Tom Cruise's Breakout Movie: A Look at His Most Iconic Roles

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who made his film debut with a supporting role in the 1981 romantic drama Endless Love. He had supporting roles in films such as Taps (198) and The Outsiders (198) before playing a high school senior who turns his parents' house into a brothel in Risky Business (1988). The film was a great success and earned Cruise wide recognition. In 1986, Tom Cruise also played billiard scammer Vincent Lauria in The Color of Money, by Martin Scorsese, alongside Paul Newman.

His big role came in 1983 when he starred in Risky Business, a coming-of-age film about a teenager who was left alone in his parents' house. Fans of the Lee Child book series were critical from the start of Cruise's casting, considering that Reacher's description of stature looked more like Dwayne Johnson than Cruise. The great actors Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman team up for this endearing drama, in which they play Charlie and Raymond Babbitt as they embark on a cross-country road trip. For the coveted role, Cruise surpassed other talented actors such as Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tom Hanks, and later achieved international success and recognition for his performance.

In 2002, Tom Cruise acted alongside Colin Farrell in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story. This film stands out for being the first collaboration between Cruise and his future wife Nicole Kidman, in addition to bringing Cruise together with the director of Top Gun, Tony Scott. The psychological thriller wtf is happening right now manages to feature both the charming and most handsome boy in the room Cruise and the disturbed man in a cheap mask Cruise.

You can't accuse Cruise of not being engaged in Ridley Scott's dark fantasy epic (and not just because he ducked for most of the film), but I'm convinced that this ambitious nap festival made Cruise popular. It didn't work with Ridley, so let me try it with his brother Tony below, and that's why he followed Legend with Top Gun. With such a colorful and dynamic acting resume, and as difficult as it may seem to summarize them, here are Tom Cruise's best movies anyway. Cruise and Kidman show better chemistry in Ron Howard's long-running romantic drama Far and Away than in Days of Thunder, but it's hard to buy Cruise in this setting of period pieces.

Tom Cruise has been highly successful throughout his lucrative film career, starring in a wide range of genres and roles that continuously established his star power. His breakout movie was Risky Business (1988), which earned him wide recognition and international success for his performance.