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

Tom Cruise on a night out leaving Sexy Fish restaurant and heading to Annabel's club, London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016

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Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders at the German premiere of 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back', Berlin, Germany - Friday 21st October 2016

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Dakota Fanning Reveals Tom Cruise Still Sends Her Birthday Gifts


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Dakota Fanning has revealed she’s still close with her War of the Worlds co-star Tom Cruise and the megastar still sends her birthday gifts.

Fanning co-stared with Cruise in the science fiction disaster film in 2005, when she was just 11 years old, but at 22 the gifts from Cruise are still coming.

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Tom Cruise at the 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Berlin Premiere held at CineStar Sony Center, Berlin, Germany - Friday 21st October 2016

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Tom Cruise's Love For Jack Reacher


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After weathering the furore over his casting as Lee Child's 6-foot-5 blond muscle man in the 2012 film Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise set out to make the character his own in the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. "I love this character," Cruise says with a smile. "I love the iconic nature of this character. I like the physicality of the character. It's fun creating the kinds of stories that he has as he goes to different places."

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Cruise also liked the way the novels keep the action grounded in reality. "When you read the books you just find yourself thinking that they're really satisfying," he says. "It's like the movies I watched in the '70s, and some from the '60s, the movies that you kind of look back on. Jack is the cool loner - it's very Western, very American. And I love the fact that today, especially in this digital age, he's someone who doesn't have a phone, he's off-grid. He walks into a place and he's enormously capable but just very human."

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Tom Cruise at the European premiere of his new movie 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' held at Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th October 2016

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Tom Cruise at the European premiere of Tom Cruise's new movie 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' held at Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th October 2016

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Very Good

The hero from Lee Child's series of novels is back - well, the Tom Cruise version of the hero. He may be a 6-foot-5 blond muscle-man in the books, but Cruise weathered the storm with the unusually smart first movie, and now he returns for a remarkably gritty action thriller that feels like the antithesis of his Mission: Impossible movies. This is an ageing hero who gets hurt and recognises the laws of gravity.

As he roams around America helping strangers, Jack (Tom Cruise) keeps in touch with Susan (Cobie Smulders), who took his old job as commanding officer of a military police base. But just as he decides to drop in to meet her, she's arrested on trumped-up charges. And he is also promptly framed for murder and locked up. All of this happens just as he discovers that 15-year-old Samantha (Danika Yarosh) is his daughter. So Jack and Susan break out of prison and take Sam along as they try to sort out why they are suddenly on the wrong side of the law. Everything seems to trace back to a shady private contractor (Robert Knepper) who has sent a ruthless killer (Patrick Heusinger) to stop them.

In normal action blockbusters, this kind of plot would play out with massive explosions, physics-defying car chases and superhuman characters who take a hit and keep on going. But director Edward Zwick (who directed Cruise in The Last Samurai) takes a much more thoughtful, realistic approach that sometimes makes the film feel like it's moving in slow motion by comparison. Cruise is decidedly mortal in this role, needing to take a moment to recover after every punch. Since he's not invincible, Jack is far more engaging as a character, especially as he grapples with issues surrounding unexpected fatherhood. He also strikes just the right balance of flirtatious camaraderie with Smulders' Susan, never tipping over into a corny action-movie romance.

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Tom Cruise Hints At Possible 'Top Gun' Sequel


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Tom Cruise once again addressed long-standing rumours that a Top Gun sequel may or may not be in the works, hinting to Jimmy Kimmel that he would be keen on reprising his ‘Maverick’ role if the circumstances and script were “right”.

The 54 year old actor appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday evening (October 18th), nominally to discuss another upcoming sequel he’s starring in, that of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in which he brings back his ex-Army Sergeant character based on Lee Child’s book series.

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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.

Nicole Kidman Says She Was Too Young For Marriage To Tom Cruise


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Nicole Kidman has revealed she thinks she was too young at the time of her marriage to Tom Cruise.

Kidman, who was 23 when she wed Cruise, told Red magazine that she looks back and can’t believe she was married so young and had two kids by age 27.

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Katie Holmes Reportedly Keeping Jamie Foxx Relationship Secret Because Of 'Clause' In Tom Cruise Divorce


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It has been alleged that the reason Katie Holmes has not confirmed she’s dating long-rumoured boyfriend Jamie Foxx is because of a clause in her divorce from Tom Cruise. The report, published by RadarOnline, claims that Holmes’ 2012 divorce from Cruise contains a special clause, saying the actress cannot date another man publicly for five years.

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An ‘insider’ told the website: “Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce.”

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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“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

Date of birth

3rd July, 1962

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




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Tom Cruise Movies

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review

The hero from Lee Child's series of novels is back - well, the Tom Cruise...

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...

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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...

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...

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