Tom Cruise Biography
Tom Cruise is a popular American actor and was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He is the son of Mary Lee a special education teacher and Thomas Cruise Mapother both from Louisville, Kentucky and has three sisters. His parents divorced when he was 11 and the children moved with their mother to Louisville, Kentucky and then to Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
It is here that Cruise who was at the age of 14 enrolled in a Franciscan seminary with thoughts of becoming a priest, but he left after a year. While in high school, he 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 possible acting career. After trying several auditions he landed an appearance in 1981’s ‘Endless Love’, starring as Brooke Shields and also around the same time he got a small role in the military school drama ‘Taps’.
His performance in these films caught the attention of a number of filmmakers. He later got a role in ‘Risky Business’ a film that made Tom Cruise a highly recognizable actor.
Cruise later starred in ‘Top Gun’, a film that was termed as the highest-grossing film of 1986. He went on to star in other numerous films but in was not until 1996 that Cruise hit the big screen with two huge hits blockbuster Mission: ‘Impossible’ in which the star also produced and the highly acclaimed ‘Jerry McGuire’.These two hits led to Cruise earning a second Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe for Best Actor.
In the year 2000 Tom Cruise starred in the long-awaited smash hit Mission: ‘Impossible 2’ and it was in 2003, that he traveled to Australia to shoot the $100 million action film ‘The Last Samurai’ which earned him another Golden Globe nomination.
In 2006, he returned to his role as Ethan Hunt in the third installment of the Mission Impossible film series, Mission: Impossible III which was more positively received by critics than the previous films in the series, it grossed nearly $400 million. After several years of success, Tom Cruise got his fans by surprise in 2011 with the release of Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol and thereafter 2015 delivered his usual high-energy performance for the fifth installment of his blockbuster series, Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation.
Cruise has numerous award under him including AFI Movie of the Year, Empire Awards Best Actor, Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Britannia Awards Excellence in films, MTV Movie Awards Best male performance, Walk of Fame Star on the walk of fame and many other awards.
Tom Cruise Wife
Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987, and divorced on February 4, 1990. he then met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman, on the set of their film Days of Thunder in 1990. The couple married on December 24, 1990, they adopted two children, Isabella, and Connor Antony. In February 2001, he filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. The pregnancy ended with a miscarriage for it was an ectopic pregnancy. He was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). The relationship ended in 2004.
In April 2005, Cruise began dating actress Katie Holmes and In April 2006 their daughter Suri was born. They then got married On November 18, 2006, On June 29, 2012, Holmes filed for divorce and it worked out, he is now dating his new girlfriend Vanessa Kirby.
Tom Cruise Children
Cruise has three children a boy and two girls, the boy, Connor Cruise was born in 1995 and is an actor. The other two are Isabella Jane Cruise who was born in 1992 and Suri Cruise who was born in 2006.
Tom Cruise Net Worth
Tom Cruise’s net worth is $550 million.
Tom Cruise Height
He is 5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm) tall
Tom Cruise Religion
He broke away from the Church of Scientology to begin his own religion, The Church of Cruiseology. Cruiseology was “Born on the Fourth of July,” 2017. He stated that the inspiration came to him after Nicole Kidman visited him in a dream. The time-traveling starlet told Cruise that, in the future, all religions had been proven wrong, except for the one he will spawn.
Tom Cruise Weight And Shoes
He has 67 kg (148 pounds) and shoe size of 9(US)
Tom Cruise Instagram
Tom Cruise Quotes
- In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!
- It’s well known I’m a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it’s something that has given me great stability and tools that I use.
- When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.
- No dream is ever just a dream.
- Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for ‘never’.
- But my friends are happy for me. The people who know me are happy. My mom is happy. My family is happy.
- Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.
- Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.
- Perception and reality are two different things.
- I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.
Tom Cruise Scientology
He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife Mimi Rogers, he then begun promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology and campaigned for Scientology to be recognized as a religion in Europe. In 2005, the Paris city council revealed that Cruise had lobbied officials, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Claude Gaudin, described him as a spokesman and militant for Scientology, and barred any further dealings with him.
Tom Cruise Risky Business
Is a 1983 American romantic comedy film that covers themes including materialism, loss of innocence, coming of age and capitalism. It’s written and directed by Paul Brickman.
Cocktail Tom Cruise
It’s a 1988 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Heywood Gould, whose screenplay was based on his book of the same name. The film tells the story of a young New York City business student, Brian Flanagan, who takes up bartending in order to make ends meet. He is the film star.
Tom Cruise Suri
It’s been more than four years since the actor, 55, was last seen publicly with Suri. The last time they were photographed together was in September 2013, just slightly more than a year after Tom and Katie finalized their divorce. They don’t see each other.
Tom Cruise Day
Because of his love, time and devotion to the country, October 10 named after him in Japan October 10, 2006, was declared “Tom Cruise Day” in Japan; the Japan Memorial Day Association said that he was awarded a special day because he has made more trips to Japan than any other Hollywood star.
Tom Cruise Website
Tom Cruise Movies
- 2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- 2017 American Made
- 2017 The Mummy (2017)
- 2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
- 2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
- 2014 Edge of Tomorrow
- 2013 Oblivion
- 2012 Jack Reacher (2012)
- 2012 Rock of Ages
- 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- 2010 Knight and Day
- 2008 Valkyrie
- 2008 Tropic Thunder
- 2007 Lions for Lambs
- 2006 Mission: Impossible III
- 2006 Ask the Dust
- 2005 Elizabethtown
- 2005 War of the Worlds
- 2004 Collateral
- 2003 The Last Samurai
- 2003 Shattered Glass
- 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
- 2002 Minority Report Officer
- 2002 Space Station 3D
- 2001 Vanilla Sky
- 2001 The Others
- 1999 Magnolia
- 1999 Eyes Wide Shut
- 1998 Without Limits
- 1996 Jerry Maguire
- 1996 Mission: Impossible
- 1994 Interview With the Vampire
- 1992 A Few Good Men
- 1990 Days of Thunder
- 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
- 1988 Rain Man
- 1986 The Color of Money
- 1986 Top Gun (1986)
- 1985 Legend (1985)
- 1983 Risky Business
- 1983 The Outsiders
- 1983 All the Right Moves
- 1981 Taps