Things were looking shaky for Tom for a while there. Caustic cameo in Tropic Thunder aside, he’d spent the last few years lurching from one flop (Valkyrie) to another (Knight & Day), with his brand in serious need of saving.
Tom saved himself in 2012. The year dawned with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in cinemas, the 49-year-old (he turned 50 in July, congrats!) showing just as much derring-do as ever before.
With Rock Of Ages, he revealed a decent set of pipes and a willingness to try new things, while Jack Reacher reminded us just why this guy’s still playing action heroes.
And then came the trailer for Oblivion, which looks every bit as riveting as anything he’s ever done…