The film career of Tom Cruise is one with a very lengthy list of hit movies. He has been nominated three times for Academy Awards. Ironically, nine co-stars in roles with him have won an Academy Award. He has won three Golden Globe Awards. He was born July 3, 1962. His first film was Endless Love in 1981.
Who can forget Cruise in his underwear singing along in Risky Business? This is the role that made him a household name. Very few of his movies havenâ€™t done well, and that makes Cruise worth a great deal of money in films. Top Gun continues to be one of the most watched movies from the 80s.
The Matrix films are packed with action and sci-fi antics, and he has made each one of them a huge hit. He also started in Oblivion in 2013 which did exceptionally well. In 2014, he is going to be in Edge of Tomorrow which people are very eager to watch.
Cruise was one of the celebrities asked to attend the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. The two had met on several occasions and he had a great deal of respect for her. He is one of the few actors who hasnâ€™t made an attempt at directing. He prefers to stay in front of the camera than behind it.
Perhaps one of the most serious roles that Cruise has ever taken on is in the movie Valkyrie. He portrayed an individual trying to kill Hitler and the failed efforts that led to the execution of many. Another serious role that is hard to forget him in is Born on the Fourth of July about a Vietnam solider returning home.
Cruise has tarnished his reputation in some areas, costing him fans and even some acting roles. First, his ties with Scientology havenâ€™t always made him the easiest person to get along with in a work environment. Second, he openly talked poorly of Brooke Shields after she talked about her issues with Post-Partum depression. Cruise did apologize but it didnâ€™t take away the damage he had done in the eyes of women out there that felt he was cruel and heartless in his comments.
While many women may dream of a life with Tom Cruise, those that have done so havenâ€™t found it to be all they were looking for. He has been divorced three times to famous actresses. They include Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He has three children – two adopted with Kidman and one biological with Holmes. In his free time, he likes to fly and has his pilotâ€™s license.
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