The star of the 'Mission Impossible' (1996-) movie series who also had lead roles in the films 'Risky Business' (1983) and 'Top Gun' (1986). In addition, he took part in the making of the movie 'Born on the Fourth of July' (1989).
July 3, 1962
Syracuse, New York
Tom Cruise is one of the most influential actors in Hollywood who is famous for his lines, ‘You complete me.’ and ‘Show me the money!’ in the titular film, ‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996). This ‘Mission Impossible’ (1996-) icon experienced being divorced three times from his previous wives all aged at 33. He doesn’t allow his likeness to appear in video games or action figures.
Tom Cruise isn’t the only one in his family who bears the name Thomas Cruise Mapother, the actor’s real name. He is, in fact, the fourth one. Upon the request of his agent, he used his middle name as a surname. In Japan, October 10 is celebrated as ’Tom Cruise Day’ after being the Hollywood actor who had traveled the country the most.
At 14, he was a Franciscan seminary student living his dream to become a priest. In 1990, he renounced his Catholic faith and embraced Scientology, which he professed cured him of his dyslexia in 1992.