Tom Cruise…the heartthrob of millions out there…is a smart guy with amazing acting skills and stood number one actor in Hollywood actors league.
- Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
- Date of Birth: 3rd July, 1962
- Born in: New York, USA
- Height: 5’7”
Early Childhood & Education:
Tom Cruise was born to a family of nomadic parents, where has was the only son to four children. This young boy spent his early life on the move and by the he was 14; he attended nearly 15 different schools in both US and Canada. Initially he attended Packanack School in Wayne in New Jersey from his first to third grade. He then finally settled in Glen Ridge in New Jersey with his mother and her new husband and graduated from there in 1980.
When once he was asked told he always wanted to become an ambitious priest and is very sensitive and a deeply religious boy he was. However, when he was in high school times, he developed interest for acting and cancelled his plans for priest. For this new born passion, he went to New York at the age of 18 to start up with his acting career.
He had three marriages but none got successful and he divorced all three. He married Mimi Rogers but their relationship couldn’t flourish so they got divorced. Later, he married NNicole Kidman, beauty of Hollywood Industry….with her he adopted 2 children, but again their relationship wasn’t good enough to be carried forward, so they parted their way. His third marriage was with Katie Holmes and has one child from her, but divorced her in year 2012.
Talking about hobbies; especially of Tom Cruise…we come to know that he enjoys to the extent skydiving, scuba diving and piloting his S-2B stunt plane.
Tom started off with his acting career; when he lost position in wrestling team in his high school due to knee injury and then prospecting 15 years to that of his life with full of legendary acting and his successes all over the world. He entered the Hollywood scene by making his debut in the movie “Endless Love” in 1981, in which he played a small part and got noticed by many film-makers from right there. Later within 5 years of his initial career life, he signed up some of the top grossing films of the decade. These films included the super hit movie “Top Gun” in 1986, “The Color of Money” in 1986, “Rain Man” in 1988 and “Born on the Fourth of July” in year 1989.
In 1990’s and 2000’s, Tom Cruise became one of the highest paid actors around the world, with his average earnings of 15 million dollars a movie, which he gained from his successful productions including “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles” in 1994, “Mission
Impossible” in 1994, “Mission Impossible 2” in 1996, “Mission Impossible 3” in year 2005, and “Jerry Maguire” in 1996, and for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
In his career; he has often played romantic leading men roles, with charm and charisma and has seen in playing characters, which got caught up in extraordinary situations.
Achievements & Awards:
- Tom Cruise has been chosen by Empire magazine as of the 100 Sexiest stars in film history, back in year 1995.
- Not only that but he has been ranked on number 3 in Empire UK Magazine among the “Top 100 Movie Stars of all time” in October 1997.
- He has been awarded as the best dressed male movie start in 1997
- Tom has been recognized among the 50 most beautiful people in the world, in 1997.
- He has received the John Huston Award for Artists Rights in 1998.
- Also, Tom has been chosen among the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1990.
- Tom has been ranked #14 in Premiere’s 2003 annual power 100 list
- Ranked as #4 in Star TV’s Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990’s in year, 2003
- Tom became the first actor in history, to star in five consecutive movies, which have done gross business of $100 million in USA.
Tom Cruise has a long way to go in Hollywood industry, and has signed up some projects, in which we’ll be seeing best of his acting skills in times soon. However, his one latest release of movie “Oblivion” is a must watch and so is his upcoming movies “All you need is kill” expected to be released in year2014 and “Mission Impossible 5”.
- Edge of Tomorrow: Released in 2014
- Van Helsing: (announced Soon)
- Mission: Impossible 5: (announced Soon)