Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. Cruise first appeared in a small bit part in the 1981 film "Endless Love", followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military school student in "Taps" later that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of "The Outsiders". That same year he appeared in "All the Right Moves" and "Risky Business", which has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise"., That movie along with 1986's Top Gun, cemented Cruise's status as a superstar.
In 1988, Cruise starred with Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Film and Cruise the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Cruise portrayed real-life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic in 1989's Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise's first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
Cruise has been married three times and has three children (two adopted and one biological).
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