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Biography

Cruise in May 2014

Source: Wikipedia

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps (1981) and The Outsiders (1983), his first leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun (1986). One of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Cruise starred in several more successful films in the 1980s, including the dramas The Color of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

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  • Born: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 (age 53) Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Occupation: Actor, filmmaker
  • Years active: 1980–present
  • Religion: Scientology
  • Spouse(s): Mimi Rogers (m. 1987; div. 1990) Nicole Kidman (m. 1990; div. 2001) Katie Holmes (m. 2006; div. 2012)
  • Children: 3 (2 adopted)
  • Relatives: William Mapother (cousin)
  • Website: www.tomcruise.com

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In the news

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Variety, 2020-04-02 16:12:18
Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 classic, is the latest summer movie to vacate its release date as theaters remain closed to stop the spread of coronavirus. The anticipated follow-up was scheduled to debut June 24 and will now release Dec. 23, 2020. As part of ...

Navy shot down Tom Cruise's F-18 flying, but he still found speed in 'Top Gun: Maverick'
USA Today Movies, 2020-03-24 04:40:25
Tom Cruise did his own jet flying in "Top Gun: Maverick." But not an F-18. The Navy said no, even to Tom Cruise. He still fed his need for speed.        

Viewing Party! Let’s All Watch ‘Top Gun’ Together
NY Times Movies, 2020-03-19 18:15:08
We can’t gather in a theater, but we can take in the same film online and discuss. Our first pick is a Tom Cruise classic. Or is it?

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