Tom Cruise became an overnight celebrity because of his athletic good looks, a perfect smile and his natural charms. Cruise attended Glen Ridge high School at Glen Ridge, NJ. He studied one year at a Franciscan seminary and joined the Church Of Scientology in the 80's while married to Mimi Rogers. In 1994 he earned his pilot's license. Tom Cruise collaborated with Robert Towne, a screen writer, on four successful films such as Days of Thunder (1990), The Firm (1993), Mission Impossible (1996) and Mission Impossible II.
Mr Cruise Top 10 Movies listed by The Washington Times.
1. Top Gun (1986)
This hottest film of 1986 pulled in $353 million dollars worldwide. Top Gun lead Mr. Cruise to stardom.
2. A Few Good Men (1992)
In this film, Tom Cruise played Lt. Daniel Kaffee, an apathetic Navy Lawyer involved in a military scandal who goes up against short-tempered base commandant Col. Nathan R. Jessup.
3. Minority Report (2002) -
This film made more than $350 million dollars. Minority Report is a sci-fi film directed by Steven Spielberg in 2004.
4. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Tom Cruise became an Oscar nominee on this film, his second nomination as a sports agent.
5. Rain Man (1988)
This movie made more than $350 million dollars. Mr. Cruise played a role of a crass conniver with Dustin Hoffman as his brother left with a huge inheritance.
6. Days of Thunder (1990)
In this film, Tom Cruise is gifted but ignorant driving prodigy named Cole Trickle. This movie is a mixture of comic, sentimental and heroic gratification.
7. Taps (1981)
Mr. Cruise played a psychotic teen in a rebellion at a military academy in this film.
8. Valkyrie (2008)
This film's message is about the nobility of self sacrifice even in defeat. Mr. Cruise in this film played Col. Claus von Stauffenberg who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler set in Nazi, Germany.
9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission: Impossible is Mr. Cruise's top box office film of all time, grossing more than $690 million dollars worldwide.
10. The Firm (1993)
This Film is about an ambitious young Harvard Law graduate who takes on a lucrative job offer from a Memphis company called Bendini, lambert & Lock, a Mafia front company targeted by FBI for investigation.