The mighty Tom Cruise’s boyish charm helped propel him to superstardom in the 1980s. He parlayed that success into working with Hollywood’s top directors (Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott, Brian DePalma, Robert Redford, Oliver Stone) starring a slew of films which helped make him an integral cog in the Hollywood machine – and he’s still a major box office draw over thirty years on.
Cruise, who has just turned 58 years old continues to push the envelope of what action can be done on-screen. The actor is not happy doing gravity defying stunts like hanging-off a plane as it takes off, or jumping out of a plane at flying at 30,000 feet – but now he actually wants to film a movie in space – with his Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman at the helm. He’ll next be seen in December’s long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick.
Must See Tom Cruise movies: Top Gun, Vanilla Sky, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, Jerry Maguire – and any instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.