It’s never a pleasant sight to see life take its toll on some of the most iconic Hollywood actors of recent decades. But sometimes there’s no need to worry – they’re still living their best life.
Today we have the pleasure of looking at Tom Berenger’s wonderful career, as well as what he is doing today.
Tom Berenger is one of the most famous American actors of the past 50 years. Those of you who have seen his movies recognize him for his beautiful smile and good looks even now that he is in his 70s.
Before starting his acting career, Tom had some interesting jobs. He first worked in regional theater and as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines.
He moved to New York City in 1973, where he began his career as an actor on soap operas; he had a starring role as a lawyer in ‘One Life to Live’.
Tom’s debut film was a 1976 independent film, “Rush It”, in which he landed the lead role. Since Tom’s career was just beginning, promising things were in store for him.
Until the 1980s, Tom had a number of side and lead roles in films such as “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, “In Praise of Older Women” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days” where he got the part of Butch . because of his resemblance to Paul Newman, who played Butch in the 1969 version.
But his golden years were yet to come. The 1980s were the most significant years of Tom’s journey to become a famous and respected actor.
Over the span of a decade from the 80s to 90s, Tom starred in many major films such as “The Big Chill,” “Eddie and the Cruisers,” “Rustler’s Rhapsody,” “Platoon,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” Shoot to Kill” and “Major League.”
He made more than 15 films in just 10 years, making him one of the most respected actors of that period. He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Platoon”.
As time went on, Tom became more and more famous and started making an average of 15+ movies every decade.
His most famous role is probably his portrayal of Thomas Beckett, the main character in the movie “Sniper” from the mid 90s. The movie was so successful that it was later followed by 6 more sequels.
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What is Tom doing these days?
Tom has had an excellent career and is still going strong with no signs of retirement.
Of course, he doesn’t make fifteen films a year like he used to in his prime, but even now, in his seventies, he’s putting in the work.
His most recent roles are as Jim Reed in the movie “Blood and Money” and “Sniper” sequels “Sniper: Assassin’s End” and “Blood and Money.” All of these movies are coming out in 2020 and he even has a starring role in “The Most Dangerous Game”, which has yet to be announced.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys living among the residents of Hilton Head Island, where he has blended in like any other commoner.
Since Tom has 6 children with 4 different women, he tries to spend as much time with them as possible.
His last wife, whom he married in 2012, is still by his side and lives with him. There are even rumors that he bought an ultra-luxury motorhome and planned to go out with his wife to enjoy the joys of nomadic life.