In the 1990s, Cruise starred with Jack Nicholson in the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), and starred in a number of box office hits, including The Firm (1993) and Interview with the Vampire (1994), before starring as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the action spy film Mission: Impossible (1996), the first of a critically and commercially successful film franchise. In 1996, Cruise also starred as the title character in the romantic comedy-drama Jerry Maguire, earning him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as his second Academy Award nomination. In 1999, Cruise starred in the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut, opposite his then wife Nicole Kidman, and also appeared in the ensemble drama Magnolia, for which he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received another Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the critically acclaimed period drama The Last Samurai.
Tom Cruise is a global cultural icon who has made an immeasurable impact on cinema by creating some of the most memorable characters of all time in legendary films such as "Top Gun," "Jerry Maguire," "Risky Business," "Minority Report," "Interview with the Vampire," "A Few Good Men," "The Firm," "Rain Man," "Collateral," "The Last Samurai," "Edge of Tomorrow," "The Color of Money," and the “Mission: Impossible” series, among many others.
The movie was a sizable hit for Warner Bros.—$370.5 million worldwide—but buoyed by critical raves and a strong showing on home video, clamoring for a sequel has grown louder and louder. We learned earlier this year that Edge of Tomorrow 2 was officially in development, with screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie involved, Liman directing, and Cruise and Blunt returning, so when Collider’s own Steve Weintrub recently spoke with Liman in anticipation of his scripted supernatural VR series Invisible, the conversation naturally turned to an update on Edge of Tomorrow 2.
In the 2000s, Cruise starred in a number of successful films, including the science fiction thrillers Vanilla Sky (2001) and Minority Report (2002), the epic war film The Last Samurai (2003), the crime film Collateral (2004), the science fiction disaster thriller War of the Worlds (2005), and the historical thriller Valkyrie (2008).