Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962), is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps (1981) and The Outsiders (1983), his first leading role was in Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring in Top Gun (1986). He is well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series between 1996 and 2011.
Cruise has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including The Color of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Far and Away (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Jerry Maguire (1996), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Magnolia (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Valkyrie (2008), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012) and Oblivion (2013). In 2012, Cruise was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Fourteen of his films grossed over $100 million domestically; twenty have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide.
Cruise is known for his support for the Church of Scientology and its affiliated social programs.
|1981||Taps||Cadet Captain David Shawn|
|1983||Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders||Steve Randle|
|1983||All the Right Moves||Stefen “Stef” Djordjevic|
|1983||Risky Business||Joel Goodson|
|1985||Legend||Jack O’ The Green|
|1986||Top Gun||Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell|
|1986||Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money||Vincent Lauria|
|1988||Rain Man||Charlie Babbitt|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Ron Kovic|
|1990||Days of Thunder||Cole Trickle|
|1992||Far and Away||Joseph Donnelly|
|1992||Few Good Men, AA Few Good Men||Lt. Daniel Kaffee|
|1993||Firm, TheThe Firm||Mitch McDeere|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles||Lestat de Lioncourt|
|1996||Mission: Impossible||Ethan Hunt|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Jerry Maguire|
|1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Bill Harford|
|1999||Magnolia||Frank T.J. Mackey|
|2000||Mission: Impossible II||Ethan Hunt|
|2001||Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures||Narrator|
|2001||Vanilla Sky||David Aames|
|2002||Space Station 3D||Narrator|
|2002||Minority Report||John Anderton|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Himself|
|2003||Last Samurai, TheThe Last Samurai||Nathan Algren|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Ray Ferrier|
|2006||Mission: Impossible III||Ethan Hunt|
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Senator Jasper Irving|
|2008||Valkyrie||Claus von Stauffenberg|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Les Grossman|
|2010||Knight and Day||Roy Miller|
|2011||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||Ethan Hunt|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Stacee Jaxx|
|2012||Jack Reacher||Jack Reacher|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Lt. Col. William “Bill” Cage|
Kelly Gough (actress, RAW): I wouldn’t want to rate them as I respect them all.
Rachel Sarah Murphy: Excellent.
Daniel Wymbs: Most are excellent.
Ferdia McAnna (writer): Tom Cruise rocked Collaterall.
Michael Doherty (RTE Guide): Never a top actor but definitely under-rated. A great agent and a keen filter has kept Cruise in leading roles for decades.
David Heap (actor): Tom Cruise could have been very good.
Elfrieda Carroll: Underneath it all he’s a great actor but too much hype.
Alvean Jones (tv presenter): his scientology overshadows his acting.
Film fan: former matinee idol has struggled to broaden or deepen his range. Difficult to take seriously, unless you are a producer – in which case he can still deliver box office kerching. Like it or not, he is probably the global face of Hollywood stardom.
Film fan: Tom Cruise – Gorgeous. Favourite role is “A Few good men”.