Who is Tom Cruise?
Tom Cruise is an American actor who has been a popular leading man for many years and also one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Tom Cruise is known for iconic roles in films like Top Gun, Risky Business, and the Mission Impossible series.
Syracuse, New York, the United States of America
Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, the actor came from a working class background. He has been married three times: to Mimi Rogers between 1988 and 1990, to Nicole Kidman between 1990 and 2001, and to Katie Holmes between 2006 and 2012. He has three kids.
Tom Cruise started acting in the 1980s. His first role was in 1981 in Endless Love. He quickly got his breakthrough with roles in films like Risky Business in 1983 and Top Gun in 1986.
This was followed by many leading roles throughout the 80’s in The Color of Money, Rain Man, and Born on the Fourth of July, with this latter film earning Cruise a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.
Throughout the ’90s, Cruise maintained superstar status, appearing in leading roles in films like A Few Good men in 1992, The Firm in 1993, Interview with the Vampire in 1994, and Jerry Maguire in 1996, which earned him a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination. Magnolia, 1999, earned him his third Globe and an Academy nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Since 1996, Cruise has played Ethan Hunt, a super spy in the series of action films Mission: Impossible. He continued with the role for six films, the latest coming out in 2018 and another Mission: Impossible film scheduled for 2022.
In addition to his dramatic roles, Cruise took many roles in sci-fi films, which include Vanilla Sky in 2001, Minority Report in 2002, War of the Worlds in 2005, Oblivion in 2013, Edge of Tomorrow in 2014, and The Mummy in 2017. His status as an action star was further cemented by action films like The Last Samurai, Collateral, Knight and Day, and Jack Reacher. On occasion, he has appeared in comedies like his praised role in Tropic Thunder.
Tom Cruise has remained on top of the Hollywood summit for years and decades, still being one of the most popular, best-paid leading men. He remains an action star known for doing many of his own stunts and pushing the envelope.
Tom Cruise is currently set to star in the seventh Mission: Impossible film and in a Top Gun revival, reprising his roles for both.
It is said that Tom Cruise hand-picked Rebecca Ferguson for Mission: Impossible after watching her in The White Queen.3
Tom Cruise is one of the highest-grossing box office actors ever, earning over $14 billion worldwide with his films.
The actor has received three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for the Academy Awards, as well as many other nominations to other awards.
Cruise is known for being a representative and advocate for the Church of Scientology.
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