Tom Cruise (full name Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) was born on July 3, 1962 and he is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies and remains one of the most successful movie stars in the world.
Biography and Career :
Tom Cruise' first leading role in a blockbuster movie was in 1983's Risky Business. Since then, Tom Cruise has received additional media coverage regarding his support of Scientology (and his related criticism of psychiatry), and his relationship with Katie Holmes.
Tom Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers (married on May 9, 1987, divorced February 4, 1990). Scientology took interest in the divorce because Rogers was disaffected f
rom Scientology (although she introduced Tom Cruise to the religion in the first place); in managing the divorce for Tom Cruise , they were able to convince her to accept a relatively paltry $10 million for the settlement.
Tom Cruisemet Nicole Kidman on the set of their film Days of Thunder. The couple married on December 24, 1990 and divorced on August 8, 2001. Tom Cruise and Kidman adopted two children, Isabella (born 1993) and Connor (born 1995). Tom Cruise left Kidman three months pregnant, just shy of their 10 year wedding anniversary; she lost the child. Reportedly, Kidman refused to explore Scientology and remained Catholic during their marriage.
Tom Cruise was next romantically linked with Penelope Cruz, the lead actress in his film Vanilla Sky. In March 2004, he announced that his relationship with Penelope Cruz had ended in January. It was suggested that Scientology played a role in the relationship failing.
In April 2005, Tom Cruise began dating Katie Holmes, before announcing on 17 June 2005 that he had proposed to her at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. She accepted his proposal, and the couple are expected to be married in the summer or fall of 2006. On April 18, 2006 Katie gave birth to a baby girl named Suri, whose name was chosen with its relation to Scientology, the Persian Rose and the birthplace. It's the first child for Holmes and third for Cruise, who (as previously mentioned) has two adopted children with Nicole Kidman.
In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated Tom Cruise among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 1995, Empire magazine ranked Tom Cruise among the 100 sexiest stars in film history. Two years later, it ranked Tom Cruise among the top 5 movie stars of all time. In 2002 and 2003, Tom Cruise was rated by Premiere among the top 20 in its annual Power 100 list.
Tom Cruise frequent controversial outbursts promoting the Church of Scientology and his Scientology-based strong anti-psychiatry beliefs, combined with his unusually erratic behavior throughout 2005 (detailed below) may have led to a drop in his popularity. One survey for example, showed Tom Cruise's popularity drop from 11th to 197th most liked celebrity over a six month period.
War of the Worlds (27-Jun-2005)
The Last Samurai (22-Nov-2003)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (22-Jul-2002)
Minority Report (17-Jun-2002)
Vanilla Sky (10-Dec-2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) Himself
Mission Impossible II (24-May-2000)
Eyes Wide Shut (13-Jul-1999)
Jerry Maguire (13-Dec-1996)
Mission Impossible (22-May-1996)
Interview with the Vampire (11-Nov-1994)
The Firm (30-Jun-1993)
A Few Good Men (11-Dec-1992)
Far and Away (22-May-1992)
Days of Thunder (27-Jun-1990)
Born on the Fourth of July (20-Dec-1989)
Rain Man (12-Dec-1988)
The Color of Money (17-Oct-1986)
Top Gun (16-May-1986)
All the Right Moves (21-Oct-1983)
Risky Business (5-Aug-1983)
Losin' It (8-Apr-1983)
The Outsiders (25-Mar-1983)
Endless Love (17-Jul-1981).
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