Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise , is an American actor and producer, born July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York.
Tom Cruise Biography
The son of a teacher (mother) and an electrical engineer (father), he is of German and Irish descent, and has three sisters.
He is a sports enthusiast and he practices several disciplines. Following an injury, he became interested in theater and discovered comedy in high school, participating in various shows, which made him want to make it his job.
He became the third child in the family, Tom has two older sisters and one younger.The parents of Tom Cruise, often moved from place to place in search of work. The boy’s father was not affectionate with him, beat him for some reason and also abused alcohol.
He and her mother divorced when her son was 12. He grew up a very notorious guy, becauseIn addition to everything, the guy showed a rare disease – dyslexia, he had difficulty reading, confused the letters and did not perceive the text. Tom was even assigned to a special group, but soon returned to the normal class.
He then moved to New York at the age of 18, to start a film career . He chained a few small roles in the 80s, but without much success.
He is not a tall man. He is only 1.70 meters tall, far from the stereotypes of great American actors. He compensates for this small size problem with a devastating smile and sparkling eyes.
On the physical side, his size gives him a certain explosiveness, an increased vivacity that he already put to good use when he practiced sport in high school. A true sex symbol in the 80s, it has however today lost some of its attractiveness to the female public.
Even if his films continue to sell, the Kid from Syracuse currently suffers from an actor image that is sometimes a bit insipid.
But above all, fans are interested in the secret of Tom Cruise’s youth. The actor himself denies the facts of a trip even to a beautician, not to mention a surgeon.
He considers an active lifestyle to be his main secret. He says he enjoys fencing, rock climbing, running and going to the gym. This is what gives him so much strength and energy.
You really can’t give Cruz 50 – a maximum of 40. There were rumors about plastic surgery. The most incredible rumor was that he constantly steals cosmetics from Katie Holmes – not only anti-aging products, but even mascara.
He himself says he has never had and never will have plastic surgery, and the reason for his radiant appearance is solely his love for his family.
Tom Cruise Career
Already in college, he participated in dramatic productions, dreaming of great roles. In 1980, Tom Cruise moved to New York to realize his old dream.There he worked in various low-paying positions, saved money and invested in acting classes.
At the same time, the budding actor goes to various auditions, and a year later he is lucky – Tom Cruise is trusted to play a small scene in the movie “Endless Love”.Thanks to this little experience, two years later, Cruise landed a role in the blockbuster Risky Business, which brought long-awaited popularity and numerous job offers to the rising cinema star.
In 1988, Barry Levinson’s drama “Rain Man” was released, which received a lot of money at the box office, which also received positive reviews from critics.
As an action hero, Tom excelled in Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible. The image was the start of a big series of well-known stories about CIA agent Ethan Hunt.
Among the films of the 2nd millennium with Cruise, the following works should be highlighted: “Vanilla Sky“, “The Last Samurai“, “War of the Worlds“, “Soldiers of Failure“, “Knight of the Day“, ” Edge of tomorrow“.
In 1986, he took part in the filming of “The Color of Money“, and for starring in “Cocktail” he was nominated for “Golden Raspberry“. But two years later, the actor is improving thanks to his role in the film Rain Man.
The actor’s film library was replenished:
- “Born on the 4th of July”;
- “Days of Thunder”;
- “Far far away”;
- ” Interview with a Vampire “.
The first drama earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination, and in the film Far, Far Away he met his future wife, Nicole Kidman. Tom’s second nomination was due to his participation in Interview with the Vampire.
The artist entered a team of already well-known actors – Antonio Banderas, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater and young Kirsten Dunst. He succeeded in transforming into cautious and insensitive Lestat, the character of Anne Rice’s book.
The actor’s business card was “Mission Impossible“. From birth, he dreamed of playing a secret agent who would be cooler than the famous James Bond. But he got not only the main role, but also the position of producer. The list of works with his participation was replenished with films:
- “Jerry Maguire”;
- “Eyes wide closed”;
- “Vanilla Sky”;
- “Special Notice”;
- “The last Samourai”;
- “War of the Worlds”.
In the comedy Jerry Maguire, the actor met Renee Zellweger, and for a good game he received his first Oscar. Stanley Kubrick directed the film Eyes Wide Shut, released after his death. Critics could not reach a consensus, so the picture was called a failure or a masterpiece.
The thriller “Vanilla Sky” became a success, critics also spoke favorably about it, and the film “Minority Report” was included in the list of the best films of the science fiction genre.
In 2003, Tom became the producer of The Last Samurai, but was unpleasantly surprised – he was not nominated for the Best Actor Oscar. Two years later, Steven Spielberg invited him to star in War of the Worlds, where the actor met teenagers Channing Tatum and Dakota Fanning.
In 2006, he worked on the third series of “Mission…”. Stunning special effects and stunts impressed audiences and critics so much that the picture was called the best in the genre of spy thrillers.
The actor’s filmography was replenished with the film “Knight of the Day“, which the audience liked, but was poorly received by experts.
Since 2010, the actor has been a producer and starred in the fourth part of “Mission …” and two films “Jack Reacher”. Along with Morgan Freeman and Ukrainian-born star Olga Kurylenko, he starred in Oblivion. Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the spy saga, also did well at the box office.
In 2017, the actor got a role in the new version of The Mummy, but it didn’t live up to the director’s expectations.The film, shot in 1932, was more successful.
October 2017 is added to the films of him: he plays a pilot recruited by the CIA in the thriller American Made.Last year, he worked on the second part of the action movie “Top Gun“.
Tom Cruise Net Worth
His personal fortune is estimated at $500 million.
Tom Cruise Family
In his personal life, he has already experienced several marriages, but none of them were successful. Despite the fact that his wives were such luxurious women as Mimmi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and, he could not at least make a strong marriage. To date, the actor is not married, and his heart is free.
In the early 1980s, he was known to date women older than him. In his youth, he was the lover of actress Rebecca DeMornay and singer Cher. The latter often spoke of his skill in sexual terms.
In 1987 he married for the first time , his chosen one was Mimi Rogers . She introduced Scientology into the actor’s life, and later he became a propagandist and follower of this religion.
Two years later, on the set, Thomas meets rising star Nicole Kidman. In 1990, he divorced his first wife and married an Australian actress. The young wife of him dreamed of children, but she failed to get pregnant.
The couple decided to adopt: in 1992 and 1995, a daughter, Isabella Jane, and a son, Connor Anthony, appeared in the family. In 2001, the actor left his wife.
He did not explain the reasons for the divorce, and due to stress Nicole lost the child with whom she was pregnant. Kidman knew nothing of her position prior to her husband’s statement.
The children lived with both parents, but the father spent more time with them and introduced them to his church. Isabella got married at the age of 26, Tom and Nicole were not at the ceremony, although they almost fully paid for the celebration and gave her a house.
Immediately after the divorce, the actor was seen in a relationship with Penelope Cruz. A vivid romance ended three years later due to disagreements on religious grounds.
The sultry Spaniard, due to her nationality, could not abandon Buddhism, and her church was important for the actor. But the personal life of him did not stop: he briefly met the daughter Nazanin Boniadi, who professed his religion.
News for fans about the actor’s new romance with Katie Holmes . The girl was pregnant with him, in 2006 they had a daughter, Suri. The wife agreed to accept the new faith, which led to marriage.
Decorated in the Renaissance style, the ceremony took place in the medieval Armoury. In 2012, Katie unexpectedly filed for divorce and introduced her daughter to the Catholic Church, completely abandoning her husband’s beliefs.
The ex-wife admitted in an interview that she was tired of constant control. The actor didn’t cry for long: in 2017, he started dating Vanessa Kirby.
Tom Cruise Religion
He fights for the recognition of Scientology as an official religion in Europe, and is also its ardent propagandist in America. In 2003 he became the founder of the Lifeguard Detoxification Foundation in New York.
Its funds were used to help rescuers and firefighters who participated in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
Conventional medicine recognizes the detox method as pseudo-scientific and dangerous, although many patients have reported feeling better. Many firefighters were transferred to the Church of Scientology after treatment, some had to divorce and leave their children because of it. Chief David Miscavige he awarded the “Medal of Freedom” for such activity.
He founded the Foundation for Education and Literacy, which helps adults learn to read and write. He has known this problem since his childhood, as he himself suffered from reading problems.
The actor financially supports many other organizations: the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetic Children, the Elizabeth Glaser Foundation for AIDS Patients, the Jackie Chan Foundation, the Disability Foundation.