American actor and producer Tom Selleck got his big break after a long wait when he was cast for the lead role in the crime drama television serial ‘Magnum, P.I.’ (1980 – 1988). His interest in firearms and outdoors made him an ideal star for thrillers and western movies. His hits at the box office include ‘Midway’ (1976), ‘The Shadow Riders’ (1982), ‘Three Men and a Baby’ (1987) and the ‘Jesse Stones’ series between 2005 and 2015. He has appeared in a number of television serials including ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (1976), ‘Murder She Wrote’ (1986) and ‘Blue Bloods’ (2010 till date).
His movies ‘Killers’ (2010), ‘Running Mates’ (2000) and ‘Mr Baseball’ (1992) were failures at the box office. Tom became known for his quote “Unless you treat failure as part of the journey, you’re never going to get anywhere”. This philosophy of his has kept him going till today.
Tom Selleck is identified with his moustache and manly outdoor looks. Fans look upon him as the daring macho man. In a rare appearance he was seen without a moustache in the film ‘In & Out’ (1997). He also appeared in the Broadway show ‘A Thousand Clowns’ without his trademark.
Monte Walsh is a Western film which is a remake of a 1970 film of the same name. The film tells the story of Montelius, an aging cowboy, who works at various ranches along with his friend Chet. He has a relationship with Martine, a prostitute and saloon girl who is suffering from tuberculosis. As the need for cowboys are reducing, he is unsure whether he should head out for the last remaining wide open spaces, or stay with Martine and work for a Wild West show.
Matthew Quigley is an American rifleman who travels to Australia after he finds an ad calling for a sharpshooter. However, he is shocked when he finds out that his task involves killing Aborigines. This leads to a fight between him and his employer.
Based on a novel of the same name, Coma is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of a young female doctor who notices that there has been an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital. She soon starts sensing that there might be a conspiracy.
Midway is a historical war drama film which revolves around the Battle of Midway in the World War II, which was a major naval battle, and is considered as a turning point for the US in the Second World War. The film portrays how brave US seamen unite to defeat the Japanese forces.
Howard is a popular teacher, but his friends and family are shocked, when one of his students announces that he is gay. This leads to Howard questioning his sexuality, as well as trying his best to prove that he is straight.
An Innocent Man is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of a mechanic, who is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He soon finds himself in prison to serve time with many hardened criminals. He befriends a tough and influential inmate, who helps him to get parole. However, he still finds himself being hounded in the outside world by the cops who had framed him. Therefore, he tries to come up with a way to get rid of them once and for all.
Jack, Peter and Michael, three friends who live in an apartment, spend most of their time having flings with different women. However, their life takes an interesting and hilarious turn, when a mysterious baby appears at their doorstep.
High Road to China is a romantic drama adventure film which tells the story of an alcoholic American pilot, who is hired by the spoiled daughter of a rich industrialist, to find her father who had disappeared in China.
Runaway is a science fiction film which takes us to a future where robots have become a part of everyday life like any other electrical appliance. However, when robots malfunction, they pose a serious threat to human beings or their property, and such robots are called ‘runaways’. They are handled by a team of police officers called the ‘Runaway squad’. The film revolves around Sergeant Jack Ramsay, who joins the ‘Runaway squad’, after his fear of heights allows a criminal to escape.
Despite having written thirty detective novels in the past, Phil Blackwood hasn’t written anything in four years. Hoping to find something that may spark his imagination, he visits the local courthouse, where he meets a beautiful Romanian woman who is a murder suspect. Believing her to be innocent, he provides her an alibi. Although he is falling for her, over time, he also begins to find her suspicious.
This American drama film tells the story of a teenager who is charged with rape for purchasing an erotic novel, by a prosecutor who is vehemently against pornography. The subsequent trial that follows this creates a huge debate about the issue of pornography vs free speech.
Following a break-up Jen Kornfeldt meets and falls in love with Spencer Aimes in Nice, France. Spencer who is secretly a professional assassin gives up his job to settle down with Jen. However, when Spencer’s former life catches up with him, secrets are revealed including the true identity of Jen’s father.
Three Men and a Little Lady is a comedy film which tells the story of a six-year old girl Sylvia, who lives with three bachelors who take care of her. However, she decides to marry and move to England, after which the bachelors realize that their lives are empty without her, and now they must prevent the marriage at any cost.
12-year-old orphan inventor, Lewis, has been trying to locate his birth mother using a memory scanner but it gets sabotaged and stolen by a mysterious Bowler Hat Guy. When 13-year-old Wilbur Robinson, from the future, offers to help him, Lewis undertakes a journey through time that will change his life forever.
Tom Selleck Awards
|Magnum, P.I.||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||1985|
|Magnum, P.I.||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||1984|
|Winner||Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer||1985|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1985|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1984|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1983|
|Winner||Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program||1981|