Tom Cruise

Born Jul 3, 1962

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise's first appearance in a major film was in 1981's Taps. His first leading role was in the film Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise played the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and successful 1986 film Top Gun, and also secret agent Ethan Hunt in the series of Mission: Impossible action films.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born in 1962.
1971 9 Years Old Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruise's father could take a position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. … Read More


1981 19 Years Old Cruise first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps later that year.


1983 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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. … Read More
1985 - 1988 3 More Events
1989 27 Years Old Cruise portrayed real-life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic in 1989's Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise's first Best Actor Academy Award nomination. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. … Read More


1994 32 Years Old In 1994, Cruise starred along with Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater in Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire, a gothic drama/horror film that was based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Cruise appeared as superspy Ethan Hunt in the reboot of Mission: Impossible, which he produced. … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, Cruise returned as Ethan Hunt in the second installment of the Mission Impossible films, releasing Mission: Impossible II. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old In February 2001, Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. … Read More


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
In January 2004, Cruise made the controversial statement "I think psychiatry should be outlawed."
In 2005, Cruise worked again 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 US$591.4 million worldwide.
In 2006, Cruise sued cybersquatter Jeff Burgar to obtain control of the domain name. … Read More
Production began in 2007 of Valkyrie, a thriller based on the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old Cruise played the central role in the historical thriller Valkyrie released on December 25, 2008 to box office success. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old In 2009, Michael Davis Sapir filed a suit charging that his phone had been wiretapped at Cruise's behest. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old The film was released in December 2011 to high critical acclaim and box office success. … Read More


…  In 2012, Cruise was Hollywood's highest-paid actor. 16 of his films grossed over $100 million domestically; 22 have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, he starred in the science fiction film Oblivion based on director Joseph Kosinski's graphic novel of the same name. … Read More
2015 53 Years Old 1 More Event
As of mid-2015 Cruise's films have grossed about $8.2 billion worldwide. … Read More
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