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Tom Cruise


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Filmography

Few, The (2006) (announced)
Mission: Impossible 3 (2005) (pre-production)
War of the Worlds (2007) (pre-production)
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Collateral (2004)
Last Samurai, The (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Magnolia (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Firm, The (1993)
Few Good Men, A (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Rain Man (1988)
Young Guns (1988) (uncredited)
Cocktail (1988)
Color of Money, The (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Legend (1985)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
Losin' It (1983)
Outsiders, The (1983)
Taps (1981)
Endless Love (1981)

Biography

Birth name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Tom Cruise Height: 5' 7 or the real truth

Born: 3 July 1962, Syracuse, New York

Spouse: Katie Holmes
Spouse: Nicole Kidman (24 December 1990 - 8 August 2001) (divorced)

2 (adopted) children

Mimi Rogers (9 May 1987 - 4 February 1990) (divorced)

While in high school, Tom developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, dropped out of school, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career. The next 15 years of his life are the stuff of legends. He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

Though below average height and not particularly handsome in the traditional sense, within 5 years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun (1986); Color of Money, The (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). By the 1990s he was one of the highest paid actors in the world earning an average 15 million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor.

In 1990 he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life. A kind and thoughful man well known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise is one of the best liked members of the movie community. He was married to actress Nicole Kidman until 2001. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has indeed come a long way from the lonely wanderings of his youth.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#41). [1995]

He and his wife Nicole Kidman donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York. [2000]

Ranked #3 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1997]

Voted Best Dressed Male Movie Star [1997]

Stopped to help a hit and run victim and paid her hospital bills. The victim was aspiring Brazilian actress Heloisa Vinhas. [1996]

Caused a stir in the medical community when he claimed, in an interview, that Scientology cured him of his dyslexia. [1992]

While he was working with Paul Newman in the Color of Money, The (1986), he engaged in much conversation with the politically active actor. The resulting conscious raising changed him from an actor who ignored the jingoistic tone of Top Gun (1986) to a performer who chose a film with a strong anti-war tone, Born on the Fourth of July (1989) to counter his contribution to the former film.

Has three sisters: Marian, Lee Anne and Cass

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]

Graduated from Glen Ridge High School [June 1980]

At age 14, he enrolled in a seminary to become a priest..he dropped out after one year.

He took up acting after losing his place on a high school wrestling team, due to a knee injury.

He and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella and Connor.

Is right handed when writing, but does most things left handed.

Mission: Impossible (1996) gave him a total of $70 million with percentage of gross included.

Enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, and piloting his Pitts Special S-2B stunt plane

Recently restored an older home in the township of Biltmore Forest, a town within the city limits of Asheville North Carolina. [2000]

Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive [1990]

Received the John Huston Award for Artists Rights in 1998.

Was considered for the lead in Matrix, The (1999).

Cruise earned roughly $75 million for Mission: Impossible II (2000). He did this by turning down any upfront salary, for instead taking a back-end deal that landed him 30% of the film's gross for both his producing and acting duties.

Attended Packanack School in Wayne, New Jersey from first through third grade.

Dated Melissa Gilbert.

Filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Michael Davis, a man who allegedly offered to sell videotapes of himself having sex with the actor. The lawsuit accuses Davis of making the statements "in order to hurt the plaintiff and gain widespread publicity for himself." [May 2001]

Dated Vanilla Sky (2001) co-star PenÚlope Cruz. [2001-January 2004]

Conor Antony (adopted son) born January 17, 1995.

Isabella Jane (adopted daughter) born December 22, 1992.

Instead of his affair with PenÚlope Cruz damaging both their careers, it only boosted it.

Suffers from dyslexia.

Earned his pilot's license in Toronto in 1994.

He didn't stay for the remainder of the 2002 Academy Awards after opening them because it was his turn to look after his and ex-wife Nicole Kidman's children. He reportedly left the Kodak Theatre by a back door after opening proceedings and dashed home to watch the rest of the event on TV with his adopted kids Conor and Isabella.

For 1988, he became the first actor to have the distinction of starring in both the year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, Rain Man (1988) and the year's Razzie "winner" for Worst Picture, Cocktail (1988).

Ranked #14 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #16 in 2002.

Ranked #4 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003)

Father, Thomas Mapother III (15 October 1934 - January 1984), was an electrical engineer.

Has two dogs called Basil and Murray and a cat called Harvey.

First actor in history to star in five consecutive films that grossed $100 million in the USA: Few Good Men, A (1992), Firm, The (1993), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996).

Briefly attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky and was a paperboy for the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Wore braces on his flashy, million-dollar smile in 2002 to correct a misaligned bite.

Announced that his relationship with PenÚlope Cruz had ended in January 2004. [March 2004]

Has appeared in films opposite five directors who have also directed his films. Sydney Pollack, who directed Firm, The (1993), appeared in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Stanley Kubrick, who directed Eyes Wide Shut (1999), makes a cameo appearance in all of his films. Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Magnolia (1999), appeared as an extra in Minority Report (2002). Minority Report (2002) director Steven Spielberg appeared in Vanilla Sky (2001) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Cameron Crowe, who directed Jerry Maguire (1996) and Vanilla Sky (2001), appeared in Minority Report (2002).

Will not allow his likeness to be used in video games or for action figures.

While filming Days of Thunder (1990) at Daytona International Speedway, he enjoyed playing football with the truck drivers. He was the receiver - he loved going deep to catch a pass.

While filming Days of Thunder (1990) at Daytona International Speedway, he drove one of the Hendricks Motorsports R&D cars around the track. The best time recorded was a lap at 205 MPH.

He was voted the 31st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
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