Tom Cruise, who has served on top of the list of the most beautiful men in the world more than once, is a well known actor and producer. He has won many awards and nominations for his roles in different films. Other than acting, he also owns a production house, Cruise Wagner Productions.
Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York on 3rd special education teacher and father was an electrical engineer. The family spent a few early years in Canada and moved back to US after the separation of his parents, when he was 11. He also took active part in sports during his school days.
Tom Cruise started his film career with small roles in Endless Love and then Taps. The next appearances were in The Outsiders and All The Right Moves. These films paved way for his breakthrough role in Risky Business. Top Gun is the film released in 1986 that documented Tom Cruise as a superstar. This action fueled romantic film was the highest grossing film of the year. The same year he played the lead role of Jack O’ the Green in the Legend. Top Gun was followed by roles in The Color of Money and Cocktail which did not earn him much recognition. His next project, Rain Man won the Academy Award for Best Film.
Tom Cruise claimed Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and People’s Choice Award for his role in Born on the Fourth of July. He played the role of a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran which also earned him several nominations for many other awards and titles.
Tom Cruise’s first marriage with actress Mimi Rogers in 1987 lasted only two years. She was the one who introduced Tom to the Church of Scientology, a religion sect followed by the famous writer L. Ron Hubbard. July, 1962. His mother was a Later followed the films Days of Thunder and Far and Away, starring with Nicole Kidman. The films were neither a box office hit nor were they appreciated by the critics and audience. But they did earn him a wife. He married Nicole Kidman in 1990, in Colorado.
Interview with the Vampire based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novel was a horror film with big names from the stardom like Antonio Banderas, Brad Pitt and Christian Slater.
Then came Mission: Impossible with which he debuted as a producer also. In 1996, his title role in Jerry McGuire earned him a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination. Yet again, his supporting role in Magnolia also won him another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award. He also starred in Eyes Wide Shut with Nicole Kidman.
Mission: Impossible II, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible III, Valkyrie and Day and Knight were his blockbusters spanning over a period of almost ten years. Each of these films made over 100 million dollars business on the box office.
Meanwhile he married actress Katie Holmes in 2006; the marriage lasted five and a half years. His failures in married life however had no effect on his successful career. He also ranked among the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes.
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