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.
“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
|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|