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Tom Cruise

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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)

Biography


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


Official: Tom Cruise Stars in 'Mena' Directed by Doug Liman

May 28, 2015 06:46:39 GMT

Universal Pictures announced that the production of its upcoming movie "" had begun in Georgia. They also confirmed the cast which includes who takes a lead role in the film. The project reunites Cruise and director Doug Liman, who previously directed him in "".
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'American Ninja Warrior' Launches Challenge to Tom Cruise

May 27, 2015 07:43:11 GMT

"" aims high when it comes to dream celebrity guests. Sitting down for an interview with TV Insider, presenter Akbar Gbaja-Biamila issues a challenge to when asked which stars would be perfect for the course.
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Tom Cruise NOT Romancing Paula Patton

May 22, 2015 03:43:33 GMT

Contrary to circulating rumors, is not dating . National Enquirer previously reported that the "" actor and his co-star were on a number of "secret dates."
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Report Saying Tom Cruise's 'Not Suri's Real Dad' Is False

May 21, 2015 06:10:35 GMT

Contrary to circulating rumor, is indeed Suri's real father. The National Enquirer published on its latest issue's cover a photo of the "" actor and his daughter along with headline "Hollywood Biggest Scandal Ever: Tom Is Not Suri's Real Dad". It also alleged Tom "hasn't seen her in 607 days."
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Tom Cruise Eyed for Disney's 'Bob: The Musical'

April 24, 2015 06:12:01 GMT

is circling Disney's long-delayed movie "". While the "Mission: Impossible" star is pursued for the lead role, "" director Michel Hazanavicius is courted to helm the feature film.
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Russell Crowe: My Friendship With Tom Cruise Led Me to Look Into Scientology

April 23, 2015 06:15:17 GMT

reveals to PEOPLE about his curiosity on Scientology. The "" actor says he looked into the highly-talked religion when he was hanging out with and his then-wife .
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Tom Cruise Admits He Was Scared Over 'Mission: Impossible 5' Plane Stunt

April 22, 2015 08:00:15 GMT

admitted he was scared while doing plane stunt for his upcoming film "". "I was scared s**tless!" Cruise told the audience at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, while playing footage of the movie, on Tuesday, April 21.
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Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers' Marriage Was Reportedly Sabotaged by Scientology Leader

April 13, 2015 07:04:47 GMT

's marriage to his first wife was reportedly sabotaged by Scientology leader David Miscavige. Mimi and her family were Scientologists and she was the one who introduced Tom to the religion.
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Report: Tom Cruise Hasn't Seen Suri for a Year

April 09, 2015 07:37:31 GMT

reportedly has not seen his daughter Suri for almost a year. A source close to says to TMZ that Tom didn't come to visit Suri because he was shooting "" in London. Although Tom said that he had two weeks off after shooting was wrapped, he didn't come to see Suri. Katie is kind of disappointed knowing that his ex-husband is away from Suri for months.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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 "".
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 "".
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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.
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