Tom Cruise's best known films include "Top Gun," "Risky Business," "A Few Good Men," "Minority Report" and "Rain Man." He has received Academy Award nominations for his roles in "Born on the Fourth of July," "Jerry Maguire" and "Magnolia."Continue Reading
Cruise made his film debut in the 1981 film "Endless Love." His breakthrough role came in 1983, when he starred in "Risky Business," and the success of "Top Gun" made him a superstar. Cruise also starred in "Interview with a Vampire" and the "Mission Impossible" films. As of 2015, Cruise has starred in 26 films that have grossed more than $100 million worldwide.
Although Cruise has never won an Academy Award, he has received other honors for his performances. He won Golden Globe Awards for "Born on the Fourth of July," "Jerry Maguire" and "Magnolia." Cruise is also a film producer. He produced the "Mission Impossible" films and owns a stake in United Artists film studios.
In addition to his movie career, Cruise is well-known for his membership in the Church of Scientology and for his criticism of psychiatry. He is also known for his marriages to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. All three marriages ended in divorce.Learn more about Art & Literature