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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise


Famous as :

Actor, producer

Birth Name :

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Birth Date :

July 03, 1962

Birth Place :

Syracuse, New York, USA

Spouse :

Mimi Rogers (actress, 9-May-87 - 4-Feb-90), Nicole Kidman (actress, 24-Dec-90 - 8-Aug-01), Katie Holmes (actress, 18-Nov-06 - 20-Aug-12)

Claim to fame :

As Joel Goodsen in "Risky Business" (1983)


If only Tom Cruise had never experienced a knee injury, he would probably have become a professional wrestler instead of being a Hollywood actor. Whether it was a blessing in disguise or not, the incident surely has served as a major turning point in his life. It made him chose to undergo a different path, thus emerged as one of the most celebrated artists in the world. Born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, he is the third child as well as the only son of Thomas Cruise Maphoter III and Mary Lee Pfeiffer. Together with his three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass Mapother, Tom spent his early life residing in various locations, partly due to his father's occupation as an electrical engineer. The family had wandered through Ottawa; Louisville, Kentucky; and Wayne, New Jersey before they finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. By this time, his parents had already divorced and Mary Lee remarried a man named Joseph South.

Having attended a dozen of different schools, Tom often encountered difficulties in reading text, thus came to a realization that he had a learning disorder called dyslexia. He then focused his attention on sports during his study at Glen Ridge High School. It was in this period that he got the injury which forced him to leave the school's wrestling team. Furthermore, it prevented him to pursue any career in sports. Knowing this, he started to look for another field which he could fit in. It appeared that acting was a decent choice, so he decided to take a further look by joining the school's stage production. Acting apparently turned out to satisfy his need to compete and gain attention while also helped him to cope with his dyslexia as its memorization aspect improved his concentration and motivational skills. Having enjoyed his performance in the student's musical project of "Guys and Dolls," he decided to establish a professional acting career.

Latest News

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Reportedly No Longer Speaking to Each Other

March 19, 2015 07:37:25 GMT

is no longer speaking to his former wife , TMZ reports. Sources tell the site that Tom and Katie don't communicate at all and rely on the help of intermediaries to talk about their daughter Suri.

HBO's Scientology Documentary Reveals Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

January 26, 2015 09:01:50 GMT

New documentary "" which will air on HBO reveals crazy things about the Church of Scientology. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night, January 25, the pic features testimony from a former top official at the church, Mark "Marty" Rathbun.

Tom Cruise Up for Drug Thriller, John Krasinski in Talks for Benghazi Movie

January 15, 2015 08:06:03 GMT

may reunite with "" director Doug Liman in his next movie. The A-list actor and the helmer are reportedly in talks to team up for "", a 1980s drug thriller being developed at Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures.

Jeff Daniels Is Eyed for Steve Jobs Biopic, Tom Cruise Was Wanted to Play the Apple Co-Founder

December 10, 2014 02:51:54 GMT

New info from Universal's untitled Steve Jobs biopic surfaces. According to a Tuesday, December 9 report by TheWrap, the studio is eyeing to play former Apple CEO John Sculley. The studio has not responded to request for comments.

Tom Cruise Courted for 'Highlander' Reboot

November 20, 2014 04:06:10 GMT

is eyed to star in Summit Entertainment's long-delayed reboot of the classic fantasy film "". According to a scoop from TheWrap, the "" actor has got an offer to play the mentor role originally portrayed by in the original flick.

NBC Develops Live Staging of 'A Few Good Men'

November 07, 2014 23:22:12 GMT

"A Few Good Men" is getting revival. According to Variety, the TV network has entered early stages of negotiation with Aaron Sorkin to adapt his classic Broadway play for the small screen. The writer is reportedly eyed to shepherd the project.

Tom Cruise Hanging From Plane 5,000 Feet in the Air for 'Mission: Impossible V'

November 04, 2014 06:39:37 GMT

is pulling off a death-defying stunt yet again. After running down the world's tallest building in "", now he is strapped to a moving plane at 5,000 feet for a dangerous scene in the sequel, "Mission: Impossible V".

Katie Holmes Talks Tom Cruise Divorce, Her Life as Single Mother

October 30, 2014 04:29:32 GMT

opens up about her life after getting divorced from . In an interview with PEOPLE, Katie says, "I don't want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am. I don't want that to be what I'm known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now."

Video: Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson Jump Off the Roof for 'Mission: Impossible V'

August 26, 2014 08:02:42 GMT

and his on-screen leading lady filmed a daring stunt for "Mission: Impossible V" in Austria. On-set videos feature the duo running atop the Vienna Opera House and jumping off the roof.

Pics: Tom Cruise Scaling the Roof of Vienna State Opera House for 'Mission: Impossible V'

August 23, 2014 05:03:16 GMT

"Mission: Impossible V" has started production in Vienna, Austria. who returns to play Ethan Hunt recently hit the set, preparing to film a dangerous stunt at the Vienna Opera House. The actor was seen scaling the roof of the building with a long rope.

Tom Cruise and Foo Fighters Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014 07:16:39 GMT

and are the latest celebrities to put interesting twist on Ice Bucket Challenge. Tom and director of "Mission: Impossible V", Christopher McQuarrie, chose to take 8 buckets of ice while Foo Fighters parodied 1976's horror movie "Carrie".

Tom Cruise Could Be on Board Pirate Movie 'South China Sea'

August 08, 2014 09:07:09 GMT

Known for his role as rookie pilot in "Top Gun", may next lead a ship crew. The "Mission: Impossible" hunk is reportedly offered to star in Millennium Films' action film "" to be directed by Mans Marlind & Bjorn Stein, who worked behind the lens on "".

'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' $1 Billion Lawsuit Dismissed

July 04, 2014 03:39:56 GMT

The $1 billion lawsuit against "" was dismissed by a federal judge on Thursday, July 3. Plaintiff Timothy Patrick McLanahan was given time to "show cause why this case should not be dismissed" last month but he never did.

Tom Cruise Hits Three Countries in 24 Hours to Premiere 'Edge of Tomorrow'

May 29, 2014 09:30:41 GMT

spent a day of his life in three countries. The actor and his "" co-star hit London, Paris and New York in 24 hours on Wednesday, May 28 to premiere their latest movie.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Present 14-Minute Featurette of 'Edge of Tomorrow'

May 28, 2014 07:46:35 GMT

A 14-minute featurette of "" is released two weeks away from its theatrical release. and co-star sat on chairs to guide viewers into their latest action movie.

Emily Blunt Says She Took Tom Cruise to Sex Club

May 16, 2014 07:58:54 GMT

revealed that she took to a sex club when they were in London. The star of "" shared the story during an appearance on "" on Wednesday, May 14. Blunt said that it was her husband 's idea to give Cruise a crazy experience during his visit.

Tom Cruise Is Not Dating Laura Prepon

April 18, 2014 06:42:54 GMT

is not dating despite reports claiming so. A report of the two's alleged romance first emerged in November and on Wednesday, April 16 a source told Page Six that Cruise and the "" star were still together. "It's the buzz on the set of her show," the source said.

Tom Cruise Lawyer Calls $1 Billion Lawsuit Over 'Mission: Impossible IV' 'Bizzare'

February 06, 2014 08:24:17 GMT

, who recently settled his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media, now finds himself on the other side of the law. The actor has been hit with $1 billion lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement.

Melissa Gilbert on Dating Tom Cruise: He Was a Good Kisser

January 25, 2014 04:44:12 GMT

dished on dating when she stopped by "Watch What Happens Live!". During the Thursday, January 23 episode, Gilbert responded to a fan who asked if she did date Cruise in the past.

Tom Cruise Drops Out of Western Movie Remake 'Magnificent Seven'

December 25, 2013 07:33:18 GMT

is no longer involved in "", a remake of John Sturges' classic western movie. The "" star was first attached to the project in 2012 and was supposed to play one of the cowboys. He has just completed "" and is now preparing for "Mission: Impossible V" and "".

Tom Cruise No Longer Suing Life and Style Publisher for 50 Million Dollars

December 20, 2013 23:22:33 GMT

has reached the middle with Bauer Media Group whose daughter company Life & Style published a false story of him. The actor dropped the $50 million lawsuit against them on Friday, December 20 in a California federal court.

Brad Pitt Courted Anew for Tom Cruise's Car Racing Drama 'Go Like Hell'

December 19, 2013 08:52:47 GMT

It looks like a reunion between and is happening. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the "" actor is in a new negotiation to star in "", a movie about real-life rivalry between Ford and Ferrari.

Tom Cruise Dies Repeatedly in 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer

December 12, 2013 02:00:30 GMT

is caught in a time loop as seen in the first trailer for "". He is a new recruit in a war against aliens, and his life ends in the battlefield. But then he finds himself waking up in the past and repeatedly returning to war.

Tom Cruise Officially Returns for 'Jack Reacher' Sequel

December 10, 2013 06:13:23 GMT

A sequel to 2012's thriller "" is officially in the works at Paramount and Skydance Productions. will return to reprise his role as the titular tough guy. The studio is looking for new scribes since Christopher McQuarrie who directed and wrote the first film is focusing on "Mission: Impossible V".

Tom Cruise Denies Dating Fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon

November 28, 2013 00:10:57 GMT

The report that is dating fellow Scientologist and actress has been denied. A representative of the actor said the claim was "false".

Tom Cruise Courting Jack Nicholson to Star in 'El Presidente'

November 20, 2013 07:01:02 GMT

and could reunite on the big screen for the first time since their 1992 movie "A Few Good Men". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "" actor is wooing his former co-star to take on one of the key roles in Warner Bros.' comedy "".

Tom Cruise Denies Comparing His Job as Actor to Soldier Fighting in Battlefield

November 11, 2013 04:37:55 GMT

After backtracking his statement that seemed to admit left him to protect Suri from Scientology, now set the record straight on the claim that he said being away from home to work on a movie felt like being shipped off to war. He sends a denial through his powerhouse lawyer Bert Fields.

Tom Cruise: Katie Holmes Never Said Scientology Played a Part in Divorce

November 09, 2013 02:18:31 GMT

apparently has backpedaled on his statement about his divorce from . Cruise, who is fighting against Bauer Publishing in a $50 million lawsuit over its headlines, previously seemed to admit that his religion Scientology contributed to his separation from the former "Dawson's Creek" star.

Tom Cruise Admits Scientology Contributed to Katie Holmes Split

November 08, 2013 08:02:18 GMT

In a September 9 court deposition, admitted that Scientology played part in his separation from . According to the document obtained by Radar Online, Holmes was a Scientology practitioner when they were married, but then she left the church after splitting from the "Top Gun" actor.

Tom Cruise Denies Abandoning Suri, Says They Have 'Wonderful Relationship'

November 06, 2013 04:50:49 GMT

opens up about his relationship with his daughter Suri in a court document supporting his legal battle with a magazine publisher. The "" actor filed a $50-million defamation lawsuit against Bauer Publishing Co. in October 2012 over reports published in Life & Style and In Touch magazines which claimed he "abandoned" Suri after separating from .

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