Met Paula Wagner, then an agent at Creative Artists Agency
Persuaded director Francis Ford Coppola to cast him in "The Outsiders"
Played a goal-oriented high school football player in "All the Right Moves"
Starred in the Ridley Scott-directed fantasy film "Legend"
Played a sexy bartender in the lighthearted drama "Cocktail"
Re-teamed with Kidman for the Ron Howard directed "Far and Away"; played Irish settlers in the American West
Along with former CAA agent Paula Wagner, signed an exclusive production pact with Paramount Pictures to produce his films
Starred in Sydney Pollack's "The Firm" along with Gene Hackman and Ed Harris; based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham
Made TV directorial debut with "Frightening Frammis," an episode of Showtime's "Fallen Angels"
On Aug. 22, 2006, Paramount Pictures announced it was ending its 14-year relationship with Cruise/Wagner Productions
With business partner Paula Wagner, signed a two-year development deal with an investment partnership headed by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder
Partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to resurrect United Artists; starred in and produced films for the studio, and production partner Paula Wagner served as chief executive officer
Portrayed Presidential hopeful Senator Jasper Irving in Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs"
Portrayed Colonel Stauffenberg, the leader of German army officers who plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in "Valkyrie"; directed by Bryan Singer
Co-starred with Cameron Diaz in the action/comedy "Knight and Day," about a fugitive couple on a glamorous and deadly adventure across the globe
Played mega-rocker Stacee Jaxx in feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"
Featured in the sci-tale "Oblivion"
Reprised the role of Jack Reacher in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"