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Tom Cruise at 50 — He Completes Us

From 'Taps' to 'Rock of Ages,' ignoring Tom Cruise is mission impossible, as these pictures prove

  • 'Risky Business' (1983)

    Is there a more-imitated scene in all of movie history than this one from Cruise's breakout film, Risky Business? It's been mimicked in commercials, on TV shows … and by virtually every teenage boy who's ever had the house to himself for a few hours. — Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

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En Español | As he turns 50 on July 3, Tom Cruise may be facing a third divorce, but remains squarely at the top of an unparalleled career. Time and again Cruise has challenged himself with ambitious new parts. His screen roles have often corresponded to personal landmarks in one of the world’s most publicly perused lives. Click through the images above to see him in his most memorable moments.

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