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Tom Cruise (1962)

The American actor first appeared in Endless Love, in 1981, opposite Brooke Shields before Francis Ford Coppolas' The Outsiders, in 1983 – a film that has now become memorable for revealing an impressive string of teen heartthrobs such as Robe Lowe, Matt Dillon and Patrick Swayze. It was however Risky Business and the cult scene of a Tom Cruise air-guitaring and dancing in boxer shorts, open shirt and Wayfarer sunglasses that turned the actor into a star. Soon, followed major hits such as Top Gun, in, 1986, Rain Man, in 1988 and Born on the Fourth of July, in 1989. During the 1990s, the actor, alongside his publicised marriage with Nicole Kidman, trusted medias with various versatile features such as A Few Good Men, in 1992, Interview with the Vampire, in 1994, Jerry Maguire, in 1996 and the hit, Mission: Impossible. For a time, Tom Cruise left aside blockbusters for riskier art house films such as Stanley Kubrick’s controversial erotic thriller, Eyes Wide Shut, in 1999 in which he starred opposite his soon ex-wife, Magnolia and Vanilla Sky, in 2001. With Minority Report, in 2002 and Collateral, in 2004, the actor returned to a familiar action genre but soon his personal life overshadowed his career. Having long been and active scientologist, Tom Cruise over promoted the sectarian movement, went on a controversial relationship with Katie Holmes whom he married in 2006 and to whom he declared his love in a bizarre hysterical couch-jumping scene in Oprah Winfrey's talk show in 2005. Since the media tumult has slowed down – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have divorced and tabloids seem more interested in their daughter Suri's caprices and outfits – and his career revived by the tantalizing blockbuster War of the Worlds and his memorable comic performance in Tropic Thunder, in 2008. However the damage was done.

Tom Cruise for A Few Good Men directed by Rob Reiner, 1992
Tom Cruise for A Few Good Men directed by Rob Reiner, 1992
Tom Cruise and Mia Sara for Legend directed by Ridley Scott, 1985
Tom Cruise and Mia Sara for Legend directed by Ridley Scott, 1985
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise by Solve Sundsbo, 2008
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and director Stanley Kubrick on the set of Eyes wide shut, 1999. Photo by Manuel Harlan
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and director Stanley Kubrick on the set of Eyes wide shut, 1999. Photo by Manuel Harlan
Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in The Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese, 1986
Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in The Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese, 1986
Tom Cruise by Patrick Demarchelier, 1999
Tom Cruise by Patrick Demarchelier, 1999
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1988
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1988
Tom Cruise in Collateral directed by Michael Mann, 2004
Tom Cruise in Collateral directed by Michael Mann, 2004
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Eyes wide shut directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1999
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Eyes wide shut directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1999
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Lorenzo Agius, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Lorenzo Agius, 2000s
Tom Cruise for Top Gun directed by Tony Scott, 1986
Tom Cruise for Top Gun directed by Tony Scott, 1986
Tom Cruise in The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1983
Tom Cruise in The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1983
Tom Cruise by Greg Gorman, 1980s
Tom Cruise by Greg Gorman, 1980s
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1980s
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1980s
Tom Cruise by Juergen Teller, 2013
Tom Cruise by Juergen Teller, 2013
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1999
Tom Cruise by Herb Ritts, 1999
Tom Cruise, 2000s
Tom Cruise, 2000s
Tom Cruise in Minority Report directed by Steven Spielberg, 2002
Tom Cruise in Minority Report directed by Steven Spielberg, 2002
Tom Cruise by Lorenzo Agius, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Lorenzo Agius, 2000s
Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on the set of Minority Report, 2002
Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on the set of Minority Report, 2002
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone, 1989
Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone, 1989
Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone, 1989
Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone, 1989
Tom Cruise by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, 2012
Tom Cruise by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, 2012
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran for Rolling Stone, 2008
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2000s
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Tony Duran, 2009
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 2000
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise by Tom Munro, 2010s
Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves directed by Michael Chapman, 1983
Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves directed by Michael Chapman, 1983
Lea Thompson and Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves directed by Michael Chapman, 1983
Lea Thompson and Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves directed by Michael Chapman, 1983
Tom Cruise, 2010s
Tom Cruise, 2010s
Tom Cruise, 2010s
Tom Cruise, 2010s
Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Tom Cruise in Eyes wide shut directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1999
Tom Cruise in Eyes wide shut directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1999
Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher directed by Christopher McQuarrie, 2012
Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher directed by Christopher McQuarrie, 2012
Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun directed by Tony Scott, 1986
Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun directed by Tony Scott, 1986
Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in Knight And Day directed by James Mangold, 2010
Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in Knight And Day directed by James Mangold, 2010
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird, 2011
Tom Cruise in Mission : Impossible II directed by John Woo, 2000
Tom Cruise in Mission : Impossible II directed by John Woo, 2000
Tom Cruise in Oblivion directed by Joseph Kosinski, 2013
Tom Cruise in Oblivion directed by Joseph Kosinski, 2013
Tom Cruise in The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1983
Tom Cruise in The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1983
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in Rain Man directed by Barry Levinson, 1988
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in Rain Man directed by Barry Levinson, 1988
Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and Tom Cruise on the set of Days of Thunder directed by Tony Scott, 1990
Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and Tom Cruise on the set of Days of Thunder directed by Tony Scott, 1990
Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages directed by Adam Shankman, 2012
Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages directed by Adam Shankman, 2012
Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages directed by Adam Shankman, 2012
Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages directed by Adam Shankman, 2012
Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Elisabeth Shue and Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Elisabeth Shue and Tom Cruise in Cocktail directed by Roger Donaldson, 1988
Gene Hackman and Tom Cruise in The Firm directed by Sydney Pollack, 1993
Gene Hackman and Tom Cruise in The Firm directed by Sydney Pollack, 1993
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