There was no bright-young respectable British actor to lead a great ensemble, but laughing stock of Hollywood has-been Scientology-weirdo Tom Cruise. WTF? I mean, it was good when he wasn't on screen! When he wasn't talking! Jeez!
Tom Cruise was good in the right setting! He was good as Lestat! Well, more fun that Brad anyway! Other than Interview with the Vampire(1994) and the two second cameo in Austin Powers 3 the only films of Tom's that I really enjoyed were all made in the 80s! And I've seen almost all of them! We all have!
SCRIPPS!!!!! My favourite History Boy took a bullet for Tom Cruise! Nooooooooooo!!!!!