Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Personal Information

Birthday  July 3, 1962
Age 61 years old (as of 2024) 


Height  5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters)



Suri Cruise (with Katie Holmes)

Isabella Jane Cruise (adopted with Nicole Kidman)

Connor Cruise (adopted with Nicole Kidman)


Mimi Rogers (m. 1987; div. 1990)

Nicole Kidman (m. 1990; div. 2001)

Katie Holmes (m. 2006; div. 2012)

Weight  Approximately 67 kilograms (148 pounds)
Mother’s Name Mary Lee Pfeiffer
Father’s Name Thomas Cruise Mapother III
Career Actor, Producer
Origin Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, USA.

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV: An American Icon


Tom Cruise

Born as Thomas Mapother IV, commonly known as Tom Cruise. He is an American actor who is considered among the most competent movie stars of today’s entertainment world. He features among the celebrated actors of our time with a succession of multi-million films, including over a professional lifetime lasting nearly four decades. In his career, he has been honored with several awards and is regarded as a cinematic giant by many.

Early Life and Education

Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, and he went through the tough childhood because his family lived from place to place and they also faced some problems. Acting became a harbor of solace and later on he formed a career out of it by taking part in school plays and later on professionally pursuing acting career.

Acting Career: 1980s – Breakthrough and Stardom

Tom CruiseThe era during which Cruise entered the stage and gained popularity. The beginnings of Tom CRUISE’s spectacular career can be traced back to the 1980s and quite an impressive films from that decade, such as “Risk Business” and “Top Gun”, that skyrocketed him to worldwide fame. His versatility was literally seen when he starred in the “Rain Man” in addition to “Born on the Fourth of July” wherein he got outstanding reviews and winning award and applauds.

Acting Career: 1990s 

With Tom Cruise 1990s started to produce the breakout .From the mid-90s, Tom Cruise has been experimenting with himself and changed from a passionate Hollywood actor, who captivated with the box-office hits like “The firm” (a thriller about lawyers) and “Jerry Maguire” (a love movie about sports achievements).He demonstrated that he was really multi-dimensional in the films where we could see him playing diverse roles, like “Eyes Wide shut”

 Acting Career: 2000s – Established Career

Tom Cruise

The films “Minority Report” (2002) directed by Steven Spielberg and remake of the book from Philip K. Dick, in which leads the actor to play varying roles, presenting him as a multidimensional actor.




Acting Career: 2010s – Action Star

Action lead star In the 2010s, Cruise accepted his role as an action hero with the “Mission: Although it is no doubt a slow film, the screenplay does have places where the movie picks up the pace. He moved on to break boundaries with films such as “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Mission: The approval rating of “Dieselport – Fallout” catapulted due to the popularity of the game among critics and consumers..

2020s:Future Endeavors

Tom CruiseAs the new decade began, Cruise produced news headlines for his daring ideas, especially a film shot in space. However; he also faced an obstacle with his history of being booed off the stage at the Golden Globe Awards. He still keeps his influence in the entertainment industry though. His recent return to popular roles, as witnessed in “Top Gun: It is a testament to his ever-enduring appeal and support at the box office that Tom Cruise once again occupies the lead role in two highly successful movies, namely, “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.

Legacy and Impact

Tom Cruise’s impact goes beyond his box-office glory; he keeps inspiring fans with his dedication to his craft and ability to take on difficult tasks. His valuable contributions to movies firmly established his place as a Hollywood star, leaving a lasting impression on the industry.

Cruise/Wagner Productions

Tom CruiseFormation and Early Projects:

In 1993 Cruise and Paula Wagner made the inaugural steps of their production company called “Cruise/Wagner Production”. Their first jointly produced picture was “Mission impossible”, Steps were taken to make  it a reality in 1996 with Cruise’s arrival as a producer.

Commercial Success:

Tom Cruise

Cruise’s dealing skills resulted in huge film contracts, placing him as an influential character in Hollywood. His ability to create billion-dollar franchises was compared to other business icons such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.


Break with Paramount

Due to Cruise’s disputed conduct and views, Paramount Pictures broke their long-standing partnership in 2006. Analysts claimed the separation was due to financial conflicts, especially involving DVD sales from the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

Management of United Artists

Tom Cruise

Management of United Artists In 2006, Cruise and Wagner got control of United Artists, with Cruise as a producer and star and Wagner as CEO. Wagner departed United Artists in 2008, after projects such as “Valkyrie” and “Lions for Lambs” were granted approval.

Transition and Return to Paramount

Cruise keeps on working under the banner of TC Productions. Cruise eventually came back to Paramount, working on smashing movies such as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and the “Jack Reacher” series.

Move to Warner Bros. Discovery

Tom CruiseNew Partnership: In 2024, Cruise’s production business revealed that it would work with Warner Bros. Discovery to produce original and classic films, heralding in a new era in his profession.

Personal Life

There were multiple marriages in Cruise’s life, and it is significant to mention the most famous wives including Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and the last one Katie Holmes

Cruise has been embroled  in a  number of the legal issues, including the suit against the newspapers and others on defamation and violation of the right to privacy.

Scientology Advocacy

In the 2000s, Cruise emerged as a major Scientology spokesman, drawing criticism for his engagement and questionable utterances.

Influence and Lobbying : Cruise strongly campaigned for Scientology’s acceptance and received criticism for his aversion to psychiatry and participation in suspicious Scientology procedures. .


Criticism of Psychiatry:

Tom CruiseCruise’s open rejection of psychiatry and psychiatric medicine generated controversy and opposition, especially regarding his opinions on mental health care.

YouTube Video Removal :A Scientology-produced video starring Cruise was deleted from YouTube, sparking debates over copyright and fair use Purported Influence.

Purported Influence:

Cruise’s participation in Scientology and his engagement in suspicious procedures were emphasized in books and documentaries, triggering a closer look at his personal and professional life.


Thomas Cruise Mapother IV’s rise from a lowly background to Hollywood legendary status demonstrates his abilities, tenacity, and enthusiasm for acting. As he strives to challenge standards and break limits, Cruise is a shining example of film excellence, inspiring viewers worldwide with each appearance.

 List of Tom Cruise’s Major films 

  1. 1981

                Endless Love as Billy

               Taps  as Capt. David Shawn

  1. 1983

                 The Outsiders* as Steve Randle

                 Losin’ It* as Woody

                 Risky Business as Joel

  1. 1985

                 Legend as Jack

          4. 1986

                  Top Gun  as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell

                 The Color of Money  as Vincent Lauria

  1. 1988

                  Cocktail as Brian Flanagan

                  Rain Man as Charlie Babbitt

  1. 1989

                  ‘Born on the Fourth of July* as Ron Kovic

  1. 1990

                   Days of Thunder as Cole Trickle (Also story co-writer

  1. 1992

                     Far and Away  as Joseph Donelly

                    A Few Good Men as Lt. Daniel Kaffee

  1. 1993

                    The Firm  as Mitch McDeere

  1. 1994

                      Interview with the Vampire  as Lestat de Lioncourt

  1. 1996

                      Mission: Impossible as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

                     Jerry Maguire* as Jerry Maguire

  1. 1998

                     Without Limits (Producer only)

  1. 1999

                     Eyes Wide Shut as Dr. William Harford

                    Magnolia as Frank T.J. Mackey

  1. 2000

                    Mission: Impossible 2  as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

  1. 2001

                    Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures* (Narrator, Documentary)

                   The Others  (Executive producer only)

                   Vanilla Sky* as David Aames (Also producer)

  1. 2002             

                    Space Station 3D (Narrator, Documentary)

                    Minority Report* as Chief John Anderton

                     Austin Powers in Goldmember* (Himself as Austin Powers, Cameo)

  1. 2003

                     Shattered Glass* (Executive producer only)

                     The Last Samurai* as Nathan Algren (Also producer)

  1. 2004 

                       Collateral as Vincent

  1. 2005

                      War of the Worlds as Ray Ferrier

                       Elizabethtown (Producer only)

  1. 2006

                       Ask the Dust* (Producer only)

                       Mission: Impossible III* as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

  1. 2007 – 

                       Lions for Lambs* as Senator Jasper Irving

                     -Tropic Thunder  as Les Grossman

                      -Valkyrie as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

  1. 2010

                       Knight and Day as Roy Miller / Matthew Knight

  1. 2011

 –                     Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol  as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

  1. 2012

                 –      Rock of Ages  as Stacee Jaxx

                      – Jack Reacher  as Jack Reacher (Also producer)

  1. 2013

                       – Oblivion as Jack

  1. 2014

                      – Edge of Tomorrow  as Major William “Bill” Cage

  1. 2015

                       – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation  as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

  1. 2016

                      – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back* as Jack Reacher (Also producer)

  1. 2017

                       – The Mummy  as Sgt. Nick Morton

                       – American Made  as Barry Seal

  1. 2018

                       – Mission: Impossible – Fallout  as Ethan Hunt (Also producer)

  1. 2022

                      – Top Gun: Maverick  as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell

  1. 2023

                     – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning  as Ethan Hunt

  1. 2025

                       – Untitled eighth Mission: Impossible film  (Filming)

Tom Cruise : Awards and Nominations  

Academy Awards (Oscars)

– 1990: Nominated for Best Actor for “Born on the Fourth of July”

– 1997: Nominated for Best Actor for “Jerry Maguire”

– 2000: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Magnolia”

– 2023: Nominated for Best Picture for “Top Gun: Maverick”

BAFTA Awards

– 1991: Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Born on the Fourth of July”

– 2005: Won Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film

No specific nominations for BAFTA Film Awards.*

Cannes Film Festival

– 2022: Won Honorary Palme d’Or for Achievement in Film

Golden Globe Awards

– 1984: Nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “Risky Business”

1990: Won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “Born on the Fourth of July”

– 1993: Nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “A Few Good Men”

– 1997: Won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “Jerry Maguire”

– 2000: Won Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for “Magnolia”

– 2004: Nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Last Samurai”

– 2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for “Tropic Thunder”

– 2023: Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama for “Top Gun: Maverick”

 Producers Guild of America Awards

– 1997: Won Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures for “Mission: Impossible”

– 2004: Nominated for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures for “The Last Samurai”

– 2023: Won David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures for “Top Gun: Maverick”

Screen Actors Guild Awards

– 1997: Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for “Jerry Maguire”

– 2000: Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for “Magnolia”

– *Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture for “Magnolia”*

American Cinema Awards

– 1991: Won Distinguished Achievement in Film

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Best Actor and Distinguished Achievement in Performing Arts

Critics’ Choice Super Awards

– 2023: Won Best Actor in an Action Movie for “Top Gun: Maverick”

– 2024: Pending nomination for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”

David di Donatello Awards

– 1990: Nominated for Best Foreign Actor for “Born on the Fourth of July”

– 2005: Won Special David

Empire Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Best Actor and Honorary Awards

Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies)

– Various nominations and wins including Worst Actor and Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Awards

– 1994: Won Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

MTV Movie & TV Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Best Male Performance and Best Fight

National Movie Awards

– 2010: Won Screen Icon

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Butt Kicker

People’s Choice Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Favorite Motion Picture Actor and Male Movie Star

Rembrandt Award

– 2012: Nominated for Best International Actor for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Satellite Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Saturn Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role


– 2004: Won Freedom Medal of Valor

ShoWest Convention

– 1987: Won Special Award for Box Office Star of the Year

Teen Choice Awards

– Various nominations and wins including Choice Movie Actor and Choice Movie Villain

Walk of Fame

– 1986: Star on the Walk of Fame for Motion Picture

Yoga Awards

– 1994: Won Worst Foreign Actor for “The Firm”


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