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Apr 12, 2010

Dudes of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Tom Cruise (1) vs Christian Slater (8)

Previous results: It started out close, but in the end, Eddie Murphy's 80s resume was too much for Travolta, as he got doubled up, 22-11. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Tom Cruise



80s Highlights: Taps, The Outsiders, Risky Business, All the Right Moves, Legend, Top Gun, The Color Money, Cocktail, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July

Christian Slater


80s Highlights: Heathers, The Wizard, Gleaming the Cube, The Legend of Billie Jean


7 people have chosen wisely: on "Dudes of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Tom Cruise (1) vs Christian Slater (8)"

Nick said...

When I saw Tom Cruise, I was like "Are you kidding me? He's so got this." And then I saw he was up against Slater and was like "Oh... damn."

But as much as I like Heathers, I had to give it to Cruise based on resume alone.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

I'm voting against Cruise, simply because I think he's over-hyped as a talented actor. Plus Slater looks like a young Jack Nicholson clone so advantage Slater.

Mrs Fletch said...

Amen MVP. Also, Cruise's middle tooth freaks me out.

Univarn said...

I vote Cruise because, in the 80's, was just one of the kings of the cinema. Though I can guarantee after 20 years he's gonna get a lot of people who just won't vote for him, more than they are voting for someone else.

Fletch said...

Love or hate Cruise now, he IS the 80s and I'll be shocked and somewhat saddened if he doesn't at least make the finals.

True story: Mrs. Fletch never noticed Tom's 3rd front tooth until I pointed it out to her. It's freaky, man.

That said, the guy was charismatic, good looking, and in a ton of cheesy-yet-awesome flicks in the Reagan era. He's THE movie star of that time, and I'll hear no arguments to the contrary (not named Harrison Ford).

Rachel said...

Keep your Cruise; I adored Christian back in the day and still worship Heathers. This isn't even based on Cruise being a total douche, either.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

Harrison Ford IS the movie star of the 80's ;)

I assume "not named Harrison Ford" means not counting Harrison Ford since he isn't apart of this.

In this competition alone I'll give you Cruise might be the most popular, I'd still argue he was the most talented compared to a few others on the list.