A Glance at the Cast of "Edge of Tomorrow"
Directed by Doug Liman, Warner Bros' sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow" hits theaters on June 6, 2014. Set in the future, the action-packed narrative begins with a brutal alien invasion of Earth. The aliens, called Mimics, attack with unimaginable tactics and technology, leveling entire cities and causing millions of casualties. The world's armies join forces to take a final stand against the alien horde with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance. Leading man, Tom Cruise, heads the all-star cast.
Tom Cruise / Major William Cage
Cruise plays Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cage, an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is sent into the battle. Though he's killed within minutes, he awakens at the beginning of the same day, and is forced to fight and die again. Caught in some sort of time loop, he lives out the same brutal combat over and over, becoming smarter, tougher, and able to engage the enemy with increasing skill.
Cruise is a well-known actor, who has had many starring roles in films such as "Interview with a Vampire," "Vanilla Sky," and many more. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise started his acting career at the young age of 19 in the film "Endless Love." Cruise's films have brought in $140 to $200 million dollars. He is also recognized for his involvement with the Church of Scientology.
Emily Blunt / Rita Vrataski
Blunt plays a merciless Special Forces warrior who battles the aliens from Cruise's side. A versatile British actress with a resume of leading roles in films such as "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Young Victoria," Blunt can also sing, play the cello, and is an avid horseback rider. Blunt won a 2007 Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress after she starred in Stephen Poliakoff's "Gideon's Daughter" on British television in 2005.
Brendan Gleeson/General Brigham
Brendan Gleeson, a late blooming actor who didn't starting his acting career until the age of 34, plays the role of General Brigham, Cage's commander. Before beginning his acting career, Gleeson was a teacher. A native of Ireland, Gleeson made his acting debut as quarryman in the film "The Field" in 1990. Gleeson also starred in "Far and Away" and "Into the West" early in his career. Gleeson's big career breakthrough was in the film "Braveheart" when he played the role of "Hamish." Gleeson is known as a talented and versatile actor.
Bill Paxton / Master Sergeant Farell
American actor, Bill Paxton, plays the role of Master Sergeant Farell. Born in Texas, Paxton started his entertainment career as a set dresser. In 1975, he made his acting debut in "Crazy Mama." In addition to acting, Paxton also wrote and directed the short, low-budget film "Fish Heads." Paxton's claim to fame in the film industry finally came about when he played in the film "One False Move." He went on to starring roles in "Apollo 13" and "True Lies."
Jonas Armstrong / Skinner
Another Irish-born actor in the film, Jonas Armstrong was raised and educated in England and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2003. Afterwards, he landed a role in "Robin Hood" (2006) as well as "Book of Blood" (2009). In 2013, Armstrong was given a "Stars on Horizon" award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for his work in "Walking with the Enemy."
Tony Way / Kimmel
Tony Way is a British actor and writer most recognized for his roles in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Finding Neverland." Way was originally most recognized for his comedic work on British sit-coms and sketch shows. Way has also appeared in HBO's popular series "Game of Thrones."
Kick Gurry / Griff
Australian actor, Kick Gurry, is best-known for "Garage Days" (2002), "Speed Racer" (2008) and "Buffalo Soldiers" (2001).
With a killer cast, well-established director and suspenseful plot, fans of action-packed science-fiction films should thoroughly enjoy "Edge of Tomorrow." With a clever plot sure to leave audience members on the edge of their seats, "Edge of Tomorrow" is expected to make a big bang at the box office. With a cast of both accomplished actors and those still building acting careers, the film features a healthy blend of acting styles that make for a suspenseful and enjoyable film. The film was originally based on a Japanese novel written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka called "All You Need is Kill," which was the original title of the film before it was changed during production.