Russ Says: Tom Cruise Deserves An Oscar For 'Rock Of Ages'

Fri, June 8, 2012 6:30pm EST by 16 Comments
Tom Cruise Rock of Ages
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Tom takes on his most fun and unique role yet as Stacee Jaxx in the new movie musical ‘Rock of Ages,’ opening June 15. The iconic actor delivers his best Axl Rose-meets-David Lee Roth (with a hint of Jim Morrison) rock god tribute — and when the Academy Awards come around, he should be awarded with a golden statue.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen the original Rock of Ages musical on Broadway, Tom Cruise probably seemed like a weird choice to play ’80s rocker Stacee Jaxx in the show’s film adaptation. Stacee is a womanizing, drinking rock god with a heart of mold and filth that in no way matches any characteristics of Tom whatsoever. But for all those who thought Tom couldn’t do the part justice — including myself — I am glad to say we were all wrong!

I won’t be reviewing the film here, and I will refrain from any spoilers — you’ll have to wait until next week for that — but Tom arrives on the screen with such force that when you first hear him sing, it’s in no way cringe-worthy. In fact, you instantly enjoy it! Seeing Tom in this role, you feel like it’s exactly the kind of thing Johnny Depp would do with the character, as he makes the scenes and everyone he is working with on screen that much better. And he makes the character his own. It’s really a sight to see!

It’s the kind of departure that the Academy eats up, and this might finally be his chance to win. Not only does the Academy still need to make up for its many missed opportunities, but Tom really deserves a win for taking this chance — and when you all see it. You will certainly agree.

One thing that also may benefit his chances is that they can put this role up for supporting or lead actor categories depending on the competition. With the film centered on his character but also being an ensemble cast he can pick and choose his battles with the other nominated actors. Tom Cruise has always delivered but this is his meal ticket into immortality and if its a vision of how he will choose his future roles then count me in because his role in Rock of Ages is a complete home run!

So listen up, Academy voters: Do yourselves a favor when you get your ballots in a few months, and make sure that Tom wins that Oscar!

So HollywoodLifers, Are you excited for Rock of Ages? Are you excited to see Tom Cruise singing and acting like a rock god? Tell us what your thoughts are and sound off below!

— Russ Weakland


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