1432 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax

Al Magary <
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 >Virginia M. Byrne wrote:
 >
 >>I personally think it is absolutely amazing that Tom Cruise
 >>knows of Shakespeare.
 >
 >Beneath the egotistical displays Cruise is an intelligent actor, as he
 >showed in, eg, Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), and
 >Collateral (2004).  But even with the celebrity he can't shake, Cruise
 >could play Benedick or Petruchio--in a movie, not on stage..

Cruise and Nicole Kidman also took two years out of their very 
profitable careers to work on Stanley Kubrick's _Eyes Wide Shut_.  The 
fact that the film was generally regarded as a disappointment -- in 
spite of their performances -- should not detract from their willingness 
to take a large financial sacrifice to work with one of the most 
important and demanding directors around.

Arthur Lindley

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