Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
July 3, 1962
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
|Years active||1981 - present|
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (/ /; born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer. He has starred in many movies, including War of the Worlds and Jerry Maguire. He is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.
His first movie was Endless Love. His first leading role was in the movie Risky Business and later in Top Gun. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. These were for the same movies: Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Jerry Maguire (1996), and Magnolia (1999). He is known for playing the lead role Ethan Hunt in six Mission Impossible films. Other key films are Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Mummy (2017), and most recently Top Gun: Maverick (2022).
Early life[change | change source]
Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York. He is the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III (died 1984), an electrical engineer. Cruise has three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. Cruise's surname originates from his great-grandfather, born Thomas Cruise O'Mara, who was renamed "Thomas Cruise Mapother" (Mapother is a Welsh surname). Cruise is of Irish, German and English ancestry. One of his paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in North County Dublin, in 1799; he married Teresa Johnson in Warrenstown House, County Meath, in 1825. They left Ireland for America that same year and settled in New York.
Personal life[change | change source]
Cruise has an adopted daughter and adopted son with his second wife Nicole Kidman. He has a daughter Suri (born April 2006), by Katie Holmes. He and Holmes married in November 2006 and separated in 2012.
Movie[change | change source]
|1983||The Outsiders||Steve Randle|
|Risky Business||Joel Goodson|
|All the Right Moves||Stefan Djordjevic|
|1986||Top Gun||Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell|
|The Color of Money||Vincent Lauria|
|Rain Man||Charlie Babbitt|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Ron Kovic|
|1990||Days of Thunder||Cole Trickle||Also co-wrote story|
|1992||Far and Away||Joseph Donelly|
|A Few Good Men||Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee|
|1993||The Firm||Mitch McDeere|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire||Lestat de Lioncourt|
|1996||Mission: Impossible||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|Jerry Maguire||Jerry Maguire|
|1998||Without Limits||N/A||Producer only|
|1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Bill Harford|
|Magnolia||Frank T.J. Mackey|
|2000||Mission: Impossible II||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|2001||Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures||Himself / Narrator|
|The Others||N/A||Executive producer only|
|Vanilla Sky||David Aames||Also producer|
|2002||Space Station 3D||Narrator|
|Minority Report||John Anderton|
|Austin Powers in Goldmember||Himself as Austin Powers||Cameo uncredited|
|Narc||N/A||Executive producer only|
|2003||Shattered Glass||N/A||Executive producer only|
|The Last Samurai||Nathan Algren||Also producer|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Ray Ferrier|
|2006||Ask the Dust||N/A||Producer only|
|Mission: Impossible III||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Senator Jasper Irving|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Les Grossman|
|Valkyrie||Claus von Stauffenberg|
|2010||Knight and Day||Roy Miller/Matthew Knight|
|2011||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Stacee Jaxx||Also credited as singer on the film's soundtrack|
|Jack Reacher||Jack Reacher||Also producer|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Major William Cage|
|2015||Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Jack Reacher||Also producer|
|2017||The Mummy||Nick Morton|
|American Made||Barry Seal|
|2018||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||Ethan Hunt||Also producer|
|2022||Top Gun: Maverick||Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell||Also producer|
|2023||Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One||Ethan Hunt||Also producer; post-production|
|2024||Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two||Also producer; filming|
References[change | change source]
- Dorothy Pomerantz (2012-04-18). "Tom Cruise Tops Our List Of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Newsbeat - Tom Cruise highest paid actor in Hollywood, says Forbes". BBC. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "About Tom". Time. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Tom Cruise Biography". Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Stated on Inside the Actors Studio interview with Cruise, January 11, 2004; can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xYsFLyTsDU
- "Genealogy.com: Ancestry of Tom Cruise". Genealogy.com website. Genealogy.com. August 8, 2002. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "North East Wales: Cruise's Welsh roots uncovered". BBC News website. BBC. January 18, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
- "Tom Cruise's Irish Ancestry". Eneclann. March 28, 2013. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- "Ancestry of Tom Cruise". Wargs.com. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Tom Cruise Net Worth in 2020, Age, Wife, Children and Movies". Pure Net Worth. 2019-12-15. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
- "Scientology News: Tom Cruise Tops List of Scientology Celebrities at Celebrity Centre International 34th Anniversary". Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- "Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Quickie Divorce What Does It Mean". E! Online. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-23.