Tom Cruise is one of the most lucrative Hollywood actors of this century. He has been one of Hollywood’s leading names for over nearly forty years. Cruise is an American actor who is the fifth-highest-grossing (as of 2023) film actor of all time as well as one of the highest-paid actors in cinema. He has appeared in some of the biggest film franchises ever like Top Gun and its sequel Top Gun: Maverick (which is his highest-grossing film to date), the Mission Impossible film series, as well as other blockbusters such as Jerry Maguire, Minority Report, Interview With A Vampire, A Few Good Men, The Last Samurai, War Of The Worlds, Days Of Thunder, Cocktail and Jack Reacher.
How old is Tom Cruise and when was he born?
Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. In 2023, he will turn 61 years old. His father Thomas Cruise Mapother III was an electrical engineer and his mother Mary Lee was a special education teacher. They both originated from Louisville, Kentucky so Cruise and his three sisters (Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass) were brought up as Catholic. One of his cousins, William Mapother is also an actor and has appeared alongside Cruise in five of his films.
How did Tom Cruise get his start in acting?
Tom Cruise moved around frequently during his youth due to his father’s work, and attended 15 different schools in 14 years. After falling in love with acting during his youth, Cruise eventually moved to New York City to pursue a career in the profession, then onwards to Los Angeles. He was cast in several small roles shortly after his move, but it wasn’t until he was cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Generation X’ cult classic The Outsiders (which featured young stars like Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Emilio Estevez) that he began gaining notoriety. His big break came when he was cast in the iconic comedy-drama Risky Business which subsequently became a cult phenomenon and surprise box office hit, which is still regarded as one of the defining films of the 1980s.
What are Tom Cruise’s biggest films?
Some of Tom Cruise’s biggest films include:
- Top Gun
- Mission Impossible (series)
- A Few Good Men
- Risky Business
- The Last Samurai
- Rain Man
- Jerry Maguire
- The Color Of Money
- Born on the Fourth of July
- Top Gun: Maverick
Is Tom Cruise married?
Tom Cruise is not currently married. He divorced his third wife Katie Holmes in 2012. He was also married twice before, first to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987-1990, and then to actress Nicole Kidman from 1990-2001 who he appeared alongside films like Days Of Thunder and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
Does Tom Cruise have any children?
Tom Cruise has three children. He shares his only son Connor and eldest daughter Isabella with his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman who adopted the pair when they were married. He also has a biological daughter, Suri, who he had with ex-wife Katie Holmes. Cruise is notoriously private about his children and his relationship with them, although it’s been repeatedly reported that he is estranged from his three kids.
What is Tom Cruise’s net worth?
Tom Cruise’s reported net worth is $620 million.
Are there any other facts we should know about Tom Cruise?
Tom Cruise got his Hollywood teeth before he became a leading man, getting braces fitted before his career properly kicked off after being cast in Ridley Scott’s fantasy film Legend. Cruise was reportedly touted to play Neo in The Matrix film franchise before it went to Keanu Reeves, and similarly with the role of Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr was cast as the lead. Executives at Disney wanted the likeness of Aladdin to resemble Tom Cruise as they said it’d make the character more likeable. Cruise participates in most of his stunts in movies, and has a grueling regime to keep him prepared. He is known for his love of speed and has a pilot’s license.
How old was Tom Cruise in Top Gun?
Tom Cruise was just 23 years old when he first played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in 1986’s Top Gun.
How old is Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick?
In 2023, Tom Cruise will be 61 years old when Top Gun: Maverick is released.
What is Tom Cruise’s biggest blockbuster?
Tom Cruise’s biggest blockbuster is Top Gun: Maverick, which generated $1.4 billion at the box office and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Did Tom Cruise do his own stunts in Top Gun: Maverick?
While there were trained Navy pilots actually piloting the jets in Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise piloted his own vintage P-51 prop plane in a scene where Maverick gives Jennifer Connelly’s character, Penny, a ride in the clouds.
Where can I watch Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick?
Both Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick are currently available for streaming on Paramount’s streaming service, Paramount Plus.