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      Tom Cruise

      Tom Cruise

      Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Cocktail (1988)

      Birthday: Jul 3, 1962

      Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

      Tom Cruise rose quickly to become one of the best-known American actors in the world. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved around throughout his childhood, including a period in Canada. After graduating from high school in New Jersey, he moved first to New York and then to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He made his film debut in the Brooke Shields vehicle "Endless Love" (1981). His next role as an aggressive military cadet opposite Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn in "Taps" (1981) caught people's attention. He joined another group of young stars, including Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe, in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of the S.E. Hinton novel "The Outsiders" (1983). His starring role as schoolboy-turned-pimp Joel in "Risky Business" broke him as one of Hollywood's newest celebrities. The long shoot schedule of Ridley Scott's fantasy epic "Legend" (1985) briefly took him out of the public eye, but he bounced back with one of the iconic roles of the 1980s. Playing Navy fighter pilot Maverick in Tony Scott's "Top Gun" (1986) turned Cruise into a superstar. He began branching into roles with more heft at the same time when he joined Paul Newman for "The Color of Money" (1986). He continued in that vein during the next several years, working with high profile directors and co-stars in prestige projects. He partnered with Dustin Hoffman for "Rain Man" (1988), Oliver Stone for "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), and Jack Nicholson for "A Few Good Men" (1993), the first two of which were Oscar-winners for Best Picture. The actor picked up his first Academy Award nomination for "Born on the Fourth of July." While it didn't garner the same level of critical acclaim, his role as Anne Rice's vampire Lestat opposite a young Brad Pitt in "Interview with a Vampire" (1994) became as well-remembered as any of the actor's roles. His 11-year marriage to Nicole Kidman saw the couple partner on three films including Ron Howard's "Far and Away" (1992) and Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999). By the '90s, he had his pick of roles and began mixing in big-budget populist fare like "Mission: Impossible" (1996), based on the '60s television show of the same name. His role as secret agent Ethan Hunt proved popular enough for a series of sequels that would extend for more than two decades. Cruise also notched a second Oscar nomination for his role as a sports agent gaining a conscious in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire" (1996). He worked with another rising filmmaker when he played motivational speaker Frank Mackey in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" (1999), a role that earned him another Academy Award nomination. After the turn of the century, Cruise bounced between effects-heavy fare like "Minority Report" (2002) and "War of the Worlds" (2005) to dramas such as "Lions for Lambs" (2007) with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. He also proved himself willing to puncture his own inflated image, with comedic cameos in "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002) and "Tropic Thunder" (2008), and his musical turn in "Rock of Ages" (2012). He similarly adopted a self-effacing posture when fans began noticing that there was a scene of the actor running in nearly all his films. Over the years, he found himself a magnet for the tabloids thanks to his close ties to the Church of Scientology and his celebrity marriages to Kidman and Katie Holmes. Cruise added another action franchise to his resume when he jumped into the role of Lee Child's literary tough guy "Jack Reacher" (2012). He would reprise the role in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" (2016). After starring in the big-budget reboot of "The Mummy" (2017) and the drama "American Made" (2017), he returned to the role that once cemented his superstar status. More than 20 years after the original, Cruise climbed back into the cockpit to revive Maverick for a sequel to his 1986 hit "Top Gun: Maverick" (2020).

      Highest rated movies

      Mission: Impossible - Fallout Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Top Gun: Maverick Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Risky Business
      Edge of Tomorrow
      Minority Report

      Photos

      Tom Cruise Tom Cruise MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II, Thandie Newton, Tom Cruise, 2000. (c) Paramount Pictures. OUTSIDERS, THE, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, 1983 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, CINEMATOGRAPHER ROB HARDY (HAND UP), DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE (CENTER LEFT), TOM CRUISE (FRONT), FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TOMMY GORMLEY (SECOND FROM RIGHT), ON SET, 2018. PH: CHIABELLA JAMES/© PARAMOUNT DAYS OF THUNDER, Tom Cruise, director Tony Scott, 1990, ©Paramount Pictures . WAR OF THE WORLDS, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, 2005, (c) Paramount MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, Tom Cruise, 2006, (c) Paramount MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, 2006, (c) Paramount TOP GUN, Tom Cruise, 1986 BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, Tom Cruise, 1989, (c) Universal JERRY MAGUIRE, Tom Cruise, 1996, (c) TriStar LEGEND, Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, 1985, (c)Universal DAYS OF THUNDER, Tom Cruise, 1990 DAYS OF THUNDER, Tom Cruise, 1990 LEGEND, Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, 1985, (c)Universal EYES WIDE SHUT, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, 1999 LOSIN' IT, Tom Cruise, 1983. ©Embassy Pictures THE MUMMY, FROM LEFT: TOM CRUISE, DIRECTOR ALEX KURTZMAN, ON SET, 2017. PH: CHIABELLA JAMES/© UNIVERSAL PICTURES AMERICAN MADE, FROM LEFT: TOM CRUISE, SARAH WRIGHT, 2017. PH: DAVID JAMES/© UNIVERSAL PICTURES

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      - 2025
      96% 94% Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $172.0M 2023
      96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Character),
      Producer
      $718.5M 2022
      97% 88% Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $220.1M 2018
      85% 79% American Made Barry Seal (Character) $51.3M 2017
      15% 35% The Mummy Nick Morton (Character) $80.1M 2017
      38% 42% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Jack Reacher (Character),
      Producer
      $58.7M 2016
      94% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      - 2015
      91% 90% Edge of Tomorrow Major William Cage (Character) $100.2M 2014
      No Score Yet 78% A Poet in New York Unknown (Character) - 2014
      54% 61% Oblivion Jack Harper (Character) $89.0M 2013
      63% 67% Jack Reacher Jack Reacher (Character),
      Producer
      $54.6M 2012
      42% 55% Rock of Ages Stacee Jaxx (Character) $38.5M 2012
      93% 76% Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $209.4M 2011
      52% 49% Knight and Day Roy Miller (Character) $76.4M 2010
      62% 65% Valkyrie Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Character) $83.1M 2008
      82% 71% Tropic Thunder Lee Grossman (Character) $110.4M 2008
      22% 43% The Eye Producer $31.4M 2008
      27% 47% Lions for Lambs Sen. Jasper Irving (Character) $15.0M 2007
      35% 41% Ask the Dust Producer $742.6K 2006
      71% 69% Mission: Impossible III Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $133.4M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Self - 2006
      28% 66% Elizabethtown Producer $26.8M 2005
      76% 42% War of the Worlds Ray Ferrier (Character) $234.3M 2005
      86% 84% Collateral Vincent (Character) $100.0M 2004
      66% 83% The Last Samurai Capt. Nathan Algren (Character),
      Producer
      $111.1M 2003
      92% 79% Shattered Glass Executive Producer $2.2M 2003
      87% 76% Space Station Narrator $93.4M 2002
      83% 79% Narc Executive Producer $10.5M 2002
      89% 80% Minority Report Chief Paul Anderton (Character) $132.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 48% Johnson County War Unknown (Character) - 2002
      43% 72% Vanilla Sky David Aames (Character),
      Producer
      $100.6M 2001
      84% 77% The Others Executive Producer $13.5K 2001
      56% 42% Mission: Impossible II Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $215.4M 2000
      82% 89% Magnolia Frank T.J. Mackey (Character) $22.5M 1999
      76% 74% Eyes Wide Shut Dr. William Harford (Character) $55.7M 1999
      79% 91% Without Limits Producer $777.4K 1998
      No Score Yet 75% Rough Riders Unknown (Character) - 1997
      66% 71% Mission: Impossible Ethan Hunt (Character),
      Producer
      $180.9M 1996
      84% 79% Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire (Character) $153.6M 1996
      63% 86% Interview With the Vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Character) $104.7M 1994
      76% 64% The Firm Mitch McDeere (Character) $157.0M 1993
      50% 62% Far and Away Joseph Donnelly (Character) $58.2M 1992
      84% 89% A Few Good Men Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Character) $141.3M 1992
      38% 60% Days of Thunder Cole Trickle (Character),
      Writer
      $80.6M 1990
      84% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Ron Kovic (Character) $68.8M 1989
      9% 58% Cocktail Brian Flanagan (Character) $77.3M 1988
      88% 90% Rain Man Charles Sanford 'Charlie' Babbitt (Character) $171.2M 1988
      88% 73% The Color of Money Vincent (Character) $52.3M 1986
      57% 83% Top Gun Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Character) $179.8M 1986
      42% 73% Legend Jack (Character) $12.3M 1985
      92% 73% Risky Business Joel Goodsen (Character) - 1983
      61% 39% All the Right Moves Stefen Djordjevic (Character) - 1983
      70% 82% The Outsiders Steve Randle (Character) - 1983
      18% 29% Losin' It Woody (Character) - 1982
      26% 51% Endless Love Billy (Character) - 1981
      68% 67% Taps Cadet Captain David Shawn (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010 2013-2014 2016 2023
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2018 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2014 2016-2018 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2015 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004 2013-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2013
      No Score Yet 63% Top Gear Guest 2010
      31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Angels Director 1993