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American actor and film producer
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is well known by his screen name of Tom Cruise. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards. Tom Cruise' first leading role was Risky Business. The movie has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker" for the actor. After playing the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and financially successful 1986 film Top Gun, Cruise continued in this vein, playing a secret agent in a series of Mission: Impossible action films in the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to these heroic roles, he has starred in many other successful films such as Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004) and War of the Worlds (2005).
Tom Cruise Info
|Birth name||Thomas Cruise Mapother IV|
|Date of Birth||February 19, July|
|Place of Birth||Syracuse, New York, U.S.|
|Spouse (s)||Mimi Rogers (1987–1990), Nicole Kidman (1990–2001), Katie Holmes (2006–present)|
|Years active||1981 – present|
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I paid for one of my sisters’ college education. And my little sister worked for me when I had a paper route; I always told her I’d pay her back. I bought her a car after Risky Business.
— Tom Cruise is a generous brother / July 01, 2010
I used to set up ramps and try to jump over gullies and stuff on my bike. I used to go to the garbage dump and steal a board then get a trash can and set it up. Then I would find a steep hill and try to get up as much speed as I could. Once I went right through the board — split it in two. Now I tell my kids, ‘If you’re going to do it, let me teach you how to do it right!’.
— Tom Cruise did stunts as a kid / June 29, 2010
Like any time when boy meets girl or girl meets boy it’s that question of can I trust them? Are they who I think they are versus everything around them? Who are you really? I think I know you and I can trust you but I’m not sure. It’s that whole dilemma of when you meet someone and you’re falling in love.
— Tom Cruise admits having trust issues when it comes to women / June 22, 2010
When we’re making movies, I always make it so that family is there,
— Tom Cruise takes his family to work / June 16, 2010
Suri would be like, ‘That was good, Dad.’ And she’s got the headphones on. She watches every take. You know what, she’s got an incredible imagination. In between takes she’d set up a bakery, and I be like, ‘What do we have today?’ It’s just that imagination and that’s making movies.
— Tom Cruise saying her daughter Suri Cruise likes her father doing stunts in movies / June 16, 2010
I have been a lucky man. I have a privileged life. I have never let my ego grow — I’m aware that I’m just an actor. I have a ball with people and I feel thankful when they scream my name at a movie premiere.
— Tom Cruise doesn't have a ego problem / June 14, 2010