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Tom Cruise

Actor Tom Cruise
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Full Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film "Endless Love", and became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in "Top Gun". He is well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the "Mission: Impossible" film series.

He is also known for his support for the Church of Scientology and its affiliated social programs.

Born: July 3, 1962
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1987-05-09 Actor Tom Cruise (27) weds actress Mimi Rogers (33)
  • 1990-12-24 Actor Tom Cruise (28) marries actress Nicole Kidman (23)
  • 2006-11-18 American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano, Italy
  • 2012-06-29 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1986-05-16 "Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise premieres
  • 1988-12-12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)
  • 1990-01-20 47th Golden Globes: "Born on the Fourth of July", Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer win
  • 1990-05-06 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina
  • 1994-03-08 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • 2018-07-12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris
  • 2020-12-15 UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols

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