Tom Cruise, born July
3, 1962 in New York, first popped up as Billy in the
movie Endless Love (1980). Many say the role that
launched his career was that of Joel Goodsen in Risky
Business (1983). This role was initially offered
to Timothy Hutton. He also starred in Taps (1981),
The Outsiders (1983), Losin' It (1983), All the Right
Moves (1983), Legend (1985), Top Gun (1986), The Color
of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Young Guns (1988),
Rain Main (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
As you know, Cruise continues to pack the theatre seats,
and at the time of this writing, was busy making Mission
Impossible III. Quick Fact: His given name
is Thomas Cruise Mapother the fourth. Good thing
he chopped off that last part.