Tom Cruise as 'Jack Reacher'.
(Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

‘An Evening with Tom Cruise’ with the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, December 17, 2012 for An Evening with Tom Cruise for a fond look at some of Cruise’s most memorable characters. Afterward, audiences will be treated to a sneak preview screening of Cruise’s latest film, Jack Reacher. The event continues through December 20 with a retrospective All the Right Moves: The Films of Tom Cruise. Ticket prices are $50 and $35, depending on seating.

“Tom’s body of work is defined by the bold characters he plays so brilliantly and his collaborations with filmmaking’s most venerable directors.  Tom consistently chooses smart and exciting projects and we are pleased to present audiences with a first look at his newest role, Jack Reacher,” said FSLC Executive Director Rose Kuo.  “We are honored to host this exciting evening and to support our 50th anniversary fund to benefit education and emerging artists.”

“It’s incredibly fortunate that the Film Society chose the opening week of JACK REACHER to pay tribute to Tom’s incredible talent and accomplishments” said the film’s director Christopher McQuarrie. “I’ve had the great luck to find myself working with an incomparable actor in this extraordinary role at the peak of an unparalleled career.”

Tickets for the Monday, December 17th conversation and Jack Reacher screening will be available beginning Monday, December 10th. The event will be held at the Rose Theater, on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center (Broadway and 60th street). Tickets will be sold for $50 and $35, and all proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Visit for additional information.

Films, Descriptions & Schedule

An Evening with Tom Cruise featuring a Sneak Preview Screening of Jack Reacher

Fresh from his biggest worldwide success to date with Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and about to hit screens in the hotly anticipated Jack Reacher, we are pleased to welcome three-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Cruise for a career-spanning conversation moderated by New York Film Festival Director of Programming, Kent Jones, followed by a special advance screening of Cruise’s latest film, Jack Reacher, directed by Christopher McQuarrie. All proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education programs and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Info on the fund can be found at

Jack Reacher *Mon. Dec 17, 7:00PM

Christopher McQuarrie, 2012, USA; 130m

From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen—ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Written for the screen and directed by Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). Co-starring Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall!


BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) 145min *Wed. Dec 19, 9:00PM

Director: Oliver Stone

Country: USA
Cruise earned the first of three Oscar nominations for his transformative portrayal of disillusioned Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone’s shattering portrait of the loss of American innocence.


JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) 139min *Thurs. Dec 20, 8:45PM

Director: Cameron Crowe

Country: USA
Cruise earned his second Best Actor Oscar nomination as the eponymous high-powered sports agent whose existential epiphany loses him all but one client (Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) in Cameron Crowe’s wry American success story.


THE LAST SAMURAI (2003) 154min *Thurs. Dec 20, 3:30PM

Director: Ed Zwick

Country: USA
Ed Zwick’s visually majestic, old fashioned Hollywood epic stars Cruise as a disillusioned Civil War vet (Cruise) hired to train conscript in Japan’s first modern army, caught between the past and present of a rapidly changing nation.


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996) 110min *Thurs. Dec 20, 6:30PM

Director: Brian De Palma

Country: USA
Finding himself the only survivor of a mission gone awry, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) must unravel the conspiracy in the film that launched the successful franchise, directed by master of suspense Brian De Palma.


RAIN MAN (1988) 133min *Wed. Dec 19, 6:00PM

Director: Barry Levinson

Country: USA
As a slick yuppie unexpectedly reunited with his autistic older brother (Dustin Hoffman), Cruise more than holds his own in Barry Levinson’s beloved 1988 Oscar-winner.


RISKY BUSINESS (1983) 98min *Wed. Dec 19, 3:45PM

Director: Paul Brickman

Country: USA
When mom and dad leave town, an enterprising Chicago teen (21-year-old Cruise in his star-making role) gets in over his head with a kind-hearted prostitute (Rebecca De Mornay) in writer-director Paul Brickman’s sparkling coming-of-age comedy.


TOP GUN (1986) 110min *Tues. Dec 18, 8:30PM

Director: Tony Scott

Country: USA
Cruise flew into the danger zone (and sent sales of Ray-Bans and leather jackets soaring) as a hotshot Navy pilot romancing his civilian instructor (Kelly McGillis) in producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott’s prototypical ‘80s blockbuster.