A Tom Cruise moment.

Greatly enjoyed The Last Samurai this morning, and was struck by some higher-than-normal standard acting from the man himself.

One moment of note (albeit a slightly lower quality one - contradictions-r-us, after all) had Cruise as Nathan Algren protesting that the soldiers he was training weren’t ready for battle. To prove his point, he ‘insists’ one of the recruits shoots him. When the soldier misses, he is plainly all of relieved, vindicated, and disappointed that he’s still standing there - with all ghosts still present and correct (watch the film).

I liked it, anyway.