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Tom Cruise

Artist
Eric Bouvet, born 16 May 1961
Sitter
Tom Cruise, born 1962
Date
1989
Type
Photograph
Medium
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
© Eric Bouvet
Object number
NPG.93.TC20
Exhibition Label
For its last cover of the 1980s, Time selected twenty-seven-year-old actor Tom Cruise, “the movies’ biggest star, with nothing but promise on the horizon.” His breakout film was Top Gun (1986), an action-packed 110 minutes of romance and roaring Navy jets. Born on the Fourth of July, Cruise’s latest film at the time, was slower paced but more poignant because it told the story of Ron Kovic, a wounded Vietnam veteran in a wheelchair. Cruise would win a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Kovic but would lose the Best Actor Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis, who played another real-life person with disabilities in My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown.
Para su última portada de la década de 1980, Time seleccionó al actor de veintisiete años Tom Cruise, “la máxima estrella del cine, con un horizonte lleno de promesas”. La película que lo lanzó fue Top Gun (1986), 110 minutos de acción, romance y el rugido de aviones de la Marina. Born on the Fourth of July, el filme más reciente de Cruise hasta ese momento, tenía un ritmo más calmado, pero resultó mucho más emotiva porque era la historia de Ron Kovic, un veterano que regresó herido de Vietnam, condenado a una silla de ruedas. Cruise ganó un Golden Globe por su trabajo como Kovic, pero perdió el Oscar de mejor actor frente a Daniel Day-Lewis, quien interpretó a otro personaje real con discapacidades en My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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