Just 21 when Risky Business hit theaters, Tom Cruise became a star after the movie’s Aug. 5, 1983, release. The iconic scene of him dancing in his pink button-down shirt and underwear to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” still stands as one of his most memorable, in a career filled with numerous iconic scenes.
Tom Cruise as Joel Goodson
Now one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Cruise made his film debut in 1981, at age 19, with Endless Love and then was part of the ensemble of young actors who starred in The Outsiders two years later, just a few months before Risky Business was released. Three years after Risky Business, Cruise kicked off a string of box office hits with Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, Days of Thunder, The Firm, Interview With the Vampire, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia and more. He also stars in the Mission: Impossible film series, with the latest — Mission Impossible — Fallout hitting theaters July 27, 2018. During his career, he has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globes.
Rebecca de Mornay as Lana
Risky Business marked de Mornay’s breakthrough role. She went on to star in Runaway Train, The Trip to Bountiful, Backdraft and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. More recently, her credits include roles on Netflix’s Jessica Jones and HBO’s John From Cincinnati.
Bronson Pinchot as Barry
Pinchot played Joel’s friend Barry, who encourages him to take his father’s Porsche out for a spin. He went on to star in Beverly Hills Cop, First Wives Club and True Romance but might be best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous on ABC’s Perfect Strangers from 1986-93.
Joe Pantoliano as Guido
Known for playing corrupt criminals and shady characters, Pantoliano portrays Guido, Lana’s pimp, in Risky Business. went on to appear in films like The Goonies, Midnight Run and The Matrix and Memento and recently appeared in the series Sense8. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in The Sopranos.
Richard Masur as Rutherford
Masur, who played the man in charge of Princeton admissions in Risky Business, went on to serve two terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild. He has appeared in more than 80 films and shows and most recently appeared in Orange Is the New Black and Transparent.
Q: How old was Tom Cruise when Risky Business was released?
A: Tom Cruise was 21 years old when Risky Business was released.
Q: What other movies has Tom Cruise starred in?
A: Tom Cruise has starred in numerous movies, including Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, Days of Thunder, The Firm, Interview With the Vampire, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and the Mission: Impossible film series.
Q: What other roles has Rebecca de Mornay played?
A: Rebecca de Mornay has appeared in movies such as Runaway Train, The Trip to Bountiful, Backdraft, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. She has also had roles in TV shows like Netflix’s Jessica Jones and HBO’s John From Cincinnati.
Q: What is Bronson Pinchot best known for?
A: Bronson Pinchot is best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous on ABC’s Perfect Strangers from 1986-93. He has also appeared in movies like Beverly Hills Cop, First Wives Club, and True Romance.
Q: What other movies has Joe Pantoliano appeared in?
A: Joe Pantoliano has appeared in movies such as The Goonies, Midnight Run, The Matrix, and Memento. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in The Sopranos.
Q: What has Richard Masur been in since Risky Business?
A: Richard Masur has appeared in shows like Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, and films like The Thing and My Girl.