JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
TOM CRUISE (Jack Reacher) is a global cultural icon who has
made an immeasurable impact on cinema by creating some of the most memorable
characters of all time in legendary films such as "Top Gun," "Jerry Maguire,"
"Risky Business," "Minority Report," "Interview With The Vampire," "A Few Good
Men," "The Firm," "Rain Man," "Collateral," "The Last Samurai," "Edge of
Tomorrow," and "The Color of Money," among many others.
A consummate filmmaker involved in all aspects of film production, Cruise's
versatility is evidenced by the films and roles he chooses. He has made 40
films, had a producing role on many of them and worked with a remarkable list of
celebrated film directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Tony Scott, Martin
Scorsese, Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack,
Neil Jordan, Brian de Palma, Cameron Crowe, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas
Anderson, Edward Zwick, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, J.J. Abrams, Robert
Redford, Brad Bird, Doug Liman and Christopher McQuarrie.
Having achieved extraordinary success as an actor, producer, and philanthropist
in a career spanning over three decades, Cruise is a three-time Academy Award
nominee and three-time Golden Globe Award winner whose films have earned almost
nine billion dollars in worldwide box office — an incomparable accomplishment.
Seventeen of Cruise's films have grossed more than $100 million in the United
States alone, and a record twenty-one have grossed over $200 million globally.
"Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol," released in 2011, grossed almost $700
million worldwide making it the biggest box office success of Cruise's career.
The latest Mission film - "Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation" was one of the
most successful films of last summer. Combined, the "Mission: Impossible"
franchise has brought in almost three billion dollars worldwide since Cruise
conceived the idea for the films and began producing them, starring as the
legendary spy 'Ethan Hunt.' He has recently finished production on "American
Made," working again with Doug Liman and "The Mummy," Universal's reboot of the
classic monster film.
Cruise's previous films include "Edge of Tomorrow" which opened to massive
critical acclaim, "Oblivion" and the suspense thriller "Jack Reacher," which
earned $218 million worldwide. Prior to that, Cruise's films included an
appearance in Ben Stiller's comedy smash "Tropic Thunder," as the foul-mouthed
Hollywood movie mogul 'Les Grossman.' This performance, based on a character
Cruise created, earned him praise from critics and audiences, as well as his
seventh Golden Globe Award nomination.
Cruise received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for "Born on the
Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire," in addition to a Best Supporting Actor
Oscar nomination for "Magnolia." He also garnered three Golden Globe Awards,
including Best Actor wins for "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire,"
and one for Best Supporting Actor for "Magnolia," as well as nominations for his
roles in "Risky Business," "A Few Good Men," and "The Last Samurai." In
addition, Cruise has earned acting nominations and awards from BAFTA, the Screen
Actors Guild, the Chicago Film Critics Association, and the National Board of
Cruise has also been honored with tributes ranging from Harvard's Hasty Pudding
Man of the Year Award, to the John Huston Award from the Artists Rights
Foundation, and the American Cinematheque Award for Distinguished Achievement in
Film. In addition to his artistic contributions, Cruise has used his
professional success as a vehicle for positive change, becoming an international
advocate, activist and philanthropist in the fields of health, education and
human rights. He has been honored by the Mentor-LA organization for his work on
behalf of the children of Los Angeles and around the world, and in May 2011, he
received the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Award. In June of 2012, he received
the Entertainment Icon Award from the Friars Club for his outstanding
accomplishments in the entertainment industry and in the humanities. He is the
fourth person to receive this honor after Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and
Frank Sinatra. Empire Magazine awarded Cruise the Legend of our Lifetime Award
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