Rob, Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez

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Rob poses with Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez at the 1982 premiere of the TV movie In the Custody of Strangers.

One year later, these three up-and-coming actors starred in Oscar®-winning director Francis Ford Coppola's film, The Outsiders—Rob’s first major movie.

Prior to landing the role that changed his career forever, Rob says he thought his acting days were over and was ready to enroll in the University of Southern California to study film.