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Tom Cruise

Knowledge Identifier: +Tom_Cruise


Tom Cruise

American film actor and produceradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1962.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (9%), (5%)

Main connections: Scientology, Top Gun, Paula Wagner

Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Robert Hopkins Public School




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Tom Cruise was born in 1962 add something


Brat Pack (actors) - For example, most of the cast members of "The Outsiders" were mentioned, including Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze and Ralph Macchio, none of whom starred in any other 1980s movies with any "core" Brat Packers, besides Patrick Swayze


Cruise first appeared in supporting roles the 1981 films Endless Love and Taps, the latter in which he played a crazed military school student. add something


John P. Navin, Jr. - He is well known for his roles in the 1981 drama film "Taps" and the 1983 movie "Losin' It", in both of which he co-starred with Tom Cruise


George C. Scott - In 1981, Scott appeared alongside 20-year-old Academy Award winning actor Timothy Hutton and rising stars Sean Penn and Tom Cruise in the coming-of-age film Taps.


Shelley Long - In 1982, she starred as Belinda in Ron Howard's comedy "Night Shift" , about life working on the night shift at a city morgue, and starred with Tom Cruise in the 1983 comedy film "Losin' It"


His first starring role was in the 1983 comedy Losin' It. 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 star. add something


Frankie Miller - In 1983 Miller sang the closing track, "Blue Skies Forever", on the Tom Cruise movie "All The Right Moves"


Paul Brickman - In 1983 he made his directorial debut with "Risky Business" starring Tom Cruise


Ralph Macchio - In 1983, he appeared as Johnny Cade in "The Outsiders" alongside many young actors who had yet to become major stars, such as C. Thomas Howell, Tom Cruise, Emilio_Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, and Matt Dillon


Shera Danese - She played the role of the prostitute Vicky in the 1983 film "Risky Business" featuring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay in the lead roles


John Valby - " He had a small role as a piano player in a Tijuana brothel in the 1983 film "Losin' It", which featured an early performance by Tom Cruise


Bryan Ferry - In 1985 Ferry contributed the song "Is Your Love Strong Enough" to the Ridley Scott- Tom Cruise film "Legend"


Gina Gershon - Her break came with a bit part in 1986's "Pretty in Pink" which led to more substantial roles in "Sweet Revenge" with Nancy Allen and "Cocktail", with Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue


Kelly McGillis - Her next high profile role was that of flight instructor, Charlie, in the 1986 fighter-pilot film "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer


Tony Scott - Though the film received mixed critical review, it became one of the highest-grossing films of 1986, taking in more than US$176 million, and making a star of its young lead, Tom Cruise.


Frank Whaley - Whaley made his film debut in 1987's "Ironweed", and performed mostly in made-for-TV movies until 1989, when he appeared in "Field of Dreams" alongside Burt Lancaster and Kevin Costner, and "Born on the Fourth of July" alongside Tom Cruise


Mark Johnson (producer) - Johnson won the Best Picture Academy *award for producing the 1988 drama movie "Rain Man", starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise


Terry Melcher - Recorded by The Beach Boys, the song was featured in the 1988 Tom Cruise film "Cocktail", and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100


Ron Kovic - In early 1989, he presented Tom Cruise with his Bronze Star medal on the final day of filming "Born on the Fourth of July," explaining to the actor that he was giving him the *award as a gift for his "courageous portrayal of the true horrors of war


In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. add something


Eddie Steeples - After graduating from Klein Oak High School in 1992, Steeples moved to Santa Cruz, California, where he took acting classes at a community college and sought fame and a starring role opposite Tom Cruise


A Few Good Men - "'A Few Good Men"' is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack_Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, and Kiefer Sutherland in supporting roles


Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993, and the company has since co-produced several of Cruise's films, the first being $Mission:_Impossible (Mission:_Impossible_(film)) in 1996 which was Cruise's first project as a producer. add something


Gene Hackman - Hackman co-starred with Tom Cruise as a corrupt lawyer in The Firm and appeared in a second John Grisham story in 1996, playing a convict on death row in The Chamber.


Jon Robin Baitz - In 1993, he co-scripted "The Frightening Frammis", which was directed by Tom Cruise and aired as an episode of the Showtime anthology series "Fallen Angels"


Jeanne Tripplehorn - In next year, she starred as Abby McDeere opposite Tom Cruise in "The Firm", and in 1995 had another female lead role alongside Kevin Costner in "Waterworld"


The Firm (novel) - It was his first widely recognized book, and in 1993 after it sold 1,5 million copies, was made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman


The Firm (1993 film) - "'The Firm"' is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne_Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn


In 1994, Cruise starred along with Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater in Neil Jordan's $Interview_with_the_Vampire (Interview_with_the_Vampire:_The_Vampire_Chronicles), a gothic drama/horror film that was based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel. add something


In 1995, Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history. add something


The Wild Wild West - The "Wild Wild West" motion picture continued in the development stage, with Tom Cruise rumored for the lead in 1995


In 1996, Cruise appeared as superspy Ethan Hunt in the reboot of $Mission:_Impossible (Mission:_Impossible_(film)), which he produced. add something


In 1996, he took on the title role in Jerry Maguire, for which he earned a Golden Globe and his second nomination for an Academy Award. add something


Mission: Impossible - An electronic dance version of the theme song by U2 bandmates Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton was released in 1996, to coincide with the release of the Tom Cruise movie


Vanilla Sky - After the American debut of Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish film "Abre los ojos " at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, Tom Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner optioned the remake rights


Iron Man (2008 film) - In January 1997, Nicolas Cage expressed interest in portraying the lead role in a potential film, while in September 1998, Tom Cruise had expressed interest in producing as well as starring in the film debut of Iron Man. Jeff Vintar and Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee co-wrote a story for Fox, which Vintar adapted into a screenplay, and included a new science-fiction origin for the character, and featured MODOK as the villain


In 1998, he successfully sued the Daily Express, a British tabloid which alleged that his marriage to Kidman was a sham designed to cover up his homosexuality. add something


In 1999, Cruise costarred with wife Nicole Kidman in the erotic Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, and played motivational speaker Frank T.J. Mackey in the ensemble film Magnolia, for which he received another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award. add something


Nicole Kidman - In 1999, Kidman reunited with husband, Tom Cruise, to portray a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut, the final film of Stanley Kubrick.


Vinessa Shaw - In 1999, she was cast in a small yet significant role by the legendary Stanley Kubrick in his final film "Eyes Wide Shut", playing an HIV-positive prostitute who is encountered by Tom Cruise's character


Magnolia (film) - "'Magnolia"' is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Jason Robards in his last feature film appearance, and Melora Walters


M in worldwide figures, like its predecessor, being the third highest grossing film of the year. add something


Catherine Hardwicke - In 2000, she collaborated with director/screenwriter Cameron Crowe and actor/producer Tom Cruise on "Vanilla Sky"


Magnolia (film) - Of the ensemble cast, Tom Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 72nd Academy *awards, and won the *award in that category at the Golden Globes of 2000


Both Slater and Cruise denied this, and in August 2001, Slater was ordered to pay $10 million to Cruise in damages after Slater declared he could not afford to defend himself against the suit and would therefore default. add something


Purification Rundown - An initiative in New York City, co-founded by celebrity scientologist Tom Cruise, provides Purification Rundowns for public-sector employees who were exposed to toxins in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks


Jason Patric - He appeared in the Alec Baldwin film "The Devil and Daniel Webster", which was shot in 2001, and released in late 2007 as "Shortcut to Happiness", but turned down the lead role in "The Firm" , which went to Tom Cruise


Kyle Bradford - The French web-based gossip magazine "Actustar" on Mar 13, 2001 published an alleged interview with Bradford in which he claimed that he and actor Tom Cruise had a homosexual affair


Actustar - "Actustar" on March 13, 2001 published an alleged interview with Kyle Bradford in which he claimed that he and actor Tom Cruise had a homosexual affair


Cruise was nominated for seven Saturn Awards between 2002 and 2009, winning once. add something


In 2002 and 2003, he was rated by Premiere among the top 20 in its annual Power 100 list. add something


In 2002, Cruise starred in the dystopian science fiction thriller, Minority Report which was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. add something


Samantha Morton - Also in 2002, she got a part in the Steven Spielberg-directed film "Minority Report", opposite Tom Cruise


Max von Sydow - In 2002, von Sydow had one of his largest commercial successes, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report.


In 2003, he starred in the Edward Zwick's historical drama The Last Samurai, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as best actor. add something


Samurai - A film released in 2003 titled "The Last Samurai", starring Tom Cruise, is inspired by the samurai way of life


Penelope Cruz - In April 2003, she filed a lawsuit against the Australian magazine "New Idea" for defamation over an article about her relationship with Cruise


Tommy Davis (Scientology) - On June 13, 2003, Davis went with actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise and Kurt Weiland, director of external affairs for Scientology's Office of Special Affairs and Scientology vice president of communications, to meet with then-United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage


After The Beast's publication of their 50 Most Loathsome People of 2004, which included Cruise, Cruise's lawyer Bertram Fields threatened to sue. add something


For these activities and others, David Miscavige awarded Cruise Scientology's Freedom Medal of Valor in late 2004. add something


That relationship ended in 2004. add something


Cruise's more open attitude to Scientology has been attributed to the March 2004 departure of his publicist of 14 years, Pat Kingsley. add something


Ozymandias (comics) - During earlier pre-production and attempts to make the film in 2004, Tom Cruise and Jude Law both expressed interest in playing the role, but they left the project after several delays and budget problems


Collateral (film) - "'Collateral"' is a 2004 American neo-noir crime film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds himself his hostage


A controversy erupted in 2005 after he openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant to which Shields attributes her recovery from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter in 2003. add something


Also in 2005, he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star, and the MTV Generation Award. add something


Cruise has made several expressions of his feelings for Holmes to the media, most notably the "couch incident" which took place on the popular The Oprah Winfrey Show of May 23, 2005. add something


Cruise is noted as having negotiated some of the most lucrative film deals in Hollywood , and was described in 2005 by Hollywood economist Edward Jay Epstein as "one of the most powerful – and richest – forces in Hollywood ". add something


In 2005, Cruise worked again with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, which became the fourth highest grossing film of the year with US$591.4 million worldwide. add something


No lawsuit was ever filed and Cruise was included more prominently in the 2005 list. add something


On October 6, 2005, Cruise and Holmes announced they were expecting a child, and their daughter, Suri, was born in April 2006. add something


This led to a heated argument between Matt Lauer and Cruise on NBC's Today on June 24, 2005. add something


In April 2005, Cruise began dating actress Katie Holmes. add something


Vette, who served in that role until November 2005. add something


Roz Abrams - In 2005, Abrams appeared as herself during a brief news segment in the feature film "War of the Worlds", an adaptation of H. G. Wells novel of the same name, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise


Brooke Shields - In May 2005, Tom Cruise, a Scientologist whose beliefs frown upon psychiatry, condemned Brooke, both personally and professionally, for both using and speaking in favor of the antidepressant drug Paxil


The Oprah Winfrey Show - Winfrey's interview with Tom Cruise, which was broadcast on May 23, 2005, gained notoriety


Matt Lauer - In a June 2005 interview, Tom Cruise argued with Lauer about psychiatry and postpartum depression and called Lauer "glib"


In 2006, Premiere ranked Cruise as Hollywood's most powerful actor, as Cruise came in at number 13 on the magazine's 2006 Power List, being the highest ranked actor. add something


In 2006, he reprised his role as Ethan Hunt in the third installment of the Mission Impossible film series, $Mission:_Impossible (Mission:_Impossible_(film)) III. The film was more positively received by critics than its predecessor, and grossed nearly $400 million at the box office. add something


North by Northwest - A panel of fashion experts convened by "GQ" in 2006 said the gray suit worn by Cary Grant throughout almost the entire film was the best suit in film history, and the most influential on men's style, stating that it has since been copied for Tom Cruise's character in "Collateral" and Ben Affleck's character in "Paycheck"


Halina Reijn - In 2006 she starred in "A Thousand Kisses" directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuijzen, "Black Book" directed by Paul Verhoeven and "Blind" by Tamar van den Dop. In 2008, she portrayed Margarethe von Oven in Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise


Daniel Snyder - In July 2006, Snyder and other investors signed a deal to provide financing to the production company run by Tom Cruise and his partner, Paula Wagner


Vanity Fair (magazine) - In August 2006, "Vanity Fair" sent photographer Annie Leibovitz to the Telluride, Colorado, home of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for its October 2006 issue


Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim_Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


Tommy Davis (Scientology) - Davis is a friend of actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise, and a former friend of actor Jason Beghe, who left the church in 2007


Bryan Singer - In March 2007, the duo brought the project directly to United Artists partners Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise, who immediately agreed to finance the film


Kevin Bishop - Bishop worked for channel 4 on the satirical spoof documentary "Being Tom Cruise" from the series Star Stories first aired on Channel 4 on 2 August 2007, in which he portrays Tom Cruise


In 2008, Cruise appeared in the hit comedy Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller and Jack Black. add something


In early May 2008, Cruise reappeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to celebrate 25 years in the film business. add something


In August 2008, Wagner stepped down from her position at United Artists; she retains her stake in UA, which combined with Cruise's share amounts to 30 percent of the studio. add something


Tom Wilkinson - He portrayed Friedrich Fromm, Commander in Chief of the German Reserve Army alongside Tom Cruise in the 2008 World War II thriller "Valkyrie"


Terence Stamp - In 2008, he appeared in the film remake of the spy comedy "Get Smart"; another comedy about the man who says yes to everything "Yes Man", opposite Jim_Carrey; with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in "Wanted"; and with Tom Cruise in "Valkyrie", based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg's failed attempt to assassinate Hitler


Jerry O'Connell - In early 2008, O'Connell participated in a widely circulated Internet video parody of the leaked Tom Cruise video on Scientology


International Association of Scientologists - On January 14, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet and uploaded to YouTube


Scientology - On January 14, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet and uploaded to YouTube


Gawker - On January 15, 2008, Gawker mirrored the Scientology video featuring Tom Cruise from the recently removed posting on YouTube


Anonymous (group) - On January 15, 2008, the gossip blog Gawker posted a video in which celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise praised the religion; the Church responded with a cease-and-desist letter for violation of copyright


Heidi Klum - In November 2008, Klum appeared in two versions of a "Guitar Hero World Tour" commercial, wherein she did a take on Tom Cruise's iconic underwear dancing scene in "Risky Business"


As of 2009, Cruise's films have grossed over $6.5 billion worldwide. add something


On February 9, 2010, Cruise confirmed that he would star in $Mission:_Impossible (Mission:_Impossible_(film)) – Ghost Protocol, the fourth Mission:Impossible film, which was released in December 2011. add something


In March 2010, Cruise completed filming the action-comedy Knight and Day, in which he re-teamed with former costar Cameron_Diaz; the film was released on June 23, 2010. add something


In March 2010, Cruise completed filming the action-comedy "Knight and Day", in which he re-teamed with former costar Cameron_Diaz; the film was released on June 23, 2010 add something


Hollywood Babylon - Anger stated for years he intended to write a "Hollywood Babylon III", and in a 2010 interview he said that it had been finished but was placed on hold, explaining, "The main reason I didn't bring it out was that I had a whole section on Tom Cruise and the Scientologists


Paul Dano - He played a genius inventor in 2010's "Knight and Day", a financially unsuccessful action thriller starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz


Gal Gadot - In 2010, Gadot had a small role in the action-adventure "Knight and Day", which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz


Peter Sarsgaard - Sarsgaard played a federal agent in the action comedy film "Knight and Day", released in June 2010, in which he appeared alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz


On May 6, 2011, Cruise was awarded a humanitarian award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Museum of Tolerance for his work as a dedicated philanthropist add something


Pete Mitchell (Top Gun) - In December 2011, Tom Cruise stated that the sequel was in the works, and that he was in talks to reprise his role


Top Gun - In December 2011, Tom Cruise stated that the sequel was in the works, and that he was in talks to reprise his role


As of 2012, Cruise is Hollywood's highest-paid actor add something


On June 29, 2012, it was announced that Holmes had filed for divorce from Cruise after five and a half years of marriage add something


On July 9, 2012, it was announced that the couple had signed a divorce settlement worked out by their lawyers add something


An article in the October 2012 issue of "Vanity Fair" states that several sources have said that after the breakup with Cruz, the Church of Scientology launched a secret project to find Cruise a new girlfriend add something


In October 2012, Cruise filed a lawsuit against "In Touch" and "Life & Style" for defamation add something


The Magnificent Seven - A remake of the film was reported to be in the planning stages in 2012, with Tom Cruise starring


Julianne Hough - Hough played the role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages", alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige


Molly Parker - In 2012 Parker joined the cast of the NBC mid-season show, "The Firm", based on the 1991 novel by John Grisham and the 1993 film starring Tom Cruise


Catherine Zeta-Jones - In 2012, she appeared in "Playing for Keeps" with Gerard Butler and "Rock of Ages", alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin


Van Helsing (film) - In May 2012, Universal Pictures announced that they are rebooting the film with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as a two-year deal to produce a modern reimagining and Tom Cruise to star as the title character and produce the film


The Master (2012 film) - In May 2012, Anderson reportedly screened the film for actor Tom Cruise, his friend and outspoken Scientologist, who had some issues with parts of the film


Pete Mitchell (Top Gun) - On August 17, 2012, director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise met to scout locations in Fallon, Nevada for the sequel which was set to go into production in 2013 and expected for release in 2014


Top Gun - On August 17, 2012, director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise met to scout locations in Fallon, Nevada for the sequel which was set to go into production in 2013 and expected for release in 2014


In 2013, he starred in the science fiction film "Oblivion" based on director Joseph Kosinski graphic novel of the same name add something


Peter Chernin - Chernin Entertainment is currently producing a sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, and PARENTAL GUIDANCE, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be released in December 2012


Emily Blunt - In 2013, she is set to star alongside Tom Cruise in the film adaptation of the Japanese novel, "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka


Mimi Rogers - In the book, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief" published in 2013, author Lawrence Wright alleged that Miscavige had pushed Rogers from her marriage with Tom Cruise so the latter could pursue Nicole Kidman


Tony Scott - Scott was with Tom Cruise just two days prior to his death, scouting locations for a sequel to "Top Gun", scheduled for production in 2013


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (film) - On March 18, 2013, Tom Cruise was in early talks to take the lead in the film


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Jane Hill - Hill appeared as herself in the 2014 science fiction action film "Edge of Tomorrow", which stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt


Mairead McKinley - In 2014, she appeared as a bar maid in the film "Edge of Tomorrow", starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt


Emily Blunt - In 2014, she is set to star alongside Tom Cruise in "Edge of Tomorrow", the film adaptation of the Japanese novel, "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka


It was subsequently reinstated back on the site, and as of June 2015, the video has achieved over 10 million views add something


The Mummy (franchises) - On November 24, 2015, Variety reports that Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the film


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Top Gun - During the promotional tour for "The Mummy", Tom Cruise confirmed that "Top Gun 2" will start filming in 2018


Dylan Kussman - He co-wrote the 2017 Tom Cruise film, "The Mummy"


Universal Monsters - On 22 May 2017 the first film in the franchise "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle_Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe was released


Universal Monsters - On June 9, 2017, the first film in the franchise "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle_Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe was released


It was subsequently reinstated on the site, and as of April 2019, the video has achieved over 13 million views add something