Tom Cruise is a force of nature, an actor who has sustained his career across three decades now at the very peak of his profession. During the last 25 years, he has appeared on more Empire covers than anyone else, and with his new film Edge Of Tomorrow approaching cinemas, we chose Cruise as this month's cover star and the subject of a career-spanning interview inside.
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Inside the magazine, Cruise talks us through a career that has seen him work with Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, Sydney Pollack, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman and virtually everyone who's anyone. Of his upcoming film with Doug Liman, he says, "The alien invasion is simmering in the background. It's kind of Back To The Future. I love movies that ask, if you did have to live your life over again, what would happen?"
Since the film sees Cruise's character killed about 200 times (his director's estimate) he should get a chance to find out.
Also in this issue, we look at Snowpiercer, The Other Woman, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Game Of Thrones' fourth season, Seth MacFarlane, Transcendence, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and much more. It will hit shelves both physical and digital on Thursday March 27, so make sure you get your hands on a copy.