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Tom Cruise

Actor Date of birth 3rd July 1967
Place of birth Syracuse, New York, USA
Year of debut 1981
First feature film Endless Love

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards won3
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated7
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Biography

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV spent a lot of his childhood moving around with his family. He attended eight elementary schools and three high schools. He originally wanted to become a priest. However, he turned his attention to acting in high school. He moved to New York. He became an iconic eighties actor with movies including Top Gun and Cocktail. He has continued to be a box office draw as an actor and producer of movies including the Mission Impossible franchise and War Of The Worlds.

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Tom Cruise's films

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Packshot for the film War Of The Worlds
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2005

An alien invasion threatens to wipe out the world's population. With Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Contains sustained menace, threat and moderate horror.

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
105 Mins
Released
1996

Tom Cruise plays an expert spy who is forced to go undercover when he is accused of betraying his country. Contains occasional mild language and violence.

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
127 Mins
Released
2011

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and a team of super spies are framed for bombing the Kremlin. With Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg. Moderate infrequent language, action violence and smoking.

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible II
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
119 Mins
Released
2000

Directed by John Woo. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to stop a rogue agent (Dougray Scott). Strong violence and infrequent mild language.

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible III
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2006

Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) comes up against a ruthless weapons dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Contains moderate action violence.

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Packshot for the film The Last Samurai
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
149 Mins
Released
2003

Tom Cruise plays a disillusioned 19th Century war veteran who embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy. Contains strong violence.

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Packshot for the film Knight And Day
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2010

An innocent woman (Cameron Diaz) gets involved with a secret agent (Tom Cruise). Some violence and strong language.

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Packshot for the film Top Gun
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
109 Mins
Released
1987

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer compete to be the best in their fighter-jet class. Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex and sex references.

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Packshot for the film Rock Of Ages
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
118 Mins
Released
2012

1987. Two young lovers who work at an L.A. nightclub dream of becoming rock stars. With Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. Scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

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Did you know?

  • At the age of seven, Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia. He tried to hide his condition from fellow students, teachers and casting directors. He credits Scientology's study methods with helping him overcome dyslexia.
  • While attending the London premiere of War Of The Worlds, he was squirted in the face with a water pistol during an interview. He reacted unfavourably and the video became a hit on the Internet. He also has a reputation for being generous with his time when meeting fans at premieres. For instance, he spent two hours on the red carpet signing autographs at the London premiere of The Last Samurai.
  • Between the ages of six and seven, his sister's friends used to kiss him for practice. He admitted the first time it happened he felt suffocated.
  • He did all his own stunts in Mission Impossible 2. His only injury during filming was a dislocated finger.
  • In The Firm, his character is given a car. After the shoot, he got to keep the car as a present.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1999 Actor in a Supporting Role - Magnolia
    • 1996 Actor in a Leading Role - Jerry Maguire
    • 1989 Actor in a Leading Role - Born On The Fourth Of July
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1990 Actor in a Leading Role - Born On The Fourth Of July
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Magnolia
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Jerry Maguire
    • 1990 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Born On The Fourth Of July
  • 7 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Tropic Thunder
    • 2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Last Samurai
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Magnolia
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Jerry Maguire
    • 1993 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - A Few Good Men
    • 1990 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Born On The Fourth Of July
    • 1984 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Risky Business