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.