Movies Starring Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has secured his place in history as one of the top 100 movie stars of all time. Born July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has starred in roughly 28 movies producing an average domestic box office gross of $99.9 million. The list of movies starring Tom Cruise dates back to the very early 1980s when Cruise became famous for movies such as Risky Business and Top Gun. In the 1990’s Tom Cruise added even more mivies to his growing list by starring in films such as Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Mission: Impossible, and Jerry Macguire.

Tom Cruise Trivia

Tom Cruise made his acting debut playing a character named “Billy” in the 1981 film Endless Love starring Brooke Shields.

The total gross of Tom Cruise’s movies is $2.6 billion. Only Tom Hanks has done better.

In June 2006 Cruise took the No.1 spot on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful stars.

In the last 10 years all but one of Tom Cruise’s movies grossed more than $200 million worldwide.

Tom Cruise’s top-grossing movie was War of the Worlds (2005), which earned $590 million around the around the globe.

The following list represents movies starring Tom Cruise by decade. Please note that this list does not include independent films, student films, and commercials.

Movies Starring Tom Cruise 1980-1990

Taps (1981)
Endless Love (1981)
Risky Business (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Losin’ It (1983)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Legend (1985)
The Color of Money (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Cocktail (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Movies Starring Tom Cruise 1990-2000

Days of Thunder (1990)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
The Firm (1993)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Magnolia (1999)

Movies Starring Tom Cruise 2000-2006

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Collateral (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Tom Cruise Oscar Nominations

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Nominated: 2000
For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1997
For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1990
For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise Golden Globe Nominations and Wins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Year Nominated: 2000
Won For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1997
Won For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1993
For: A Few Good Men (1992)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1990
Won For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1984
For: Risky Business (1983)

Tom Cruise Salaries for Top Films

War of the Worlds (2005) (20% profit participation)
The Last Samurai (2003) $25,000,000 + % of profits
Minority Report (2002) $25,000,000+
Vanilla Sky (2001) $20,000,000 + 30% of Profits
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $75,000,000 (gross participation)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $20,000,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $20,000,000 against 15%
Mission: Impossible (1996) $70,000,000 (gross participation)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) $15,000,000
Far and Away (1992) $13,000,000
Rain Man (1988) $3,000,000+% of gross
Top Gun (1986) $2,000,000
Risky Business (1983) $75,000

Domestic Box Office Sales for Movies Starring Tom Cruise

Mission: Impossible III (2006) $133,501,348
War of the Worlds (2005) $234,277,056
Collateral (2004) $100,170,152
The Last Samurai (2003) $111,110,575
Minority Report (2002) $132,014,112
Vanilla Sky (2001) $100,614,858
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $215,397,000
Magnolia (1999) $22,450,000
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $55,637,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $158,047,411
Mission: Impossible (1996) $180,965,000
Interview with the Vampire (1994) $105,264,000
The Firm (1993) $158,300,000
Far and Away (1992) $58,883,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $141,340,000
Days of Thunder (1990) $82,700,000
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) $70,001,000
Rain Man (1988) $172,800,000
Cocktail (1988) $78,200,000
Top Gun (1986) $176,800,000
The Color of Money (1986) $52,293,000
Legend (1985) $15,502,000
Risky Business (1983) $63,500,000
The Outsiders (1983) $25,600,000
Losin’ It (1983) N/A
All the Right Moves (1983) $17,200,000
Endless Love (1981) $33,000,000
Taps (1981) $30,273,559

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