Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked – Updated

From top guns to last samurais, impossible missions to Mummy hunts – we rate the movies of America's reigning movie star from worst to best

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'Interview with the Vampire' (1994)
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23. 'Interview with the Vampire' (1994)

No less a luminary than author Anne Rice publicly objected to the casting of Cruise as the dashing and mysterious Vampire Lestat in Neil Jordan's star-studded adaptation of her best-selling novel. Rice eventually came around, and time has been kinder to it: What seemed like an overtly preening performance by Cruise at the time now comes off as a cavalier callousness hardened by centuries. The film still drags in parts – today, the episodic story would be a natural for a TV or cable series – but it's an offbeat, engaging, and curiously somber little epic.

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