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Tom Cruise Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birth Place:
Syracuse, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Studied for one year, at age 14, at a Franciscan seminary
  • Joined the Church of Scientology after its study courses helped him overcome a learning disability
  • Co-star Paul Newman got him interested in auto racing while filming The Color of Money, and he went on to race on Newman's team
  • Earned his pilot's license in 1994
  • First actor to appear in five consecutive movies (A Few Good Men, The Firm, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible and Jerry Maguire) that grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office
  • On the recommendation of his children's orthodontist, got braces to correct his bite at age 39
  • At the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, received the first-ever MTV Generation Award

Awards

  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1999Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1996Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1996National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1991BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1989Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated

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