Actor Tom Cruise appeared on “Late Late Show with James Corden” on Oct. 19 to promote his new action sequel “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” which opens this weekend. How better to do that than to revisit all of his most famous film roles, from “Top Gun” to “Jerry Maguire” to all five “Mission: Impossible” films (watch above).
The nine-minute reenactment of Cruise’s career is a reminder of how wide ranging and accomplished his career has been, including Oscar nominated roles in “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and “Jerry Maguire” (1996) — his third Oscar nom was for “Magnolia” (1999), which was curiously absent from the retrospective. In addition he worked with iconic directors including Steven Spielberg (“Minority Report” and “War of the Worlds”), Stanley Kubrick (“Eyes Wide Shut”), Rob Reiner (“A Few Good Men”) and Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”).
In recent years Cruise has been a tabloid magnet thanks to his marriage to actress Katie Holmes and his controversial involvement in the Church of Scientology. But his film roles since then have mostly been hits, making hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. That includes the original “Jack Reacher,” which grossed $218 million across the globe in 2012 against a $60 million budget.
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