Thomas Cruise Mapother IV or more famously Tom Cruise is an American actor and film producer whose name is now synonymous with American boyhood dream.
In 2006, Tom Cruise was ranked as the world's most powerful celebrity according to the Forbes Magazine.
Birth Details of Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was born on the 3rd of July 1962 at Syracuse in New York .
Personal Life of Tom Cruise
The son of Mary lee (a teacher) and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, cruise led a nomadic childhood moving from town to town along with Tom Cruise family.
A dyslexic child, Tom Cruise tried his hand at wrestling but following a knee injury decided to take up theatre and acting instead.
When Tom Cruise was at his age of twelve, his parents split up and he moved to Ottawa Ontario with Tom Cruise mother and sisters: Lee and Anne.
During Tom Cruise peripatetic childhood, Tom Cruise was the student of 8 elementary schools and 3 high schools.
During Tom Cruise childhood cruise developed a disdain for his father.
Tom Cruise circulated in a parade magazine about his father that Tom Cruise was a "merchant of chaos and a "bully".
Eventually, Tom Cruise refused to continue with the name of his father attached with his name at the age of twelve.
Career of Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise moved to New York in 1980 and after trying his hand at a number of odd jobs got his first break for the film “Endless Love”, alongside Brooke Shield.
Though the movie did not bring upon him immense stardom, this was only the beginning of a legendary journey for Cruise.
Tom Cruise made his mark in Hollywood in the year 1983 for the movie Risky Business. During one time in this movie Tom Cruise dances in his underwear celebrating his parents' absence by lip-syncing for the "Old Time Rock and Roll" of Bob Seger.
This particular scene gave him immediate spotlight and Tom Cruise struck a chord when Tom was referred to as an icon both by critics and fans.
But the movie that established Tom Cruise as a cornerstone in Hollywood was top gun.
Released in 1986, this movie rocked the box office charts and was the highest money grosser that year.
Tom Cruise played a role of a fighter pilot from America in this movie and became the box office sweetheart of Hollywood.
Refusing to stagnate himself with a particular type of role, Tom Cruise deliver his protean acting skills in the flicks that followed.
Movies like the color of money, cocktail; Rain Man proved that Tom Cruise had in him more than meets the blinking eye.
More Achievements of Tom Cruise
The 90's paved the way for further accomplishments for Cruise as Tom Cruise was casted in top box office blockbusters including Born on the Fourth of July, Mission: Impossible Jerry Maguire.
In 1999 Tom Cruise starred in the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut alongside Nicole Kidman.
The movie met with controversies owing to its straightforward delving in sex and eroticism.
Some other notable movies of Cruise are: The last samurai, Mission impossible trilogy, vanilla sky.
Married Life of Tom Cruise
Cruise's personal life unlike Tom Cruise career achievements has been about up's and downs.
After undergoing 3 divorces from 1989 to 2004 (with Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz), Tom Cruise is currently married to Katie Holmes.
Contribution in Scientology by Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has seen a hard time as being an active supporter of scientology.
Scientology is, according to its own texts, the "the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life".
Tom Cruise publicly advocated scientology claiming that it helped him overcome dyslexia.
Tom lobbied for it in France and Germany where scientology is itself viewed as a cult and an organized high profile dirty business.
This has brought contempt and scorn for cruise and often given him a predicament like the altercation Tom Cruise had with Brooke Shields in 2005 when Tom Cruise criticized her for taking anti- depressants.
Later in 2006, Tom Cruise apologized to Shields for his behavior.
Awards and Fame for Tom Cruise
However, these wild swings in life have not taken their toll on Tom Cruise's career.
Tom Cruise has been nominated for three academy awards and won three golden globe awards. Tom Cruise fans are spread all across the globe and every hairstyle or apparel Tom Cruise puts on sets trends all over.
October 10 2006 was celebrated as tom cruise day in Japan in recognition of his making more trips to Japan than any other Hollywood star.
There is no denying the fact that glory goes hand in hand with doom, especially for celebrities.
Tom Cruise has had his share of antagonism: accused of being a homosexual, criticized for advocating scientology but these pitfalls could not stand in the way of his success.
Tom Cruise stardom is still in full swing with his movies making merry at the box office.
Past, Present and Future Movies List of Tom Cruise: