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2021 Fictitious Contributor Round 2

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire
  • Contest: 2021 Fictitious Contributor Round 2
  • TV Show/Movie Appeared: Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Actor/Actress: Tom Cruise
  • Why you should vote:: It was a great role, well played, and still resonates today.
  • Why you should not vote:: Does what some consider a “Chick Flick” deserve to have a leading man of the genre in our Hall of Fame?
  • You actually have to hand it to the movie Jerry Maguire, for being one of the very rare films to have the sports scenes to appeal to the men, and the romantic comedy elements to appeal to women. That in itself made it easy to see why this was a major hit, but what of the titular character?

    Tom Cruise (who does not enough credit for being a very good actor) stars as Maguire; a Sports Agent who has become disillusioned with the profession and the lack of humanity within it. Really, that is the core of the film, watching Cruise finding the balance of being an agent who cares about his clients and the bigger picture of life in general. Ironically, as the salaries increase in professional sports and the tales of agents (and who are we are kidding, their clients too) become more unsavory, this movie actually takes on more meaning; especially the role of Jerry Maguire.

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