Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the marriage of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. It also marked the halfway point to the end of her contract. Everyday now, Katie can walk with a little extra spring in her step and know she is on the downside of the last five years. It seems like it has been every day of that five years doesn't it? The only thing that seems long ago was the couch jumping episode on Oprah. Between that and his Scientology rant that was broadcast to everyone, Tom has had a few tough years trying to make a comeback. That and some really horrible choices movie wise and the dumping of his co-producer and trying to keep every job in the family.
With that Ghost Protocol thing coming out and his probable utter destruction of Jack Reacher, he will be in two really high grossing movies this year. Does that make him a huge star again? I think you could put anyone in those two movies and they would make a ton of money. He is just a puzzle piece.
As for Katie? These five years have seen a promising acting career go much the way of a downward spiraling toilet. Pieces Of April was so long ago. Now when she is given a leading role she destroys the movie. Yes, she is in Jack And Jill and tell me if you find one good review at all. Even in The Kennedys which got some acting nominations, Katie was not going to get them. She is good t one thing now and one thing only. Sweeps casting. Put her in How I Met Your Mother or So You Think You Can Dance and she does ok. Anything more than that, and no. I think her problem is she got spoiled. She went from being another mid-level actress who drove herself everywhere and chain smoked to stay thin to being whisked around in private jets and helicopters with 24 hour bodyguards, becoming a mom and dealing with Tom Cruise. After the five years is up and she goes back to being normal, I think we will see a solid few acting performances from her. The big question is does she get to keep Suri?