Happy birthday, Tom Cruise: The Hollywood superstar's 10 best roles on the occasion of his 62nd birthday

Tom Cruise has not aged. In fact, he lives life to the fullest, from attending Taylor Swift's Eras Tour show in London to his recent performance at Glastonbury. In his career so far, Cruise never fails to entertain us. The Hollywood icon's career is a testament to his hard work, dedication to his craft, and passion for what he loves to do for people. On the actor's 62nd birthday, let's talk about the 10 best roles he has played so far.

Made in America (2017)

American Made follows the outrageous (and true) adventures of a con man and pilot who are inadvertently hired by the CIA to lead one of the biggest covert operations in American history. Tom Cruise reteams with Doug Liman, his director from Edge of Tomorrow, in this international adventure.

Minority Report (2002)

Steven Spielberg's “Minority Report”, based on a short story by renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick, tells the story of a future as colorful as the worlds Dick imagines for himself. In the world of the film, people are arrested by the police for crimes before they have even committed them, thanks to a special unit called the Precrime Unit.

In the film, Cruise plays Criminal Investigation Chief John Anderton, a man who is accused of murder in the near future. To clear his past and avoid being tracked down by the same unit that pursued him, Anderton goes on the run.

A Question of Honor (1992)

“A Few Good Men” is about the court martial of two Marines accused of murdering a colleague. The film by acclaimed author Aaron Sorkin is one of the best courtroom dramas of all time. Tom Cruise plays Lt. Daniel Kaffee. Cruise brings a certain intensity to his role.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Stanley Kubrick's final film is an intense drama about the sexually charged odyssey of a New York doctor (Tom Cruise) whose wife (Nicole Kidman) has admitted to having fantasies about another man. It's as cold as a Christmas movie can get. Although Cruise's fans always found him attractive, that wasn't an important part of his screen persona; Eyes Wide Shut is an erotic thriller. It was Stanley Kubrick's final film; he died six days after showing his finished work to Warner Bros.

Collateral (2004)

The film centers on Max (Jamie Foxx), a Los Angeles taxi driver with higher ambitions. One evening he meets Vincent, played by Tom Cruise, a hitman who lets Max drive him around the city to help him complete his assignment.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

This is certainly one of the top ten action movies of all time, if not the top five. Featuring Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF team, Fallout picks up where Rogue Nation left off, revealing the existence of an underground organization called the Syndicate that is seeking world domination. Knowing that danger can lurk anywhere, Ethan must go undercover to prevent the remnants of the Syndicate from obtaining plutonium cores that could be used to build nuclear weapons.

The Last Samurai (2003)

Set in 1870s Japan, The Last Samurai is a historical epic. Although the film is told from the point of view of a white American, this perspective is not adequately represented in Hollywood blockbusters. Ultimately, it is one of the best samurai films of the 21st century. Cruise plays Nathan Algren, a U.S. military captain sent to Japan to lead the newly formed Imperial Japanese Army. After being captured by Katsumoto's rival samurai army, Cruise finds a way to build a connection with the Japanese people.

Rain Man (1983)

Rain Man offers a surprisingly complex perspective on the complicated nature of brothers while also telling a touching story about the value of family over materialism. Tom Cruise plays Charlie, a charming, greed-driven con man who tries to win over his autistic older brother with money after learning that his father has left him out of his will. Rain Man is a film about love, compassion and unity that does a great job of conveying its concerns with authenticity and emotion.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

In the dystopian future film Edge of Tomorrow, based on a manga, Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, a public relations officer with little combat experience who is forced by his superiors to help fight an alien-occupied Europe. In addition, Cage dies repeatedly throughout the film and is rebooted after realizing he's stuck in a time loop. With its intense action and sharp humor, Edge of Tomorrow – one of the best sci-fi films of the 2010s – offers a unique take on its source material. Together, Cruise and fellow soldier Rita – the role that made Emily Blunt an action star – try to end the alien cycle.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

With all the elements we've come to expect from Hollywood's most reliable star, this film feels like a sequel to the 1986 film and the 40 years of Tom Cruise films. In this film, Tom Cruise plays Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who returns to the eponymous school to mentor the newly admitted group of graduates while facing some personal conflicts. Top Gun: Maverick cemented Cruise's place among Hollywood's biggest stars.