TheWrap takes a look at Tom Cruise
's career, from "Endless Love" to his upcoming film "The Mummy."
was born in Syracuse, New York on July 3, 1962. However, he spent his childhood in Canada after his family moved to Ottawa in 1971. When his mother left his father, they moved back to the United States.
Cruise's first role was a bit part in the 1981 film "Endless Love." Later that year, he had a major supporting role in "Taps."
In 1983, the actor became part of the ensemble cast of "The Outsiders before starring in other films, including "All the Right Moves" and "Losin' It."
1983 also marked the year he starred in "Risky Business," which is one of Cruise's most memorable roles, thanks to a little dance in his underwear.
In 1985, Cruise played the male lead in the Ridley Scott
film, "Legend," which costarred Tim Curry.
The actor then starred in 1986's "Top Gun," which cemented his role as a global superstar. It is one of his highest grossing films after "War of the Worlds" and the "Mission: Impossible" series.
The same year, Cruise paired up with Paul Newman
for "The Color of Money," a sequel to "The Hustler."
Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers in 1987 but divorced in 1990, and she was the one who introduced Cruise to the Church of Scientology. Cruise claimed the Church cured his dyslexia.
1988's "Cocktail" earned Cruise the Razzie Award for Worst Actor, but followed that up with "Rain
Man" alongside Dustin Hoffman
, which won the Academy Award for Best Film.
Cruise stayed on the awards train with "Born on the Fourth of July," which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama as well as his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
Cruise's next films, "Days of Thunder" and "Far and Away," both co-starred his then-wife Nicole Kidman
. They were married for 10 years before splitting in 2001. The couple adopted two children, Isabella and Connor.
1996 marked the beginning of the rebooted blockbuster franchise, "Mission: Impossible." He produced the first one, which has grossed $457 million worldwide since its debut. That same year, he played the titular role in "Jerry Maguire," which earned him a Golden Globe and his second Academy Award nomination.
In 1998, Cruise sued the Daily Express
after the publication alleged his marriage to Kidman was a sham because he was gay.
1999 saw the reunion of Cruise and Kidman in Stanley Kubrick
's "Eyes Wide Shut." He also took a supporting role in "Magnolia," for which he received yet another Golden Globe and a nomination for an Oscar.
In 2000, Cruise filmed the second "Mission: Impossible" film, which was another success at the box office.
The following year, Cruise starred in "Vanilla Sky" with Cameron Diaz
and Penelope Cruz
, with whom he was romantically linked in 2001. The relationship ended in 2004. That movie was followed by the science fiction thriller, "Minority Report and Edward Zwick
's "The Last Samurai."
Cruise's "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg
, became one of his highest-grossing films to date.
In April 2005, Cruise began dating Katie Holmes
. One month later, the actor famously declared his love for the actress on "The Oprah Winfrey
Show" by jumping on the talk show host's couch.
In October 2005, the couple announced they were expecting their first child, and in April 2006, their daughter Suri was born.
The couple was married in 2006. David Miscavige, the head of Scientology, served as Cruise's best man.
In 2008, Cruise put on a fat suit to play Les Grossman in "Tropic Thunder," alongside Ben Stiller
, Jack Black
and Robert Downey, Jr. That same year, he starred in "Valkyrie," also a box office success.
Films that followed include "Knight and Day," more "Mission: Impossible" films and "Rock of Ages." In 2012, his film "Jack Reacher" was released, grossing $216.6 million worldwide.
In 2012, it was announced Holmes had filed for divorce from Cruise.
His upcoming films include "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," as well as "The Mummy."