Then and now – Tom Cruise, from Mission: Impossible to Rogue Nation

Remember the first Mission: Impossible film? See how things have changed (and haven't) for Tom Cruise since it first hit cinemas 19 years ago...


Remember Tom Cruise in the very first Mission: Impossible film hit cinemas? No? Well… voila! 


As the latest film in the hit action franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, hits UK cinemas, we’ve trawled back 19 years through the film archives to the very first to see how much things have changed – or not, in the case of the 53-year-old star who still likes to hang off planes for the sake of cinema-goers.

Let us take you back to 1996: Take That have just broken up (the first time), the Spice Girls have topped the charts with Wannabe, people are still using floppy disks and Cruise was up to this… 

All Mission: Impossible films are available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and blinkbox.


Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol are available on Netflix.