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Tom Cruise
Name : Tom Cruise
Real Name : Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Height : 5' 7" (170 cm)
Date of Birth : 3 July 1962
Place of Birth : Syracuse, New York, USA
 
Biography:
 
Born on 3 July 1962, in Syracuse, New York, Tom Cruise, moved from town to town with his family as a child. A high school wrestler, Cruise went into acting after getting a knee injury. The memorization aspect of acting helped him overcome his dyslexia.

In 1980, Cruise moved to New York and worked several odd jobs before starring his film debut in Endless Love (1981). His first big hit was Risky Business (1982), in which he had famous scene wherein he celebrates his parents' absence by dancing around the living room in his underwear. The Hollywood press began naming Cruise as one of the ‘Brat Pack’, a group of young actors who seemed to take over the movie industry in early '80s.

His next film, Top Gun (1985) established Cruise as an action star, followed by The Color of Money (1986) which earned his co-star, Paul Newman, an Oscar.

In 1988, Cruise had one of his most challenging roles as the brother of autistic Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. In Born on the Fourth of July (1989), he gave his most outstanding performance as paraplegic Vietnam vet Ron Kovic.

Even though his next film, Far and Away (1990), in which Cruise starred with Nicole Kidman, was dissatisfied, Cruise was back in form with A Few Good Men (1992). In 1994, Cruise appeared as the vampire Lestat in Interview with the Vampire.

In 1996, Cruise scored big success with the big-budget Mission Impossible, and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Jerry Maguire, in which he proved once again why he is considered a major Hollywood actor.

Cruise reunited with Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut (1999) which had been the subject of controversy, rumor, and speculation since it began filming. His status was again solidified when he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Magnolia (1999).

In 2000, Cruise scored again when he returned as international agent Ethan Hunt in MI:2. He then re-teamed with Jerry Maguire director, Cameron Crowe, for Vanilla Sky (2001). It was followed by massively successful sci-fi chase film Minority Report (2001) which was directed by Steven Spielberg. Two years later, Cruise returned to the big screen in The Last Samurai (2003).

Following his separation from Penelope Cruz whom he met during the filming of Vanilla Sky, Cruise now is dating Katie Holmes, star of Dawson Creek, who gave birth to a baby girl recently. Now, Cruise returned with his latest film, Mission Impossible III.
 
Filmography:
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2005 War of the Worlds
2004 Collateral
2003 The Last Samurai
2002 Minority Report
2002 Space Station
2001 Vanilla Sky
2000 Mission: Impossible II
1999 Eyes Wide Shut
1999 Magnolia
1996 Mission: Impossible
1996 Jerry Maguire
1994 Interview With the Vampire
1993 The Firm
1992 A Few Good Men
1992 Far and Away
1990 Days of Thunder
1989 Born on the Fourth of July
1988 Rain Man
1988 Cocktail
1986 The Color of Money
1986 Top Gun
1985 Legend
1983 All the Right Moves
1983 Risky Business
1983 The Outsiders
1982 Losin' It
1981 Endless Love
1981 Taps
 
Awards:
Academy Awards
1997 Best Supporting Actor nominee (Magnolia)
1996 Best Actor nominee (Jerry Maguire)
1989 Best Actor nominee (Born On The Fourth Of July)
 
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