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Naming A Legend

The latest issue of Empire arrived on my doormat today and its cover is graced by the man named as their ‘Legend of our Lifetime’… (drum roll)… Mr Tom Cruise. Having been on the cover of the magazine more times than anyone else, Cruise is no doubt a powerful force in Hollywood. And I must admit that I have enjoyed quite a few of his films over the years, particularly the earlier ones (what’s not to love about Top Gun or A Few Good Men?). Plus, he’s certainly prolific. Whether I would pick him as a legend, however, is questionable. There are certainly others I would consider – Alan Rickman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Oldman, Ian McKellan, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks (to name but a few) – but Cruise would probably not have been top of my list. On the other hand, he does look rather beautiful in black and white…


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