Tom Cruise Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer. One of the world’s highest-paid actors, he has received various accolades throughout his career, including three Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for a British Academy Film Award and three Academy Awards. His films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.
Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1983) and action drama film Top Gun (1986). Critical acclaim came with his roles in the drama films The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). For his portrayal of Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. As a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, he starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm (1993), the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996). For his role in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and received his second Academy Award nomination.
Cruise’s performance as a motivational speaker in the drama film Magnolia (1999) earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, he has played Ethan Hunt in all six of the Mission: Impossible films from 1996 to 2018. He also starred in science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Mummy (2017).
Cruise has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, which he credits with helping him overcome dyslexia. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, and a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology.
Early life and education
Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, to electrical engineer Thomas Cruise Mapother III (1934–1984) and special education teacher Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer; 1936–2017). His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, and had English, German, and Irish ancestry. Cruise has three sisters named Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. One of his cousins, William Mapother, is also an actor who has appeared alongside Cruise in five films. Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a Catholic upbringing. He later described his father as “a merchant of chaos”, a “bully”, and a “coward” who beat his children. He elaborated, “[My father] was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang! For me, it was like, ‘There’s something wrong with this guy. Don’t trust him. Be careful around him.'”
Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada. When his father took a job as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces, his family moved in late 1971 to Beacon Hill, Ottawa. He attended the new Robert Hopkins Public School for his fourth and fifth grade education. He first became involved in drama in fourth grade, under the tutelage of drama teacher George Steinburg. He and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright, who was in the audience, later said that “the movement and improvisation were excellent … it was a classic ensemble piece”. In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. That year, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States. In 1978, she married Jack South. Cruise’s father died of cancer in 1984. Cruise briefly took a Catholic Church scholarship and attended the St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio; he aspired to become a Franciscan priest before being expelled from the seminary for drinking and becoming interested in acting.: 24–26 In total, he attended 15 schools in 14 years. In his senior year of high school, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game.: 47 He went on to star in the school’s production of Guys and Dolls. In 1980, he graduated from Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Relationships and wealth
Cruise splits his time between homes in Beverly Hills, California; Clearwater, Florida; Dulwich, London; and East Grinstead, West Sussex. He had several relationships with women in the early-to-mid-1980s, including Rebecca De Mornay, Patti Scialfa, and Cher.
Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987. They divorced on February 4, 1990. Rogers introduced Cruise to Scientology.
Cruise met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman, on the set of their film Days of Thunder (1990). The couple married on December 24, 1990. They adopted two children: Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995). In February 2001, Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. The pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. In 2007, Kidman clarified rumors of a miscarriage early in her marriage to Cruise, explaining that she had actually had an ectopic pregnancy.
Cruise was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). Their three-year relationship ended in 2004. An article in the October 2012 issue of Vanity Fair stated that several sources have said that after the breakup with Cruz, Scientologist leaders launched a secret project to find Cruise a new girlfriend. According to those sources, a series of “auditions” of Scientologist actresses resulted in a short-lived relationship with British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi, who subsequently left Scientology. Scientology and Cruise’s lawyers issued strongly worded denials and threatened to sue, accusing Vanity Fair of “shoddy journalism” and “religious bigotry”. Journalist Roger Friedman later reported that he received an email from director and ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis confirming the story.
In April 2005, Cruise began dating actress Katie Holmes. On April 27 that year, Cruise and Holmes—dubbed TomKat by the media—made their first public appearance together in Rome. A month later, Cruise publicly declared his love for Holmes on The Oprah Winfrey Show, famously jumping up and down on Winfrey’s couch during the show. Media coverage at the time implied that Oprah was somewhat taken aback by Cruise’s overexuberent couch-outburst, which distracted from the intended promotion of Cruise’s current film, War of the Worlds. On October 6, 2005, Cruise and Holmes announced they were expecting a child. In April 2006, their daughter Suri was born. On November 18, Holmes and Cruise were married at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, in a Scientologist ceremony attended by many Hollywood stars. Their publicists said the couple had “officialized” their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony. There has been widespread speculation that their marriage was arranged by the Church of Scientology. David Miscavige, the head of Scientology, served as Cruise’s best man. On June 29, 2012, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise. On July 9, the couple signed a divorce settlement worked out by their lawyers. New York law requires all divorce documents remain sealed, so the exact terms of the settlement are not publicly available.
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Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993, and the company has since co-produced several of Cruise’s films, the first being Mission: Impossible in 1996 which was also Cruise’s first project as a producer.
Cruise in 2016
Cruise is noted as having negotiated some of the most lucrative film deals in Hollywood, and was described in 2005 by Hollywood economist Edward Jay Epstein as “one of the most powerful – and richest – forces in Hollywood.” Epstein argues that Cruise is one of the few producers (the others being George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer) who are regarded as able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar film franchise. Epstein also contends that the public obsession with Cruise’s tabloid controversies obscures full appreciation of Cruise’s exceptional commercial prowess.
Cruise/Wagner Productions, Cruise’s film production company, is said to be developing a screenplay based on Erik Larson’s New York Times bestseller The Devil in the White City about a real-life serial killer, H. H. Holmes, at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition. Kathryn Bigelow is attached to the project to produce and helm. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, is also developing a film about Holmes and the World’s Fair, in which DiCaprio will star.
Cruise has produced several films in which he appeared. He produced Mission: Impossible, Without Limits, Mission: Impossible 2, The Others, Vanilla Sky and many others.
In 2006, Premiere ranked Cruise as Hollywood’s most powerful actor, as Cruise came in at number 13 on the magazine’s 2006 Power List, being the highest-ranked actor. The same year, Forbes magazine ranked him as the world’s most powerful celebrity. The founder of CinemaScore in 2016 cited Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio as the “two stars, it doesn’t matter how bad the film is, they can pull [the box office] up”.
October 10, 2006, was declared “Tom Cruise Day” in Japan; the Japan Memorial Day Association said that he was awarded with a special day because of “his love for and close association with Japan.”
While reviewing Days of Thunder, film critic Roger Ebert noted the similarities between several of Cruise’s 1980s films and nicknamed the formula the Tom Cruise Picture. Ebert listed nine key ingredients that make up the Tom Cruise Picture: the Cruise character, the mentor, the superior woman, the craft he must hone, the arena it takes place in, the arcana or knowledge he must learn, the trail or journey, the proto enemy, and the eventual enemy of the character. Some of Cruise’s later films like A Few Good Men and The Last Samurai can also be considered to be part of this formula.
Widescreenings compares two of these Cruise characters in an article on the film A Few Good Men.
|1983||The Outsiders||Yes||No||Steve Randle|
|Risky Business||Yes||No||Joel Goodson|
|All the Right Moves||Yes||No||Stefan Djordjevic|
|1986||Top Gun||Yes||No||Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell|
|The Color of Money||Yes||No||Vincent Lauria|
|Rain Man||Yes||No||Charlie Babbitt|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Yes||No||Ron Kovic|
|1990||Days of Thunder||Yes||No||Cole Trickle|
|1992||Far and Away||Yes||No||Joseph Donelly|
|A Few Good Men||Yes||No||Lt. Daniel Kaffee|
|1993||The Firm||Yes||No||Mitch McDeere|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire||Yes||No||Lestat de Lioncourt|
|1996||Mission: Impossible||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|Jerry Maguire||Yes||No||Jerry Maguire|
|1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Yes||No||Bill Harford|
|Magnolia||Yes||No||Frank T.J. Mackey|
|2000||Mission: Impossible 2||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2001||Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures||Yes||No||Himself|
|The Others||No||Yes||N/A||Executive producer|
|Vanilla Sky||Yes||Yes||David Aames|
|2002||Space Station 3D||Yes||No||Narrator|
|Minority Report||Yes||No||John Anderton|
|Austin Powers in Goldmember||Yes||No||Himself as Austin Powers||Cameo uncredited|
|The Last Samurai||Yes||Yes||Nathan Algren|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Yes||No||Ray Ferrier|
|2006||Ask the Dust||No||Yes||N/A|
|Mission: Impossible III||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Yes||No||Senator Jasper Irving|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Yes||No||Les Grossman|
|Valkyrie||Yes||No||Claus von Stauffenberg|
|2010||Knight and Day||Yes||No||Roy Miller/Matthew Knight|
|2011||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Yes||No||Stacee Jaxx|
|Jack Reacher||Yes||Yes||Jack Reacher|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Yes||No||Maj. William Cage|
|2015||Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Yes||Yes||Jack Reacher|
|2017||The Mummy||Yes||No||Nick Morton|
|American Made||Yes||No||Barry Seal|
|2018||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2022||Top Gun: Maverick||Yes||Yes||Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell|
|2023||Mission: Impossible 7||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|
|2024||Mission: Impossible 8||Yes||Yes||Ethan Hunt|