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Mix Up Star: TOM CRUISE

Updated: Jul 30, 2022


Age: 59

Birthday: 3rd July


Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer. He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world and one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.



Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1983) and action drama film Top Gun (1986). Critical acclaim came with his role in the drama film Born on the Fourth of July (1989). For his portrayal of Ron Kovic he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. As a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, he starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men (1992), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996). For his role in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and received his second Academy Award nomination.



Cruise's performance as a motivational speaker in the drama film Magnolia (1999) earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, he has played Ethan Hunt in all six of the Mission: Impossible films from 1996 to 2018. He also starred in science fiction and action films, including Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3

2000 - Best Supporting Actor: MAGNOLIA

1997 - Best Leading Actor: JERRY MAGUIRE

1990 - Best Leading Actor: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

1990 - Best Leading Actor: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 WIN: 2

2009 - Best Supporting Actor: TROPIC THUNDER

2004 - Best Leading Actor: THE LAST SAMURAI

2000 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actor: MAGNOLIA

1997 - WINNER: Best Leading Actor: JERRY MAGUIRE

1993 - Best Leading Actor: A FEW GOOD MEN

1990 - WINNER: Best Leading Actor: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

1984 - Best Leading Actor: RISKY BUSINESS



How do you rate Tom Cruise's films?


THE MIX UP THEATRE TOP 10...

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

  2. Oblivion (2013)

  3. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

  4. Minority Report (2002)

  5. Valkyrie (2008)

  6. War of the Worlds (2005)

  7. Jack Reacher (2012)

  8. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

  9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

  10. Misson: Impossible - Fallout (2018)




 

WATCH TOM CRUISE THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILMS: Mission: Impossible Series (1996 - 2018)

Sunday 24th July - Friday 29th July, Film4, 9:00pm

Cruise's hugely successful spy series as Ethan Hunt.


FILM: Top Gun (1986)

Friday 29th July, Sky Cinema Greats, 8:00pm

One of Cruise's most iconic roles in this '80s classic. A sequel is out in cinemas now.



ON NETFLIX...

FILM: Oblivion (2013) (Age 12)

Cruise stars in this sci-fi action film.



ON AMAZON PRIME...

FILM: Knight and Day (2010)

ALSO ON NETFLIX

Cruise stars in this comedy action film.


ON DISNEY+


FILM: Legend (1985)

ALSO ON AMAZON PRIME

Cruise has a very early role in his career in this fantasy film.





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