In Top Gun, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is one of the top fighter pilots in the Navy. His moves catch the eye of his wingmen and work their magic when enemies are locked onto his tail and ready to shoot their missiles into him. Volleyball and suntan lotion are not included.
You may not have caught it, but in Tropic Thunder, Tom Cruise cameos as studio exec Les Grossman. He’s brash, foul-mouthed, hot-headed, and has dirty dance moves. He also has the hairiest, meatiest forearms you’ll ever see.
In Risky Business, when high schooler Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) is left home alone, he promptly raids the liquor cabinet, and then starts dancing and lip syncing to “Old Time Rock and Roll”. No pants, no mic, no problem.