Tom Cruise Biography

Tom Cruise is the stage name of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, an American actor, producer, and Scientologist who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies and remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Cruise was born to Thomas Cruise Mapother III and Mary Lee Pfeiffer on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His first leading role in a blockbuster movie was in 1983's Risky Business. One sequence in the film, featuring Cruise lip-syncing Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" in his underwear, has become an iconic moment in film history.

Cruise's status as an A-list actor was secured a few years later when he starred in Top Gun (1986). He received Academy Award nominations for Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Jerry Maguire (1996), both as Best Actor; and for Magnolia (1999), as Best Supporting Actor.

In 1996, he became the first actor in history to star in five consecutive films that grossed $100 million in domestic release; the films were A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996).

Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003). The company also co-produced The Others (2001). Cruise has been married twice, to Mimi Rogers (married on May 9, 1987, divorced February 4, 1990) and later Nicole Kidman (married on December 24, 1990, divorced August 8, 2001). He and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella (born 1993) and Connor (born 1995).



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Trailer of 'The Mummy' remake out

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   1:12 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) The first full trailer for "The Mummy" remake, starring actors Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, is out. View More..

Katie Holmes is 'dependable' parent

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes wants to be a "dependable" parent to her daughter Suri, 10, so she gives herself a curfew when she isn't working. View More..

Nicole Kidman ready to adopt more children

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   2:42 am
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman has "thought" about adopting more children. View More..

Kidman begged for her 'To Die For' role

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:52 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman had to beg for her role in the 1995 film "To Die For". View More..

Tom Cruise only employed Scientologists to work in house

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) According to a documentary, actor Tom Cruise employed only Scientologists in his house. View More..

Rakesh Roshan 'very proud' of son Hrithik's achievements

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says he is proud of his son and actor Hrithik Roshan, who was recently selected the third most handsome face in the world. View More..

It's not about Hollywood, but good script: Hrithik

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is yet to like any Hollywood project offered to him, and that a good script will always be his priority while selecting projects. View More..

Jeremy Renner may not feature in 'Mission: Impossible 6'

    Updated On : Nov 14,2016   2:14 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Jeremy Renner may not be able to return to "Mission: Impossible 6" as agent William Brandt because of Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War". View More..

'Mission: Impossible 6' gets summer 2018 release date

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   2:58 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 9 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruises upcoming action spy thriller film "Mission: Impossible 6" has been slated to release on July, 27, 2018, Paramount Pictures has announced. View More..

'The Dark Tower', 'Jumanji' release dates pushed back

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   2:50 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 4 (IANS) The release dates of upcoming films "The Dark Tower" and "Jumanji" have been pushed back. View More..

A gallery of unique scenarios for solving serious problems (Book Review)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2016   9:32 am
Title: The Infinite Tortoise - The Curious Thought Experiments of History's Great Thinkers; Author: Joel Levy; Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd/Hachette India ; Pages: 190; Price: Rs 250 View More..

Carey blames former Scientology boss for Packer split

    Updated On : Oct 31,2016   5:26 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey is reportedly blaming her failed relationship with businessman James Packer on a former Scientology boss. View More..

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   1:56 am
Los Angeles, Oct 27 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has credited his success to Scientology because his whole life improved after he joined the organisation. View More..

'Jack Reacher...': Tom Cruise's finest film in years (Review)

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   4:24 pm
Film: "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"; Director: Edward Zwick; Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh; Rating: **** View More..

'Jack Reacher' may get more sequels

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   2:02 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Producer Don Granger says further instalments of "Jack Reacher", based on Lee Child's 2005 novel "One Shot", are on the cards. View More..

'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back': Desperate attempt to replicate a franchise (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   5:48 pm
Film: "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"; Director: Edward Zwick; Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Robert Knepper; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Cruise is a generous actor: Edward Zwick

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   5:20 am
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Edward Zwick says actor Tom Cruise is a very generous actor, adding that he goes out of his way to make his co-stars on the set feel comfortable. View More..

Kidman opens up about her marriage to Cruise

    Updated On : Oct 01,2016   4:36 am
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman has opened up about her marriage to actor Tom Cruise more than two decades ago at the age of 23. View More..

Tom Cruise to return with 'Mission: Impossible 6'

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   3:52 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise is set to return to the film "Mission: Impossible 6", following reports of dispute over the deal-making that halted pre-production earlier this year. View More..

Makers of Tom Cruise film sued

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   4:16 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) The family of a victim of the Colombia plane crash that occurred during the production of Tom Cruise-starrer "American Made", has filed a wrongful death suit against Imagine Entertainment and other production companies. View More..