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.