Real Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Height: 5' 7
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: Born on July 3, 1962 in
Syracuse, New York, USA.
Discovered: 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. He first appeared in a small part in the movie Endless Love, paving the way for one of the most successful film careers in history.
Income: War of the Worlds: 20% profits
The Last Samurai:$25,000,000
Minority Report: $25,000,000
Vanilla Sky: $20,000,000
Mission Impossible II: $75,000,000
Eyes Wide Shut: $20,000,000
Jerry Maguire: $20,000,000
Mission Impossible: $70,000,000
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles: $15,000,000
Far and Away: $13,000,000
Rain Man: $3,000,000
Top Gun: $2,000,000
Risky Business: $75,000
Resume: In the 80's Tom starred in one hit movie after another, including Risky Business, Top Gun, The Colour of Money, Rain Man and Born on the Fourth of July.
By the nineties he was one of the highest paid actors in the world starring in such hits as Days of Thunder, A Few Good Men, and Mission Impossible. He received Oscar nominations for his roles in Jerry Maguire and Magnolia. Tom has never stayed away from risky roles including parting with his clean image to play a vampire in 1994's Interview with the Vampire, and alongside his then wife Nicole Kidman in the sexy drama Eyes Wide Shut.
In 2000 Tom's career continued to flourish with his role in Mission Impossible II. The complex film Vanilla Sky followed in 2001, along with the futuristic thriller Minority Report in 2002 and the epic The Last Samurai in 2003. Tom showed his dark acting skill in 2004's Collateral, and he did not let down fans ' at least with his acting ' for the much anticipated collaboration with Steven Spielberg to make War of the Worlds.
Known For: His unexpected relationship with Katie Holmes, who is 26 years younger than him.
Romance: Currently engaged to actress Katie Holmes.
Married and divorced actress Nicole Kidman after nearly 11 years.
Married and divorced actress Mimi Rogers after three years.
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Quotes: "Awards are wonderful. I've been nominated many times and I've won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn't, it's still been a blast." - Tom Cruise
"I believe in life. I know that life comes in at your heart and it doesn't matter if you're an actor, a filmmaker or a gentleman on the street, it comes at you. What Scientology gives me is the tools to deal with that, to better enjoy my life and to be able to contribute more." - Tom Cruise
[on the relationship with Katie Holmes, about other people thinking it's a publicity stunt] "It's amusing at first. It's funny. But then you sit back and realize how sad it is that there are people who can't even imagine feeling like this. But my friends are happy for me. The people who know me are happy. My mom is happy. My family is happy." - Tom Cruise
Trivia: Cousin of actor William Mapother.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#41).
He and his wife Nicole Kidman donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York.
Ranked #3 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, 1997.
Voted Best Dressed Male Movie Star.
Stopped to help a hit and run victim and paid her hospital bills. The victim was aspiring Brazilian actress Heloisa Vinhas.
Caused a stir in the medical community when he claimed, in an interview, that Scientology cured him of his dyslexia.
While he was working with Paul Newman in the The Color of Money (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 De Vette and Cass. Lee Anne became his publicist in 2004 after he left Pat Kingsley.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
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.