Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. Some of his best known roles include Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise, the title character in Jerry Maguire and Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun, and it's 2021 sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
For Disney, he played Vincent Lauria in the 1986 Touchstone Pictures film, The Color of Money and Brian Flanagan in the 1988 Touchstone Pictures film, Cocktail. He was also mentioned in the Lizzie McGuire episodes "Misadventures in Babysitting" and "In Miranda Lizzie Does Not Trust", The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, and the Hannah Montana episode "Wherever I Go". He was mentioned in the What If...? episode, "What If... Thor Was an Only Child?"
- Cruise was considered to voice the role of Jim Hawkins in Treasure Planet, but turned it down due to his busy schedule. Thus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast instead.
- Cruise was originally going to produce and star in the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Iron Man during its early years of development, but at the end, he abandoned the film's production after years of delays and Robert Downey Jr. was cast in the role instead years later when the film was finally made.
- He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. However, Ewan McGregor was cast at the end.