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10 Famous Kentuckians Whose Lives Should Become Movies

Kentucky’s been grist for the cinema’s mill more than a few times, but there’s still so much more drama to mine from these here hills. RC Partner KY Forward's Jeffrey Scott Holland compiled a list, in no particular order, of 10 Kentuckians who deserve a film or play – a great one, he means – written about them. Broadway and Hollywood, listen up.

The list includes Tom Cruise, Kit Carson, Colonel Sanders, and some called Stringbean.

Here's what Holland says about Cruise:

Although Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, he spent the largest chunk of his chaotic childhood living in Louisville, and was a Courier-Journalpaper boy. Cruise, known for films such as Magnolia, War of the Worlds, Minority Report, Interview with a Vampire, and fellow Kentuckian Walter Tevis’ The Color of Money, devotes much of his time to activities with Scientology, but still finds time to visit Kentucky occasionally, visiting relatives and associates and, of course, attending the Derby. He’ll always be one of the finest actors in Hollywood, for my money, regardless of what controversial hi-jinks he gets up to next. The Tom Cruise story is still writing itself, of course – he’s still a relatively young man and has miles to go before he sleeps. But even his life story thus far would be a fascinating one.

Read the full story: KY Forward

PHOTO: Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher"