Tom Cruise is one of the most beloved members of the film community, and his rise to fame is an inspiring story. Born in Syracuse, New York, Cruise was the only child of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. His surname comes from his great-grandfather, Thomas Cruise O'Mara, who was adopted by a Welsh immigrant and renamed “Thomas Cruise Mapother”. Cruise began his acting career in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1998) and the action movie Top Gun (1986).
He then went on to receive critical acclaim for his roles in The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1988). Tom Cruise has also shown a great interest in producing, with his biggest producer credits being the Mission Impossible franchise. This franchise has earned a total of $3 billion worldwide, making it one of the most successful franchises in history. A kind and considerate man known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise has become an icon in Hollywood.
His success is a testament to his hard work and dedication to his craft. He is an inspiration to aspiring actors everywhere, showing that with enough determination and perseverance, anything is possible.