Two years after his debut movie, Tom Cruise appeared in The Outsiders, which is about his character Steve Randle and his fellow Greasers who take on the rival Socs.
With his parents away, Cruise's teenage Joel is ready to play, and then some in this iconic movie that really put him on the map.
He's got the need for speed! Cruise's Maverick is a fighter pilot working to graduate at the top of weapons school in this classic '80s film.
Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) teaches cocky, but talented Vincent (Cruise) how to hustle pool, which inevitably helps him make an unlikely comeback.
A bartender (Cruise) finds love while slinging drinks in Jamaica in this flick.
After his father dies, selfish Charlie Babbit (Cruise) embarks on a cross-country road trip with his brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) who is autistic.
Born on the Fourth of July follows a paralyzed Vietnam veteran (Cruise) who becomes a human rights activist.
Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) wants the truth when a group of Marines are on trial for murder.
Mitch McDeere (Cruise) is a young lawyer who after accepting an offer from "The Firm" discovers there is a much darker side to his new employers.
Vampire Lestat (Cruise) takes a plantation owner (Brad Pitt) under his wing after turning him in this movie from 1994.
Cue the theme music! Cruise first took on the role of American agent, Ethan Hunt in the 1996 film, which has grown into a six-movie franchise.
Show me the money! When he's down to his last client, sports agent Jerry Maguire (Cruise) will do just about anything to keep the star athlete happy.
In Stanley Kubrick's last film, Cruise plays a doctor who finds himself in danger after attending a mysterious sex party.
The 1999 film earned Cruise a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Frank T.J. Mackey, who is one of many characters interrelated in this story of love, forgiveness and more in the San Fernando Valley.
In the sequel, Agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) goes to Sydney, Australia in order to destroy genetically modified disease.
Talk about a bad dream: A rich playboy (Cruise) experiences an alternate reality after a car accident.
The head of the Pre-crime division, Chief John Anderton (Cruise), must clear his name after one of his Pre-Cogs predict he will commit a murder.
A Civil War veteran named Nathan Algren (Cruise) travels to Japan and is captured by Samurai forces.
A hitman (Cruise) enlists a cab driver (Jamie Foxx) to chauffeur him from hit to hit.
When aliens attack, Ray (Cruise) fights for his family's survival.
In the third Mission: Impossible film, Agent Hunt (Cruise) must deal with a dangerous arms dealer who threatens his and his fiancée's lives.
The actor plays a senator campaigning for president in this 2007 war thriller.
Nice moves! Cruise's character, Hollywood mogul Les Grossman steals the show in the 2008 comedy.
Cruise's Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg leads the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hilter in the dramatized historical film.