7 Movies You Totally Forgot Tom Cruise Was In Before He Was Famous

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You may think of him as the man behind Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher or Jerry Maguire, but even as an A-list actor, Tom Cruise had to start somewhere in Hollywood.

As a fresh-faced 19-year-old boy, he first appeared on screen with a high pitch squeaky voice that you wouldn't expect from the refined actor.

Anyone who grew up watching 80's movies will appreciate the familiar roles of Tom Cruise, but can you recall all 7 of his films before he became a household name?

Let's relive the 80's with these flicks.

Endless Love- 1981

Tom Cruise has his first scene on the silver screen and it was exactly what you'd expect from the 80's. Wearing nothing more than short jean shorts, Tom Cruise talks in a voice you'd never recognize him for today. Complete with a goofy high-pitched giggle, you can't imagine him delivering this kind of performance today. Well, I guess they all had to start somewhere.

Taps- 1981

In the same year as his Endless Love cameo, Cruise landed a much more substantial role in Taps. In his first appearance of many in uniform, he plays a young man being taught militaristic ideals. Cruise's character is a hothead, but he is able to deliver an interesting portrayal of the one-dimensional character. This was our first real look into the future that Cruise would have in film.

Outsiders- 1983

Alongside a stunning cast for the 80's Cruise finds himself in an epic story about a gang of underprivileged kids who are in a rivalry with another gang which spirals out of control. While Cruise takes a less central role in this movie, we can start to see the star power the actor holds and his ability to become a heartthrob of the decade.

Losin' It- 1983

Often overlooked, Losin' It is a teen comedy about a bunch of high school kids heading to Tijuana for an night of debauchery hoping to lose their virginity. This movie is notable because it was the first time that Cruise was ever in a leading role accompany a group of two other friends for a wild ride.

This movie is chock-full of 80's goodness.

The familiar breakout dance is coming, so you will want to be ready for the next role!

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