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‘Mission: Impossible 2’ Tried, and Failed, to Turn Tom Cruise Into an American James Bond

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slashfilm Josh Spiegel
2021-06-14 14:48:20

The first Mission: Impossible pulled off a critical achievement of Tom Cruise’s career: it turned him into as close to an Americanized James Bond as possible. The 1996 origin story of IMF agent Ethan Hunt was massively successful, grossing nearly $180 million at the box office at a time when such figure were rarely reached by blockbusters. But while Mission: Impossible covered many of the bases ...

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