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 Top Gun: Maverick Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol Risky Business
Edge of Tomorrow
Minority Report
Rain Man




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part Two Ethan Hunt (Character),
- 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One Ethan Hunt (Character),
- 2023
96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Character),
$520.8M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Gun: Maverick - Early Access Premiere Event: The IMAX 2D Experience Maverick (Character),
- 2022
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Ethan Hunt (Character),
$220.1M 2018
85% 78% American Made Barry Seal (Character) $51.3M 2017
16% 35% The Mummy Nick Morton (Character) $80.1M 2017
38% 42% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Jack Reacher (Character),
$58.7M 2016
94% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt (Character),
- 2015
91% 90% Edge of Tomorrow Major William Cage (Character) $100.2M 2014
No Score Yet 71% A Poet in New York Unknown (Character) - 2014
53% 61% Oblivion Jack Harper (Character) $89.0M 2013
63% 67% Jack Reacher Jack Reacher (Character),
$54.6M 2012
43% 55% Rock of Ages Stacee Jaxx (Character) $38.5M 2012
93% 76% Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol Ethan Hunt (Character),
$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% 70% 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),
$133.4M 2006
28% 66% Elizabethtown Producer $26.8M 2005
75% 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),
$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
90% 80% Minority Report Chief Paul Anderton (Character) $132.0M 2002
No Score Yet 48% Johnson County War Unknown (Character) - 2002
42% 72% Vanilla Sky David Aames (Character),
$100.6M 2001
84% 77% The Others Executive Producer $96.5M 2001
57% 42% Mission: Impossible 2 Ethan Hunt (Character),
$215.4M 2000
83% 89% Magnolia Frank T.J. Mackey (Character) $22.5M 1999
75% 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),
$180.9M 1996
84% 79% Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire (Character) $153.6M 1996
64% 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
83% 89% A Few Good Men Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Character) $141.3M 1992
38% 60% Days of Thunder Cole Trickle (Character),
$80.6M 1990
86% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Ron Kovic (Character) $68.8M 1989
9% 58% Cocktail Brian Flanagan (Character) $77.3M 1988
89% 90% Rain Man Charles Sanford 'Charlie' Babbitt (Character) $171.2M 1988
89% 73% The Color of Money Vincent (Character) $52.3M 1986
58% 83% Top Gun Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Character) $179.8M 1986
40% 73% Legend Jack (Character) $12.3M 1985
92% 72% Risky Business Joel Goodsen (Character) - 1983
63% 39% All the Right Moves Stefen Djordjevic (Character) - 1983
68% 82% The Outsiders Steve Randle (Character) - 1983
18% 28% Losin' It Woody (Character) - 1982
26% 52% Endless Love Billy (Character) - 1981
68% 67% Taps Cadet Captain David Shawn (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Unknown (Character) - 1962


No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2018 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2014 2016-2018 2021
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010 2013-2014 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004 2013-2015
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2013
No Score Yet 57% Top Gear Guest 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009