1988 saw him star in Cocktail, which earned him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor.
Later that year he starred with Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Film and Cruise the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1996, he took on the title role in Jerry Maguire, for which he earned a Golden Globe and his second nomination for an Academy Award.
Cruise portrayed real-life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic in 1989's Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise's first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
Cruise's next films were Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992), both of which co-starred then-wife Nicole Kidman as his love interest.
His inaugural photo of a clapperboard told fans of the movie franchise to "get ready," and unveiled the title for the latest movie: The 55-year-old Cruise also shared a heart-stopping teaser photo from the new movie, saying that the production has "upped the ante for the sixth" chapter."I can’t wait for you guys to see more," he wrote in the caption.
Cruise, known for completing many of his own death-defying stunts, broke his ankle in August during a roof-jumping stunt while filming for the movie in London.