Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise's Hollywood Blockbusters

For more than two decades, Tom Cruise has proven that he's one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. Earlier this summer, he topped Forbes' "Celebrity 100" list of the most powerful people in show business. Still, his career appeared to hit a snag this summer, when he revived his super spy Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible III." "MI:3" was expected to be a blockbuster, but it grossed only $133 million in the United States, far less than it cost to make.
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