Your mission should you choose to accept it is to let Steve Taylor-Bryant's brain explode whilst thinking as he plays Mission Improbable: Day Thirty-One…
You know when you laugh at Susan Omand for coming up with something as daft and easy as #NotBaconBits on AlbieMedia.com and she swears revenge and so you laugh harder and then she goes quiet and you move on with your day, secure in the knowledge that someone who invented #NotBaconBits is less than you and couldn’t cause your superiority to be in any way dented? You don’t? Oh, you are lucky. You see I did laugh at Susan, and she did go quiet, and I did move on, and then I opened an email and now I have homework, and she got most of my colleagues to join her “Mission”, and now I have 31 days to link Tom Cruise back to Tom Cruise via a list of actors supplied by those traitors in the office [traitors has been added in here as Steve’s original wording was both libellous and frankly disturbing – Ed].
The Mission (please make it stop) should I be forced to accept it is each day link an actor the next actor on my list in as fewer steps as possible. I have no choice over the actors chosen or the order in which they appear, it’s basically Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon but at gunpoint… during my social isolation. Anyway, I shall go from the previous days actor to the new actor, supply some film titles or a directors name, maybe some trailers for your enjoyment, starting with Tom Cruise and ending in 31 days with Tom Cruise. Susan? This sounds complicated have I covered everything? Oh yeah! I am not using Google or anything so I may not take the most direct route, or the journey that you are expecting me to. Some may be done in one move, some may take a few because I am basically relying on my own brain…
Day 31. From Rachel Weisz back to Tom Cruise
Weisz was in The Whistleblower with Vanessa Redgrave…
and Vanessa Redgrave was the elusive Max in Mission Impossible WITH TOM CRUISE!
So, there we go. In 31 days, I have gone from Tom Cruise to Tom Cruise via a whole raft of actors and actresses picked for me each day by members of TheDreamCage crew. I am not sure if any of them tried purposely to trip me up or not, I will admit I nodded with appreciation when I saw a couple of them (Karen Black nominated by Marc Nash was an inspired choice) but to be honest the main trouble I had was with some of the newer stars of the screen. My wasted youth [and adulthood – Ed] watching everything and anything I never thought would be useful, but watching period pieces, Charlotte Rampling and Emily Mortimer cinematic gems, and obscure virus related thrillers, has really helped here. And do you know what? I enjoyed it in the end. I needed Google twice and one of those occasions was only because Matthew McConaughey wasn’t named Smith.
I don’t want to do this again though, somebody else’s turn next time.
Here's all 31 Days of Steve's #MissionImprobable quest...
DAY 1 - Links Tom Cruise to Nicole Kidman
DAY 2 - Links Nicole Kidman to Daniel Day-Lewis
DAY 3 - Links Daniel Day-Lewis to Whoopi Goldberg
Day 4 - Links Whoopi Goldberg to Harrison Ford
Day 5 - Links Harrison Ford to Emilia Clarke
Day 6 - Links Emilia Clarke to Karen Black
Day 7 - Links Karen Black to Keanu Reeves
Day 8 - Links Keanu Reeves to Bette Midler
Day 9 - Links Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn
Day 10 - Links Goldie Hawn to Emma Stone
Day 11 - Links Emma Stone to Samuel L Jackson
Day 12 - Links Samuel L Jackson to Johnny Depp
Day 13 - Links Johnny Depp to James McAvoy
Day 14 - Links James McAvoy to Ian McKellen
Day 15 - Links Ian McKellen to Michael Keaton
Day 16 - Links Michael Keaton to Viola Davis
Day 17 - Links Viola Davis to Harvey Keitel
Day 18 Linked Harvey Keitel to Daisy Ridley
Day 19 Linked Daisy Ridley to Sam Rockwell
Day 20 Linked Sam Rockwell to Charlotte Rampling
Day 21 Linked Charlotte Rampling to Cate Blanchett
Day 22 Linked Cate Blanchett to Dolph Lundgren
Day 23 Linked Dolph Lundgren to Ellen Barkin
Day 24 Linked Ellen Barkin to Edward Norton
Day 25 - Links Edward Norton to Leonardo DiCaprio
Day 26 - Links Leonardo DiCaprio to Kurt Russell
Day 27 - Links Kurt Russell to Jodie Foster
Day 28 - Links Jodie Foster to Sandra Bullock
Day 29 - Links Sandra Bullock to Emma Watson
Day 30 - Links Emma Watson to Rachel Weisz
Day 31 - Links Rachel Weisz back to Tom Cruise
#MissionImprobable WILL RETURN....