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Tom Cruise Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

# Tom Cruise birth name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV and he was born on 3rd July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, U.S. His father Thomas Cruise Mapother III was an electrical engineer and his mothe Mary Lee was a teacher.

# Tom’s childhood was not bed of roses, he was brought up in a poor family. His father was a bully and used to beat Tom for silly reasons. He spend part of his childhood in Canada.

# During his school days he was a sportsman, he was playing hockey every day and he even lost his front tooth & hurt his knee badly during the games.

# Before coming to films Tom was involved in drama, his first play was “IT”. He attended Franciscan seminary and wanted to become a Catholic priest but destiny had something else for him. His first film was Endless Love in 1981.

# Tom dated many celebrities before his marriage. Cruise dated co-star Rebecca De Mornay, Singer Cher before his marrying Mimi Roger in May 1987 but the marriage ended soon. He married Nicole Kidman on 24th Dec 1990 and they broke up in Feb 2001. After breaking up with Nicole Kidman he dated Penélope Cruz for a short time. Later in 2005 he started to date Katie Holmes and On 18th Nov 2006 the got married and they have a daughter Suri born in April 2006. On 29th June 2012, it was announced that Holmes had filed divorce petition in court seeking custody of child as well.

# When his first marriage was ended in divorce there were many gossips that he was a gay, Tom successfully sued Daily Express and Chad Slater, porn star for such a defamatory statements.

# In 2006 Forbes ranked him as the world’s most powerful celebrity.

# Its interesting to know that there is “Tom Cruise Day” in Japan!! Yes its true October 10, 2006 was declared as “Tom Cruise Day” by Japan Memorial Day Association and the reason they gave was his visits to Japan were more than any other Hollywood celebrities.

# Cruise is a staunch follower of the Church of Scientology and it was during his realtionship with Mimi Rogers in 1990s that he got involved with Scientology.

Quotes

“I don’t hide from cameras or anything. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t seek our press for the women I’m dating, but if it finds me, it finds me.”

“I’ve never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn’t believe in psychology.”

“I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it’s as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me.”

“I was very frustrated. I didn’t have a lot of friends. The closest people around me were my family. I think they felt a little nervous about me because I had a lot of energy and I couldn’t stick to one thing.”

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1981 Endless Love Franco Zeffirelli Brooke Shields,Shirley Knight,Martin Hewitt,Richard Kiley
Taps Harold Becker George C. Scott,Ronny Cox,Timothy Hutton
1983 The Outsiders F Ford Coppola Matt Dillon,C.Thomas Howell,Ralph Macchio
Losin’ It Curtis Hanson John Stockwell,Jackie Earle Haley,Shelley Long
Risky Business Paul Brickman Joe Pantoliano,Rebecca De Mornay,Bronson Pinchot
All the Right Moves Michael Chapman Lea Thompson,Craig T. Nelson,Gary Graham
1985 Legend Ridley Scott Tim Curry,Mia Sara,David Bennent,Billy Barty
1986 Top Gun Tony Scott Val Kilmer,Kelly McGillis,Anthony Edwards
The Color of Money Martin Scorsese Paul Newman,M E Mastrantonio,John Turturro
1988 Cocktail Roger Donaldson Elisabeth Shue,Bryan Brown,Laurence Luckinbill
Young Guns Christopher Cain Emilio Estevez,Lou Diamond Phillips,Kiefer Sutherland
Rain Man Barry Levinson Dustin Hoffman,Valeria Golino,Jack Murdock
1989 Born on theFourth of July Oliver Stone Caroline Kava,Raymond J. Barry,Jamie Talisman
1990 Days of Thunder Tony Scott Nicole Kidman,Robert Duvall,Cary Elwes
1992 Far and Away Ron Howard Thomas Gibson,Nicole Kidman,Barbara Babcock
A Few Good Men Rob Reiner Demi Moore,Jack Nicholson,Kiefer Sutherland
1993 The Firm Sydney Pollack Gene Hackman,Jeanne Tripplehorn,Hal Holbrook
1994 Interview with the Vampire Neil Jordan Brad Pitt,Virginia McCollam,Christian Slater
1996 Mission Impossible Brian De Palma Emmanuelle Béart,Jon Voight,Jean Reno
Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe Renée Zellweger,Cuba Gooding Jr.,Jerry O’Connell
1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Terry Hughes John Lithgow,French Stewart,Kristen Johnston
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick Madison Eginton,Nicole Kidman,Sydney Pollack
Magnolia P Thomas Anderson Julianne Moore,John C. Reilly,William H. Macy
2000 Mission: Impossible II John Woo Thandie Newton,Dougray Scott,Richard Roxburgh
2001 Vanilla Sky Cameron Crowe Cameron Diaz,Penélope Cruz,Kurt Russell
2002 Minority Report Steven Spielberg Steve Harris,Max von Sydow,Neal McDonough
Austin Powers in Gold member Jay Roach Mike Myers,Seth Green,Beyoncé Knowles
2003 The Last Samurai Edward Zwick Ken Watanabe,William Atherton,Ray Godshall Sr
2004 Collateral Michael Mann Jada Pinkett Smith,Jamie Foxx,Mark Ruffalo
2005 War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg Miranda Otto,Dakota Fanning,Justin Chatwin
2006 Mission Impossible III J.J. Abrams Ving Rhames,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Michelle Monaghan
2007 Lions for Lambs Robert Redford Robert Redford,Meryl Streep,Andrew Garfield
2008 Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller Jeff Kahn,Anthony Ruivivar,Robert Downey Jr
Valkyrie Bryan Singer David Bamber,Manfred-Anton Algrang,Stephen Fry
2010 Knight and Day James Mangold Cameron Diaz,Maggie Grace,Paul Dano
2011 Mission Impossible IV Brad Bird Jeremy Renner,Paula Patton,Simon Pegg
2012 Rock of Ages Adam Shankman Diego Boneta,Julianne Hough,Catherine Zeta Jones,Alec Baldwin
Jack Reacher C McQuarrie Rosamund Pike,Werner Herzog,Robert Duvall
2013 Oblivion Joseph Kosinski Olga Kurylenko,Morgan Freeman,Andrea Riseborough

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Pamela Anderson Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Pamela Anderson’s birth name is Pamela Denise Anderson. She was born on 1st July 1967 in Ladysmith, Canada to Barry, a furnace repairman & Carol Anderson, a waitress.

#  After completion of her education at “Highland Secondary School” in 1985 she moved to Vancouver and started her career as a fitness instructor.

#  Anderson appeared as the cover girl on Playboy in 1989 and from there her modeling career started to improve. To pursue her modeling career she moved to Los Angeles.

#  After 1990 she got her breast implants.

#  After doing modeling for some time she was able to get a minor role in Tv show “Home Improvement” in 1991. She later worked for “Baywatch” series from 1992–1997.

#  She has Canadian citizenship by birth and her United States citizenship was naturalized in 2004 and hence she retained dual citizenships.

#  She wrote a book “Star” in 2004 and her another work “Star Struck” was released in 2005.

#  Anderson appeared on “Australian Big Brother” and stayed for a three days in July 2008. She also appeared on “Bigg Boss”, Indian version of the Big Brother.

#  She married Tommy Lee in 1995 and the couple had two sons Brandon Thomas Lee & Dylan Jagger Lee but the couple broke up in
1998. She later married Kid Rock in 2006 and Rick Salomon in 2007. She also had romantic relationship with Marcus Schenkenberg.

#  Honeymoon sex tape of Anderson & Tommy Lee was released on Internet in 1995 and Lees sued “Internet Entertainment Group”, later compromised with the company for huge compensation.

#  Anderson is a vegetarian and activist in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fighting for animal rights. She also led campaigns to create awareness of AIDS.

Quotes

“I’m not against plastic surgery, what I’ve had done will stay with me and that’s fine, but I don’t want anything else. I’ll do facials but I don’t want to go down the scary route and have knives plunged into me. I don’t mind aging. I’ve never been a classical beauty. I’ve always had that Playboy vibe. I don’t want to chase youth. Anyway, I find it chases me.”

“What KFC does to 750 million chickens each year is not civilized or acceptable.”

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1991 The Taking ofBeverly Hills Sidney J. Furie Matt Frewer,Ken Wahl,Harley Jane Kozak
1993 Snapdragon Worth Keeter Steven Bauer,Chelsea Field
1994 Raw Justice David A. Prior David Keith,Robert Hays,Leo Rossi
1995 Naked Souls Lyndon Chubbuck Brian Krause
1996 Barb Wire David Hogan Victoria Rowell,Temuera Morrison,Jack Noseworthy
2002 Scooby-Doo Raja Gosnell Freddie Prinze,Matthew Lillard,Sarah Michelle Gellar
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Pauly Shore Pauly Shore,Ashley L. Anderson,Camille Anderson
Scary Movie 3 David Zucker Anna Faris,Simon Rex,Charlie Sheen
2005 No Rules Gerry Anderson Tom Sizemore,Gary Busey,Bruce Buffer
2006 Borat Larry Charles Sacha Baron Cohen,Luenell,Ken Davitian
2008 Blonde and Blonder Dean Hamilton Emmanuelle Vaugier,Denise Richards,Meghan Ory
Superhero Movie Craig Mazin Drake Bell,Christopher McDonald,Sara Paxton
2009 Hollywood & Wine Matt Berman Nicky Whelan,Chris Kattan,David Spade
2010 The Commuter Edward McHenry Dev Patel,Ed Westwick
2012 Jackhammer Michael Hanus Guy Christie,Michael Hanus

Nicole Kidman Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Nicole Kidman’s birth name is Nicole Mary Kidman. She was born on 20th June 1967 Honolulu, U.S.A. to Antony David Kidman and Janelle Ann. Her father is a biochemist and an author, her mother is a nursing instructor.

#  She can claim the citizenship of both U.S.A and Australian as she was born in Hawaii while her Australian parents were in U.S on educational visas. Nicole has a sister, Antonia Kidman who is a journalist.

#  Her parents participated in protests against Vietnam war. Her parents returned to Australia when she was four and hence she did her schooling in Australia.

#  She started to learn ballet when she was just three and was actively participating in stage shows. She later attended Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney and Australian Theatre for Young People, from here she took acting seriously as a career.

#  She had to halt her studies in 1984 as her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, to support her family she worked as a massage therapist.

#  Her film debut was in 1983 with “Bush Christmas” and from there after she was getting offers for supporting roles in TV series.

#  Kidman has been married twice. She met Tom Cruise on the set of “Days of Thunder” in 1989 and they got married on Christmas Eve 1990 in Colorado. She suffered a miscarriage and later they adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane and a son, Connor Anthony. Unfortunately they got separated in 2001 and In August their divorce was finalized.

#  Kidman started to date New Zealand singer Keith Urban in 2005 and they married on 25th Jun 2006 in Sydney. The couple have two daughters Sunday Rose Kidman Urban born on 7 July 2008 and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban born on 28th Dec 2010.

#  Apart from Tom Cruise and Keith Urban She dated many celebrities during her film career the names include Marcus Graham, Tom Burlinson, Lenny Kravitz and another mysterious personality with whom she was secretly engaged.

#  Kidman is a Roman Catholic and during her divorce from Cruise, she said that she wanted to raise her children as Roman Catholic and not as Scientologists.

#  Apart from films she is also involved in many charity work, she raised money to help physically challenged children around the world. She was appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 1994 and for UNIFEM 2006. United Nations honored her as a “Citizen of the World” in 2004. She participated in a Campaign for spreading awareness of breast cancer in 2006. She received Australia’s highest civilian honor on 26 January 2006.

#  While rehearsing a dance for “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001 her rib was broken and the movie was halted for few months.

#  People magazine listed her as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1996 and she ranked as #69 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2005.

#  She is a left-handed person.

#  She is the first Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award.

Quotes

“I am very shy – really shy – I even had a stutter as a kid, which I slowly got over, but I still regress into that shyness. So I don’t like walking into a crowded restaurant by myself; I don’t like going to a party by myself.”

“I would love to have boobs and a butt like Jennifer Lopez but I’m not having surgery so there it is.”

“It’s a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that’s very difficult, really difficult and very brave.”

“By the time I was a teenager, I had developed skills as a writer, and my father encouraged me to think about a career in journalism. I began keeping a diary, which I maintain to this day. I used to fill whole notebooks with my writings.”

“I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen, and I don’t smoke. I take care of myself. And I’m very proud to say that.”

“I know my agents at the time were like “Do not get married! It will ruin your career!” and I was like “But I’m in love”. All I know is that I wasn’t someone interested in fame. And that’s not why I got married. I wanted to work with people who intrigued me.”

“I was the child who would lie awake at night when my mom went to work, and I’d cry, scared she wasn’t coming home, it’s why, I suppose, in my relationships as well, I get very attached and fiercely protective, fiercely loyal.”

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1983 BMX Bandits Brian T Smith David Argue,John Ley
Bush Christmas Henri Safran John Ewart
Skin Deep Mark Joffe Antoinette Byron,Briony Behets,Angelo D’Angelo,
Chase Through the Night Howard Rubie Ron Blanchard,Lyn Collingwood,Brett Climo,
1984 Matthew and Son Gary Conway Bruce Atkins,Paul Cronin,Douglas Bennett…
Wills & Burke Bob Weis Garry McDonald,Peter Collingwood,Kym Gyngell,
1985 Archer’s Adventure Denny Lawrence Brett Climo,Ned Lander,Robert Coleby,
1986 Windrider Vincent Monton Tom Burlinson,Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell,Jill Perryman
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance Mark Joffe Tom Jennings,Vince Martin,Joanne Samuel
The Bit Part Brendan Maher Chris Haywood,Katrina Foster,John Wood
An Australian in Rome Sergio Martino Massimo Ciavarro,Lorenzo Grabau,Lara Wendel
1988 Emerald City Michael Jenkins John Hargreaves,Chris Haywood,Robyn Nevin,
1989 Dead Calm Phillip Noyce Sam Neill,Billy Zane
1990 Days of Thunder Tony Scott Tom Cruise,Randy Quaid,Robert Duvall,
1991 Flirting John Duigan Thandie Newton,Noah Taylor,Naomi Watts
Billy Bathgate Robert Benton Dustin Hoffman,Steven Hill,Loren Dean
1992 Far and Away Ron Howard Tom Cruise,Robert Prosky,Thomas Gibson
1993 Malice Harold Becker Alec Baldwin,Peter Gallagher,Bill Pullman
My Life Bruce Joel Rubin Michael Keaton,Haing S. Ngor
1995 To Die For Gus Van Sant Joaquin Phoenix,Matt Dillon,Illeana Douglas
Batman Forever Joel Schumacher Val Kilmer,Jim Carrey,Tommy Lee Jones,
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Jane Campion John Malkovich
The Peacemaker Mimi Leder George Clooney,Marcel Iureş
1998 Practical Magic Griffin Dunne Sandra Bullock,Dianne Wiest,Stockard Channing
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick Tom Cruise,Todd Field,Sydney Pollack
2001 Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann Ewan McGregor,Richard Roxburgh,Jim Broadbent
The Others Alejandro Amenábar Alakina Mann,Fionnula Flanagan,Christopher Eccleston
Birthday Girl Jez Butterworth Ben Chaplin,Mathieu Kassovitz,Vincent Cassel
2002 The Hours Stephen Daldry Julianne Moore,Meryl Streep,John C. Reilly
2003 Dogville Lars von Trier Lauren Bacall,Paul Bettany,Chloë Sevigny
The Human Stain Robert Benton Anthony Hopkins,Ed Harris,Gary Sinise
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella Jude Law,Eileen Atkins,Renée Zellweger
2004 The Stepford Wives Frank Oz Bette Midler,Matthew Broderick,Christopher Walken
Birth Jonathan Glazer Danny Huston,Cameron Bright,Lauren Bacall
2005 The Interpreter Sydney Pollack Catherine Keener,Sean Penn
Bewitched Nora Ephron Shirley MacLaine,Will Ferrell,Michael Caine
2006 Fur Steven Shainberg Ty Burrell,Robert Downey,Jr., Harris Yulin
2007 The Invasion Oliver Hirschbiegel Daniel Craig,Jackson Bond,Jeremy Northam
Margot at theWedding Noah Baumbach Jack Black,Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Golden Compass Chris Weitz Dakota Blue Richards,Ian McKellen,Daniel Craig
2008 Australia Baz Luhrmann David Wenham,Hugh Jackman,Bryan Brown
2009 Nine Rob Marshall Daniel Day-Lewis,Kate Hudson,Penélope Cruz
2010 Rabbit Hole John Cameron Mitchell Aaron Eckhart,Sandra Oh
2011 Just Go With It Dennis Dugan Adam Sandler,Jennifer Aniston,
Trespass Joel Schumacher Nicolas Cage,Liana Liberato,Cam Gigandet
2012 Hemingway& Gellhorn Philip Kaufman Clive Owen,David Strathairn
The Paperboy Lee Daniels Matthew McConaughey,Zac Efron,John Cusack
Stoker Park Chan-wook Mia Wasikowska,Matthew Goode
2013 The Railway Man Jonathan Teplitzky Colin Firth,Jeremy Irvine

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Marriage

Marriage ceremony

It is one more celebrity couple..!! Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman fell in love during the making of their movie “Days of Thunder”, 1990. Since then they started dominating the media for gossips.!!

At once even Tom Cruise, admitted that his first reaction to meeting Kidman was “sheer lust.” But later they became so close that they couldn’t spend a day without talking to each other.

Tom and Kidman got married on December 24, 1990 in Telluride, Colorado. They adopted two children, i.e a daughter, Isabella Jane, born on 22nd December 1992 and a son, Connor Anthony, born on 17th January 1995.

Tom and Kidman on screen chemistry was so good that they made 3 movies together i.e “Days of Thunder” (1990), “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999) and “Far and Away” (1992). It was their love which started on the sets of “Days of Thunder” which made the couple’s chemistry damn good.

It is strange to know that during Tom Cruise marriage to Nicole Kidman there was a big controvercy about their sexual life as there were too much rumors that Tom Cruise was a gay..!! They filed a libel case against Express Newspapers in the same year. The tabloid alleged that their marriage was just designed to cover up their homosexuality. Ultimately the couple won the legal battle and Express Newspapers apologised for the article and paid huge amount as damages. Tom said : “I have to protect them. This was certainly not about money. Every penny of this very substantial sum will be donated to charities.”

Vin Diesel Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Vin Diesel was born on 18th July 1967 in New York, United States. His mother Delora Vincent is a psychiatrist.

#  Vin Diesel has a twin brother Paul Vincent,a film editor,a younger brother, Tim and a younger sister, Samantha Vincent.

#  His birth name is Mark Sinclair Vincent and he preferred to use Vin Diesel as his screen name.

#  Vin Diesel never met his father in life and he was raised by stepfather, Irving, who works as a theater manager and acting instructor.

#  Before coming to films Vin Diesel used to work at theaters. His stage debut was with children’s play “Dinosaur Door” in 1974.

#  After many years of theater work he made his film debut with film “Awakenings” in 1990, but it was an uncredited role.

#   His first blockbuster film was “Fast and the Furious” in 2001 alongside Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. The film was huge commercial hit. His next success was with “xXx” in 2002.

#  During the filming of The Fast and the Furious he fell in love with his co-star Michelle Rodriguez and dated for sometime.

#  After breaking up Michelle Rodriguez Diesel started to date model Paloma Jimenez and the coupla have a daughter named Hania Riley, born on 2nd April 2008.

#  Vin Diesel is a multi talented person, after his successful career in acting he started to write and direct movies. He founded his own production companies “One Race Films” in 1995, “Tigon Studios” in 2002, and “Racetrack Records” a subsidiary of One Race Films.

Quotes

“I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.”

“I guess there’s more pressure now than there was then. I was of the mindset that I was lucky to work. I was of the mindset that nobody wanted me in Hollywood. I approached Hollywood with that idea – nobody wants me here, so I’ve got to work extra hard.”

“At this stage in my life I’m trying to tweak out every body part. When I was younger I was trying to gain as much weight as possible. Now I focus on each body part to define it. I shock the muscle with two sets of power lifting and then go into higher-rep sets afterwards.”

“Film is my hobby, so I will work well through the night to develop films, whatever film I’m doing or dream projects I have. I haven’t changed much.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1990 Awakenings Penny Marshall Robert De Niro,Robin Williams,Julie Kavner
2 1994 Multi-Facial Vin Diesel Lewis Steidl,Cara Gaffen
3 1997 Strays Vin Diesel Suzanne Lanza,Joey Dedio
4 1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg Tom Hanks,Edward Burns,Matt Damon
5 2000 Boiler Room Ben Younger Giovanni Ribisi,Ben Affleck,Nia Long
6 Pitch Black David Twohy Radha Mitchell,Cole Hauser
7 2001 The Fast andthe Furious Rob Cohen Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster
8 Knock around Guys Brian Koppelman Barry Pepper,Seth Green
9 2002 xXx Rob Cohen Samuel L. Jackson,William Hope,Danny Trejo
10 2003 A Man Apart F. Gary Gray Larenz Tate,Timothy Olyphant
11 2004 The Chroniclesof Riddick David Twohy Karl Urban,Judi Dench
12 2005 The Pacifier Adam Shankman Lauren Graham,Faith Ford,Brittany Snow
13 2006 Find Me Guilty Sidney Lumet Peter Dinklage,Richard Portnow,Alex Rocco
14 2008 Babylon A.D. Mathieu Kassovitz Michelle Yeoh,Mélanie Thierry,Lambert Wilson
15 2009 Fast & Furious Justin Lin Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster
16 2011 Fast Five Justin Lin Paul Walker,Jordana Brewster
17 2013 Fast Six Rob Cohen Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster
18 2013 The Chroniclesof Riddick David Twohy Karl Urban,Katee Sackhoff,Jordi Mollà

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