Tom Cruise

Birth Name: 
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Best Known For: 

"Risky Business"
"Top Gun"

Short bio: 

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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Submitted by Philip (Lawrenc... (not verified) on

I'm interested in visiting England with Mr. Cruise...let me know if he willing to come with, I'll be visiting London as well.

Submitted by Matt Max Taylor (not verified) on

Dear Tom If you walked away from everything and out into the street without a penny would you brake. If for three months you could walk into the world and into the shoes of the rest of us could you survive. Could you go work a low paying job and fight day by day to eat and have shelter. I think your a man of character but is there a limit is there a point we're you would say I could never go back to becoming a street survivor.

Submitted by Finamore (not verified) on

Big fan, thanks to my mom and sisters. They love your movies. I came on board after Live Die Repeat. One word, awesome. We need more movies like that and minority report.

Submitted by Liz (not verified) on

Came on board with rainman. Cried at Collateral Damage. Fell in love in Top Gun. Loved you ever since.

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