Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Biography

Tom Cruise (born 03.07.1962) is an American actor, with three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes to his name.

Childhood: Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in New York, Cruise is the son of Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. Cruise was raised and educated in Ontario, Canada as his father had taken a job as Defence Consultant with the Canadian Army.

Mary left Tom's father when Tom was 12 and the family lived in a number of different cities. Whilst he was recovering from a wrestling injury, Cruise decided to audition for the lead in a school production of Guys and Dolls. It was this role that made him decide to become an actor.

Acting Career: In 1981, Tom Cruise gained his first film role: a small part in Endless Love, which starred Brooke Shields. He also had a larger part alongside Sean Penn in Taps, also released in 1981. Two years later, Cruise was cast in The Outsiders, a Francis Ford Coppola film that also starred Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe. Also in 1983, Cruise appeared in Losin' It, with Shelly Long and Risky Business, which is widely credited as the film that brought Cruise to the public eye. His fourth film of the year was All the Right Moves.

After featuring in Ridley Scott's fantasy picture, Legend, Cruise was cast by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson to appear in Top Gun. It has been reported that Cruise initially turned down the offer but helped to alter the script and eventually took the part. The film opened in 1986 and was the highest grossing film of the year, making over $350 million worldwide. The same year, Cruise starred in The Color of Money, for which co-star Paul Newman won an Oscar.

Two years later, Cruise starred in another two highly successful films. The first was Cocktail, a light-hearted tale in which he played a bartender. The second was Rain Man, which also starred Dustin Hoffman. Rain Man won four of the eight Academy Awards for which it was nominated. This success was continued when Tom Cruise received more Academy Award nominations, this time for his role in Born on the Fourth of July.

Tom then went on to star in Days of Thunder and Far and Away, two films in which he co-starred with his future wife, Nicole Kidman. These were followed with his role in A Few Good Men, with Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson. He then gained a role alongside Gene Hackman in The Firm, based on John Grisham's best-selling novel.

In 1994, Cruise featured in Interview With The Vampire, based on Anne Rice's novel. Brad Pitt and Christian Slater also starred in the film, but Anne Rice was overtly critical of the decision to cast Cruise in the film.

Two years later, Cruise produced and starred in Mission: Impossible, a remake of the 1960s TV series. The film was the third best-selling movie of the year, grossing over $456 million. He then earned another Academy Award for his role in Jerry Maguire, which featured his infamous line "Show Me the Money!"

In 1999, Cruise starred alongside Nicole Kidman (to whom he was still married) in Eyes Wide Shut. The film was Stanley Kubrick's last venture before he died and took two years to complete. Magnolia was released in the same year and Cruise earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award Nomination for his role in the film. The next year, Cruise reprised his role in Mission: Impossible in the sequel, directed by John Woo. This was followed by Vanilla Sky, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report and the Last Samurai.

2004 saw Cruise deviate from his usual good-guy role, in Michael Mann's Collateral, in which he played a hitman. He worked again with Spielberg, in War of the Worlds, the third highest-selling film of 2005. The next year, he starred in the third installment of the Mission: Impossible trilogy. In 2007, he starred in the drama, Lions for Lambs with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.

2008 saw him in the comedy 'Tropic Thunder' with Ben Stiller and Jack Black for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. He also had the lead role in 'Valkyrie' alongside Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy that same year.

In 2010, he teamed up with Cameron Diaz in 'Knight and Day' and announced 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' which came out in 2011 to much box office success.

In 2012, he played the titled role in 'Jack Reacher' opposite Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins and starred as Stacie Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages' with Julianne Hough and Russell Brand, though the movie performed poorly at the box office. 2013 saw him in the sci-fi action flick 'Oblivion' opposite Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.

Read about the top 10 grossing Tom Cruise movies here

Personal Life: Tom Cruise's first marriage was in 1987, to Mimi Rogers. They divorced in 1990. It is believed that it was Rogers who introduced Cruise to Scientology, the religious sect of which he is now a figurehead.

In 1990, Cruise remarried, to his previous co-star, Nicole Kidman. The pair adopted two children, Isabella and Connor. Kidman later became pregnant with their first child, but the couple separated months before their 10th anniversary and Kidman suffered a miscarriage shortly after the split.

In 2006, Cruise married the actress Katie Holmes. They have a daughter, Suri together. The couple divorced in 2012 though the exact terms have not been reported.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Peter Andre Buys Tom Cruise's Multi-Million Pound Sussex Mansion


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Peter Andre has purchased one of Tom Cruise’s mansions in leafy Sussex as he looks to upgrade ahead of his family growing later this year.

The former pop singer and TV star, 43, is reported to have laid out just short of £5 million for the six-bedroom luxury estate in East Grinstead in West Sussex, which Cruise put on the market last year. He and his pregnant wife, Emily MacDonagh and his children have already reportedly moved in.

Cruise is believed to have bought the property in 2003 for around £3 million, according to The Sun.

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Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis are spotted filming dramitic scenes for The Mummy. Tom and Annabelle play the characters of Tyler Colt and Jenny Halsey respectively. Both can be seen dancing in celebration of the last day of filming. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th July 2016

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Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cruise
Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Stuns Locals In South-West London As He Lands Helicopter In Sports Field


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Tom Cruise left onlookers in south-west London stunned and amazed as he landed a helicopter in a local playing field on Thursday (June 30th).

Social media caught fire yesterday morning as the Hollywood A-lister touched down on Old Rutlishian Sports Ground in Morden, as he arrived in order to shoot scenes from his upcoming Jack Reacher sequel in nearby Wimbledon Studios.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in Oxford in April 2016

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Tom Cruise Kicks Ass In The New Trailer For 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'


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Tom Cruise returns in the gripping sequel to 2012's 'Jack Reacher' with 'Never Go Back'; another adrenaline-fuelled action thriller from author Lee Child which this time co-stars Cobie Smulders and has been directed by the Oscar winning Edward Zwick. The movie is set for release this Fall.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise returns in 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'

The eighteenth book of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, released in 2013, is finally set to hit theaters four years after the first movie. For 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' (also known as 'Jack Reacher: Never Look Back'), Edward Zwick ('The Last Samurai', 'Love & Other Drugs') has taken over from Christopher McQuarrie as director, with a screenplay co-written by Richard Wenk ('The Equalizer') and Marshall Herskovitz ('Nashville').

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer


After quitting the United States Army Military Police, Jack Reacher has become an independent crime investigator who looks into hard to solve cases. Having recently worked on the case of a rogue sniper we once again meet Reacher who's on a rampage for justice.

Jack Reacher makes his own laws and seeks justice for those who cannot speak. Reacher sets to work uncovering the ways of a dirty town sheriff and soon wants to meet up with his old friend, Susan Turner. Reacher turns up at Turners base to be told that she's been arrested for crimes. This is then followed by the arrest of Jack himself for a murder that happened more than a decade before. Reacher and Turner are both out on a mission to clear their names but as facts start to fall into place, it turns out that the people behind this mystery might reach far higher than ever thought.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the second film in the Jack Reacher series (the first released in 2012), based on the books by Lee Childs. Never Go Back is Childs' 18th book in the series.

Tom Cruise - Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis film a scene for the movie 'The Mummy' in Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th April 2016

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Tom Cruise - Tom Cruise arrives on the set of The Mummy. The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. - Oxford, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Tom Cruise - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Leonardo Dicaprio , Tom Cruise - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Leonardo Dicaprio

Jerry Bruckheimer Tweets Photo With Tom Cruise - Is 'Top Gun 2' Under Way?


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After months of speculation, it would appear that work on Top Gun 2 has finally begun, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeting a picture of himself with Tom Cruise, the star of the iconic original movie, saying that they had met specifically to “discuss” the project.

The 72 year old production heavyweight seems to have at last confirmed that one of the most eagerly-anticipated sequels in movie history is actually a going concern, a full three decades after the first Top Gun came out in 1986.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise at the New York premiere of 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'

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Tom Cruise Putting His U.K. Mansion Up For Sale For Nearly £5 Million


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Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise is putting his £4.95 million West Sussex mansion, which he bought during the noughties when he was married to Katie Holmes, up for sale.

The Mission: Impossible star, 53, bought the enormous Rede Place mansion in East Grinstead, in the desirable commuter belt within travelling distance of London, back in 2003. Constructed from an original base of a small Victorian house, the property covers four storeys and 14.2 acres and boasts a huge range of luxury features.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise has put his East Grinstead mansion up for sale

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Has Val Kilmer Just Confirmed That 'Top Gun 2' Is Happening And Tom Cruise Is On Board?


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Nearly 30 years after we were first introduced to Iceman and Maverick, it seems a sequel to Top Gun could finally be on its way, according to star Val Kilmer. In a Facebook status shared late on Monday night, the actor seemed to confirm not only his involvement in the sequel, but also that of Tom Cruise and director Francis Ford Coppola.

Val KilmerVal Kilmer seems to be onboard for Top Gun 2.

“I just got offered Top Gun 2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script... "It's starring Gene Hackman…" "Yes" "The director is Francis Coppola..." “Yes!”,” the actor wrote.

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Tom Cruise Reportedly "Furious" That Ex-Wife Katie Holmes Reached Out To Leah Remini


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Despite the fact that former power couple Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorced three years ago, it seems that the pair still know how to rile each other up. As controversy about Scientology continues to hit the headlines, it appears Tom is angry that ex-wife Katie has reached out to the Scientology enemy.

Katie Holmes and Tom CruiseThe former couple still appear to be at loggerheads

With Leah Rimini in the Church’s bad books following her penning a tell-all book, Trouble Maker, about her time as a Scientologist, the Mission Impossible actor has reacted badly to Katie apologising to Remini for the way she has been treated in the past.

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Leah Remini Says Katie Holmes' Statement Nearly Made Her Cry


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Following her explosive interview last week about the Church of Scientology, Leah Remini has revealed that Katie Holmes’ apology for causing her any distress in the past “almost makes me want to cry” in a new TV appearance.

Remini’s sensational appearance on ‘20/20’ on Friday was one of the biggest news items of the week, and it prompted an on-air statement of regret from Holmes – which came via a written note and not from a face-to-face interview with Holmes herself – that read: “I regret having upset Leah in the past, and wish her only the best in the future.”

Leah ReminiLeah Remini gave another interview about Scientology on Monday

Continue reading: Leah Remini Says Katie Holmes' Statement Nearly Made Her Cry

Leah Remini Gives Sensational Interview About Scientology


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Ahead of the release of her new memoir next week about her career and her experience with Scientology, actress Leah Remini has given an explosive new interview about the religion.

Remini, most famous for her role as Carrie Heffernan on CBS sitcom ‘The King of Queens’ from 1998 to 2007, was speaking to ABC’s ‘20/20’ on Friday night (October 30th) when she made a series of claims about the religion exploiting her and then dumping her when she had outlived her usefulness.

“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself,” she asserted. “You are a person who is anti the aims and goals of Scientology, you are evil.”

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Tom Cruise

Date of birth

3rd July, 1962

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




Tom Cruise Movies

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer

After quitting the United States Army Military Police, Jack Reacher has become an independent crime...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Spin Cycle Featurette Trailer

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Spin Cycle Featurette Trailer

If you read our story on Tom Cruise working with Simon Pegg on 'Mission: Impossible...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Review

Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise. Along with...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Trailer

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Trailer

The IMF (Impossible Mission Force) have been active for years, but it's time has run...

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

Despite their countless missions, most of which deemed impossible, the IMF is closing down. Considered...

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

A smarter-than-expected script turns this noisy sci-fi action movie into something remarkably entertaining. A-list stars,...

Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer

Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer

Major William Cage is a soldier who is thrust into an impossible battle when the...

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Oblivion Movie Review

Oblivion Movie Review

With elements lifted from virtually every sci-fi classic in film history, this post-apocalyptic adventure feels...

Oblivion Trailer

Oblivion Trailer

Jack Harper is a drone repairman stationed near earth with his teammate Victoria after mankind...

Top Gun Trailer

Top Gun Trailer

Maverick is a reckless but extremely skilled fighter pilot whose father died after his plane...

Jack Reacher Movie Review

Jack Reacher Movie Review

Tom Cruise may be oddly miscast in this big action movie, but he certainly knows...

Oblivion Trailer

Oblivion Trailer

Commander Jack Harper is part of a military operation to remove important resources from Earth...

Jack Reacher Trailer

Jack Reacher Trailer

Jack Reacher is a former military police officer who with the ability to make himself...

Jack Reacher Trailer

Jack Reacher Trailer

Opening on a terrified-looking man in a hospital bed, we are immediately informed that Jack...

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