The Five: Tom Cruise

1. By the Numbers

Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment/Getty Images

$8.2 billion
Amount Cruise’s movies have grossed worldwide.

Rotten Tomatoes score for 1988’s Cocktail, Cruise’s worst-reviewed movie.

Rotten Tomatoes score for 1983’s Risky Business, Cruise’s best-reviewed movie.

Pairs of Ray-Ban Wayfarers sold in 1981.

Pairs of Ray-Ban Wayfarers sold in 1983, the year Cruise wore them in Risky Business.

Number of movies Cruise has been in, including Edge of Tomorrow.

$694.7 million
Worldwide gross of 2011’s Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol, Cruise’s best-performing movie.

$1.2 million
Gross for Losin’ It, Cruise’s worst-performing movie.

$75 million
Cruise’s biggest paychecks, which he reportedly received for both the second and third Mission: Impossible movies.

3 Oscar nominations
0 Oscar wins

7 Golden Globe nominations
3 Golden Globe wins

6 Razzie nominations
2 Razzie wins

Reported increase in naval enlistees who said they wanted to be pilots after Top Gun’s release in 1986.

2. The Oprah Effect
How much did Cruise’s couch-jumping really hurt him?

Note: The post-Oprah movies exclude Tropic Thunder (just a cameo) and Lions for Lambs (in which he had a supporting role).

3. A Career on Two Wheels
Outside of a pair of Ray-Bans, Cruise’s favorite movie accessory is a motorcycle.

Photo: Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection

Top Gun (1986)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Photo: Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Photo: 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

Knight and Day (2010)

Photo: Universal Pictures/Everett Collection

Oblivion (2013)

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

4. His Face: An Evolution

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images (1981); Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images (1986); David Mcgough/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images (1991); Jean Cummings/Fotos International/Getty Images (1996); Kevin Winter/Getty Images (2001); Dave Benett/Getty Images (2002); Patrick McMullan (2006, 2011); Niki Nikolova/GC Images/Getty Images (2014)

5. His Secret Inspiration?
Cruise’s two most recent movies bear strong resemblances to the work of director Duncan Jones.

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics/Everett Collection

Duncan Jones’s Moon (2009)
A solitary lunar miner discovers he has a doppel­gänger and that both were sent to the moon to work by the same evil corporation.

Photo: Universal Pictures/Everett Collection

Tom Cruise’s Oblivion (2013)
A solitary repairman on postapocalyptic Earth discovers he has a doppel­gänger and that both are working for evil aliens.

Photo: Jonathan Wenk/Summit Entertainment/Everett Collection

Jones’s Source Code (2011)
An Army pilot finds himself in a ­computer simulation that makes him relive the same eight minutes over and over again until he finds the culprit in a terrorist bombing.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
A military officer relives the same combat mission over and over again until he defeats a race of evil aliens.

The Five: Tom Cruise