Tom Cruise filmography

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who made his film debut with a minor role in the 1981 romantic drama Endless Love.[1][2] His breakthrough role was in the coming-of-age comedy Risky Business (1983),[3][4] which garnered Cruise his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.[5] In 1986, Cruise played a Naval Aviator in the Tony Scott-directed action drama Top Gun (the highest-grossing film that year),[6][7] and also appeared with Paul Newman in the Martin Scorsese-directed drama The Color of Money. Two years later, he starred with Dustin Hoffman in the Academy Award for Best Picture-winning drama Rain Man (1988), and also appeared in the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture-winning romantic drama Cocktail (1988). In doing so Cruise became the first and only person as of 2014 to star in a Best Picture Oscar winner and a Worst Picture Razzie winner in the same year.[8] His next role was as anti-war activist Ron Kovic in the film adaptation of Kovic's memoir of the same name, Born on the Fourth of July (1989), for which he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.[5]

A photograph of Cruise attending the London film premiere of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation in 2015
Cruise attending the Japan premiere of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in 2016

In 1992, he starred opposite Jack Nicholson in the legal drama A Few Good Men,[9] an adaptation of the Broadway play of the same name also written by Aaron Sorkin.[10] Cruise next appeared in The Firm (1993), a film adaptation of the John Grisham legal thriller of the same name,[11] and in the same year also made his directorial debut by directing an episode of the anthology television series Fallen Angels.[12][13] Cruise starred as spy Ethan Hunt in the action film Mission: Impossible (1996), the first project of his production company Cruise/Wagner Productions,[14] which he had co-founded with Paula Wagner in 1993.[15][16] As of 2018, Cruise has appeared in five more films in the Mission: Impossible franchise: Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).

He played the title role in the Cameron Crowe-directed comedy-drama Jerry Maguire (1996), which garnered Cruise the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.[5] In 1999, Cruise starred in the Stanley Kubrick-directed erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut opposite his then wife Nicole Kidman,[17] and also appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed drama Magnolia. For the latter he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[5][18] Cruise reteamed with Crowe on the science fiction thriller Vanilla Sky (2001), which earned him a Saturn Award for Best Actor.[19] The following year he starred in the Steven Spielberg-directed Minority Report (2002). In 2005, he collaborated again with Spielberg on War of the Worlds, and received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from BAFTA Los Angeles.[20] Three years later he appeared in the satirical action comedy Tropic Thunder and played German army officer Claus von Stauffenberg in the historical thriller Valkyrie (both in 2008). Cruise played the title role in action thriller Jack Reacher (2012) and in its sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016). He starred in Oblivion (2013), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014) which saw him return to the science fiction genre.[21][22] Three years later, he played drug smuggler Barry Seal in the action comedy American Made (2017).

FilmEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Actor Producer Role
1981 Endless Love Yes No Billy [1]
Taps Yes No David Shawn [23]
1983 The Outsiders Yes No Steve Randle [24]
Losin' It Yes No Woody [25]
Risky Business Yes No Joel Goodson [26]
All the Right Moves Yes No Stefan Djordjevic [27]
1985 Legend Yes No Jack [28]
1986 Top Gun Yes No Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell [6]
The Color of Money Yes No Vincent Lauria [29]
1988 Cocktail Yes No Brian Flanagan [30]
Rain Man Yes No Charlie Babbitt [31]
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Yes No Ron Kovic [32]
1990 Days of Thunder Yes No Cole Trickle Also writer (story) [33][34]
1992 Far and Away Yes No Joseph Donelly [35]
A Few Good Men Yes No Lt. Daniel Kaffee [9]
1993 The Firm Yes No Mitch McDeere [11]
1994 Interview with the Vampire Yes No Lestat de Lioncourt [36]
1996 Mission: Impossible Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [37]
Jerry Maguire Yes No Jerry Maguire [38]
1998 Without Limits No Yes N/A [39]
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Yes No Bill Harford [40]
Magnolia Yes No Frank T.J. Mackey [41]
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [42][43]
2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Yes No Himself Also narrator [44]
The Others No Yes N/A Executive producer [45]
Vanilla Sky Yes Yes David Aames [46]
2002 Space Station 3D Yes No Narrator [47]
Minority Report Yes No John Anderton [48]
Austin Powers in Goldmember Yes No Himself as Austin Powers Cameo [49]
Narc No Yes N/A Executive producer [50]
2003 Shattered Glass No Yes N/A Executive producer [51]
The Last Samurai Yes Yes Nathan Algren [52][53]
2004 Collateral Yes No Vincent [54]
2005 War of the Worlds Yes No Ray Ferrier [55]
Elizabethtown No Yes N/A [56]
2006 Ask the Dust No Yes N/A [57]
Mission: Impossible III Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [58]
2007 Lions for Lambs Yes No Senator Jasper Irving [59]
2008 Tropic Thunder Yes No Les Grossman [60]
Valkyrie Yes No Claus von Stauffenberg [61]
2010 Knight and Day Yes No Roy Miller/Matthew Knight [62]
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [63]
2012 Rock of Ages Yes No Stacee Jaxx Also credited as singer on the film's soundtrack [64][65]
Jack Reacher Yes Yes Jack Reacher [66]
2013 Oblivion Yes No Jack Harper [67]
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Yes No Maj. William Cage [68]
2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [69]
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Yes Yes Jack Reacher [70]
2017 The Mummy Yes No Nick Morton [71]
American Made Yes No Barry Seal [72]
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout Yes Yes Ethan Hunt [73][74]
2022 Top Gun: Maverick   Yes Yes Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell Completed [75]
Mission: Impossible 7   Yes Yes Ethan Hunt Completed [76][77]
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1993 Fallen Angels Episode: "The Frightening Frammis" (director) [12]
2010 Top Gear Himself Guest [78]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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