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Tom Cruise

Highest Rated:   96% Risky Business (1983)
Lowest Rated:   5% Cocktail (1988)
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Birthplace:   Syracuse, New York
An actor whose name became synonymous with all-American entertainment, Tom Cruise spent the 1980s as one of Hollywood's brightest-shining golden boys. Born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, NY, Cruise was high-school wrestler until he was sidelined by a knee injury. Soon taking up acting, he found that the activity served a dual purpose: performing satiated his need for attention, while the memorization aspect of acting helped him come to grips with his dyslexia. Moving to New York in 1980, Cruise's first big hit was Risky Business in 1982, in which he entered movie-trivia infamy with the scene wherein he celebrates his parents' absence by dancing around the living room in his underwear. The Hollywood press corps began touting Cruise as one of the "Brat Pack," a group of twenty-something actors who seemed on the verge of taking over the movie industry in the early '80s. Top Gun 1985 established Cruise as an action star, but again he refused to be pigeonholed, and followed it up with a solid characterization of a fledgling pool shark in the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money in 1986, for which co-star Paul Newman earned an Academy Award. In 1988, he played the brother of an autistic savant played by Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, a dramatic turn for sure, though Cruise had not yet totally convinced critics he was more than a pretty face.His chance came in 1989, when he played a paraplegic Vietnam vet in Born on the Fourth of July. Though his bankability faltered a bit with the expensive disappointment Far and Away in 1990 (though it did give him a chance to co-star with his-then wife Nicole Kidman), 1992's A Few Good Men brought him back into the game. By 1994, the star was undercutting his own leading man image with the role of the slick, dastardly vampire Lestat in the long-delayed film adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire. Although the author was vehemently opposed to Cruise's casting, Rice famously reversed her decision upon seeing the actor's performance, and publicly praised Cruise's portrayal.In 1996, Cruise scored financial success with the big-budget action film Mission: Impossible, but it was with his multilayered, Oscar-nominated performance in Jerry Maguire that Cruise proved once again why he is considered a major Hollywood player. 1999 saw Cruise reunited onscreen with Kidman in a project of a very different sort, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. The film, which was the director's last, had been the subject of controversy, rumor, and speculation since it began filming. It opened to curious critics and audiences alike across the nation, and was met with a violently mixed response. However, it allowed Cruise to once again take part in film history, further solidifying his position as one of Hollywood's most well-placed movers and shakers.Cruise's enviable position was again solidified later in 1999, when he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as a loathsome "sexual prowess" guru in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. In 2000, he scored again when he reprised his role as international agent Ethan Hunt in John Woo's Mission: Impossible II, which proved to be one of the summer's first big moneymakers. He then reteamed with Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe for a remake of Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar's Abre los Ojos titled Vanilla Sky. Though Vanilla Sky's sometimes surreal trappings found the film receiving a mixed reception at the box office, the same could not be said for the following year's massively successful sci-fi chase film Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg , or of the historical epic The Last Samurai, directed by Edward Zwick.For his next film, Cruise picked a role unlike any he'd ever played; starring as a sociopathic hitman in the Michael Mann psychological thriller Collateral. He received major praise for his departure from the good-guy characters he'd built his career on, and for doing so convincingly. By 2005, he teamed up with Steven Spielberg

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Top Gun: Maverick
  • Maverick
2019
No Score Yet M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (Mission: Impossible 6)
  • Producer
  • Ethan Hunt
2018
No Score Yet American Made
  • Barry Seal
2017
15% The Mummy
  • Nick Morton
$79M 2017
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Jack Reacher
  • Producer
$58.7M 2016
No Score Yet Van Helsing
  • Van Helsing
2016
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
  • Ethan Hunt
$155M 2015
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman
  • Actor
2015
91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
  • Major William Cage
$77.2M 2014
53% Oblivion
  • Jack Harper
$89.1M 2013
No Score Yet Matarese Circle
  • Actor
2013
62% Jack Reacher
  • Jack Reacher
  • Producer
$80.1M 2012
41% Rock of Ages
  • Stacee Jaxx
$38.6M 2012
94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • Producer
  • Ethan Hunt
$209.4M 2011
52% Knight & Day
  • Roy Miller
$76.5M 2010
No Score Yet Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story
  • Narrator
2009
62% Valkyrie
  • Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
$83M 2008
42% Death Race
  • Producer
$36.1M 2008
82% Tropic Thunder
  • Les Grossman
$110.5M 2008
22% The Eye
  • Producer
$31.4M 2008
27% Lions for Lambs
  • Senator Japser Irving
$15M 2007
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Ethan Hunt
  • Producer
$133.4M 2006
35% Ask the Dust
  • Producer
$0.7M 2006
28% Elizabethtown
  • Actor
  • Producer
$26.9M 2005
74% War of the Worlds
  • Ray Ferrier
  • Producer
$234.2M 2005
No Score Yet H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds: The Real Story
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet H.G. Wells and the War of the Worlds: A Documentary
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Narco
  • Executive Producer
2004
86% Collateral
  • Vincent
$100.1M 2004
66% The Last Samurai
  • Producer
  • Capt. Nathan Algren
$111M 2003
91% Shattered Glass
  • Executive Producer
$2.2M 2003
83% Narc
  • Executive Producer
$10.3M 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Austin in Movie
$213.1M 2002
90% Minority Report
  • Det. John Anderton
$132.1M 2002
87% Space Station
  • Narrator
$90.1M 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
42% Vanilla Sky
  • David Aames
  • Producer
2001
83% The Others
  • Executive Producer
$96.1M 2001
85% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Narrator
2001
57% Mission: Impossible 2
  • Ethan
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'
  • Actor
2000
84% Magnolia
  • Frank T.J. Mackey
1999
74% Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. William Harford
1999
79% Without Limits
  • Producer
1998
82% Jerry Maguire
  • Jerry Maguire
1996
63% Mission: Impossible
  • Producer
  • Ethan Hunt
1996
61% Interview with the Vampire
  • Lestat
1994
75% The Firm
  • Mitch McDeere
1993
81% A Few Good Men
  • Lt. Daniel Kaffee
1992
50% Far and Away
  • Joseph Donelly
1992
39% Days of Thunder
  • Cole Trickle
1990
90% Born on the Fourth of July
  • Ron Kovic
1989
90% Rain Man
  • Charlie Babbitt
1988
5% Cocktail
  • Brian Flanagan
1988
89% The Color of Money
  • Vincent Lauria
1986
56% Top Gun
  • Lt. Pete `Maverick' Mitchell
1986
48% Legend
  • Jack
1985
53% All the Right Moves
  • Stefen Djordjevic
1983
96% Risky Business
  • Joel Goodson
1983
22% Losin' It
  • Woody
1983
65% The Outsiders
  • Steve Randle
1983
75% Taps
  • David Shawn
1981
25% Endless Love
  • Billy
1981
No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time
  • Actor
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2010
82% Van Helsing
2016
  • Van Helsing

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