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Birthday: July 3, 1962
Place: Syracuse, New York, USA
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| An actor whose name has become synonymous with All-American testosterone-driven entertainment, Tom Cruise spent the 1980s as one of Hollywood's brightest shining Golden Boys. With black hair, blue eyes, and unabashed cockiness, Cruise rode high on such hits as Top Gun and Rain Man. Although his popularity dimmed slightly in the early '90s, he was able to bounce back with a string of hits that re-established him as both an action hero and, in the case of Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, a talented actor.Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, NY, actor Tom Cruise led a peripatetic existence as a child, moving from town to town with his rootless family. A high school wrestler, Cruise went into acting after being sidelined by a knee injury. This new activity served a dual purpose: Performing satiated Cruise's need for attention, while the memorization aspect of acting helped him come to grips with his dyslexia. Moving to New York in 1980, Cruise held down odd jobs until getting his first movie break in Endless Love (1981). His first big hit was Risky Business (1982), in which he entered movie-trivia heaven with the scene wherein he celebrates his parents' absence by dancing around the living room in his underwear. The Hollywood press corps began touting Cruise as one of the "Brat Pack," a group of twenty-something young actors who seemed on the verge of taking over the movie industry in the early '80s. But Cruise chose not to play the sort of teen-angst roles that the other Bratpackers specialized in — a wise decision, in that he has sustained his stardom while many of his contemporaries have fallen by the wayside or retreated into direct-to-video cheapies. Top Gun (1985) established Cruise as an action star, but again he refused to be pigeonholed, and followed up Top Gun with a solid characterization of a fledgling pool shark in The Color of Money (1986), the film that earned co-star Paul Newman an Academy Award. In 1988, Cruise took on one of his most challenging assignments as the brother of autistic savant Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. "Old" Hollywood chose to give all the credit for that film's success to Hoffman, but a closer look at Rain Man reveals that Cruise is the true central character in the film, the one who "grows" in humanity and maturity while Hoffman's character, though brilliantly portrayed, remains the same. In 1989, Cruise was finally given an opportunity to carry a major dramatic film without an older established star in tow. As paraplegic Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cruise delivered perhaps his most outstanding performance. Cruise's bankability faltered a bit with the expensive disappointment Far and Away (1990) (though it did give him a chance to co-star with his-then wife Nicole Kidman), but with A Few Good Men (1992), Cruise was back in form. In 1994, Cruise appeared as the vampire Lestat in the long-delayed film adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire. Although she was violently opposed to Cruise's casting, Rice reversed her decision upon seeing the actor's performance. In 1996, Cruise scored financial success with the big-budget actioner Mission Impossible, but it was with his multilayered, Oscar-nominated performance in Jerry Maguire (also 1996) that Cruise proved once again why he is considered a major Hollywood player. 1999 saw Cruise reunited onscreen with Kidman in a project of a very different sort, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. The film, which was the director's last, had been the subject of controversy, rumor, and speculation since it began filming. It opened to curious critics and audiences alike across the nation, and was met with a violently mixed response. However, it allowed Cruise to once again take part in film history, further solidifying his position as one of Hollywood's most well-placed movers and shakers. Cruise's enviable position was again solidified later in 1999, when he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as a loathsome "sexual prowess" guru in Paul Thomas Anderson's, Magnolia. In 2000, he scored again when he reprised his role as international agent Ethan Hunt in John Woo's MI:2, which proved to be one of the summer's first big moneymakers. His status as a full-blown star of impressive dramatic range now cemented in the eyes of both longtime fans and detractors, the popular actor next set his sights on reteaming with Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe for a remake of Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar's (The Others) Abre Los Ojos titled Vanilla Sky. Though Vanilla Sky's sometimes surreal trappings found the film recieving a mixed reception at the box office, the same could not be said for the following years massively successful sci-fi chase film Minority Report. Based on a short story by science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick and directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, Minority Report scored a direct hit at the box office, and Cruise could next be seen gearing up for his role in Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai along side Ken Watanabe, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.For his next film, Cruise picked a role unlike any he'd ever played; starring as a sociopathic hit man in the Michael Mann psychological thriller Collateral. He received major praise for his departure from the good-guy characters he'd built his career on, and for doing so convincingly. By 2005, he teamed up with Steven Speilberg again for the second time in three years with an epic adaptation of the Orson Wells alien-invasion story War of the Worlds. The summer blockbuster was regarded as a good popcorn film, but was in some ways overshadowed by the negative publicity that Cruise had been gathering.It began in 2005, when Cruise became suddenly vocal about his beliefs in the principles of Scientology, the religion created by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard. He publicly denounced actress Brooke Shields for taking medication in order to combat her postpartum depression, citing anti-depressants and the psychological sciences as immoral and unnecessary, going so far as to call it a "Nazi science" in an Entertainment Weekly interview. On June 24, 2005, he was interviewed by Matt Lauer for The Today Show during which time he appeared to be distractingly excitable and argumentative in his insistence that psychiatry is a "pseudo-science," and in a Der Spiegel interview, he was quoted as saying that Scientology has the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. This behavior caused a stirring of public opinion about Cruise, as did his relationship with 27 year old actress Katie Holmes. The two announced their engagement in the spring of 2005, and Cruise's enthusiasm for his new romantic interest created more curiosity about his mental stability. He appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on May 23 where, according to a New York Times description, he jumped up and down on the couch during his interview, professing his love for Holmes. He also ecstatically shook Winfrey's hands and at one point fell dramatically to one knee. The actor's newly outspoken attitude about Scientology linked intimately to the buzz surrounding his new relationship, as Holmes converted to the faith despite a lifelong adherence to Catholicism. The media was flooded with a rumor that the young actress had a "lost" period around this time, when for two weeks she was unreachable to her parents, friends, and extended family. Many suspected that Cruise's strange public behavior was nothing more than a failed publicity stunt to raise interest in War of the Worlds, a general attitude that continued through October 2005, when he and Holmes announced that she was pregnant. Some audiences found Cruise's ultra-enthusiastic behavior refreshing but for the most part, the actor's new public image hurt his fan base, as he alienated many of his viewers. As he geared up for the spring 2006 release of Mission: Impossible III, his ability to sell a film based almost purely on his own likability was in question for the first time in 20 years. Despite a cast that boasted such names as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, curiosity about the film's success seemed to hinge solely on Cruise's controversial personal life. The movie ended up performing essentially as expected, despite lining up almost conspicuously with the birth of he and Holmes' daughter Suri in spring of 2006.The media frenzy that followed her pregnancy and birth were no less involved. There were whispers of dangerous or inadvisable methods of childcare and feeding, rumors that the Scientology endorsed method for birthing demands complete silence from everyone—including the mother—and questions about what kind of access to medical care and pain medicine Holmes would have in accordance with the practices of Scientology. Holmes said little publicly of her new relationship, religion or role as a mother, but Cruise insisted in interviews that the process of the "silent birth" demands others in the room be quiet but not the mother. Even after the child was born, controversy surrounded the name that the couple chose for her, as Cruise's public statement claimed the name Suri was chosen because it means "princess" in Hebrew and "red rose" in Persian, while experts on both languages insisted that this was not accurate. Scholars and speakers of the languages in question said that in Persian (conventionally known as Farsi) the word denotes the color red but has no connection what so ever to roses, while in Hebrew, the closest connection it bears to its claimed origin is that the Jews of Eastern Europe use it as a nickname for the name Sarah, and that in ancient Hebrew Sarah is the feminine form of the word Lord. After the birth, the couple finally set their date wedding, planning to hold the event in early July.
- Cousin of actor William Mapother and Amy Mapother.
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#41). 
- He and his wife Nicole Kidman donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York. 
- Ranked #3 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. 
- Voted Best Dressed Male Movie Star 
- Stopped to help a hit and run victim and paid her hospital bills. The victim was aspiring Brazilian actress Heloisa Vinhas. 
- Caused a stir in the medical community when he claimed, in an interview, that Scientology cured him of his dyslexia. 
- While he was working with Paul Newman in the The Color of Money (1986), he engaged in much conversation with the politically active actor. The resulting conscious raising changed him from an actor who ignored the jingoistic tone of Top Gun (1986) to a performer who chose a film with a strong anti-war tone, Born on the Fourth of July (1989) to counter his contribution to the former film.
- Has three sisters: Marian, Lee Anne De Vette and Cass. Lee Anne became his publicist in 2004 after he left Pat Kingsley.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world 
- Graduated from Glen Ridge High School [June 1980]
- At age 14, he enrolled in a seminary to become a priest. He dropped out after one year.
- He took up acting after losing his place on a high school wrestling team due to a knee injury.
- He and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella and Connor.
- Is right handed when writing, but does most things left handed.
- Mission: Impossible (1996) gave him a total of million with percentage of gross included.
- Enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, and piloting his Pitts Special S-2B stunt plane
- Recently restored an older home in the township of Biltmore Forest, a town within the city limits of Asheville, North Carolina. 
- Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 
- Received the John Huston Award for Artists Rights in 1998.
- Was considered for the lead in The Matrix (1999).
- Cruise earned roughly million for Mission: Impossible II (2000). He did this by turning down any upfront salary, for instead taking a back-end deal that landed him 30% of the film's gross for both his producing and acting duties.
- Attended Packanack School in Wayne, New Jersey from first through third grade.
- Filed a 0 million defamation lawsuit against Michael Davis, a man who allegedly offered to sell videotapes of himself having sex with the actor. The lawsuit accuses Davis of making the statements "in order to hurt the plaintiff and gain widespread publicity for himself." [May 2001]
- Dated Vanilla Sky (2001) co-star Penélope Cruz. [2001-January 2004]
- Conor Antony (adopted son) born January 17, 1995.
- Isabella Jane (adopted daughter) born December 22, 1992.
- Instead of his affair with Penélope Cruz damaging both their careers, it only boosted it.
- Suffers from dyslexia.
- Earned his pilot's license in Toronto in 1994.
- He didn't stay for the remainder of the 2002 Academy Awards after opening them because it was his turn to look after his and ex-wife Nicole Kidman's children. He reportedly left the Kodak Theatre by a back door after opening proceedings and dashed home to watch the rest of the event on TV with his adopted kids Conor and Isabella.
- For 1988, he became the first actor to have the distinction of starring in both the year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, Rain Man (1988) and the year's Razzie "winner" for Worst Picture, Cocktail (1988).
- Ranked #14 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #16 in 2002.
- Ranked #4 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003)
- Father, Thomas Mapother III (15 October 1934 - January 1984), was an electrical engineer.
- Has two dogs called Basil and Murray and a cat called Harvey.
- First actor in history to star in five consecutive films that grossed 0 million in the USA: A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996).
- Briefly attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky and was a paperboy for the Louisville Courier-Journal.
- Wore braces on his flashy, million-dollar smile in 2002 to correct a misaligned bite.
- Announced that his relationship with Penélope Cruz had ended in January 2004. [March 2004]
- Has appeared in films opposite four directors who have also directed his films. Sydney Pollack, who directed The Firm (1993), appeared in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Magnolia (1999), appeared as an extra in Minority Report (2002). Minority Report (2002) director Steven Spielberg appeared in Vanilla Sky (2001) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Cameron Crowe, who directed Jerry Maguire (1996) and Vanilla Sky (2001), appeared in Minority Report (2002).
- Will not allow his likeness to be used in video games or for action figures.
- While filming Days of Thunder (1990) at Daytona International Speedway, he enjoyed playing football with the truck drivers. He was the receiver - he loved going deep to catch a pass.
- While filming Days of Thunder (1990) at Daytona International Speedway, he drove one of the Hendricks Motorsports R&D cars around the track. The best time recorded was a lap at 205 MPH.
- He was voted the 31st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- [September 2004] Lives with his sister Cass and her three children in Los Angeles.
- Spoke at his niece's [Lee Anne De Vette's daughter] graduation from the Delphian School.
- Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
- Lost out to actor Peter Barton for the lead role in "The Powers of Matthew Star" (1982).
- Renée Zellweger thanked him in her Oscar acceptance speech when she won 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for Cold Mountain (2003).
- Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
- Channel 4's 'Ultimate Film' show states that, in terms of UK cinema audience rather than revenue, Cruise's most successful film in the UK was Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
- While a student at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, he studied one of his courses under legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner.
- Studied drama at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, in conjunction with the Actors Studio, New School University, New York.
- Was named the #1 top money-making star at the box office in Quigley Publications annual poll of movie exhibitors a record six between 1986 and 2001. Bing Crosby and Burt Reynolds both were named #1 for five consecutive years, and Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks also have been #1 five times, but non-consecutively.
- Was #2, second only to Tom Hanks, as a top money-making star at the box office in 2004, as ranked by Quigley Publications' annual poll of movie exhibitors. Cruise has been named to the Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars 17 times, tying him for 4th place with Paul Newman. John Wayne is #1 on the all-time list, with 25 appearances in the Top 10.
- Has donated to charities such as The Ashley Flint Fund, The Tsunami Relief Fund, Themoms.biz Diabetes Fund, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Campaign and The Church of Scientology.
- Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #3 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
- Studied with renowned acting coach Phil Gushee at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York.
- His character Lt. Daniel Kaffee in A Few Good Men (1992) was based on real life U.S. Navy JAG Corp Donald Marcari, who now works as an attorney with Marcari, Russotto, and Spencer P.C. in Cheaspeake, Virginia.
- The name Mapother is pronounced like "MAY bother", only with a P.
- Time magazine once described him as a "baby-faced Christopher Reeve".
- Ranked #14 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. He is the highest ranked actor on the list.
- Engaged to actress Katie Holmes. [17 June 2005]
- Proposed to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
- Was the original choice for the role of Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
- Emilio Estevez served as best man at his wedding to Mimi Rogers
- Celebrated his 43rd birthday atop the holiday box office with War of the Worlds (2005)
- His May 2005 appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) was named the #1 "Celebrity Meltdown Ever" by TV Guide Magazine.
- Owns and operates "Montana Miss" a WWII P-51 Mustang.
- He and his former girlfriend Penélope Cruz appeared together in Vanilla Sky (2001)
- He and ex-wife Nicole Kidman made 3 movies together: Days of Thunder (1990), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Far and Away (1992). They met on the set of Days of Thunder (1990)
- While attending the London premiere of War of the Worlds (2005), he was squirted in the face with water during a prank interview. His reaction on camera was stern but not livid. The culprit was charged with assault.
- He was in two different movies featuring the song "Iko Iko" on its soundtrack - Rain Man (1988) by The Belle Stars and _Mission: Impossible II (2000)_ by Zap Mama.
- He is a big fan of British singer Joss Stone.
- Has played a soldier in five different movies. Taps (1981), Top Gun (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), A Few Good Men (1992) and The Last Samurai (2003).
- Has worked with an impressive list of master filmmakers: Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Parents divorced when he was 12.
- Tom and Katie Holmes became the parents of a girl named "Suri", who was born on April 18, 2006 in Los Angeles. "Suri" weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 inches.
- In the past twenty years since his first hundred million dollar grosser (Top Gun (1986)), only six of his films have failed to reach that status.
- Was originally to star in Enemy of the State (1998), but scheduling conflicts with Eyes Wide Shut (1999) forced him to miss out on the film. His part went to Will Smith.
- Wears a mask on six different movies. In all of the three "Mission: Impossible" movies and in Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001) and Minority Report (2002), where the injection that makes his face disfigured can be considered as a futuristic mask.
- Topped Forbes magazine's "100 Top Celebrities" list in 2006 ahead of The Rolling Stones and Oprah Winfrey (June 2006).
- Ranked #14 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #14 in 2005 as well. He is the highest-ranked actor on the list.
- Stepfather of his children Isabella and Connor is Keith Urban
- Is talked about in the song 'Though the Wire' by Kanye west
- Was ranked # 1 in Forbes Celberty 100 Who Made Bank
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