Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. He has starred in some of the most iconic films of all time, from Risky Business to Top Gun and Mission Impossible. But before he became a household name, Tom Cruise had a complicated and busy life. Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. When he was four years old, his family moved to Ottawa, Canada, where his father had found a job.
Tom attended the new Robert Hopkins Public School for fourth and fifth grade studies. During this time, he discovered his love for acting while improvising at a Carleton Elementary School drama festival. In 1974, when Tom was in sixth grade, his mother Mary Lee took him and his sisters back to the United States. Tom continued his education in New Jersey and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Tom Cruise's first major role was in the 1983 film Risky Business, which is widely recognized as the film that brought him to the public eye. This success continued when Tom Cruise received more Academy Award nominations, this time for his role in Born on the Fourth of July. He also starred in Losin' It with Shelly Long and Top Gun with Nicole Kidman. Tom Cruise won't play action hero Jack Reacher when the franchise restarts on television, because the star is too short. The film will see Tom Cruise reprise one of his most famous roles, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, 34 years after he first put on the costume of a United States Navy pilot. Tom Cruise has denied hilarious rumors that he was wearing a “fake ass” during his film Valkyrie several years ago, after a memorable screenshot went viral earlier this year.
Nicole Kidman has made a rare public statement about her adopted children with her ex-husband Tom Cruise. Scarlett Johansson has strongly denied a new claim by a former Scientologist that she once “auditioned” to date Tom Cruise after his split from Nicole Kidman. Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has reportedly not seen the daughter he shares with his ex-wife, actress Katie Holmes for years. This week, Tom Cruise sent a message of support to fellow actor George Clooney after the latter was injured in an unpleasant motorcycle accident. Tom Cruise is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and has been for decades. His incredible career has spanned over four decades and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.