Jerry Maguire Named on Top 100 Characters of the Last 20 Years

Tom Cruise’s titular character in Jerry Maguire is on Entertainment Weekly’s list of “Top 100 Characters of the Last 20 Years”!


Jerry Maguire was ranked among Homer Simpson, Jack Bauer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Harry Potter, Tony Soprano and other memorable film, television and pop culture characters of the past two decades.

Entertainment Weekly writers and editors compiled the list in honor of its 20th anniversary, noting fictional characters that have made a lasting impact on pop culture since 1990.

Jerry Maguire stars Tom Cruise as an arrogant sports agent who conscious gets the better of him, and after writing a manifesto that pledges to do more for his clients and change the business, he loses his job. Only the shy single mom Dorothy (played by Renee Zellweger) and egomaniacal football player Rod Tidwell (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) stick by his side.

But what makes Jerry so influential on our culture? Watch a clip courtesy of the movie timeline and see for yourself:

Are you a fan of Jerry Maguire? Any other Tom characters you would like to see on that list? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Patrick Ford

    that was cool!!)(:)~

  • Eloise

    LMAO! that was a great scene i need to get the DVD i haven’t watch that movie in years.

  • Fatimita

    Por esa tremendamente genial interpretacion en esta pelicula, Tom Cruise se ha convertido en mi actor favorito, es genial que haya muchisimas personas que piensen eso.

  • Han, Joohyun

    The one of A Few Good Men, Kaffee?

  • Isiayei laura

    Tom Cruise is a brilliant actor.l luv his do u keep fit after all this time n u seem to be gettin younger by the day.How i wish we hav somebody lik him in Nigeria.i luv ur moves.i wuld to see u ur fan laura