Monday, March 19, 2007

Tom Cruise

Profile
Name: Tom Cruise
Birth Name:
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Height:
5' 7''
Sex: Male
Nationality:
American
Birth Date:
July 3, 1962
Birth Place:
Syracuse, New York, USA Profession: Actor, Producer , Director, Writer
Education:
Franciscan seminary (dropped out in a year)
Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge, NJ (dropped out)
Husband/Wife:
Katie Holmes (actress; married November 18, 2006), Nicole Kidman (actress; married December 24, 1990; separated since December 2000; filed for divorce February 7, 2001; divorced August 8, 2001), Mimi Rogers (married May 9, 1987; divorced January 1990)
Relationship:
Sofia Vergara (model; born July 10, 1972), Penelope Cruz (actress; reportedly began dating summer 2001; split up at the end of January 2004), Rebecca De Mornay (actress; 1983-1985)
Father:
Thomas Cruise Mapother III (electrical engineer; died in 1984 of cancer)
Mother:
Mary Lee Mapother
Sister:
Cass Mapother (born in 1963), Marian Mapother (born in 1961), Lee Anne Mapother (born in 1959)
Step Father:
Joe South
Son:
Connor Anthony Kidman Cruise (born February 1995; adopted)
Daughter:
Suri (born Tuesday April 18, 2006 in Los Angeles; weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces; 20 inches long; mother: Katie Holmes)
Claim to fame:
As Joel Goodson in Risky Business (1983)

Biography
One of the top box-office stars of the 1980s and 1990s, Cruise effortlessly projects youthful sex appeal, but has put his name (and growing reputation) on the line more than once to prove himself an actor as well. Overcoming a difficult childhood-during which his family moved at least a dozen times, his parents divorced, and his father died of cancer-the young, dyslexic Cruise spent a year at a Franciscan monastery before deciding that acting was his true calling. By the age of 18 he had landed his first movie part, in Endless Love (1981). Following roles of increasing importance in Taps (1981), Losin' It and The Outsiders (both 1983), Cruise achieved true notoriety in 1983 following his engaging lead performances in Risky Business and All the Right Moves The sword-and-sorcery opus Legend (1985) saw him marking time, but he achieved superstar status after appearing as the cocky young fighter pilot in the hugely popular Top Gun (1986), and subsequently attracted favorable notices for his work in The Color of Money (1986, well paired with Paul Newman) and Rain Man (1988, holding his own opposite Dustin Hoffman), shedding the "pretty boy" and "beefcake" rep he'd been saddled with.

Described by fellow actors as dedicated and absorbed in his craft, the magnetic, handsome young star with the devastating smile received the nation's attention (and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor) for his portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989). The environmentally conscious Cruise serves-along with ex-wife Mimi Rogers-on the board of the Earth Communications Office. Australian actress Nicole Kidman, Cruise's costar in Days of Thunder (1990), became the charismatic young star's second wife on Christmas Eve, 1990. They appeared together in the much heralded Far and Away (1992), which turned out to be little more than a vehicle for the extraordinarily good-looking couple. He then worked opposite a more challenging costar, Jack Nicholson, in A Few Good Men (1992), and toplined the legal thriller The Firm (1993). Cruise has matured as an actor, while retaining the appeal that made him popular in the first place; what's more, he's used the clout of stardom to help get some worthwhile films made. In 1993 he made his debut behind the camera, directing an episode of "Fallen Angels" for TV and in 1994 starred in Interview With the Vampire amidst cries of miscasting from devotees of Anne Rice's book.

Filmography
Actor
2009 Untitled Bryan Singer WWII Project
2007 Lions for Lambs
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2005 War of the Worlds
2004 Collateral
2003 The Last Samurai
2002 Space Station
2002 Minority Report
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes
2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
2001 Vanilla Sky
2000 Mission: Impossible II
1999 Magnolia
1999 The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick & "Eyes Wide Shut"
1999 Eyes Wide Shut
1996 Jerry Maguire
1996 Mission: Impossible
1994 Interview With the Vampire
1993 The Firm
1992 Far and Away
1992 A Few Good Men
1992 Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You
1990 Days of Thunder
1989 Born on the Fourth of July
1988 Rain Man
1988 Cocktail
1986 Top Gun
1986 The Color of Money
1985 Legend
1983 Risky Business
1983 All the Right Moves
1983 The Outsiders
1982 Losin' It
1981 Endless Love
1981 Taps

Director
1993 Fallen Angels, Vol. 1

Executive Producer
2003 Shattered Glass
2001 The Others

Producer
2007 The Eye
2006 Ask the Dust
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2005 Elizabethtown
2003 The Last Samurai
2001 Vanilla Sky
2000 Mission: Impossible II
1998 Without Limits
1996 Mission: Impossible

Screenwriter
1990 Days of Thunder

Awards
Academy
1999 Best Supporting Actor Magnolia
1996 Best Actor Jerry Maguire
1989 Best Actor Born On The Fourth Of July

Chicago Film Critics Association
1999 Best Supporting Actor Magnolia

Golden Globe
2003 Best Actor - Drama The Last Samurai
1999 Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture) Magnolia
1996 Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Jerry Maguire
1992 Best Actor (Drama) Few Good Men
1989 Best Actor (Drama) Born on the Fourth of July
1983 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Risky Business

National Board of Review
1996 Best Actor Jerry Maguire

Producers Guild of America
2003 Producer of the Year The Last Samurai

Screen Actors Guild
1999 Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role Magnolia
1996 Best Actor Jerry Maguire

Trivia
  • United Artists, the movie studio controlled by Cruise and his producing partner, Paula Wagner, hired Walt Disney Co. top executive Dennis Rice to oversee marketing and publicity. (April 06, 2007)
  • A woman with the same name as the woman against whom John Cusack sought a restraining order in 2006 was arrested after showing up apparently unannounced at Cruise's Beverly Hills home. (March 29, 2007)
  • Has signed up to star in Bryan Singer's thriller about the real-history plot by German generals to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II. (March 22, 2007)
  • Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone wants to be friends again with Cruise, six months after he broke ties with the actor because of his behavior over his romance with Katie Holmes and his aggressive defense of Scientology. (March 5, 2007)
  • Cruise and Ben Stiller are to play the leads in THE HARDY MEN, a film inspired by the popular Hardy Boys novels. (February 15, 2007)
  • Named 2006's 'Star of the Year' in 'Entertainment Tonight's' annual Top 20 poll.
  • Serenaded his new wife Katie Holmes with a rendition of ''You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'' during their wedding reception. The serenade re-enacted the scene from his movie TOP GUN where his character Maverick attempted to woo actress Kelly McGillis by singing the song to her. (November 22, 2006)
  • Married Katie Holmes in a Scientology ceremony at a 15th-century Italian lakeside castle in Bracciano near Rome. (November 18, 2006)
  • Among the guests on Cruise and Holmes’ wedding in Italy: Jennifer Lopez, David and Victoria Beckham, Jim Carrey and girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett.
  • Cruise's best friend, Scientology leader David Miscavige, was the best man, and Holmes' sister Nancy Blaylock was the matron of honor on their wedding day.
  • Italian singer Andrea Bocelli serenaded Cruise and Holmes at their wedding reception.
  • Cruise and Holmes have their honeymoon in the Maldives.
  • The Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy, where Cruise and Holmes exchanged vows is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a murdered duchess.
  • Will star in LIONS FOR LAMBS, a Robert Redford-directed drama that will co-star Redford and Meryl Streep. (November 16, 2006)
  • Will reportedly marry Katie Holmes in a medieval castle near Rome. (November 8, 2006)
  • Has struck a deal with movie giants MGM to make films under the mothballed United Artists banner, two months after his acrimonious split with Paramount. (November 3, 2006)
  • Paramount Studios boss Sumner Redstone says his wife convinced him to fire Cruise reportedly because she “and women everywhere had come to hate him.”
  • Will marry fiancee Katie Holmes on November 18 in Italy. (October 25, 2006)
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes are considering a big screen project they can co-star in to show off their chemistry. (September 29, 2006)
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes' rep has confirmed that the couple are planning to tie the knot in early fall. (September 16, 2006)
  • Has apologized to Brooke Shields for publicly criticizing her for using anti-depressants. (September 4, 2006)
  • Has been voted by over 400 of the most powerful women in Australia as the sexiest celebrity in the world. (August)
  • His business partner Paula Wagner insists that Cruise wasn't fired by Paramount, but rather he quit. (August 25, 2006)
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes stopped to help a couple who had just been in a car accident, as the celebrities returned from a trip to see their friend David Beckham playing soccer. (August 15, 2006)
  • His contract with Paramount Pictures was reportedly renewed at $2.5 million a year, down from the previous $10 million-plus a year after the studio decided it wants to tighten its belt. (August 1, 2006)
  • Has won a battle against a notorious cyber-pirate who was using his name for advertising without permission. (July 26, 2006)
  • Sent a private jet carrying two of his assistants in order to get supplies when Holmes reportedly developed a thirst for cherry soda. (July 18, 2006)
  • Says he wants 10 children with his fiancee Katie Holmes. (June 22, 2006)
  • Named the world's most powerful (#1) celebrity for the second time by Forbes. (2006)
  • Sent Shiloh’s parents Brad Pitt and Angelina a card with bizarre message, Congratulations! You're doing a fine job following in my footsteps! written inside. (June 14, 2006)
  • Has reportedly purchased land from the Church of Scientology that overlooks the San Fernando Valley for $10M. (May 29, 2006)
  • Voted the best (5th) autographer in Hollywood by Autograph Collector's 14th annual survey. (2006)
  • Named as Hollywood’s most powerful star by Premiere magazine, which ranked the star at No. 13 on its '2006 Power List.'
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a $41 million pre-nuptial agreement. (May 5, 2006)
  • Says that he and fiancee Katie Holmes took just minutes to agree on Suri, the unusual baby name for their daughter. (April 25, 2006)
  • Parade magazine says 4,000 of the 18,000 votes cast in a recent online poll about Cruise came from only 10 computers. The Parade.com poll had 84 percent of poll respondents blaming the media - not the actor - for Cruise's failing public image. (April 20, 2006)
  • His fiancee Katie Holmes gave birth to a baby girl named Suri (Princess in Hebrew or Red Rose in Persian) on April8, 2006.
  • Hates emails because he is far too busy to be e-mailing people all the time.
  • Was first introduced to e-mail on the set of the first MISSION IMPOSSIBLE film.
  • In an interview with GQ magazine, Cruise claims he can get someone off heroin in three days through Scientology's detox programs. (April 13, 2006)
  • Cruise and Tom Hanks have topped the latest Ulmer Scale, which reveals the 10 most bankable actors and actresses in Hollywood. (April 11, 2006)
  • Said he was bullied and beaten by his father as a child. (April 6, 2006)
  • Has given his pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes an MP3 player. (March 30, 2006)
  • Happily repeated his Oprah chair-hopping episode to trumpet his joy about his fiancee Katie Holmes and their soon-to-arrive offspring when he was the guest of honor at Yahoo's quarterly Influential Speakers event on March 21, 2006.
  • Was determined to film the dangerous stunts in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 but admits he had to clear it with his pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes first. (March 23, 2006)
  • Named the top moneymaking star of 2005 in Quigley Poll, a yearly poll of cinema owners.
  • TV bosses have axed an episode of South Park which 'outs' a fictional Tom Cruise character as gay – Cruise is believed to have threatened legal action. (January 21, 2006)
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes joke they are calling their baby Dellen - if it's a boy - in honor of chat show host Ellen DeGeneres during an interview on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (January 16, 2006)
  • Was 'Top Money Making Star' of 2005, according to the annual Quigley Poll.
  • Is the biggest movie star of all time, but also the most irritating, according to an Empire magazine poll of 10,000 movie fans. (December 29, 2005)
  • His devotion to Scientology was reportedly nurtured at a low-key southern California desert compound which catered to his needs 24 hours a day. (December 22, 2005)
  • Feted pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes for her 27th birthday with a private trip to New York`s FAO Schwartz and a romantic midnight skate.
  • Best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell claims that Cruise’s dismissal of psychiatry is dangerous and could jeopardize the lives of impressionable young fans. (December 15, 2005)
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes topped FilmThreat magazine's Frigid 50: The Coldest People In Hollywood 2005.
  • Is criticized for buying a sonogram machine for his pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes, with health experts warning that he's putting his unborn child at risk. (December 1, 2005)
  • Named the tackiest star of the year by readers of the Los Angeles Daily News. (November 28, 2005)
  • Says Katie Holmes doesn't need to be silent when she gives birth to their first child - just quiet. (November 26, 2005)
  • Bought a sonogram machine for pregnant Katie Holmes so they can monitor the development of their child. She plans to donate the machine to a hospital after they are done using it. (November 24, 2005)
  • Drops his sister, Lee Anne DeVette, as his publicist. (November 8, 2005)
  • Is rumored to be buying a $1.5 million mansion in fiancée Katie Holmes' hometown, Ohio, a claim that his representative denies. (October 21, 2005)
  • Reportedly asked pal Giorgio Armani to design fiancee's wedding dress - free of charge. (October 20, 2005)
  • Denies Internet rumors that stated he had been scheduled to talk at the Scientology Celebrity Center about the evils of psychiatry. (September 30, 2005)
  • Is named the actor with the sexiest bottom on film for his role in TOP GUN according to a poll carried out by Odeon cinemas. (#7) (August 17, 2005)
  • His chair dancing antics on Oprah Winfrey's chat show have made such an impact on pop culture that it spawned a new term, which was recently added to website UrbanDictionary.com. It reads: The defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end. Inspired by Tom Cruise's behavior on Oprah. Sample usage: 'My new boyfriend Benny... jumped the couch and started rubbing spicy brown mustard on his body at my family reunion.' (August 8, 2005)
  • His erratic behavior over his relationship with Katie Holmes has been dubbed vulgar by screen legend Lauren Bacall. (August 2, 2005)
  • His sofa-hopping antics on pal Oprah Winfrey's talk show, his outward show of devotion for new love Katie Holmes, topped TV Guide poll to find the Wildest Celebrity Meltdowns. (2005)
  • Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas has rubbished reports he had sex Cruise and is even more mortified he's been labeled a fellow Scientologist. (July 14, 2005)
  • Is raising his two children with Nicole Kidman as Scientologists. (July 12, 2005)
  • His sister and publicist Lee Anne DeVette has slammed reports her brother's belief in aliens is connected to their controversial Scientology religion. (July 6, 2005)
  • Believes in aliens.
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has sharply criticised Cruise for televised remarks in which he called psychiatry a pseudo science and disputed the value of antidepressant drugs. (June 28, 2005)
  • Wants his ex-wife Nicole Kidman to attend his wedding to Katie Holmes so they can show their children that they remain on good terms. (June 28, 2005)
  • Says he doesn't care what is said about him in the media. (June 27, 2005)
  • Criticized NBC Today show host Matt Lauer when Lauer mentioned Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants, telling told Lauer he didn't know what he was talking about. (June 25, 2005)
  • Took his new fiancee Katie Holmes to meet his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz during a visit to Spain. (June 23, 2005)
  • Britain’s Channel 4 has apologized to Cruise after he was squirted with water as part of a stunt the broadcaster said was meant to be a light-hearted comedy prank. (June 21, 2005)
  • Proposed to Katie Holmes atop the Eiffel Tower on June 17, 2005.
  • Denied rumors his relationship with actress Katie Holmes was just a fabricated publicity stunt. (June 14, 2005)
  • Has Scientology tent on the set of his upcoming movie, WAR OF THE WORLDS. (June 13, 2005)
  • Famously grins and giggles through tough questions from journalists.
  • A Web site is selling items with the logo Free Katie for those fans who aren't happy about the romance between Cruise and Katie Holmes. (June 10, 2005)
  • Criticizes women who take anti-depressants, claiming mothers suffering post-natal depression should take vitamins instead. (May 30, 2005)
  • Two polls and countless newspaper columns suggest the American public consider Cruise-Holmes’ romance is a publicity stunt. (May 28, 2005)
  • Cruise and Nicole Kidman didn't consider marriage counseling to save their relationship Cruise’s Scientology beliefs forbid such forms of psychiatry. (May 27, 2005)
  • Denies rumors that scientology was the reason he split from Nicole Kidman. (May 27, 2005)
  • Criticized Hollywood pal Brooke Shields' misguided use of the anti-depressant Paxil to fight post-natal depression following the birth of her daughter Rowan. (May 26, 2005)
  • The usually private Cruise lost his control, leaping Leaped all over the set of the Oprah Winfrey Show, when asked about girlfriend Katie Holmes. (May 25, 2005)
  • Recently autographed a Nascar hood to be auctioned off for the Tsunami Relief Fund. (March 23, 2005)
  • Praised Steven Spielberg for always knowing exactly what he requires of his actors, so not a second is wasted on set.
  • Cruise and Oprah Winfrey hosted the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize concert.
  • Is the first foreign actor to have his handprint earmarked for a place on a central Tokyo square resembling Hollywood's Walk of Fame. (2004)
  • Inaugurated a new center for the Church of Scientology, of which he is a member, in Madrid, Spain. (September 2004)
  • Was snubbed by double Olympic athlete Kelly Holmes, when he asked to escort her to the UK premiere of his new movie -- Holmes admits she was starstruck when she met Cruise, but turned him down because she didn't have anything to wear. (September 10, 2004)
  • Worked as a FedEx deliveryman to research his role for the movie COLLATERAL.
  • Is one of the bearers of the 2004 Olympic Torch Relay.
  • Has been forced to wear a chest wig in his latest film because his torso is too bare. (June 7, 2004)
  • Has denied reports he has followed the latest Los Angeles trend by boasting a hairless body. (May 22, 2004)
  • Germany has turned down a request by Cruise to shoot scenes for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 in the famous Reichstag parliament building's giant glass and steel dome. (May 5, 2004)
  • Refused to cooperate with a diet plan designed to get him into top shape for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3, because he prefers doing it his own way. (April 15, 2004)
  • Helped raise 1.2 million dollars to treat emergency workers exposed to toxic materials following the September 11 terror strikes in New York. (April 13, 2004)
  • Fired his longtime publicist Pat Kingsley, and replaced her with his sister. (March 16, 2004)
  • Has Welsh roots. His real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.
  • Has acted as cupid for a Portuguese couple, appearing on state television to implore a factory worker to marry her longtime cameraman boyfriend. (January 17, 2004)
  • Was set to play Jude Law's character in COLD MOUNTAIN before he demanded too much money. (December 29, 2003)
  • Spectacularly declared he always will love ex-wife Nicole Kidman when American broadcaster Katie Couric chatted to him over a sushi picnic in Los Angeles' Will Rogers State Park for an upcoming Dateline news special. (November 14, 2003)
  • Co-star Hiroyuki Sanada came close to cutting off Cruise’s head when filming a sword fight scene in THE LAST SAMURAI. (November 12, 2003)
  • Has made history by becoming the first man ever to pose for the cover of long running women's magazine Marie Claire. (October 29, 2003)
  • Cruise had onlookers at a live circus spectacular amazed when he popped into a ladies' toilet -- The actor was taking his children to see the world-famous Montreal performers Cirque Du Soleil, in Los Angeles, when he suddenly needed to relieve himself; he seemed slightly desperate as he rushed for the door, not appearing to notice he was in the wrong place. (September 25, 2003)
  • Cruise, and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, performed a duet of an Elvis Presley classic when he was in Tokyo to promote his new movie, THE LAST SAMURAI. (August 29, 2003)
  • Cruise has been criticized for speaking about how Church of Scientology teachings helped him overcome his learning difficulties -- The International Dyslexia Association has hit back at his claims, insisting his statements are unscientific. (July 18, 2003)
  • Cruise has gone public with his dyslexia trauma in a bid to convince parents of kids with the learning disorder that there is a solution -- Cruise is now a board member of Hubbard's Literacy Foundation, the Hollywood Education & Literary Problem (HELP), and he wants young dyslexics to have the benefit of his findings. (July 14, 2003)
  • Cruise said he learned to overcome his learning disability through Scientology -- After TOP GUN came out in 1986, Cruise became a Scientologist and discovered the Study Technology, which the religion's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, developed in the 1960s. (July 12, 2003)
  • Cruise is launching a campaign to stop kids taking drugs prescribed by their doctors – The actor flew to Washington DC last week to lobby politicians for stricter controls on how medicines are handed out to minors, particularly those with Attention Deficit Disorder. (July 3, 2003)
  • Cruise and Nicole Kidman's breakup was voted one of the most explosive of all time by Ipsos U.S. Express (on behalf of CuervoNation). (June 25, 2003)
  • Britain's Culture Minister Kim Howells is accusing 'swashbuckling heroes like Tom Cruise' of staying away from Europe because they're more scared of bomb threats than globetrotting 'grannies from New York' -- Cruise, it seems, was singled out for failing to turn up at this year's Cannes film festival, citing 'work commitments'. (May 21, 2003)
  • Was the first person to congratulate his ex-wife Nicole Kidman on her Best Actress Oscar triumph - He called her the moment she switched her mobile phone on after the Sunday night ceremony, and she was reportedly stunned, and close to tears upon hearing his voice. (March 26, 2003)
  • New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark described Cruise as a very attractive young man - Clark spent much of Tuesday with Cruise, his girlfriend Penelope Cruz, and his two children on the set of the THE LAST SAMURAI being shot near the city of New Plymouth, 320 kilometers (200 miles) from the capital,Wellington. (March 5, 2003)
  • Cruise used his star status to score some cash for a rural New Zealand school in Wellington -- A local radio station, hoping to cash in on the city's high-profile visitors, offered a payoff of $2,745 to any listener who could get Cruise to call in live on the air; it seems Cruise wanted the radio station to bump up the pot to $3,600 and promised to match the amount if the funds could be funneled to the local Urenui Junior School. (February 14, 2003)
  • “Menacing” calls featuring Cruise's voice were placed in December by the geniuses at 20th Century Fox as part of a promotional push for the British video and DVD release of MINORITY REPORT, but a British watchdog group has banned the ad, saying the recorded message could cause undue fear and distress. (February 13, 2003)
  • Cruise won the mega judgment ($10 million) in his defamation lawsuit against a gay porn star, who allegedly claimed he had an affair with Cruise -- the now debt ridden Chad Slater (who went by the stage name Kyle Bradford) has subsequently admitted that he made the whole thing up; Cruise's lawyer says he hopes the ruling deters people from saying false things about Tom. (January 16, 2003)
  • Producers on Cruise's new film THE LAST SAMURAI ordered local workers in New Zealand to avoid making eye contact with the star -- executives on the new movie reportedly insisted that anyone that works on the project should have a clause inserted into their contract forbidding them from looking at Cruise in the eye. (January 3, 2003)
  • Cruise settled a lawsuit filed against a couple who he claimed defamed him in an article about his sexuality; Cruise filed suit against Kristina Slater last year after she claimed he had a gay fling with her ex-husband Chad Slater (aka Kyle Bradford) and took her story to American Tabloid National Enquirer. (October 12, 2002)
  • Cruise thrilled movie fans at the Hollywood Film Festival when he turned up unannounced and woolly bearded at the premiere of new movie NARC. (October 10, 2002)
  • Cruise and Steven Spielberg, two of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, said that they strictly limit how much television their children watch and emphasize reading rather than viewing. (September 27, 2002)
  • Cruise is now even closer to perfection - he's had his braces removed and now has a faultless set of teeth. (September 26, 2002)
  • Cruise has a cameo role in AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER.
  • He has been sporting railtrack-like braces on his famous grin after knocking out a front tooth, smashing another in half and chipping an upper molar while playing with his and Nicole Kidman's adopted son.
  • Cruise said his only problem was getting the people on the other end of the line to believe it was really him.
  • Says working with Steven Spielberg has inspired him to try his hand at directing.
  • Having been friends with Steven Spielberg since the actor shot to stardom with 1983's RISKY BUSINESS, now joins the director as one of the demigods of modern Hollywood — spent years kicking around ideas for a joint project.
  • Lack of privacy was one of many themes that resonated with Cruise and Spielberg in MINORITY REPORT. The film presents a world where, along with psychics peering into people's unconscious thoughts, police can monitor the whereabouts of everyone by eye scans.
  • BORN ON THE 4TH JULY (1989): Director Oliver Stone proposed that Tom Cruise takes a drug to temporarily render him paralyzed from the waist down so he can experience the same thing Kovic did (the drug's effects would last about a week). Cruise was all for it... but his agent was not, and he was pushed not take the experimental drug.
  • Was considered to play Nash in A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001).
  • In early drawing of ALADDIN (1992), Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. As the story developed, Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't think Aladdin had enough appeal to women, so he asked Aladdin to be beefed up a bit to resemble Tom Cruise.
  • Tom Cruise and Lea Thompson had body doubles for the sex scene in ALL THE RIGHT MOVES (1983)
  • Cruise wanted a private set in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1994), and hence tunnels were built to escort the actors to and from the set. This was done so that the vampire's makeup effects would remain a secret.
  • Began filming MINORITY REPORT (2002) only days after completing work on VANILLA SKY (2001).
  • Disguised with a beard and mustache and appears as a bad guy that walks out of a door and is shot in YOUNG GUNS (1988). He was added because he was visiting the set and said he had never been in a film gunfight.
  • For the 'knife-in-the-eye' scene in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 (2000), he insisted that a real knife be used, and that it stop exactly quarter inch from his eyeball, instead of somewhere vaguely near his eye, as John Woo suggested.
  • He was placed on an elevated platform during some scenes to reduce the height difference between his character and other vampires.
  • In the very beginning of RAIN MAN (1988), a red sports car has MI 3762 4 written on its windshield. The numbers 3762 spell out Cruise's birthday: 3 July 1962.
  • In his bedroom, there is a poster for JULES ET JIM (1961), a French movie in which the climactic scene involves the female star driving a car with her and her lover off a bridge (VANILLA SKY).
  • In TOP GUN (1986), he is an inch too short to be a Navy pilot (minimum height 5'8, based on minimum sitting height 32 and minimum leg length 36).
  • Initially offered to return to the role of Lestat in THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (2002), but he declined.
  • In-joke: he goes online with his laptop by typing in, not Usenet, but Cruisenet (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996)).
  • JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) was his fifth consecutive $100-million-plus film, a new record.
  • Wanted the part of Bud Fox in WALL STREET (1987), but Oliver Stone had already agreed to Charlie Sheen. Oliver Stone later promised Cruise with a role in another picture, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989).
  • Cruise did his own trick shots for THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986), except for one in which he had to jump two balls to sink another. Scorsese said he could have let Cruise learn the shot, but it would have taken two extra days of practice, holding up production, and costing thousands of dollars. The shot was instead performed by professional player, Mike Sigel.
  • It was during the filming of DAYS OF THUNDER (1990) that he, then married to Mimi Rogers, fell in love with Nicole Kidman. They were married later the same year.
  • Cruise and Nicole Kidman were both considering roles in COLD MOUNTAIN (2003), yet Cruise was unaware of Kidman's involvement. Cruise backed out but Kidman immediately signed up.
  • The tremendous hype around the release of EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) resulted in several rumors about the plot. The most widely circulated was the mistaken rumor that in the film, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman played married psychiatrists having affairs with their patients.
  • At the party to begin EYES WIDE SHUT (1999), two seducing women promise to take Cruise to the other end of the rainbow. Later, while in the costume shop, Cruises' head is depicted just underneath the near side of the rainbow sign in the shops window.
  • Was nominated for Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2000 for MAGNOLIA.
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at Golden Globe Awards for THE LAST SAMURAI (2004)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture at Screen Actors Guild Awards for MAGNOLIA (2000)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role at Screen Actors Guild Awards for MAGNOLIA (2000)
  • Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at Academy Awards for JERRY MAGUIRE (1997)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 for JERRY MAGUIRE (1997)
  • Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995) - shared with Brad Pitt
  • Nominated for Best Villain at MTV Movie Awards for INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995)
  • Nominated for Most Desirable Male at MTV Movie Awards for INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995)
  • Nominated for Best Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards for THE FIRM (1994)
  • Nominated for Most Desirable Male at MTV Movie Awards for THE FIRM (1994)
  • Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for FAR AND AWAY (1993) - shared with Nicole Kidman
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at Golden Globe Awards for A FEW GOOD MEN (1993)
  • Nominated for Best Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards for A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)
  • Nominated for Most Desirable Male at MTV Movie Awards for A Few Good Men (1992)
  • Nominated for Best Actor at BAFTA Awards for BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1991)
  • Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at Academy Awards for BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1990)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for RISKY BUSINESS (1984)
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