Tom Cruise is one of the best-looking, most popular and controversial film stars in the world. Here are some interesting and intriguing facts about Tom Cruise.
Would you believe that he is a gay?
Tom Cruise is 5 ft 7 inches tall. His first wife, Mimi, is 5'8" in height. His second wife, Nicole, is 5'10.5" tall and his current wife, Katie, is 5'10".
1.) Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in 1962 in Syracuse, New York.
2.) Tom Cruise suffered from dyslexia early in his life.
3.) His mother was a SPED (special education) teacher and his father was an electrical engineer who died in 1984.
4.) Tom Cruise described his father as an abusive one – a bully coward.
5.) This famous actor is of German, Irish, and English ancestry.
6.) Cruise was bullied regularly in the 15 different schools he attended in 12 years.
7.) He played floor hockey but stopped when he was injured and damaged his front teeth.
8.) Cruise was a football player but he was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game.
9.) He learned and acted in a drama entitled IT in Ottawa, Canada.
10.) He has 3 children and was a partner of Rebecca De Mornay from 1983 to 1985.
11.) Cruise was voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1990.
12.) His first wife was actress Mimi Rogers. They were divorced in February 1990.
13.) Actress Nicole Kidman was his wife for 11 years. They divorced in 2001.
14.) Tom Cruise married actress Katie Holmes in 2006. Cruise proposed to Holmes in the early morning of June 17, 2005, on top of Paris' Eiffel Tower. Romantic, isn’t it?
15.) He was romantically involved to Penelope Cruz from 2001 up to 2004.
16.) His performance in “Risky Business” catapulted him to stardom. The film in the 1980s is a satire of suburban adolescence.
17.) Tom Cruise became one of the most popular film stars in the world in the 1990s.
18.) The Outsiders (1983), Legend (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Top Gun (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) were among his most popular films in the 1980s.
19.) His other films in early 1990s include Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993) and Interview with the Vampire (1994).
20.) He debuted as director in 1993 with “The Frightening Frammis,” an episode of the cable-television miniseries Fallen Angels.
21.) Cruise starred as agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible in 1996, which he also produced.
22.) The psychological thriller Eyes Wide Shut is a film which Kidman and Cruise starred in 1999. They were together also in the films Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992).
23.) His popular films in the 21st century include Mission: Impossible II (2000). Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), The War of the Worlds (2005, Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Lions for Lambs (2007).
24.) He was awarded as Best Actor by Golden Globe Award for his performance as a paraplegic veteran of the Vietnam War who becomes an antiwar activist in the film Born on the Fourth of July.
25.) He won another Golden Globe Award in 1997 and was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his starring role in Jerry Maguire (1996).
26.) In 2000 Cruise won the Golden Globe Award as best supporting actor for his role in Magnolia (1999)
27.) According to Forbes Annual Celebrity 100 Power List, Tom Cruise was named the 2006 world’s No. 1 star. He is the only celebrity to have topped the list twice. He was also No. 1 in 2001.
28.) Tom Cruise is a Scientology fanatic but was a Catholic until he was 14. He was actually enrolled in seminary school to become a priest but he left after one year.
29.) The "couch incident" on Oprah was voted No.1 of 2005's "Most Surprising Television Moments" on a countdown on Entertainment magazine or E and No.5 at BoxOfficeProphets.com. and was the subject of numerous parodies.
30.) In 1990, 1991 and 1997, Cruise was rated by People magazine among the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
31.) In 1995, Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history.
32.) In 1997, Empire magazine ranked him among the top 5 film stars of all time.
33.) In 2002 and 2003, he was rated by Premiere among the top 20 in its annual Power 100 list.
34.) In 2006, Premiere ranked Cruise as Hollywood's most powerful actor, as Cruise came in at number 13 on the magazine's 2006 Power List, being the highest ranked actor.
35.) In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise most powerful celebrity in the world.
36.) Cruise was ranked number 7 on ET’s annual Hot List of top 20 people of 2008.
37.) The people of Japan love cruise so much that October 10, 2006 was declared "Tom Cruise Day" in Japan because he has made more trips to Japan than any other Hollywood star.
38.) His daughter Suri to Katie Holmes was born in April 2006. The name Suri is believed to be a variation of Sarah.
39.) Cruise and Holmes were married on November 18, 2006 at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy, in a Scientology ceremony.
40.) Cruise is the celebrity people would least like as their best friend as reported by Marketing Evaluations.
It was never proved that he’s a gay. He’s a heterosexual.
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