In 2006, Cruise got married to actress Katie Holmes. The couple has a child named Suri together. The couple split in 2012, though the specifics of the divorce haven’t been Tom Cruise (born 03.07.1962) is an American actor who has 3 Academy Awards and three Golden Globes to his credit.
Childhood:Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in New York, Cruise is the son of Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. Cruise was educated and raised at the University of Ontario, Canada as his father was employed as a Defense Consultant in the Canadian Army.
Mary was divorced from Tom’s father when Tom was 12 years old. The family moved to a variety of cities. As he recovered from a shoulder injury, Cruise decided to audition for the role of lead in the school production called Guys and Dolls. This role led him to decide to be an actor.
The Acting Profession:In 1981, Tom Cruise got his first film role, A small role of Endless Love, which starred Brooke Shields. Additionally, he had a bigger role with Sean Penn in Taps, also released in 1981. A few years later, Cruise was cast in The Outsiders, a Francis Ford Coppola film that featured Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe. In 1982, Cruise was in the film Losin’ it with Shelly Long and Risky Business It is widely acknowledged for being the movie that introduced Cruise to the attention of the world. The fourth film of his season was All the Right Moves.
After appearing in Ridley Scott’s fantasy film, Legend, Cruise was chosen in the film by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson to be a part of Top Gun. According to reports, Cruise initially declined the role, but later helped change the script before he eventually accepted the role. The film was released on the 16th of September in 1986. It was also the top grossing film of the year, earning more than $350 million globally. In the following year, Cruise was a part of The Color of Money, which was for the film, and co-star Paul Newman won an Oscar.
Then, two years later Cruise was in two more extremely popular films. The first film was Cocktail which was a fun-filled tale where he played a bartender. The other was Rain Man, which also included Dustin Hoffman. Rain Man won four of the eight Academy Awards for which it was nominated. The success continued with the announcement that Tom Cruise received more Academy Award nominations this time for his performance on Born on the Fourth of July.
Tom followed up to be a part of Days of Thunder and Far and Away Two films where he co-starred with his soon-to-be wife, Nicole Kidman. They were followed by his appearance on A Few Good Men, featuring Demi Moore as well as Jack Nicholson. Then, he was cast as Gene Hackman in The Firm which was based on John Grisham’s most popular novel.
The year 1994 saw Cruise featured on screen in Interview With The Vampire Based on the novel by Anne Rice. Brad Pitt and Christian Slater were also on the screen, however Anne Rice was overtly critical of the casting decision. Cruise as the main character in the movie.
Two years later Cruise made a cameo appearance as a lead actor in Mission: Impossible, a remake of the 1960s’ TV series. It was the third highest-rated film of the year, raking in more than $456 million. The actor then won an Academy Award for his role in Jerry Maguire that featured his famous phrase “Show me the money!”
The year 1999 was the time that Cruise played alongside Nicole Kidman (to whom is still married) In the 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut. The film was Kubrick’s final film prior to his death, and took him two years to finish. Magnolia was released the same year. Cruise received an Best Supporting Actor Academy Award Nomination for his performance as a character in the movie. The following season, Cruise returned to his character for Mission: Impossible in the sequel, which was directed by John Woo. The sequel came to be followed up by Vanilla Sky, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and the Last Samurai.
2004 was the year that saw Cruise depart from his typical character, which is a good guy, by appearing in Michael Mann’s Collateral where Cruise was the role of a hitman. Cruise was again a part of Spielberg in War of the Worlds, the third-highest-grossing film in 2005. In the following year, he was in the third movie in the Mission: Impossible trilogy. 2007 was the year he was a star in the drama Lions for Lambs with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
In 2008, he was in the comedy ‘Tropic thunder’ which starred Ben Stiller and Jack Black for which he was awarded a Golden Globe nomination. He also played the role of lead in ‘Valkyrie’ which starred Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy the same year.
The year 2010 saw him joined alongside Cameron Diaz in ‘Knight and Day’. He also released ‘Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ which came out in the year 2011 to much box-office popularity.
The year 2012 was the time he was in the title role in “Jack Reacher with Rosamund Pike as well as Richard Jenkins and starred as Stacie Jaxx in the film ‘Rock of Ages’ alongside Julianne Hough, and Russell Brand, though the film did poorly in the box office. 2013 saw him appearing in the sci-fi action movie “Oblivion” with Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.
Private Life of Tom Cruise:Tom Cruise’s initial marriage took place in 1987 with Mimi Rogers. The couple divorced in 1990. The theory is that Rogers first introduced Cruise to Scientology, the sect of religion of which Cruise is a celebrity.
When he was in 1990, Cruise got married again, this time to his co-star from the past, Nicole Kidman. They had two kids, Isabella and Connor. Kidman then became pregnant with the first of their children; however, the couple split just a few months prior to their 10th anniversary. Kidman had a miscarriage just after their separation.