Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, New York, to an electrical engineer father and a teacher mother. Discovering his interest in acting when he was in the fourth grade, Tom Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years for family reasons. Moving to New York City to pursue an acting career at the age of 18 with the support of his family, Tom Cruise moved to Los Angeles after a while and got his first role in 1981 and starred in the movie “Endless Love” starring Brooke Shields. In the same year, he acted in the movie “Taps” with Sean Penn.
In 1983, the movie “Risky Business” was the first movie in which Tom Cruise appeared alone on the poster. Tom Cruise took the lead role in Ridley Scott's “Legend” in 1985. Tom Cruise's acting career completely changed in 1986. The 1986 movie “Top Gun” made Tom Cruise one of the most famous actors in the world. The Maverick character he brought to life has been a source of inspiration for many. In the same year, he acted with Paul Newman in the movie “The Color of Money” and Paul Newman won an Oscar for his performance in this movie. Tom Cruise, who first appeared as Brian Flanagan in the movie “Cocktail” in 1988, then appeared as Charlie Babbitt in the movie “Rain Man” and Dustin Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance in the movie.
Tom Cruise, who was nominated for an Oscar for the first time for his performance in “Born on the Fourth of July”, has appeared in movies where he has given magnificent performances one after the other. He played the character of Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible” in 1996 and became a producer for the first time. In the same year, he was nominated for an Oscar for the second time for his role in another movie “Jerry Maguire”. In 1999, he was nominated for an Oscar once again for the movie “Magnolia”. In 2000, the sequel “Mission: Impossible II” was shot. Tom Cruise, who played the character of Nathan Algren in the movie “The Last Samurai” in 2003, starred in the movie “War of the Worlds” in 2005. In 2006, he saved the world again as Ethan Hunt in another sequel, “Mission: Impossible III”.
In 2008, he played the character of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in the movie “Valkyrie” based on true events. Performing with Cameron Diaz in the movie “Knight and Day” after a two-year hiatus, Tom Cruise returned to movie theaters in 2012 with the movie “Jack Reacher”. Tom Cruise, who took part in two science fiction movies one year apart, starred in the sequels “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” in 2015 and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” a year later.
Another movie based on true events starring Tom Cruise was the 2017 movie “Barry Seal: The Smuggler,” in which he played the character of Barry Seal. In 2018, he both produced and starred in another sequel, “Mission: Impossible - Fallout”, as in the previous movies of the franchise. In 2022, he played the character of Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, who has not aged for years, in the movie “Top Gun: Maverick”, one of the most anticipated movies of the year and the sequel to the legendary “Top Gun” movie.