Tom Cruise

Biography: An irrefutable Hollywood megastar, Cruise was just 21 when he landed his breakthrough role as a horny high school hunk in the 1983 sex romp Risky Business. With athletic good looks, a 1,000-watt smile and oodles of natural charm, he became an overnight celebrity, thanks in part to an iconic scene in which he danced around his living room to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" while clad only in a shirt, briefs, socks and sunglasses. Over the next dozen years, he ruled the box office with blockbuster hits like Top Gun, A Few Good Men and Interview with the Vampire, and honed his craft by working with top directors, such as Martin Scorsese (The Color of Money), Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him his first Oscar nod). Cruise's personal life was also on the upswing. In 1990, 10 months after divorcing his first wife, actor Mimi Rogers, he married his Days of Thunder costar, Nicole Kidman. Their second on-screen appearance, theAn irrefutable Hollywood megastar, Cruise was just 21 when he landed his breakthrough role as a horny high school hunk in the 1983 sex romp Risky Business. With athletic good looks, a 1,000-watt smile and oodles of natural charm, he became an overnight celebrity, thanks in part to an iconic scene in which he danced around his living room to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" while clad only in a shirt, briefs, socks and sunglasses. Over the next dozen years, he ruled the box office with blockbuster hits like Top Gun, A Few Good Men and Interview with the Vampire, and honed his craft by working with top directors, such as Martin Scorsese (The Color of Money), Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him his first Oscar nod). Cruise's personal life was also on the upswing. In 1990, 10 months after divorcing his first wife, actor Mimi Rogers, he married his Days of Thunder costar, Nicole Kidman. Their second on-screen appearance, the Ron Howard-directed Far and Away, was a flop, but Cruise quickly rebounded with a string of crowd-pleasing favorites that included The Firm, Mission: Impossible and Jerry Maguire, which snagged him a second Academy Award nomination. At the apex of his fame, Cruise disappeared from the screen for three years in order to work with his wife under celebrated director Stanley Kubrick on the sexual epic Eyes Wide Shut. Finally released in 1999, Kubrick's last film was a critical and commercial disappointment. But Cruise bounced back with an Oscar-nominated supporting turn as a sex guru in Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling Magnolia that same year. In 2001, Cruise's marriage to Kidman fell apart and their split dominated the tabloids for months, as did his subsequent relationship with Vanilla Sky costar Penelope Cruz. In the '00s, after two decades in showbiz, Cruise began averaging a blockbuster per year (Mission: Impossible II, Minority Report, War of the Worlds). However, in 2005, his off-screen antics began to sully his reputation, including a public feud with Brooke Shields over the merits of antidepressants (for which he later apologized); his constant championing of Scientology; and his controversial appearance on Oprah Winfrey when he jumped on a couch while declaring his love for Katie Holmes. Dubbed TomKat by the media, the couple enjoyed a whirlwind courtship and soon announced that they were engaged and pregnant. They welcomed a daughter, Suri, in April 2006, and tied the knot the following November in a lavish Italian wedding. Cruise softened his increasingly divisive image in 2008 with a brilliant comic turn as a profane movie producer in Tropic Thunder. Expand

Tom Cruise's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 86 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Lowest Metascore: 12 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
49 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Mission: Impossible 8 Aug 5, 2022 Producer / Ethan Hunt tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible 7 Jul 23, 2021 Producer / Ethan Hunt tbd
tbd Top Gun: Maverick Jun 26, 2020 Producer / Maverick / Maverick tbd
86 Mission: Impossible – Fallout Jul 27, 2018 Producer / Ethan Hunt / Ethan Hunt 8.2
65 American Made Sep 29, 2017 Barry Seal / Barry Seal 6.9
34 The Mummy Jun 9, 2017 Cast / Nick Morton / Tyler Colt / Nick Morton 4.7
62 My Scientology Movie Mar 10, 2017 Himself 6.1
47 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Oct 21, 2016 Producer / Jack Reacher / Jack Reacher 5.7
75 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Jul 31, 2015 Producer / Ethan Hunt / Ethan Hunt 7.9
tbd Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman May 8, 2015 Himself 9.0
71 Edge of Tomorrow Jun 6, 2014 Lt. Col. Bill Cage / Cage / Lt. Col. Bill Cage 8.7
54 Oblivion Apr 19, 2013 Cast / Jack / Jack Harper 7.0
80 Room 237 Mar 29, 2013 Cast / Cast tbd
50 Jack Reacher Dec 21, 2012 Producer / Jack Reacher / Jack Reacher / Reacher 6.3
47 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Stacee Jaxx / Stacee Jaxx / Stacee Jaxx / Stacee Jaxx 3.2
73 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Dec 16, 2011 Producer / Writer / Ethan Hunt 7.9
46 Knight and Day Jun 23, 2010 Miller / Miller / Roy Miller / Roy Miller 7.0
56 Valkyrie Dec 25, 2008 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg / Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg tbd
47 Lions for Lambs Nov 9, 2007 Senator Jasper Irving 5.1
66 Mission: Impossible III May 5, 2006 Producer / Ethan Hunt 7.8
58 Ask the Dust Mar 10, 2006 Producer 7.7
45 Elizabethtown Oct 14, 2005 Producer 6.1
73 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Ray Ferrier 7.4
37 Suspect Zero Aug 27, 2004 Producer 1.8
71 Collateral Aug 6, 2004 Vincent 8.7
55 The Last Samurai Dec 5, 2003 Producer / Nathan Algren 7.8
73 Shattered Glass Oct 31, 2003 Executive Producer 8.0
70 Narc Dec 20, 2002 Executive Producer 8.5
80 Minority Report Jun 21, 2002 Chief John Anderton 7.1
69 Space Station 3D Apr 19, 2002 Narrator / Narrator 7.5

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