Tom Cruise (English Tom Cruise, full name - Thomas Cruise Mapother IV English. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) - American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter. Three-time Golden Globe Award winner and three-time Oscar nominee.
The best roles of Tom Cruise in films such as: "Rain Man" (1988), "The Firm" (1993), "Interview with a Vampire: A Chronicle of the Life of a Vampire" (1994), "Jerry Maguire" (1996), "Wide Shut Eyes" (1999), "Top Gun" ("Top Gun") (1986), "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Mission Impossible" (1996), "Vanilla Sky" (2001), "War of the Worlds" (2005 ).
Place of Birth. Education. Tom Cruise was born July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, the third child of Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise III. Tom's father was an engineer, but often changed jobs, so he had to move a lot from place to place, and in connection with this, his family traveled around the United States with him. The actor recalls his childhood as "very difficult and stressful": he attended a dozen schools before the age of 12. They finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where Tom graduated from high school.
In 1975, Cruise's parents divorced - and he stayed with his mother and three sisters. His father died of cancer about 10 years later, never having seen a single film with his son. Cruise's mother, in order to somehow support the family, worked in three places at once. Tom remembers the first Christmas holidays without a father: there was no money even for gifts for each other.
At age 17 (1979), Tom Cruise entered the seminary with the intention of becoming a priest; however, when he got to audition for "Guys and Dolls", he realized that his future was connected with cinema.
Film career. Tom Cruise's film debut is considered to be an episode in "Endless Love" (1981) by Franco Zeffirelli. Then there were several more small episodes, including in the film "Exiles" (1983) Coppola, but the real popularity brought him the role of a rich schoolboy who falls in love with a prostitute in the comedy "Risky Business" (1983).
After several ordinary works ("Everything is going right", "Legend"), it was the turn of Cruise's first big hit - "Ace" (1986) by Tony Scott. This was followed by roles in such tapes with the legendary stars of the older generation: Paul Newman ("The Color of Money", 1986), Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man", 1988), Jack Nicholson ("A Few Good Men", 1992), Gene Hackman ( "Firm", 1993).
Tom's first Oscar nomination for "Born on the Fourth of July" by Oliver Stone, 1989, was well deserved: he created a compelling portrayal of a young, idealistic recruit who is turned into a helpless cripple by the war machine and who only eventually begins to understand his own tragedy.
Cruise's second notable work was his first negative role as Lestat in Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire (1994).
Super agent Ethan Hunt in five films "Mission Impossible" (1996, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015) is so far the most profitable role of Tom actor and at the same time successful project of Tom producer, but the image of a loser sports agent created by him in "Jerry Maguire" is much more interesting (1996) Cameron Crowe (second academic nomination for a leading role) and the role of the host of the show in "Magnolia" (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson (nominated for an Oscar for a supporting role).
Not to mention the actor's collaboration with the legendary Stanley Kubrick in the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999), a film that some believe contributed to his divorce from Nicole Kidman.
In 2001, Cruise starred in the romantic thriller Vanilla Sky (2001) alongside Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz. In 2002, Cruise starred in the dystopian sci-fi thriller Minority Report, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a science fiction short story by Philip Dick.
In 2003, he starred in Edward Zwick's historical drama The Last Samurai, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
In 2005, Cruise again worked with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, which became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year with $591.4 million worldwide. Also in 2005, he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star and the MTV Generation Award.
Nine of the ten films he starred in during the decade grossed over $100 million at the box office.
In March 2010, Tom Cruise completed filming in the comedy Knight of the Day, in which he again starred with Cameron Diaz; the film was released on June 23, 2010.
In 2012, Cruise starred as Jack Reacher in the 2005 film adaptation of The Shot by British author Lee Child.. The film was released on December 21, 2012. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed $218 million worldwide.
In 2013, he starred in the sci-fi film Oblivion. based on the graphic novel of the same name directed by Joseph Kosinski. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $286 million worldwide. It also starred Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.
In 2017, Cruise starred in a reboot of Boris Karloff's 1932 horror film The Mummy, starring Russell Crowe.
Fees. In 2012, Tom Cruise was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Sixteen of his films have grossed over $100 million, and 23 of them have grossed over $200 million worldwide. As of September 2017, Tom Cruise's films have grossed over $3.7 billion at the box office in the US and Canada and over $9.0 billion worldwide, making him the eighth-grossing actor in North America and one of the highest-grossing actors worldwide.
Awards. Golden Globe Award: 2000 - Best Supporting Actor for "Magnolia" 1997 - Best Actor (Comedy or Musical), for "Jerry Maguire" 1990 - Best Actor (Drama), Born on the Fourth of July
Cruise was nominated for seven Saturn Awards between 2002 and 2009, winning once.
Nominations. Oscar award": 2000 - Best Supporting Actor for "Magnolia", 1997 - Best Actor for "Jerry Maguire", 1990 - Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July.
Scientology. Cruise is an open follower of the Church of Scientology and actively participates in its social programs. He became a Scientologist in 1990 when his ex-wife Mimi Rogers introduced him to Hubbard's teachings. Cruz publicly stated in 2005 that Scientology, especially Hubbard's learning technology, had helped him overcome the dyslexia that had plagued him since childhood. In addition to various programs that bring people to Scientology, Cruz has been campaigning for the recognition of Scientology in Europe. Cruz co-founded the project and contributed funds to provide the Purification program to workers and rescuers who took part in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. The program was hosted by the Downtown Medical clinic, and more than 800 firefighters and other public service workers have passed through. For this active work in 2004, the current leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, awarded Cruz the Medal of Freedom.
Personal life. First wife (1987-1990) Mimi Rogers.
Second wife (1990-2001) Nicole Kidman. Two adopted children: daughter Isabella Jane and son Connor Anthony.
Third wife (2006-2012) Katie Holmes - officially divorced in August 2012. Daughter Suri Cruise (born April 18, 2006).