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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.
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.
The funeral service was held over the weekend.
Today our condolences are with Tom Cruise and his siblings, whose mother Mary Lee South passed away at the age of 80 sometime last week. She had been struggling with poor health for a number of years, but eventually died peacefully in her sleep.
Tom Cruise's mother has died
It has been revealed that a funeral service for the matriarch had already been held over the weekend at her local Church of Scientology, where the 'Mission: Impossible' star and his three sisters 57-year-old Lee Ann DeVette, 52-year-old Marian Henry and 55-year-old Cass Mapother.
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From the return of our favourite lifeguards to the resurrection of a classic monster, 2017 looks set to be a great year for movie reboots.
Movie reboots are always risky business and in recent years we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to studios trying to breathe new life into an old story.
But 2017 looks pretty promising for movie lovers, with some high-profile reboots coming our way that might just be better than the originals.
Beauty and The Beast
It's hard to believe that these half a dozen massive movie names have never prevailed at the Academy Awards.
Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.
However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.
Tom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016
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The soundtrack-less trailer is hilarious.
Say what you like about Tom Cruise, he doesn't do anything by halves. Thus, when he's expected to scream while falling from a plane, he really goes for it. Of course, the scream wasn't particularly effective in the recently released trailer for 'The Mummy'... until now.
Tom Cruise's scream in 'The Mummy' is epic
This week, IMAX set out to share a new trailer for the upcoming re-boot of 'The Mummy', but what followed instead was an upload of the original trailer with some key parts of the audio missing. Virtually all of the soundtrack couldn't be heard, pretty much just leaving behind all of the actors vocals and their weird noises. You might remember it's a pretty full-on clip, and Tom Cruise screaming without the help of a score is just hilarious.
Continue reading: Is The Tom Cruise Scream From 'The Mummy' The New Wilhelm Scream?
New trailer gives a glimpse into this 2017 re-boot.
If you're bored with zombies and vampires by now but still need a classic monster fix, 'The Mummy' is making a comeback in a new movie starring Tom Cruise. It's a fresh new story about another wronged Ancient Egyptian figure, but with loads of explosions and cinematic craziness to go with it.
Tom Cruise stars in 'The Mummy'
All we have so far is a trailer and already it looks like it's going to be one hell of a ride. It sees Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis as military operative Nick Morton and archaeologist Jenny Halsey in a plane incident when an army craft carrying an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus is attacked by a flock of crow-like creatures. As the burning plane hurtles towards the ground, Nick releases Jenny's parachute and braces himself for impact. The next thing he knows, he has woken up in a body bag in a morgue. Strangely unscathed.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Comes Back From The Dead In 'The Mummy'
The tombs and burial chambers in Egypt have long provided fascinated discoveries and lead the world to understand incredibly important facts about ancient times. Down the generations, it's been said that the ancient Egyptian gods, deities and earthly pharaohs had powers beyond those of a normal human.
Thousands of years after the gods walked the earth, we're still as interested in the secrets the ancients held.
There are few details available about the precise plot of the new movie but here's what we do know. When a new tomb is found, work begins to excavate the structure and catalogue its contents. When a mummy's tomb is uncovered, the archaeologists can't believe their luck, wishing to protect and preserve the tomb, the army are called in and asked to transport the structure to London but whilst the freighter is in the air, the team on board find themselves - and the plane - being attacked by a vast swathe of flying creatures.
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Tom Cruise once again stars as Jack Reacher in the new movie Never Go Back.
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."
Tom Cruise on set with Cobie Smulders
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."
Continue reading: Tom Cruise's Love For Jack Reacher
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.
The actress was just 23 when she tied the knot with Cruise in 1990.
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.
Nicole Kidman says she was too young at the time of her marriage to Tom Cruise.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman Says She Was Too Young For Marriage To Tom Cruise
A report has alleged that a clause in Holmes’ 2012 divorce from Cruise means that she cannot date Jamie Foxx publicly.
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.
Katie Holmes has long been rumoured to be dating Jamie Foxx
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.”
Date of birth
3rd July, 1962
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