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    Born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York

awards & nominations

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tom Cruise as "Lee Grossman"

Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle.

Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Last Samurai (2003)

Tom Cruise as "Capt. Nathan Algren"

Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds.

Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Magnolia (1999)

Tom Cruise as "Frank T.J. Mackey"

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

Academy Award (1999) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1999) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Tom Cruise as "Jerry Maguire"

When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1996) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

A Few Good Men (1992)

Tom Cruise as "Lt. Daniel Kaffee"

Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a military lawyer defending two U.S. Marines charged with killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer, Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore), convinces him that the accused marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. Kaffee takes a risk by calling Col. Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson) to the stand in an effort to uncover the conspiracy.

Golden Globe (1992) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise as "Ron Kovic"

In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don't understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1989) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Risky Business (1983)

Tom Cruise as "Joel Goodsen"

Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) cuts loose with his best friend Miles. After an attempt at securing the services of a prostitute goes slightly awry, Joel hires gorgeous Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a night of delight. Stunned by the amount of Lana's "bill" the next morning, Joel grows frantic after he crashes his father's Porsche. In an effort to raise lots of money fast, a desperate Joel turns the house into a brothel.

Golden Globe (1983) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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