Thomas Cruise is born on 03 July 1962 in Syracuse, New York. Tom Cruise is an American actor and film producer and he started his career at age of 19. After spending three decades and half in the industry, he became an authority in the film industry.
Tom’s parents are Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. His mother was a special education teacher and his father an electrical engineer. Both of them are originally from Louisville, Kentucky but Cruise’s family has English, German, and Irish ancestry. Tom has three sisters: Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. Tom spent his childhood in poverty and him with his entire family were dominated by the father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III. Tom described his father as an “abusive person” and “a merchant of chaos”.
Cruise’s family moved in Canada (Beacon Hill, Ottawa) in 1971 in order that the father take a position in the Canadian Armed Forces, as a defense consultant. Later, Tom’s mother decided to broke-up her husband and took all three children back to the United States. In 1984, Tom’s father died of cancer. Tom attended around 15 schools in 14 years and, during school years, he enjoyed play floor hockey being noticed more for his aggression than his talent. Before Tom have an interest in acting, he aspired to become a Catholic priest, for which he followed for one year a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tom Cruise debuted in acting in 1981 when he appeared in “Endless Love”. In the same year, he played a supporting role in “Taps”. In 1986, Tom is winning the attention and recognition through his role in the action drama “Top Gun”.
During his career, Tom starred in several films and the most important films were “Rain Man” (1988) , “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989), “Mission: Impossible” (1996), “Mission: Impossible 2” (2000), “The Last Samurai” (2003), “War of the Worlds” (2005), “Mission: Impossible III” (2006), “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011), “Jack Reacher” (2012).
The film “Rain Man” won the Academy Award for Best Film and Tom received the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. With “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) Tom earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, and a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Cruise’s won his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination. “Mission: Impossible” series were a success, becoming blockbusters and the highest-grossing films of the respective years. The film “War of the Worlds” (2005) was directed by Steven Spielberg and became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year.
In 2018, Tom Cruise played again in the sixth of “Mission: Impossible” series, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.
In 1993, Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, his former agent, formed Cruise/Wagner Productions and 1996, Tom released his first project as producer – “Mission: Impossible”. He produced several films and, in many of the films, he performed as actor too: “Without Limits”, “Mission: Impossible 2”, “Vanilla Sky”.
In November 2006, Tom and Paula Wagner had taken over the film studio United Artists, Tom as a producer and actor in the UA films while Paula as UA’s chief executive.
Tom Cruise is entitled as one of the beautiful and sexiest actor in the world. In 1995, Empire magazine chosen him as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history. In three different years (1990, 1991, 1997), People magazine nominated him as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
The acting career brought to Tom also important earnings. For the first two series of “Mission Impossible”, Tom earned $75 million. In 2006, he was in the top of Forbes magazine’s “100 Top Celebrities” list. Tom’s estimated worth for 2018 is around $570 Million.
In the personal life, Tom Cruise divorced three times and has three children (two of them are adopted). It knows that, at the beginning of his career, in the early 1980’s, Tom had relationships with older women including Rebecca De Mornay, Patti Scialfa and Cher.
His first marriage was the marriage with Mimi Rogers and lasted from 9 May 1987 till 4 February 1990.
The second wife of Tom was Nicole Kidman and their marriage lasted from 24 December 1990 till February 2001. Tom and Nicole met on the set of the film “Days of Thunder” (1990) and during marriage period, they have adopted two children – Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995). The divorce reason cited by them was the “the difficulties involved with two acting careers, and the amount of time spent apart while working”.
In April 2005, Tom started date Katie Holmes and, in November 2006, they got married. On 18 April 2006, they became the parents of a girl, Suri Cruise. Tom’s third marriage lasted five years and half and, on 9 July 2012, Tom with Katie signed a divorce settlement.
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- Full Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
- Nicknames: TC
- Occupation: Actor and Film Producer
- Age: 56
- Date of Birth: 03 July 1962
- Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York
- Star: Cancer
- Gender: Male
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Nationality: American
- in feet: 5 feet 7 inches
- in cm: 171 cm
- Body Measurements:44-32-16
- in kg: 68kg
- in Pounds: 150pounds
- Parents: Thomas Cruise Mapother III and Mary Lee (Pfeiffer)
- Siblings: Lee Ann Mapother, Cass Mapother, Marian Mapother
- Children’s: Isabella Jane Cruise, Connor Cruise, Suri Cruise
- Wife: Mimi Rogers (1987-1990), Nicole Kidman (1990- 2001), Katie Holmes(2006-2012)