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Tom Cruise Bio

Tom Cruise Hairstyles - hairstyles-formen.blogspot.com-tom-cruise-very-valkyrie-14Born 1963

51 Years Old

Alive

American

Actor/Producer

 

1962- born on July 3rd in Syracuse, New York

1981- had first bit role in Endless Love

1981- had larger supporting role in Taps as Cadet Captain David Shawn

1983- became part of large ensemble cast in The Outsiders, based on the novel of the same name by S.E. Hinton

1983- starred in All the Right Moves

1983- starred in and had break out role in Risky Business, nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

1986- starred in mega block buster Top Gun, which capitulated him into superstardom

1986- co-starred with Hollywood legend Paul Newman in The Color of Money

1988- co-starred with Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman in Best Picture winner Rain Main

1989- starred in director Oliver Stone’s haunting drama Born on the Fourth of July, for which Cruise was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for Best Actor

1990- starred in and met future wife Nicole Kidman in Days of Thunder

1992- starred in A Few Good Men alongside Jack Nicolson and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

1993- played Mitch McDeere in The Firm, a film adapted from the novel by John Grisham

1994- co-starred in Interview with a Vampire alongside with Brad Pitt

1996- played Ethan Hunt for first time in Mission: Impossible, an updated adaptation of the legendary TV series from the 1960’s

1996- starred in Jerry Maguire for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe for same

1999- starred in Stanley Kubrick’s last finished film, Eyes Wide Shut

1999- nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia and won a Golden Globe Award

2000- played Ethan Hunt for second time in Mission: Impossible II

2002- worked with legendary director Steven Spielberg for first time in Minority Report, a film based on a Philip K. Dick science fiction story

2002- appeared in small cameo as himself in Austin Powers in Goldmember

2003- starred in The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

2004- was co-lead in Collateral with Jamie Foxx

2005- teamed up once again with director Steven Spielberg for War of the Worlds, a remake of the 1950’s sci-fi classic

2006- played Ethan Hunt for 3rd time in Mission: Impossible III

2008- portrayed real life WWII German soldier Claus von Stauffenberg in Valkyrie

2008- had small yet memorable role in Tropic Thunder as Hollywood movie producer Les Grossman and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor

2011- played Ethan Hunt for 4th time in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

2012- played title role in Jack Reacher

2013- starred in sci-fi thriller Oblivion

 

Cruise, whose full legal name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, grew up in Syracuse, NY at a near poverty level.  He was raised with three sisters and both his parents were of a working class background.  He has stated that his father was very abusive to him when he was growing up and physically beat him.

 

He became active in both theater and sports at a young age.  By grade four he was performing in local plays and in high school he had already played floor hockey, wrestling and enjoying being on the football team.

 

 

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