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 Birth name:Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

 Date of Birth: 3 July 1962, Syracuse, New York, USA

 Zodiac Sign: Sun in Cancer, Moon in Leo

 Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer,Writer

 Education: (1978-1981) High School Graduate (Glenn Ridge-New York)

 Kids: Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony(adopted)

 Religion: Scientology

 Height: 5'9"

 Color Eyes: Blue           

 Color Hair: Dark Brown



Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. He is 35. He was raised by his mother after she and his father divorced. After a peripatetic childhood in which he reportedly attended a dozen schools by age 12, Cruise turned to acting in high school after a knee injury derailed his wrestling ambitions. Energized by landing the role of Nathan Detroit in his high school production of Guys and Dolls, he dropped out in his senior year to pursue an acting career.
By 1981, Cruise was in Los Angeles where he met Paula Wagner, then an agent at Creative Artists Agency, who would subsequently guide his film areer.He made his feature debut in a small role in Franco Zeffirelli's notorious Brooke hields-starrer Endless Love, and gained attention in a showy supporting role as an increasingly lunatic cadet in Taps.       Cruise gained celebrity in the superior teenn sex satire Risky Business (1983). As an anxious, affluent, suburban teen poised precariously on the brink of young adulthood, Cruise created a reasonant protagonist for young Reagan-era au
diences. He even put on some extra pounds to emphasize the softness and vulnerability of the character as he flirts with illicit capitalism. In a star-making scene, Cruise, clad in a button-down shirt, Jockey briefs, and cool shades, plays air guitar and dances wildly to Bob Seger's anthem,"Old Time Rock'n'Roll." This celebrated sequence provided a key to the actor's subsequent mega-success: he was an attractive but fairly regular guy to whom audiences could easily relate. Intriguingly, the part also showcased Cruise's magnetic sexual appeal much more effectively than his subsequent screen roles.     Cruise performed well in a more naturalistic mode in All the Right Moves (1983), a sober high school football drama that fared modestly at the box office. He next grew his hair long and made the wrong move with Ridley Scott's colossal fantasy flop, Lengend (1985). Cruise consolidated his serious dramatic credentials with Barry Levinson's Rain Man (1988), where he more than held his own opposite overbearing Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman. Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July (1989) earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his hard-hitting portrayal of anti-war activist Ron Kovic.
Cruise stumbled a bit with the critically and commercially disappointing Far and Away (1992), a goofy period romance co-starring his wife Nicole Kidman (whom he married in 1990 after they worked together in Days of Thunder). He recovered with a highly popular court- martial drama, A Few Good Men (1992), where in his successfully confronted an iconic Jack Nicholson. He played a lawyer again in the thriller The Firm (1993) with comparably successfully results at the box office.    Tom Cruise and his ex-wife (Nicole Kidman) 
Cruise was all but omnipresent in the media as he aggressively promoted his feature producing debut, the post-Cold War espionage movie, Mission Impossible (1996). Based on the fondly rememvered 60's TV show, the project had languished in various development hells before Cruise got involved. This marked the inaugural project for Cruise/ Wagner Productions, the ocmpany the actor formed with his one-time agent in 1992. Rumors abounded about Cruise clashing with director Brian De Palma over budgetary and story matters.

Nonetheless, depite international location shooting, high-tech stunts, compute -generated visual effects, and last-minute re-writes by a stellar assortment of scripter, Mission: Impossible came in on time and under budget at approximately $67 million. (Cruise deferred his $20 million salary.) The reviews were mixed- some treated it as an extravagant but cold vanity production with a confused storyline but most admired the cinematic technique. As anticipated, business was brisk.
Now a producer as well as an actor, Cruise had numerous projects in various stages of development at the time of the release of his summer blockbuster. Jerry Maguire (1996), in which he played a venal sports agent, was lensing for a Christmas release. Cruise also annouonced tthat he and Kidman were starting preproduction on legendary writer-director Stanley Kubrick's long-awaited return to feature filmmaking, Eyes Wide Shut (scheduled to begin lensing in the fall of 1996). This collaboration would mark another milestone in Cruise's quest to be taken seriously as an artist and not just another pretty face with major  commercial clout.


Actor filmography


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 Minority Report (2002)  .... Officer John Anderton
 Vanilla Sky (2001)  ....
 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)  ....
 Mission: Impossible II (2000)  ....
Ethan Hunt
 Mission Improbable (2000) (TV)  ....
 Magnolia (1999)  ....
Frank T.J. Mackey
 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)  ....
Doctor William "Bill" Harford
 Salute to Dustin Hoffman, A (1999) (TV)  ....
 Jerry Maguire (1996)  ....
Jerry Maguire
 Mission: Impossible (1996)  ....
Ethan Hunt
 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)  ....
Lestat de Lioncourt
 Firm, The (1993)  ....
Mitch McDeere
 Far and Away (1992)  ....
Joseph Donnelly
 Few Good Men, A (1992)  ....
Daniel Alistair 'Danny/Dan' Kaffee
 Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You (1992) (V)  ....
 Days of Thunder (1990)  ....
Cole Trickle
 Born on the Fourth of July (1989)  ....
Ron Kovic
 Don't Look at Me (1989)  ....
 Rain Man (1988)  ....
Charlie Babbitt
 Cocktail (1988)  ....
Brian Flanagan
 Young Guns (1988) (uncredited)  ....
 Color of Money, The (1986)  .... Vincent
 Top Gun (1986)  .... 
Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
 Legend (1985)  ....
 Risky Business (1983)  ....
Joel Goodson
 Outsiders, The (1983)  ....
Steve Randle
 Losin' It (1983)  ....
 All the Right Moves (1983)  ....
Stefen 'Stef' Djordjevic
 Endless Love (1981)  ....
 Taps (1981)  ....
David Shawn



Producer filmography

 Dolan's Cadillac (2002) ...(producer) 
 Vanilla Sky (2001)... (producer) 
 Darkness, The (2001) ...(executive producer) 
 Mission: Impossible II (2000)... (producer) 
 Without Limits (1998)... (producer) 
 Mission: Impossible (1996)... (producer) 

Director filmography

 "Fallen Angels" (1993) ...(TV Series) 

Writer filmography

 Days of Thunder (1990) (story) 


Notable TV guest appearances

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 2000:   Blockbuster Entertainment Award- Favorite Supporting Actor, Drama (Magnolia)

 2000:   CFCA Awars - Best Supporting Actor (Magnolia)

 2000:   Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Special Silver Ribbon

 1997:   Blockbuster Entertainment Award- Favorite Actor, Comedy/Romance (Jerry Maguire)

 1997:   Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -Comedy/Musical (Jerry Maguire)

 1997:   Golden Satellite Award- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical (Jerry Maguire)

 1997:   MTV Movie Award- Best Male Performance (Jerry Maguire)

 1997:   Nova Award- Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures (Mission Impossible)

 1996:   NBR Award- Best Actor (Jerry Maguire)

 1994:   Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year

 1994:   People's Choice Award- Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor

 1990:   Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Born on the Fourth of July)

 1987:   ShoWest Convention Special Award- Box Office Star of the Year



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