Profile picture of Tom Cruise Official movie poster for Taps (1981)

How old was Tom Cruise in Taps?

Tom Cruise was 18 in Taps when he played the character 'Cadet Captain David Shawn'.

That was over 38 years ago in 1981.

Today he is 57, and has starred in 61 movies in total, 60 since Taps was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Taps, I think Tom Cruise looks:

Did you know?

Taps scores 6.6 out of 10 on The Movie Database.

Tom Cruise's first acting role was as 'Cadet Captain David Shawn' in Taps, released in 1981 when he was 19.

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