Thomas Cruise Mapother IV or is well known for his celebrity name ‘Tom Cruise’, is an American Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Television Director.
Stage Name: Tom Cruise
Full Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birthday: July 3, 1962
Place of Origin: Syracuse, NY, United States
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Television Director
Total Net Worth: $600 million
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on July 3, 1962, in the City of Syracuse, New York, United States. His parents originally were from Louisville, Kentucky. His mother Mary Lee was a teacher for special education, and his father Thomas Cruise Mapother III, was an electrical engineer. He has three sisters, namely, Marian, Cass, and Lee Anne.
Tom is a descendant of Irish, German, and English ancestry. He also grew up in a Catholic household.
It was not an easy childhood for Tom, his family nearly went to poverty and his father was physically abusive of his children.
He spent most of his childhood life in Canada, it was during that time that his father was hired as a defense consultant of the Canadian Armed Forces.
He had his education at Robert Hopkins Public School, where he was first exposed to acting. In his fourth grade, Tom engaged in the school’s drama classes. He then went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa for his sixth-grade term. In the same year, his mother left his father and brought all of them back to the US. During his senior years, Tom was active playing as a linebacker in his school football team, unfortunately, he got off the team when he was caught drinking alcohol before the game.
Tom graduated from Glen Ridge High School, New Jersey, in 1980.
Before Tom deepened his passion of becoming an actor, he initially aspired to become a priest.
Tom has acquired several properties and decided to budget his time in East Grinstead of West Sussex, Dulwich in London, Clearwater in Florida, Telluride in Colorado, and Beverly Hills in California.
In his relationships, Tom had several during his early to middle life years. This includes Rebecca De Mornay, Cher, and Patti Scialfa.
Tom had his first marriage with actress Mimi Rogers in 1987, but then got divorced in 1990. His second marriage is with actress Nicole Kidman in 1990 and got divorced 2001. Both of him and Nicole adopted two children and named them Connor Antony and Isabella Jane. His third marriage is with Katie Holmes in 2006, but got divorced in 2012. They have a daughter named Suri.
Tom is well known for his advocacy in Scientology and was outspoken about it. He also joined the Church of Scientology. His first influence in belief came from his first wife, Mimi Rogers, in 1990. He stated that because of Scientology, he has overcome dyslexia.
Tom started his journey as an Actor at the age of 18, when his mother and stepfather gave them their blessing to move into the City of New York to pursue a career in acting. He started to work as a busboy while waiting for his opportunity, then made his way to Los Angeles where he auditioned for television roles.
He got the opportunity and signed in with CAA and started his acting career. Initially his role is a small part of the movie Endless Love, but luckily it was followed by a major support role in the movie ‘Taps’. In the following years, Tom slowly made a name for himself by playing support characters until he became the lead.
His film debut was with the movie ‘Top Gun’, it gave him the title of a superstar. In continuation, Tom made films and collaborated with several known actors and actresses.
Because of his dedication and natural talent in acting, Tom has received several acknowledgements in the industry.
Tom also ventured to film production where he partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner and created the Cruise/Wagner Productions. The company then co-produced many of Tom’s films. The first of its production was ‘Mission: Impossible’ in 1996. It is also Tom’s first movie production.
He was successful as a producer, and was praised by Hollywood economist Edward Epstein, stating that Tom is one of the movie producers that could guarantee the success of a billion dollar franchise.
His movie productions also include The Others, Mission: Impossible 2, Vanilla Sky, and Without Limits.
Tom Cruise is an icon in the film industry, in 2006 he was ranked as one of Hollywood’s powerful actors.
In the same year he was also ranked as one of the most powerful celebrities by Forbes magazine.
Tom has established a close relationship with Japan that on October 10, 2006, Japan declared it as a ‘Tom Cruise Day’, a memorial day association has awarded this in his honor.
Awards and Nominations
All throughout his career, Tom has received an estimate of 101 nominations and won 36 awards. Here are some of his accomplishments.
He has received nominations in Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critic’s Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Rembrandt Award, Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
He has won awards in Yoga Awards, Walk of Fame, ShoWest Convention, Scientology, Saturn Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, National Movie Awards, MTV TRL Awards, MTV Movie Awards in Mexico, MTV Movie Awards, Hasty Pudding Theatricals Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Empire Awards, and Britannia Awards.
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Tom Cruise is a name that all of us are very familiar with. He is a very famous and successful actor, screenwriter, and producer that has brought us entertainment to a different level. He is loved by his fans, peers, fellow celebrities, and critics. He has an estimate of a $50 million salary per year.
He has a total net worth of $600 million.