TOM CRUISE (Barry Seal) 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, The Color of Money and the
Mission: Impossible series, 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 42
films, had a producing role on many of them and worked with a remarkable list of
celebrated film directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, 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 Chris 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 $8
billion 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 22 have grossed over $200 million globally.
Released in July 2015, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was one of the biggest
hits of Cruise's career, grossing nearly $700 million worldwide. Combined, the
Mission: Impossible franchise has brought in nearly $2.8 billion since Cruise
conceived the idea for the films and began producing them, and starring as the
legendary spy Ethan Hunt. Cruise is currently in production on M:I 6 - Mission
Cruise's past few films include Edge of Tomorrow, which opened to massive
critical acclaim; Oblivion; the suspense thriller Jack Reacher, which earned
more than $218 million worldwide; its follow up, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,
which reunited him with Ed Zwick; and The Mummy. 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 nomination for
Magnolia. He has 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 Review.
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, as well as 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 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 in 2014.
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