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Interview With The Vampire

Rob Reiner

Warner Brothers

Tom Cruise

Robert Redford

A River Runs Through It

Oklahoma

Geffen Pictures

Brad Pitt

Christian Slater

Academy Awards

Risky Business

Missouri

Ridley Scott

Tony Scott

Martin Scorsese

Jack Nicholson

Top Gun

Sydney Pollack

Paul Newman

Born on the Fourth of July

Ron Kovic

A Few Good Men

Thelma and Louise

Dustin Hoffman

Rain Man

Ralph Bakshi

Morgan Freeman

Barry Levinson

Ron Howard

Taps

The Firm

Paul Maclean

Legend

Antonio Banderas

Stephen Rea

Kirsten Dunst

The Color of Money

Oliver Stone

Far and Away

Endless Love

The Outsiders

Losin' It

All the Right Moves

Cocktail

Days of Thunder

Kalifornia

True Romance

Legends of the Fall

Ed Zwick

Johnny Suede

Cool World

Across the Tracks

Dark Side of the Sun

Seven

David Fincher

Lestat

Louis de Pointe du Luc

Nicole Kidman

Fallen Angels

The Frightening Frammis

Jim Thompson

Peter Gallagher

Isabella Rossellini

Anthony Hopkins

Aidan Quinn

Jim Harrison

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Springfield, Missouri

Roy London

Glory Days

The Image

Too Young to Die?
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TOM CRUISE portrays the vampire Lestat in Geffen Pictures' "Interview With The Vampire," distributed by Warner Bros., and also starring Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.

About the Cast...

TOM CRUISE (Lestat) is considered among the biggest box-office stars in the world. In little over a decade, his films have grossed over $2 billion. In 1981, Cruise played his first major role, that of a disturbed cadet in "Taps." His breakthrough film, the coming-of-age fantasy/comedy "Risky Business," was followed by the blockbuster "Top Gun."

Cruise co-starred with Paul Newman in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money," and with Dustin Hoffman in Barry Levinson's Academy Award-winning "Rain Man." His performance as disabled veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" earned Cruise a Best Actor Academy Award nomination, a Golden Globe Award and a People's Choice Award.

Cruise also starred with his wife, Nicole Kidman, in Ron Howard's romantic adventure, "Far and Away." In "A Few Good Men" for director Rob Reiner, Cruise's young Navy lawyer outwits a hard-line general played by Jack Nicholson. Cruise's performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the 1993 release, Sydney Pollack's "The Firm," Cruise again played a lawyer, this time a Harvard graduate, who knows a little too much about his associates.

Cruise's other film credits include "Endless Love," "The Outsiders," "Losin' It," "All the Right Moves," "Legend," "Cocktail" and "Days of Thunder."

In 1991, Cruise received the American Cinema Award for Distinguished Achievement in Film. In March, 1993, he received the NATO/ShoWest Meritorious Achievement Award, and in October, shortly before filming began on "Interview With The Vampire," the Chicago Film Festival presented Cruise with its Actor of the Decade Award.

Cruise also recently made his directorial debut with a half-hour episode entitled "The Frightening Frammis," based on a short story by Jim Thompson for the Showtime series "Fallen Angels." The project starred Peter Gallagher and Isabella Rossellini.

BRAD PITT (Louis) made a strong impression on filmgoers as the amoral heartbreaker J.D. in Ridley Scott's "Thelma and Louise" and as the charismatic-but-doomed Paul Maclean in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It." He next starred as a serial killer in "Kalifornia," which won the Film Critics' Jury Prize at the Montreal Film Festival. He also had a cameo role in Tony Scott's "True Romance," and stars opposite Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn in "Legends of the Fall," based on Jim Harrison's acclaimed novella and directed by Ed Zwick.

Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pitt grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to study advertising and graphic design, but instead began to pursue an acting career, studying with Roy London. Roles in various television projects followed, including the Fox series "Glory Days," HBO's "The Image" and the movie of the week "Too Young to Die?"

On film, Pitt has also starred as a rockabilly musician in "Johnny Suede," which won the 1992 Golden Leopard Award for Best Picture at the Locarno Film Festival; Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World"; "Across the Tracks"; and "Dark Side of the Sun." His next project is "Seven," in which he stars opposite Morgan Freeman under the direction of David Fincher.


BRAD PITT portrays Louis in Geffen Pictures' "Interview With The Vampire," distributed by Warner Bros., and also starring Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.


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