Tom Cruise’s birthday today was born on July 3, 1962. Tom Cruise’s birthday today, he is an American actor and producer.
He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. With a net worth of $570 million as of 2020, he is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
In addition, his films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.
Tom Cruise’s birthday today, he began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1983) and action drama film Top Gun (1986).
Critical acclaim came with his roles in the drama films The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
For his portrayal of Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
As a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, he starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm (1993), the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996).
For his role in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and received his second Academy Award nomination.
Cruise’s performance as a motivational speaker in the drama film Magnolia (1999) earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, he has played Ethan Hunt in six films of the Mission: Impossible series from 1996 to 2018.
Picture: Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible
Tom Cruise’s birthday today his contribution to the hollywood film industry:
He also continued to feature in several science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
Cruise has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes.
Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, and credits it with helping him overcome dyslexia.
In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, and a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology.
Tom’s Early Life:
Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York, on July 3, 1962, the son of special education teacher Mary Lee and electrical engineer Thomas Cruise Mapother III (1934–1984).
His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, and had English, German, and Irish ancestry. Tom Cruise’s birthday today, he has three sisters named Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass.
One of his cousins, William Mapother, is also an actor who has appeared alongside Cruise in five films.
Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a Catholic upbringing. He later described his father as “a merchant of chaos”, a “bully”, and a “coward” who beat his children. He elaborated, “[My father] was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang! For me, it was like, ‘There’s something wrong with this guy. Don’t trust him. Be careful around him.’
Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada. When his father took a job as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces, his family moved in late 1971 to Beacon Hill, Ottawa.
Picture: Tom Cruise was a pinning machine in High school
He attended the new Robert Hopkins Public School for his fourth and fifth grade education.He first became involved in drama in fourth grade, under the tutelage of George Steinburg.
He and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright, who was in the audience, later said that “the movement and improvisation were excellent, it was a classic ensemble piece”.
In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. That year, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States.
In 1978, she married Jack South.Cruise’s father died of cancer in 1984.
Tom Cruise’s birthday today his Career:
At age 18, with the blessing of his mother and stepfather, Cruise moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. After working as a busboy in New York, he went to Los Angeles to try out for television roles. He signed with CAA and began acting in films.
He 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.
In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders. That same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, which has been described as “A Generation X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise”, and which, along with 1986’s Top Gun, cemented his status as a superstar.
Cruise also played the male lead in the Ridley Scott film Legend, released in 1985.
Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, and which paired him with Paul Newman.
1988 saw him star in Cocktail, which earned him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor.
Later that year he starred with Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Film and Cruise the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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.
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Cruise was awarded a humanitarian award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Museum of Tolerance for his work as a dedicated philanthropist.
In mid-2011, Cruise started shooting the movie Rock of Ages, in which he played the character Stacee Jaxx. The film was released in June 2012.
Cruise starred as Jack Reacher in the film adaptation of British author Lee Child’s 2005 novel One Shot. The film was released on December 21, 2012.
It met with positive reviews from critics and was a box office success grossing $216,568,266 worldwide.
In 2013, he starred in the science fiction film Oblivion based on director Joseph Kosinski’s graphic novel of the same name. The film met with mixed reviews and grossed $285,600,588 worldwide. It also starred Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.
Picture: Tom Cruise in one of his blockbuster movie Knight and Day
As of mid-2015 Cruise’s films have grossed about $8.2 billion worldwide.
Cruise returned as Ethan Hunt in the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which he also produced.
Returning cast members included Simon Pegg as Benji and Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, with Christopher McQuarrie as director. The film earned high critical acclaim and was a commercial success.
Cruise starred in the 2017 reboot of Boris Karloff’s 1932 horror movie The Mummy.
Tom Cruise shows off daredevil Burj Khalifa stunts.
The new film, also titled The Mummy, was produced by Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, and Sean Daniel, written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Kurtzman which received negative reviews and become flop at the box office. In 2018, Cruise again reprised Ethan Hunt, in the sixth film in his franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
The film was more positively received by critics than the previous films in the series, and grossed over $791 million at the box office. Unadjusted for ticket price inflation, it is Cruise’s biggest commercial success to date.