Tom Cruise

61, from Syracuse, New York, USA

Artwork for Top Gun: MaverickImage of Tom Cruise

Biography

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962), known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actors, he has received various accolades, including an Honorary Palme d'Or and three Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards. His films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $11.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.

Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1983) and action film Top Gun (1986). Critical acclaim came with his roles in the dramas The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). For his portrayal of Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. As a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, he starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm (1993), the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996). For the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and received his second Academy Award nomination. Cruise's performance as a motivational speaker in the drama Magnolia (1999) earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Since then, Cruise has largely starred in science fiction and action films, establishing himself as an action star, often performing his own risky stunts. He has played Ethan Hunt in all six of the Mission: Impossible films from 1996 to 2018. His other notable roles in the genre include Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Top Gun: Maverick (2022), with Maverick being his highest-grossing film.

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Timeline

2025Future projects

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible 8

    Ethan Hunt

2023Aged 61

  • Poster for The Last Last Late Late Show

    Self - Guest

  • Poster for The Coronation Concert

    Self

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

    Ethan Hunt

  • Poster for Tom Cruise: Impossible Missions

    Self

  • Poster for Tom Cruise: The Last Movie Star

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for 2002://complicated

    Self

  • Poster for Nicole Kidman, eyes wide open

    Self (archive footage)

2022Aged 60

  • Poster for Tom Cruise: Lights, Camera, Action

    Himself

  • Poster for Top Gun: Maverick

    Capt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell

  • Poster for James Corden's Top Gun Training with Tom Cruise

    Self

2021Aged 59

  • Poster for Val

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Parkinson at 50

    Self (archive footage)

2020Aged 58

  • Poster for On Your Six: Thirty Years of Top Gun

    Self

  • Poster for The Golden Hour: Making of Days of Thunder

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Tom Cruise: An Eternal Youth

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Kubrick by Kubrick

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Donald Trump Is President and You're Not: A Portrait of Donald J. Trump

    Self (archival footage)

2018Aged 56

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Ethan Hunt

2017Aged 55

  • Poster for The Mummy

    Nick Morton

  • Poster for American Made

    Barry Seal

  • Poster for Spielberg

    Self

2016Aged 54

  • Poster for My Scientology Movie

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Paparazzi: Full Throttle LA

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher

2015Aged 53

  • Poster for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

    Self

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Ethan Hunt

2014Aged 52

  • Poster for And the Oscar Goes to...

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Edge of Tomorrow

    Maj. William 'Bill' Cage

2013Aged 51

  • Poster for Oblivion

    Jack

  • Poster for Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around

    Self

  • Poster for Scientologists at War

    Self (archive footage)

2012Aged 50

  • Poster for Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

    (archive footage)

  • Poster for Rock of Ages

    Stacee Jaxx

  • Poster for Close Up

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Jack Reacher

    Jack Reacher

2011Aged 49

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Ethan Hunt

2010Aged 48

  • Poster for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Knight and Day

    Roy Miller

  • Poster for Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

    Narrator (voice)

2009Aged 47

  • Poster for Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Waking Sleeping Beauty

    Vincent Lauria (archive footage)

2008Aged 46

  • Poster for Tropic Thunder

    Les Grossmann

  • Poster for The Dream is Always the Same: The Story of Risky Business

    Self

  • Poster for Religulous

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Valkyrie Legacy

    Self

  • Poster for Valkyrie

    Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

2007Aged 45

  • Poster for S├ęgo et Sarko sont dans un bateau...

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Lions for Lambs

    Senator Jasper Irving

2006Aged 44

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible III

    Ethan Hunt

  • Poster for Ask the Dust

    Producer

2005Aged 43

  • Poster for War of the Worlds

    Ray Ferrier

  • Poster for Elizabethtown

    Producer

2004Aged 42

  • Poster for Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun

    Self

  • Poster for Special Delivery: Michael Mann on Making 'Collateral'

    Self

  • Poster for Collateral

    Vincent

  • Poster for City of Night: The Making of 'Collateral'

    Self

  • Poster for Suspect Zero

    Producer

2003Aged 41

  • Poster for The Last Samurai

    Nathan Algren

  • Poster for Shattered Glass

    Executive Producer

2002Aged 40

  • Poster for Space Station 3D

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Hitting It Hard

    Producer

  • Poster for The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies

    Self

  • Poster for Minority Report

    Chief John Anderton [Pre-Crime]

  • Poster for Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Tom Cruise / Famous Austin ('Austinpussy')

  • Poster for Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S.

    Self

  • Poster for Narc

    Executive Producer

2001Aged 39

  • Poster for Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Mission: Improbable

    Self

  • Poster for America: A Tribute to Heroes

    Self

  • Poster for Vanilla Sky

    David Aames

  • Poster for The Others

    Executive Producer

1999Aged 37

1998Aged 36

  • Poster for Without Limits

    Producer

1996Aged 34

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible

    Ethan Hunt

  • Poster for Jerry Maguire

    Jerry Maguire

1994Aged 32

  • Poster for Interview with the Vampire

    Lestat

1993Aged 31

  • Poster for The Firm

    Mitch McDeere

1992Aged 30

  • Poster for Far and Away

    Joseph Donnelly

  • Poster for Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You

    Self

  • Poster for A Few Good Men

    Lt. Daniel Kaffee

1991Aged 29

  • Poster for MTV's 10th Anniversary Special

    Self

1990Aged 28

  • Poster for Days of Thunder

    Cole Trickle

1989Aged 27

  • Poster for Born on the Fourth of July

    Ron Kovic

1988Aged 26

  • Poster for Young Guns

    Henchman Shot off of Roof (uncredited)

  • Poster for Cocktail

    Brian Flanagan

  • Poster for Rain Man

    Charlie Babbitt

1986Aged 24

  • Poster for Top Gun

    Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell

  • Poster for The Color of Money

    Vincent Lauria

1985Aged 23

  • Poster for Legend

    Jack

1983Aged 21

  • Poster for The Outsiders

    Steve Randle

  • Poster for Risky Business

    Joel Goodson

  • Poster for All the Right Moves

    Stefen Djordjevic

1982Aged 20

  • Poster for Losin' It

    Woody

1981Aged 19

  • Poster for Endless Love

    Billy

  • Poster for Taps

    Cadet Captain David Shawn

Year unknown