- His real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.
-He will be turning 55 this coming 3rd of July.
-He had 3 wives - Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes
-He received a total of 29 awards from 80 nominations.
-He is richer than rich.
-He has a jaw-dropping box-office track record.
KAMI found out these interesting facts about Maverick & Jerry Maguire actor-superstar, Tom Cruise in Live Buzz page.
Tom Cruise is the first ever actor who appeared in 5 consecutive movies that grossed over a hundred million in the U.S. These movies were:
- A Few Good Men
-Interview with the Vampire
He wanted to be in Valkyrie after he saw the photo of Colonel von Stauffenberg. When he the picture, he realized that the historical military figure looked like him and he knew exactly that he needs to have the role.
He doesn't hesitate to express himself. Hence, he wasn't afraid to let go of his freak flag fly in Oprah where he was jumping on the couch as he professed his love to Katie Holmes.
So, here are the fun and interesting facts about Tom Cruise.
15. His parents were working professionals.
His mother was a teacher in special education and his father was an electrical engineer.
14. He was already working when he was young.
In order to help his mom and 3 sister after their father walked out on them, he worked hard by cutting grass, raking leaves and selling greeting cards door-to-door during holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
13. He was constantly bullied in all the schools that he attended.
He had quite a hard time during childhood that he was consistently being bullied in the schools that he went, and in the span of 12 years, he attended a total of 15 different schools in America and Canada.
12. He craves for action.
Unlike other actions stars who have their stuntmen helping them out, Tom Cruise loves doing his own action stunts. The Edge of Tomorrow director insisted that Cruise should have a stuntman, but the latter refused, and director was happy with the result.
In Jack Reacher, he did all all the driving stunts. He even made a mistake when he crashes the car into some barrels, and the director decided not to cut or edit it, and it worked well.
Yes, he was the one who did this scary and crazy opening of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
11. Tom Cruise was a wrestler in High School
No wonder why he loves doing the stunts on his own. Truth is, he originally wanted to become a professional wrestler before he got into acting.
10. Tom Cruise is Aladdin
Initially, Disney artists based Aladdin's face on Michael J. Fox. However, producers decided that Tom Cruise was a perfect model as he has this female-appealing model look. Hence, Aladdin was redesigned and modeled after Tom Cruise.
9. He single-handedly boost the sales of Ray-Ban by 2000%.
Tom Cruise was always wearing this Ray-Ban sunglass in his film, Risky Business, and he gave a lot of revenues to the company. Well, he definitely looks good even if he tries to be funny.
8. He was set to play the role of Iron Man.
Before even Robert Downey Jr. got the role, it was Tom Cruise who was actually set up to play it. Nevertheless, the producers decided to let Downey Jr. play the role as it fits well on him.
7. Japan declared a holiday for Tom Cruise, and they dubbed it as, "Tom Cruise Day."
6. Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia.
At a tender age of 7, he got diagnosed with dyslexia that he claimed her overcame when he joined Scientology.
5. He couldn't see his daughter from Katie Holmes, Suri.
According to Life Buzz page, the Scientology religion has a strong influence on the decisions that he's going to make. He hasn't seen Suri for about 3 years because his church said that she, the pretty girl Suri will make him want to leave their religion.
4. Tom Cruise was considering himself of becoming a priest.
At 14 years old, Tom Cruise was attending a seminary on a scholarship program in St. Francis Seminary Shool in Cincinnati. He was a Catholic before he went to Scientology. He got kicked out for stealing liquor from priests, according to his former classmate.
3. He is a licensed pilot.
Though, he wasn't yet a certified or a licensed pilot in his portrayal for his popular role as Maverick in Top Gun. However, as determine and inquisitive as Tom Cruise is, he earned his licensed as a pilot after filming the movie.
2. Tom Cruise
More than being a superstar and a great action star, Tom Cruise is a real hero even behind the camera.
He actually saved a woman who was being mugged in 1998. Tom Cruise chased the attackers with his bodyguards.
1. He is more than meets the eye.
He is way more than just good looks and doing great films, but Tom Cruise has a good heart. He is a good Samaritan in the modern world as he helped a woman who's having problems with her insurance bills.
Tom Cruise witnessed a woman got hit by a car, and later on, found out that the latter doesn't have an insurance. Guess what he did?
He paid for the woman's medical bill amounting to $7000.
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