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.
30 years have passed and Maverick could be ready for a comeback.
It’s been 30 years since Tom Cruise first took our breath away as Maverick in Top Gun and now the actor is reportedly ready to revisit the famous character. Yes according to a report by Variety the long-awaited Top Gun sequel is now finally in the works and Cruise is ready to reprise his role as the fighter pilot.
Tom Cruise could be about to return as Maverick in Top Gun 2.
At a Terminator Genisys press junket in Berlin, Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed that the project is in fact in development and even went so far as to reveal plot details. “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison said. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Set To Fly Again In 'Top Gun' Sequel?
Matthew Vaughn has revealed how Tom Cruise was the saviour of 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The Guy Ritchie movie that became an instant cult classic and launched the careers of Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Nick Moran. It grossed $28 million on a budget of just $1 million and sent producer Matthew Vaughn into the world of A-list movie making.
Tom Cruise seems like a throughly decent chap, doesn't he?
Now Vaughn, who recently directed the mega-hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, has spoken about his difficulty of getting Lock, Stock off the ground and how an unlikely Hollywood hero saved the project from obscurity.
Continue reading: How Tom Cruise Saved 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'
The IMF (Impossible Mission Force) have been active for years, but it's time has run out. The head of the CIA (Alec Baldwin) informs them that they are to be disbanded, but some people can't actually adjust to that sort of thing. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) can't let go, and soon discovers that the IMF is actually needed more than ever. The Syndicate - a Rouge Nation - has been steadily growing over the years, and is seen as an anti-IMF. Now, Hunt and his team must engage in their most impossible mission to date, and fight an enemy which, officially, does not exist.
The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.
Tom Cruise’s next film could have him hearing all our inner songs as the star of comedy, Bob the Musical. The film has been in development since 2004 but it is said to be gathering steam again at Disney, with the Mission Impossible star in contention for the lead role.
Cruise will next be seen in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation.
The Wrap reports Cruise is currently tipped to take the lead in the comedy, which concerns a regular guy whose life becomes a musical after a blow to the head leaves him suddenly able to hear everyone’s inner songs. Disney are also said to be looking at Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius to direct, while The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller have reportedly expressed interest in the past.
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?
While other recent promotional interviews for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' have been interesting, none have been as funny or wacky as Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans'.
When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship with one anther - giving a tiny glimpse into what it must be like on set with these guys.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
"Lovers, kindred souls, kindred spirits", said Hemsworth, while discussing the relationship between Thor and Captain America. Evans jumped in by revealing: "We wear necklaces with a little broken heart, and when we put them together." But when they tried to draw a comparison between themselves and another movie, they found themselves with different opinions.
The 52 year old actor previewed scenes from the movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Although he’s used to performing death-defying stunts, Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise has admitted he was ‘scared shitless’ over a particularly dangerous scene in the franchises’ upcoming fifth instalment, Mission: Impossible 5-Rogue Nation.
Tom Cruise is starring in his fifth Mission Impossible movie.
Speaking at the annual CinemaCon event in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Cruise said he was ‘scared shitless’ when performing a stunt in the film, which saw him hanging off the side of a plane 5,000 feet in the air.
American movie star Tom Cruise was spotted out as he left a post production office in Soho. Tom was kind enough to take some photos with many members of the public as he left in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th April 2015
Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner premieres in Spain, while Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite on a special Sound of Music red carpet. Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 5 continues to film in London, and there are first looks at the new Bond movie and Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing physique, plus more Mad Max madness...
As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar Olga Kurylenko. The duo posed for selfies with the fans before screening the film, which arrives in America at the end of the month.
A police chase scene for Tom Cruise's last movie 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' is filmed outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. As well as a string of speeding police cars, a series of other police vehicles are seen meandering up and down the road, including one which reverses several yards up the street. A man can also be seen hosing down the road and passing cars during the scene.
So, scientology. Let's talk about that.
Scientology has remained on the cooky fringes of pop culture for the better part of the last decade, but no more! HBO has apparently taken on the task of unpacking and examining up close this most Los Angeles of religious practices in a new documentary, premiering this Sunday. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief apparently aims to uncover the roots and development of the Church of Scientology – and its decline, according to some.
Apparently it's more than just that strange thing Tom Cruise was into a while back.
Directed by Alex Gibney, the documentary does not reveal too much beyond what’s already been published in Lawrence Wright’s eponymous book, the LA Times’ review states. Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology is none too excited about the flick’s premiere. In fact, they seem to be doing everything in their power to discredit the project.
A Week In Movies: Starry premieres in Los Angeles and London, plus a glamorous BBC event and new trailers for Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage and Maggie. by Rich Cline
Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang...
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.
Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities
Despite their countless missions, most of which deemed impossible, the IMF is closing down. Considered an irrelevant and archaic group, the government intends to tie off any loose ends - especially Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). The problem is, Hunt is a veteran, and a tremendous agent of the IMF, and has uncovered a terrifying secret rouge nation, known as The Syndicate. Hunt plans to track down, expose and destroy The Syndicate through any means necessary. To that end, he recruits his old friends and colleges from the IMF, and plans to take the fight to them. Even if the mission is impossible.
Continue: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer
With M:I5 time fast approaching, Paramount has just dropped the very first teaser trailer. Oh, and the flick also has a name now. The first seconds of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to be seen by the public feature our favourite secret agent, Ethan Hunt, holding onto the side of a plane as it takes off. This franchise was never kind to viewers with a fear of heights.
Tom Cruise on the set of Rogue Nation.
The title was also a point of contention around Hollywood. You'll notice a certain similarity between this one and the title of the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One. According to Variety, however, Paramount got there first. Apparently, Disney didn't announce the name until March 12, two months after Paramount registered Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
The pair were reported to have been secretly dating for close to two years.
Jamie Foxx has attempted to quash rumours that he’s enjoying a secret romance with actress Katie Holmes, by telling paparazzi the pair are “just friends”. Foxx's comments come days after it was claimed the pair may have been keeping a romance under wraps for nearly two years after hitting it off in summer 2013.
Jamie Foxx says he is not dating Katie Holmes
Foxx found himself ambushed by photogs when he was walking back to his car after visiting a bank in Westlake Village, just outside of Los Angeles. When asked about the recent rumours regarding him and Katie the 47 year old said, "Oh come on, you guys have been trying to get that to stick for three years.”
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Denies Rumours Of Secret Romance With Katie Holmes
The ex-wife of Tom Cruise and his 'Collateral' co-star are said to have been more than just friends for a while now.
It’s been nearly three years since Katie Holmes’ marriage to Tom Cruise ended and following her high profile divorce the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star has kept understandably quiet about her love life. But according to a story in this week’s US Weekly, things have been anything but quiet for Holmes on the romance front, as she’s reportedly been seeing actor Jamie Foxx for nearly two years.
Katie Holmes is said to be enjoying spending time with Jamie Foxx
Inside the magazine a picture taken of the pair together back in February shows the undercover couple looking cosy as they hold hands and maybe even indulge in a little game of footsie. Foxx and Holmes were first rumoured to be spending time together back in October 2013, after it was reported the actor had ‘wooed’ Katie during a benefit in the Hamptons that summer.
Continue reading: Has Katie Holmes Been Secretly Dating Jamie Foxx For Two Years?