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Tom Cruise
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Biography information
Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
July 3, 1962 (1962-07-03) (age 58)
Syracuse New York
Resides Beverly Hills, California
Spouse Mimi Rogers (1989-1990)
Nicole Kidman (1990-2001)
Katie Holmes (2008-2012)
Film career information
Role(s) actor, producer
First film Endless Love (1981)
Notable films Risky Business (1983)
Top Gun
Mission: Impossible
Minority Report
Film career 1981-present
Awards


Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962), better known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and he has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Cruise first debuted in a major film in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders, released in March 1983. His first leading role was in the film Risky Business, which was released in August 1983. After playing the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and financially successful 1986 film Top Gun, Cruise continued in this vein, playing a secret agent in a series of Mission: Impossible action films in the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to these heroic roles, he has starred in a variety of other successful films such as Rain Man (1988), Days of Thunder (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), Jerry Maguire (1996), Magnolia (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004) and War of the Worlds (2005).

Since 2005, Cruise and Paula Wagner have been in charge of the United Artists film studio, with Cruise as producer and star and Wagner as the chief executive. Cruise is also known for his support of and adherence to the Church of Scientology.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Title Year Role Director Notes Ref(s)
Endless Love 1981 Billy Franco Zeffirelli [1]
Taps David Shawn Harold Becker [2]
The Outsiders 1983 Steve Randle Francis Ford Coppola [3]
Losin' It Woody Curtis Hanson [4]
Risky Business Joel Goodson Paul Brickman [5]
All the Right Moves Stefen Djordjevic Michael Chapman [6]
Legend 1985 Jack Ridley Scott [7]
Top Gun 1986 Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell Tony Scott [8]
The Color of Money Vincent Lauria Martin Scorsese [9]
Cocktail 1988 Brian Flanagan Roger Donaldson [10]
Rain Man Charlie Babbitt Barry Levinson [11]
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Ron Kovic Oliver Stone [12]
Days of Thunder 1990 Cole Trickle Tony Scott Also writer (story) [13][14]
Far and Away 1992 Joseph Donelly Ron Howard [15]
A Few Good Men Lt. Daniel Kaffee Rob Reiner [16]
The Firm 1993 Mitch McDeere Sydney Pollack [17]
Interview with the Vampire 1994 Lestat de Lioncourt Neil Jordan [18]
Mission: Impossible 1996 Ethan Hunt Brian De Palma Also producer [19]
Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe [20]
Without Limits 1998 None Robert Towne Producer [21]
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 William Harford Stanley Kubrick [22]
Magnolia Frank T. J. Mackey Paul Thomas Anderson [23]
Mission: Impossible 2 2000 Ethan Hunt John Woo Also producer [24][25]
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001 Narrator Jan Harlan [26]
The Others None Alejandro Amenábar Executive producer [27]
Vanilla Sky David Aames Cameron Crowe Also producer [28]
Space Station 3D 2002 Narrator Toni Myers [29]
Minority Report John Anderton Steven Spielberg [30]
Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself as Austin Powers Jay Roach Cameo [31]
Narc None Joe Carnahan Executive producer [32]
Shattered Glass 2003 None Billy Ray Executive producer [33]
The Last Samurai Nathan Algren Edward Zwick Also producer [34][35]
Collateral 2004 Vincent Michael Mann [36]
War of the Worlds 2005 Ray Ferrier Steven Spielberg [37]
Elizabethtown None Cameron Crowe Producer [38]
Ask the Dust 2006 None Robert Towne Producer [39]
Mission: Impossible III Ethan Hunt J. J. Abrams Also producer [40]
Lions for Lambs 2007 Senator Jasper Irving Robert Redford [41]
Tropic Thunder 2008 Les Grossman Ben Stiller [42]
Valkyrie Claus von Stauffenberg Bryan Singer [43]
Knight and Day 2010 Roy Miller James Mangold [44]
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011 Ethan Hunt Brad Bird Also producer [45]
Rock of Ages 2012 Stacee Jaxx Adam Shankman Also credited as singer on the film's soundtrack:
"Paradise City"
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
"Here I Go Again"
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
"Rock You Like a Hurricane"
"Don't Stop Believin'"
[46][47]
Jack Reacher Jack Reacher Christopher McQuarrie Also producer [48]
Oblivion 2013 Jack Harper Joseph Kosinski [49]
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 Maj. William Cage Doug Liman [50]
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015 Ethan Hunt Christopher McQuarrie Also producer [51]
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 Jack Reacher Edward Zwick Also producer [52]
The Mummy 2017 Nick Morton Alex Kurtzman [53]
American Made Barry Seal Doug Liman [54]
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 2018 Ethan Hunt Christopher McQuarrie Also producer [55]
Top Gun: Maverick Stub 2020 Pete "Maverick" Mitchell Joseph Kosinski Filming;
also producer
[56]
Key
Stub Denotes films that have not yet been released

ReferencesEdit

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