Tom at 50: Can he retain Cruise control at the box office?
His other signature character is Ethan Hunt in spy thriller Mission:Impossible.
The franchise, which he produces, still powers on today and the last in the series Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was his biggest commercial success to date, earning profits of $693bn.
It was an all-time high even in a career, in which box office receipts have totalled $6.5bn.
And as one analyst suggested to the New York Times, any negative publicity from a divorce will evaporate in the wake of another Mission: Impossible-style sucess