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List Rules Vote for your favorite Tom Cruise character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

Here's a list of the best Tom Cruise characters and performances. Known for playing action roles, Tom Cruise became one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars with his leading roles in dramas like A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, and Rain Man as well as his hilarious roles in such comedies like Tropic Thunder and Rock of Ages. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Tom Cruise are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Tom Cruise's roles.

The list includes Tom Cruise's many iconic roles like IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, the cocky Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and even his cameo role as Austin Powers in Goldmember.

If you think the best Tom Cruise performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Tom Cruise roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Tom Cruise character?" or "What are the top Tom Cruise performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.

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3
460 221
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4
381 190
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5
301 240
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364 220
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240 224
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8
306 259
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9
210 153
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10
179 170
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Joel Goodson

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148 169
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146 177
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173 149
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169 190
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The Craziest Stunts That Tom Cruise Has Done for Real

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186 174
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154 165
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132 154
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Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

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129 145
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106 149
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20
134 160
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88 155
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

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84 149
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80 138
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24
90 133
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110 136
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26
62 140
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27
61 145
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28
61 148
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29
67 150
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Famous Austin

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76 144
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60 127
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Cadet Captain David Shawn

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45 143
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26 142
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Senator Jasper Irving

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23 139
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Woody

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19 145
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15 144
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Shashank Menzies