Tom Cruise biography facts
# 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.
Tom Cruise 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.”
Tom Cruise all movies list and latest films
|1981||Endless Love||Franco Zeffirelli||Brooke Shields,
|-||Taps||Harold Becker||George C. Scott,
|1983||The Outsiders||F Ford Coppola||Matt Dillon,
|-||Losin’ It||Curtis Hanson||John Stockwell,
Jackie Earle Haley,
|-||Risky Business||Paul Brickman||Joe Pantoliano,
Rebecca De Mornay,
|-||All the Right Moves||Michael Chapman||Lea Thompson,
Craig T. Nelson,
|1985||Legend||Ridley Scott||Tim Curry,
|1986||Top Gun||Tony Scott||Val Kilmer,
|-||The Color of Money||Martin Scorsese||Paul Newman,
M E Mastrantonio,
|1988||Cocktail||Roger Donaldson||Elisabeth Shue,
|-||Young Guns||Christopher Cain||Emilio Estevez,
Lou Diamond Phillips,
|-||Rain Man||Barry Levinson||Dustin Hoffman,
|1989||Born on the
Fourth of July
|Oliver Stone||Caroline Kava,
Raymond J. Barry,
|1990||Days of Thunder||Tony Scott||Nicole Kidman,
|1992||Far and Away||Ron Howard||Thomas Gibson,
|-||A Few Good Men||Rob Reiner||Demi Moore,
|1993||The Firm||Sydney Pollack||Gene Hackman,
|Neil Jordan||Brad Pitt,
|1996||Mission Impossible||Brian De Palma||Emmanuelle Béart,
|-||Jerry Maguire||Cameron Crowe||Renée Zellweger,
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
|1998||3rd Rock from the Sun||Terry Hughes||John Lithgow,
|1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Stanley Kubrick||Madison Eginton,
|-||Magnolia||P Thomas Anderson||Julianne Moore,
John C. Reilly,
William H. Macy
|2000||Mission: Impossible II||John Woo||Thandie Newton,
|2001||Vanilla Sky||Cameron Crowe||Cameron Diaz,
|2002||Minority Report||Steven Spielberg||Steve Harris,
Max von Sydow,
in Gold member
|Jay Roach||Mike Myers,
|2003||The Last Samurai||Edward Zwick||Ken Watanabe,
Ray Godshall Sr
|2004||Collateral||Michael Mann||Jada Pinkett Smith,
|2005||War of the Worlds||Steven Spielberg||Miranda Otto,
|2006||Mission Impossible III||J.J. Abrams||Ving Rhames,
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Robert Redford||Robert Redford,
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Ben Stiller||Jeff Kahn,
Robert Downey Jr
|-||Valkyrie||Bryan Singer||David Bamber,
|2010||Knight and Day||James Mangold||Cameron Diaz,
|2011||Mission Impossible IV||Brad Bird||Jeremy Renner,
|2012||Rock of Ages||Adam Shankman||Diego Boneta,
|-||Jack Reacher||C McQuarrie||Rosamund Pike,
|2013||Oblivion||Joseph Kosinski||Olga Kurylenko,