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Tom Cruise

Cruise on MTV Live in December 2008
Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
July 3, 1962 (1962-07-03) (age 47)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Producer
Years active 1981 – present
Spouse(s) Mimi Rogers (1987–1990)
Nicole Kidman (1990–2001)
Katie Holmes (2006–present)
Domestic partner(s) Penélope Cruz (2001–2004)
Official website
.Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (pronounced /ˈtɒməs ˈkruːz ˈmeɪpɒθər/; born July 3, 1962), better known by his screen name of Tom Cruise, is an American actor and film producer.^ He was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New Jersey on the 3rd of July, 1962, to nomadic parents.
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^ Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies.
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^ Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962), more commonly known as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and film producer.
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.He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards.^ He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards.

^ He won his first Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.
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^ He received Academy Award nominations for Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Jerry Maguire (1996), both as Best Actor; and for Magnolia (1999), as Best Supporting Actor.
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.His first leading role was the 1983 film Risky Business,[1] which has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker" for the actor.^ His first leading role was 1983's "Risky Business".

^ The film has been described as 'A Generation-X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise'.

^ His first leading role in a blockbuster movie was in 1983's Risky Business.
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[2] .After playing the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and financially successful 1986 film Top Gun, Cruise continued in this vein, playing a secret agent in a series of Mission: Impossible action films in the 1990s and 2000s.^ Top Gun (1985) established Cruise as an action star, but again he refused to be pigeonholed, and followed up Top Gun with a solid characterization of a fledgling pool shark in The Color of Money (1986), the film that earned co-star Paul Newman an Academy Award.
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^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003).
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^ With the blockbuster success of 1986’s "Top Gun" and his critically-acclaimed roles in "Rain Man" and "Born on the Fourth of July" (which earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor), Cruise quickly cemented his status as one of the biggest stars on the planet.
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.In addition to these heroic roles, he played other parts such as the misogynistic male guru in Magnolia (1999) and a cool and calculating sociopathic hitman in the Michael Mann crime-thriller film Collateral (2004).^ From plays, he moved on to portray roles in films.
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^ His work in Michael Mann ’s 2004 film "Collateral" was also some of his best.
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^ In the 2004 Michael Mann's crime-thriller film Collateral, Cruise took a turn against his generic "good guy" role by playing the role of a sociopathic hitman.
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.In 2005, the Hollywood journalist, Edward Jay Epstein argued that Cruise is one of the few producers (the others being George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer) who are able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar movie franchise.^ "Old" Hollywood chose to give all the credit for that film's success to Hoffman, but a closer look at Rain Man reveals that Cruise is the true central character in the film, the one who "grows" in humanity and maturity while Hoffman's character, though brilliantly portrayed, remains the same.
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^ He's had to sue people for claiming he's gay, one being "erotic wrestler" Chad Slater (AKA Kyle Bradford) who went so far as to claim he'd had an affair with Cruise which had ended his marriage to Kidman.
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^ LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted July 19, 2007 A Little Welcome Wagon: Tom Cruise and Will Smith will team up to throw the Beckhams a welcome-to-LA bash on Sunday for 600 of their closest friends, including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jim Carrey, Anjelica Huston, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer, Warner Bros.
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[3] .Since 2005, Cruise and Paula Wagner have been in charge of the United Artists film studio,[4] with Cruise as producer and star and Wagner as the chief executive.^ Harry Sloan Going to His Cruise Missile Defense - Posted August 14, 2008 Earlier today, MGM chief executive Harry E. Sloan came sprinting to the defense of golden boy Tom Cruise, to massage the media interpretation of the meltdown of United Artists under Cruise and partner Paula Wagner: STATEMENT FROM HARRY E. SLOAN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. LOS ANGELES, CA August 14, 2008 --...
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^ Filming for 'Knight & Day' starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz (stunt doubles pictured) g...
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^ Actor Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of United Artists' "Valkyrie" at the Directors Gu...
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.Cruise is also known for his controversial support of and adherence to the Church of Scientology.^ Cruise is also known for his support of Scientology, and his criticism of psychiatry and anti-depressive drugs, which have attracted controversy and media interest.
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^ Valkyrie , which is benig filmed on location in Germany, has been plagued by trouble from the get-go thanks to the country's vociferous opposition to the Church of Scientology, with which Cruise is strongly associated.
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^ Tom Cruise's and the Church of Scientology's firm grip on Katie Holmes continues to weed out her friends and now her publicist as well.
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Family and early life

.Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York,[6] the son of Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer.^ Cruise has strayed far from his humble beginnings as an engineer's son growing up in Syracuse, New York.
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^ But after graduating from high school in Glen Ridge, N.J., Cruise set off for New York City to pursue an acting career.
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^ Actor Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee Mapother arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Award...
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[7] .Although Cruise's paternal surname (Mapother) is Welsh, it appears that his paternal great-grandfather, Thomas O'Mara, was of Irish ancestry and adopted his stepfather's surname, becoming the first Thomas Cruise Mapother.^ Cruise has German and Colonial English ancestry from his paternal great-grandparents, William Reibert and Charlotte Louise Voelker; and purportedly Welsh ancestry from his paternal great-great-grandfather, Dylan Henry Mapother, who emigrated from Flint, Wales to Louisville, Kentucky in 1850.
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^ Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee (ne Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer.
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^ His paternal ancestry is Welsh: his great great grandfather Dylan Henry Mapother emigrated from Flint , in north Wales , to the United States in 1860.

[8] .He also has German and English ancestry from his paternal great-grandparents, William Reibert and Charlotte Louise Voelker,[8] and German ancestry through his mother.^ Cruise also has German ancestry from his paternal great-grandparents, William Reibert and Charlotta Louise Voelker.

^ His paternal ancestry is Welsh: his great great grandfather Dylan Henry Mapother emigrated from Flint , in north Wales , to the United States in 1860.

[9] .Tom Cruise's oldest sister, Lee Anne, was born in Louisville.^ But Cruise and Holmes' alleged relationship began when his publicist-sister, Lee Anne DeVette, announced to the world that they were dating - the same night the two of them paraded before photographers in Rome holding hands.
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^ It couldn't have just been poor advice from his PR/sister Lee Anne DeVette.

^ Cruise's current publicist is his sister, Lee Anne DeVette, who is a Scientologist.
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His older sister Marian was born in Syracuse, as were Tom and his younger sister, Cass.[10]
.Cruise attended Robert Hopkins Public School for grades three, four, and five.^ Born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, N.Y., Cruise had a nomadic childhood that saw him attend more than 10 different schools.
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^ Tom Cruise and Public Service TOM CRUISE AS A SCHOOL BOY Tom Cruise Favourite Dishes and Eatables TOM CRUISE EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Early life Cruise was born to Thomas Cruise Mapot...

.The Mapother family then moved to the suburb of Beacon Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, so Cruise's father could take a position as a defence consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces.^ Since the Beckham’s moved their brood to the States in ‘07, the family has become even closer with Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes , living just five minutes away from each other in Beverly Hills.
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.There, Cruise completed grade six at Henry Munro Middle School, part of the Carleton Board of Education,[11] where he was active in athletics, playing floor hockey almost every night, showing himself to be a ruthless player, and eventually chipping his front tooth.^ While there are a multitude of reasons for hating Tom Cruise just his complete hypocrosy is reason enough.
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^ James says on 21/Nov/09 Rob did you see the episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross when Tom Cruise appeared on the show?
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^ Cruise is actively involved in the production process of M:I IV , but there's no word whether he will star in the film as Ethan Hunt, his character from the first three films.
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In the game "British Bull Dog", he then lost his newly capped tooth and hurt his knee.[12] Henry Munro was also where Cruise became involved in drama, under the tutelage of George Steinburg.[13] .The first play he participated in was called IT, in which Cruise won the co-lead with Michael de Waal, one playing "Evil", the other playing "Good."^ Cruise sat at a table with CAA kingpin Michael Ovitz, often called the most powerful man in Hollywood.

^ I mean, come one, the ACTION STAR of Days of Thunder and Top Gun was NOT the dude to play evil for fun Lestat!
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^ It won't be Connor's first movie; the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman appeared in Seven Pounds last year.
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.The play met much acclaim, and toured with five other classmates to various schools around the Ottawa area, even being filmed at the local Ottawa TV station.^ I did 't even moan about him not being single cause I new they were right for each other.
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^ She no longer flinches (as much) when I touch her as she did when we first met, and she no longer freaks out (as much) whenever she sees me playing naked pool with the butler and the gardener.

^ He, being a father who adopted his children, has never even had the experience of seeing his significant other go through such a trying time.
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[14] The two were also singled out for a version of Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as a Marcel Marceau-type act. .It was at this point that Mary Lee Mapother helped foster her son's acting aspirations: when the religious overtones of the former caused concern for school principal Jim Brown, Cruise's mother convinced him that the play should proceed, and she founded the Gloucester Players, a theatrical troupe where Cruise and some of the boys in Steinburg's class acted.^ Actor Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee Mapother arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Award...
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^ I guess he was bare ground for the actor nut cases who seem to have convinced him that Scientology is a religion and that he should believe it.

^ If anything, by implying that Cruise confessed these abuses at some point, he admits that they are true.
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.When Cruise was twelve, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sister Lee Anne with her.^ But Cruise and Holmes' alleged relationship began when his publicist-sister, Lee Anne DeVette, announced to the world that they were dating - the same night the two of them paraded before photographers in Rome holding hands.
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^ It couldn't have just been poor advice from his PR/sister Lee Anne DeVette.

^ Actor Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee Mapother arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Award...
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[15] .After a long period of near-poverty, in which Tom's newspaper-delivery earnings helped put food on the table, his mother married a plastics salesman named Jack South.^ Toms mother, Mary Jo Mapother-South was there for the delivery.
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.Besides Ottawa, cities in which Cruise lived included Louisville, Kentucky; Winnetka, Illinois; and Wayne, New Jersey (he also owns a home in Murrieta).^ But after graduating from high school in Glen Ridge, N.J., Cruise set off for New York City to pursue an acting career.
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^ With an exciting slate of new films (including "M:I-3" and a baby with Holmes on the way, Cruise continues to prove his talent, bankability, and his aptitude at staying in the public eye.
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^ Cruise's parents moved frequently when he was a child, residing in a number of locations throughout the United States and Canada , including Ottawa ; Louisville, Kentucky ; Glen Ridge, New Jersey (where he attended Glen Ridge High School ); and Wayne, New Jersey .

[16] .In all, Cruise attended eight elementary schools and three high schools.^ A high-school wrestler, Cruise went into acting after being sidelined by a knee injury.
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^ But after graduating from high school in Glen Ridge, N.J., Cruise set off for New York City to pursue an acting career.
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^ Cruise's parents moved frequently when he was a child, residing in a number of locations throughout the United States and Canada, including Ottawa, Louisville, Kentucky, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where he attended Glen Ridge High School, and Wayne, New Jersey.
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.He briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati (on a church scholarship) and aspired to become a Catholic priest.^ As a teenager he briefly attended a Franciscan seminary school, hoping to one day become a priest.
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^ Before going into acting, Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary and aspired to become a Catholic priest .

^ Before going into acting, Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary ánd aspired to become a Catholic ðrie3t .

In his senior year, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but he was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game.[17] Cruise graduated from Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey in 1980.
.Cruise has said that he was abused as a child; this was partially due to his suffering from dyslexia.^ The former "Dawson's Creek" actress is said to be "thrilled" about expecting her second child with husband Tom Cruise.
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He stated that when something went wrong, his father came down hard on him. He told Parade Magazine that his father was "a bully" and "a merchant of chaos." Cruise said he learned early on that his father was – and, by extension, some people were – not to be trusted: "I knew from being around my father that not everyone means me well."[18] .Having gone through 15 schools in 12 years, Cruise, who dropped his father's surname at age 12, was also a victim of bullying at school.^ Katie Holmes has definitely gone through a style transformation since going from Dawson’s creek to becoming Mrs. Tom cruise… and it’s not by accident.
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^ He was so infatuated with acting in high school that he dropped out during his senior year and went on to pursue his dream.

^ Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (June 1980) Graduated from Glen Ridge High School At age 14, he enrolled in a seminary to become a priest..he dropped out after one year.

.Cruise started acting after being sidelined from his high school's wrestling team due to a knee injury.^ He took up acting after losing his place on a high school wrestling team, due to a knee injury.

^ A high-school wrestler, Cruise went into acting after being sidelined by a knee injury.
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^ He was so infatuated with acting in high school that he dropped out during his senior year and went on to pursue his dream.

.While injured, he successfully auditioned for a lead role in his high school's production of Guys and Dolls and decided to become an actor after his success in the role.^ Played Nathan Detroit in a high school production of "Guys and Dolls" more Publicity Listings: .
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^ They decided as all superstars do that they wanted to become actors/actresses.
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^ While in high school, he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, dropped out of school, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career.

.His cousin William Mapother is also an actor most known for playing Ethan Rom on Lost.^ Spouse Nicole Kidman (24 December 1990 - 5 February 2001) Mimi Rogers (9 May 1987 - 1990) (divorced) Trivia Cousin of actor William Mapother.

Filmmaking

Acting career

1980s

Cruise in 1989
.Cruise's first film role came in 1981, when he had a small role in Endless Love, a drama/romance film starring Brooke Shields.^ Cruise was an unlikely star when he made his debut in director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 film "Endless Love".
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^ This is when he starred in the movies Endless Love, and Taps.

^ After his primitive roles in Endless Love and Taps, he landed the starring role in Losin' It.

.Later that same year he had a more substantial role in the film Taps, appearing alongside George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn.^ Cruise has always had first dibs on scripts coming out of Hollywood, but George Clooney is being offered the role in the yet-to-be filmed action thriller.
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^ Eight years later Stuart Townsend starred in Queen of the Damned alongside the late R&B singer Aaliyah as Queen Akasha.
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^ This role became a stepping stone for the rest of his career, especially for his role in Risky Business that same year.

The film about military cadets was moderately successful. .In 1983, he was one of many teenaged stars to appear in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders.^ He was cast in 1983 in The Outsiders, a Francis Ford Coppola production.

.The cast for this film included Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, and Ralph Macchio, two of whom were part of the Brat Pack.^ He starred alongside a talented young cast that included hotshots such as Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, and Ralph Macchio.

.That same year Cruise appeared in the teen comedy Losin' It.^ Although she had been drifting away for years, she was still officially a member when an article appeared in the Star about Cruise's involvement with Scientology.

^ It won't be Connor's first movie; the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman appeared in Seven Pounds last year.
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.Cruise's breakthrough came after Risky Business was released, which helped to propel Cruise to stardom.^ I have been a Tom Cruise fan since Risky Business came out.
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^ Cruise has matured as an actor, while retaining the appeal that made him popular in the first place; what's more, he's used the clout of stardom to help get some worthwhile films made.

^ I have loved Tom Cruise's work since Risky Business.
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.One sequence in the film, featuring Cruise lip-syncing Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" in his underwear, has become an iconic moment in 1980s film.^ One sequence in the film, featuring Cruise lip-syncing Bob Seger's " Old Time Rock and Roll " in his underwear, has become an iconic moment in film history.

^ Obviously they [Scientology] told him it was time to pay up one way or another, says an old Cruise associate.
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^ In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest.

.The film has been described as "A Generation-X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise."^ Can Tom Cruise get his career back on track?
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^ As far as Tom Cruise, who cares?
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^ October 21, 2009 in Celebrities , Film , Tom Cruise .
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[2] .A fourth film that was released in 1983 was the high-school football drama, All the Right Moves.^ His popularity took a beating in movies like All the Right Moves in 1983, followed by Legend in 1985.

^ His next movie was All The Right Moves, which did well at the box office and increased his status as an actor.

^ Countless films have explored the inherent drama and heroic quality of organized sports in general, and football in particular.
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.Cruise's next film was the 1985 fantasy film Legend directed by Ridley Scott.^ Cruise worked SO well together 1985's "Legend."
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^ After Maguire, Cruise took a long hiatus from films, during which time work was done on Eyes Wide Shut, a psychological drama directed by the late Stanley Kubrick.

^ Cruise was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz , the lead actress in his film Vanilla Sky .

.Cruise was then selected as the first choice by producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson for an upcoming American fighter pilot film.^ Mutrux brought in producer Don Simpson.

^ By way of explaining the enormity of Cruise’s star power, Andrew Morton, makes the point that in 1996, Tom Cruise became the first actor to star in five consecutive films grossing over $US100 million at the American box office.
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^ Cruise has matured as an actor, while retaining the appeal that made him popular in the first place; what's more, he's used the clout of stardom to help get some worthwhile films made.

.Cruise at first apparently turned down the project, but helped to alter the script he was given and developed the film.^ Cruise has matured as an actor, while retaining the appeal that made him popular in the first place; what's more, he's used the clout of stardom to help get some worthwhile films made.

^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

^ Cruise has always had first dibs on scripts coming out of Hollywood, but George Clooney is being offered the role in the yet-to-be filmed action thriller.
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After being taken for a flight with the Blue Angels, Cruise changed his mind and signed on with the project. .The project was titled Top Gun and opened in May 1986, becoming the highest grossing film of the year, taking in $354 million in worldwide figures.^ Though below average height and not particularly handsome in the traditional sense, within 5 years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun (1986); The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

^ Though below average height and not particularly handsome in the traditional sense, within 5 years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun (1986); 0090863; Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

^ Watson won the award for "Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress," with a per-movie average of $753.7 million.
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.Also in 1986, he starred in Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money along with Paul Newman, who received the Best Actor honor from the Academy Awards.^ While he was working with Paul Newman in the Color of Money, The (1986), he engaged in much conversation with the politically active actor.

^ After the recent Oscar farce, I must say that I wouldn’t be surprised if Cruise eventually won an Oscar for best actor and, perhaps, it would actually be a good thing because it would show, once again, how shallow and meaningless the Academy Awards can be.
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^ For his sterling portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cruise took home a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

.In 1988, he starred in the lighthearted drama Cocktail, which received mixed reviews, and for which Cruise received his first nomination for a Razzie award (in 1989).^ For his sterling portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cruise took home a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

^ The other is Lions for Lambs , a drama directed by Robert Redford , starring Redford, Cruise, and Meryl Streep .
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^ Described by fellow actors as dedicated and absorbed in his craft, the magnetic, handsome young star with the devastating smile received the nation's attention (and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor) for his portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

.Later that year, Rain Man was released, which also starred Dustin Hoffman and was directed by Barry Levinson.^ James says on 22/Nov/09 In Rain Men with Dustin Hoffman back then Cruise could have been a full 5'8 barefoot?
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^ Two years later Cruise starred in Risky Business as a young man about to enter college.

^ Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 movie stars of all time.

.The film was praised by critics and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won four, including Best Picture and Best Actor (for Hoffman).^ Gordon won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
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^ For the past few years (give or take "Once," which rightfully won two years back), the Oscars have missed the boat on best song nominations and often award ho-hum picks.
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^ After the recent Oscar farce, I must say that I wouldn’t be surprised if Cruise eventually won an Oscar for best actor and, perhaps, it would actually be a good thing because it would show, once again, how shallow and meaningless the Academy Awards can be.
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1990s

Tom Cruise's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
.Cruise was welcomed with similar success the following year when he received Academy Award nominations for Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, which was based on the best selling autobiography of parapalegic veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic.^ For his sterling portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cruise took home a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

^ Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962.

^ Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July (1989) earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his hard-hitting portrayal of anti-war activist Ron Kovic.

.In 1990, Cruise starred as hot-shot racecar driver "Cole Trickle" in Tony Scott's Days of Thunder.^ Cruise fell short for his role in Far and Away (1992) with co-star Nicole Kidman, who he later married in 1990 after sharing the screen once again in Days of Thunder.

^ I can recall an incident on the set of ‘Days of Thunder’ where a stunt driver had a horrible, high-speed accident, just barreled into a wall, and unfortunately he had been harnessed incorrectly.

^ Australian actress Nicole Kidman, Cruise's costar in Days of Thunder (1990), became the charismatic young star's second wife on Christmas Eve, 1990.

.Cruise's next film was Ron Howard's Far and Away where he again was starring with Nicole Kidman.^ Cruise fell short for his role in Far and Away (1992) with co-star Nicole Kidman, who he later married in 1990 after sharing the screen once again in Days of Thunder.

^ Cruise and his wife of 10 years, Nicole Kidman, filed for divorce in February 2001.

^ Variety.com is reporting that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner have inked a deal for him to star in the next Bryan Singer movie.
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.After Days of Thunder he starred in the military thriller A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.^ His commercial comeback began with movies like A Few Good Men (1992), where he successfully confronted the legendary Jack Nicholson.

^ So on the off chance that you were wondering (or just have 10 minutes to kill), here are my favorite A Few Good Men queries: .
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^ I mean, come one, the ACTION STAR of Days of Thunder and Top Gun was NOT the dude to play evil for fun Lestat!
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.This film was very well received and earned Cruise a Golden Globe and MTV nominations.^ For his sterling portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cruise took home a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

The following year he starred in Sydney Pollack's The Firm along with Gene Hackman and Ed Harris. .It was based on the best selling novel by John Grisham, and won Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture at the People's Choice Awards.^ Hey, let’s remind ourselves that the Academy recently awarded their Oscar for Best Picture to Crash instead of Brokeback Mountain!
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^ Cruise in the Far East on 1 motion picture blows out Nicholson worldwide from 2 motion pictures combined, people don't care about Nicholson's height.
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^ From People: --Actor John O'Hurley is selling his Beverly Hills villa.
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.In 1994, Cruise starred along with Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater in Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire, a gothic drama/horror film that was based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel.^ Striving to take on even bigger roles (and paychecks), he starred in Interview With The Vampire (1994), alongside Brad Pitt; and Mission: Impossible (1996), based on a 1960's TV show, which had a huge budget of approximately $67 million, and was long-awaited by fans.

^ In 1993 he made his debut behind the camera, directing an episode of "Fallen Angels" for TV and in 1994 starred in Interview With the Vampire amidst cries of miscasting from devotees of Anne Rice's book.

^ Comments: i began liking tom cruise in 1996 while watching interview with th vampire but i hated thet he was a bady when he he's so CUTE1!
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.The film was well received, although Rice was outspoken in her criticism of Cruise having been cast in the film, as River Phoenix was her first choice.^ Comments: Being a person who watches many films and plans to major in Film, I often get criticized for admiring Cruise's work.
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^ Cruise has matured as an actor, while retaining the appeal that made him popular in the first place; what's more, he's used the clout of stardom to help get some worthwhile films made.

^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

.In 1996, Cruise starred in (as well as produced) Brian de Palma's Mission: Impossible.^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003).
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^ (September 2009) Has signed on to star and co-produce MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV for Paramount Pictures.
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^ Now a producer and actor, Cruise's latest work includes Jerry Maguire, with the pouty-lipped Renee Zellweger, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, and the Summer 2000 mega blockbuster, Mission: Impossible 2.

.The film, a remake of the 1960s TV series, grossed $456 million worldwide, making it the third highest grossing film that year.^ I would think Katie could make more than 3 million a year on her own.
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^ "War of the Worlds" made almost $600 million worldwide and all of his other movies make big money.
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^ Watson won the award for "Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress," with a per-movie average of $753.7 million.
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.That same year he played the title role in the comedy-drama Jerry Maguire.^ This time, I distinctly heard her talking about how I played the same character in War of the Worlds, Vanilla Sky, and Jerry Macguire .

^ You know -- the same character I played in Vanilla Sky , Top Gun , Rain Man , A Few Good Men , and (duh), Jerry Maguire !

^ Tom's next role was as a sports agent in the popular hit Jerry Maguire.

The film earned him an Academy Award Best Actor nomination as well as winning co-star Cuba Gooding, Jr. an Academy Award; the film was nominated for five Academy Awards in total. The film also included the catchphrase "Show Me the Money!" which became part of popular culture. In 1999 he starred in the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut which took two years to complete and was director Stanley Kubrick's last film. .It was also the last film in which he starred alongside then spouse Nicole Kidman.^ Australian actress Nicole Kidman, Cruise's costar in Days of Thunder (1990), became the charismatic young star's second wife on Christmas Eve, 1990.

^ Cruise also took on more unusual roles following Interview With The Vampire and Jerry Maguire, with Eyes Wide Shut (1999) which took two years to finish as director Stanley Kubrick 's last film, alongside then spouse Nicole Kidman [8] .

^ Spouse Nicole Kidman (24 December 1990 - 5 February 2001) Mimi Rogers (9 May 1987 - 1990) (divorced) Trivia Cousin of actor William Mapother.

But the film, which had a straightforward description of sex and a recondite story-telling style, raised great controversies. .Cruise also played a misogynistic male guru in Magnolia (1999), which netted him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.^ Cruise also performed as a misogynistic male guru in Magnolia (1999), which netted him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, and in very rare form, played a villain as the hitman who kidnaps unsuspecting cabbie Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann 's Collateral (2004).

^ He received Academy Award nominations for Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Jerry Maguire (1996), both as Best Actor; and for Magnolia (1999), as Best Supporting Actor.
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^ Comments: I'm from South-Africa and have always seen Tom Cruise as one of the best actors ever.
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.He was originally intended to play as Jericho Cane in the action horror film End of Days before Arnold Schwarzenegger assumed the lead role.^ Cruise has always had first dibs on scripts coming out of Hollywood, but George Clooney is being offered the role in the yet-to-be filmed action thriller.
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^ Also, unless the role of the leading lady is played by Billy Barty, then it looks like a sequel to Big.
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2000s

.In 2000, Cruise returned as Ethan Hunt in the second installment of the Mission Impossible films, releasing Mission: Impossible II.^ Redstone estimated that Cruise's off-screen behavior cost his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," $100 million to $150 million in ticket sales, even as he praised the film as "the best of the three movies" in the action series.
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^ Looks like J.J. Abrams won't return to direct Mission: Impossible 4 , which is currently being scripted.
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^ Both Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible III director J. J. Abrams will return for the fourth entry in the series.
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.The film was directed by Hong Kong director John Woo and branded with his Gun fu Style, and it continued the series' blockbuster success at the box office, taking in almost $547M in worldwide figures, like its predecessor, being the third highest grossing film of the year.^ As such, we thought the timing was appropriate to take a look at Oscar baiting over the years, both the successes and the failures.
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^ Looks like J.J. Abrams won't return to direct Mission: Impossible 4 , which is currently being scripted.
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^ Will Hollywood continue to support such an egotistical, arrogant, pseudo-intellectual, narcissistic, supercilious blow hard as long as he's still box-office fodder?
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.The following year Cruise starred in the remake of Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (2001) with Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz.^ Cruise was next romantically linked with Penelope Cruz.
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^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

^ Although she had been drifting away for years, she was still officially a member when an article appeared in the Star about Cruise's involvement with Scientology.

.The film was critically acclaimed and proved to be another box office success.^ He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

.In 2002, Cruise starred in the successful dystopian science fiction thriller, Minority Report which was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick.^ Hopes are that Hotel Rwanda director Terry George will direct and Tom Cruise will star.
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^ Variety.com is reporting that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner have inked a deal for him to star in the next Bryan Singer movie.
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^ Now, Moviehole is reporting that Cruise is opting out of another planned collaboration with Noyce, the political thriller The 28th Ammendment .
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.In 2003, he starred in the successful Edward Zwick's historical drama The Last Samurai.^ Face it - the last good film he made was in 2003 (Last Samurai) and with all the weird stuff he's done lately, his fame has fizzled out.
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^ Vincent The Last Samurai (2003) ....
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^ The Last Samurai: Bushidou (USA: poster title) Shattered Glass (2003) (executive producer) Hitting It Hard (2002) (V) (producer) Narc (2002) (executive producer) ...
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Tom Cruise in Toronto, 2008
.In the 2004 Michael Mann's crime-thriller film Collateral, Cruise took a turn against his generic good guy role by playing the role of a sociopathic hitman.^ Tom Cruise plays the bad guy.

^ Cruise also performed as a misogynistic male guru in Magnolia (1999), which netted him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, and in very rare form, played a villain as the hitman who kidnaps unsuspecting cabbie Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann 's Collateral (2004).

^ Cruise has always had first dibs on scripts coming out of Hollywood, but George Clooney is being offered the role in the yet-to-be filmed action thriller.
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.In 2005, Cruise worked again with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, which became the fourth highest grossing movie of the year with US$591.4 M worldwide.^ The final poster for Tom Cruise 's World War II drama about the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, Valkyrie , has been released today.
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^ Watson won the award for "Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress," with a per-movie average of $753.7 million.
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^ The pop culture phenomenon Twilight , directed by Catherine Hardwick , earned the award for "Highest-Grossing Movie by a Female Director ," having raked in more than $380 million worldwide.
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.Despite the film's box office success, it earned three Razzie nominations, including one for Cruise.^ I saw War of the Worlds last week, despite my reluctance to feed the box office reputation of that insane dimbulb, Tom Cruise.

^ One Usenet post that was introduced at his trial included jokes about sending a "Tom Cruise" missile against a Scientology compound (the actor is a prominent Scientologist ).
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^ During the promotional campaign for that movie, Tom Cruise 's antics promoting the benefits of Scientology alienated many would-be moviegoers and seemed to signal the end for one of Hollywood's most reliable box office cash cows.
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.In 2006, he reprised his role as Ethan Hunt in the third installment of the Mission Impossible film series, Mission: Impossible III.^ Redstone estimated that Cruise's off-screen behavior cost his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," $100 million to $150 million in ticket sales, even as he praised the film as "the best of the three movies" in the action series.
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^ The heiress traveled to the Persian Gulf to film a new installment of her reality series, Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF. .
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^ Both Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible III director J. J. Abrams will return for the fourth entry in the series.
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.The film was more positively received by critics than its predecessor, and grossed nearly $400 million at the box office.^ Box Office Mojo's Brandon Gray says that the weekend total should now be in the $45 million range.
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^ Holiday Weekend Box Office: ' War of the Worlds' pulled in $77.6 million over the extended holiday weekend, bringing the total since release to $113.3 million.
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^ He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

[19] .He appeared in the 2007 drama Lions for Lambs, which became Cruise's only wide-released film in 21 years that did not gross over $100 million worldwide.^ Redstone estimated that Cruise's off-screen behavior cost his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," $100 million to $150 million in ticket sales, even as he praised the film as "the best of the three movies" in the action series.
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^ The final poster for Tom Cruise 's World War II drama about the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, Valkyrie , has been released today.
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^ Cruise denied the allegations and his lawyer Bert Fields, sued Sapir for $100 million in damages.
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[20]
.In 2008, Cruise appeared in the hit comedy Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller and Jack Black.^ Artists of the Roundtable (2008) (V) (special thanks) The Brothers Bloom (2008) (thanks) Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008) (V) (special thanks) Paris, je t'aime (2006) (thanks) ...
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^ Walküre/Valkyrie (USA: complete title) Tropic Thunder (2008) ....
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This performance earned Cruise a Golden Globe nomination. .Cruise's latest starring role is in the historical thriller Valkyrie, released on December 25, 2008 to mixed reviews.^ Valkyrie is set for a solid December 26, 2008 release.
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^ Tom Cruise 's publicist has furiously denied internet rumors that the Valkyrie star recently fell to his death in New Zealand.
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^ First Tom Cruise pix from Valkyrie released!
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Producing career

.Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993,[4] and the company has since co-produced several of Cruise's films,[21] the first being Mission: Impossible in 1996 which was also Cruise's first project as a producer.^ Companies find impossible mission in dealing with Cruise and movie tie-in's.
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^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions , which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels , Vanilla Sky ( 2001 ), and The Last Samurai ( 2003 ).

^ The company also co-produced The Others (2001).

.He won a Nova Award (shared with Paula Wagner) for Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures at the PGA Golden Laurel Awards in 1997 for his work as a producer for the film Mission: Impossible.^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions , which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels , Vanilla Sky ( 2001 ), and The Last Samurai ( 2003 ).

^ I am incredibly honored that Tom has invited me back as a producer on Mission: Impossible 4 .
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^ Looks like J.J. Abrams won't return to direct Mission: Impossible 4 , which is currently being scripted.
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.His next project as a producer was the 1998 film Without Limits about famous American runner Steve Prefontaine.^ Mission: Impossible II (Germany) Without Limits (1998) (producer) Mission: Impossible (1996) (producer) ...
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.Cruise returned to work as a producer in 2000, continuing work on the Mission Impossible sequel.^ Pictures of Holmes from just a few days ago with Cruise on the set of "Mission: Impossible 3" are circulating on the Internet.
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^ Tom Cruise has reached a deal to make 'Mission Impossible 3.
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^ Companies find impossible mission in dealing with Cruise and movie tie-in's.
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.He then served as an executive producer for The Others which starred Nicole Kidman, also that year, he again worked as actor/producer in Vanilla Sky.^ Cruise's status as an A-list actor was secured a few years later when he starred in Top Gun ( 1986 ).

^ Former couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman earned the dubious awards of "Most Overpaid Actor" and "Most Overpaid Actress," respectively.
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^ Formerly titled Wichita , the movie reunites Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz , who previously starred together in Vanilla Sky .
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.He subsequently worked on (but did not star in) Narc, Hitting It Hard and Shattered Glass.^ The Last Samurai: Bushidou (USA: poster title) Shattered Glass (2003) (executive producer) Hitting It Hard (2002) (V) (producer) Narc (2002) (executive producer) ...
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.His next project, which he also starred in, was The Last Samurai, he was jointly nominated for the Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award at the 2004 PGA Golden Laurel Awards.^ Variety.com is reporting that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner have inked a deal for him to star in the next Bryan Singer movie.
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^ Comments: I had the fortunate experience of sitting next to Tom Cruise in a bar in London last year ...
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^ Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are still attached as exec producers but haven't really touched any of the project since last year (firing the X-Files scribes Glen Morgan and James Wong).
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.He then worked on Suspect Zero, Elizabethtown and Ask the Dust.^ Mission: Impossible III (Germany) Ask the Dust (2006) (producer) Elizabethtown (2005) (producer) Suspect Zero (2004) (producer) (uncredited) ...
  • Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Cruise is noted as having negotiated some of the most lucrative movie 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." Epstein argues that Cruise is one of the few producers (the others being George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer) who are regarded as able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar movie franchise. .Epstein also contends that the public obsession with Cruise's tabloid controversies obscures full appreciation of Cruise's exceptional commercial prowess.^ Cruise's public image came under further scrutiny after a number of subsequent television interviews in which he was described as acting in an odd manner and espousing a number of controversial views.

[3]
.Cruise/Wagner Productions, Cruise's film production company, is said to be developing a screenplay based on Erik Larson's New York Times bestseller, The Devil in the White City about a real life serial killer, H. H. Holmes, at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition.^ CHEERING SQUAD Kate Hudson and her father Kurt Russell cheer for the New York Yankees in early November as her baseball player beau Alex Rodriguez helps his team win their 27th World Series title.
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^ And if Katie Holmes really was unhappy she’d do something about it.
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^ Cruise Round 2: Brooke Shields fires back at Tom Cruise in New York Times editorial.
  • The Craziness of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC bumpshack.com [Source type: General]

Kathryn Bigelow is attached to the project to produce and helm. .Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is also developing a film about Holmes and the World's Fair, in which DiCaprio will star.^ Katie Holmes will be in Australia filming the production of the horror movie Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark .
  • Tom Cruise — Luxist 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

[22]

Breakup with Paramount

.On August 22, 2006, Paramount Pictures announced it was ending its 14-year relationship with Cruise.^ August 22, 2006 at 5:44 pm .
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^ In March 2004, Cruise fired his publicist of 14 years, Pat Kingsley, prompting speculation that the rift occurred over Cruise's very public promotion of Scientology.
  • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ With Cruise both starring in and producing the Paramount Pictures release, he had an unusual amount of control over promotional decisions that are usually left more solidly in the hands of studios.
  • The Craziness of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC bumpshack.com [Source type: General]

.In the Wall Street Journal, chairman of Viacom (Paramount's parent company) Sumner Redstone cited the economic damage to Cruise's value as an actor and producer from his controversial public behavior and views.^ From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties: --Casino mogul Steve Wynn has paid $7.5 million for a Sun Valley, Idaho home.
  • Tom Cruise — Luxist 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

^ Reportedly, Tom Cruise put pressure on Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central.
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^ From the Wall Street Journal: --Football player Doug Flutie has paid $2.1 million for an oceanfront house in Melbourne Beach, Fla.
  • Tom Cruise — Luxist 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

[23][24] .Cruise/Wagner Productions responded that Paramount's announcement was a face-saving move after the production company had successfully sought alternative financing from private equity firms.^ The production company will purportedly be titled Tom Cruise Loves The Cinema, or TCLTC for short, and is a partnership between Mr. Cruise and every other practicing Scientologist in Hollywood.
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^ The Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount Pictures has ended its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise's production company because "his recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."
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[25] .Industry analysts such as Edward Jay Epstein commented that the real reason for the split was most likely Paramount's discontent over Cruise/Wagner's exceptionally large share of DVD sales from the Mission: Impossible franchise.^ Comments: I really like your page.
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^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003).
  • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Paramount Pictures will end its longstanding relationship with Cruise/Wagner Productions, actor Tom Cruise's production company, citing his erratic behavior, according to a published report.
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[26][27]
Tom Cruise poses in front of a copy of the Harvard Law Record during a visit to Harvard Law School[28]

Management of United Artists

.In November 2006, Cruise and Paula Wagner announced that they had taken over United Artists film studio.^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003).
  • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In November, 2006 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married; it is the fourth marriage of Tom.
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^ Variety.com is reporting that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner have inked a deal for him to star in the next Bryan Singer movie.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Cruise acts as a producer and star in films for United Artists, while Wagner serves as UA's chief executive.^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003).
  • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

^ Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies.
  • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

Production began in 2007 of Valkyrie, a thriller based on the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. The film was acquired in March 2007 by United Artists. .On March 21, 2007 Cruise signed on to play Claus von Stauffenberg, the protagonist.^ Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg ...
  • Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ March 21, 2007 at 9:38 am .
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^ March 21, 2007 at 11:43 am .
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.This project marks the second production to be greenlighted since Cruise and Wagner took control of United Artists.^ Paramount Pictures will end its longstanding relationship with Cruise/Wagner Productions, actor Tom Cruise's production company, citing his erratic behavior, according to a published report.
  • Tom Cruise: News & Videos about Tom Cruise - CNN.com 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Movie superstar Tom Cruise and MGM are partnering to resurrect the historic United Artists movie studio founded by Charlie Chaplin and associates, MGM's CEO announced Thursday.
  • Tom Cruise: News & Videos about Tom Cruise - CNN.com 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We speak not of the movie itself, of course, but rather the back story of Tom Cruise and United Artists, the mini-studio the mega-star has had ostensive control over since last year.
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.The first was its inaugural film, Lions for Lambs, directed by Robert Redford and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Cruise.^ The other is Lions for Lambs , a drama directed by Robert Redford , starring Redford, Cruise, and Meryl Streep .
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopes are that Hotel Rwanda director Terry George will direct and Tom Cruise will star.
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^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

.Lambs was released on November 9, 2007,[29] opening to unimpressive box office revenue and critical reception.^ Les Grossman - Grossman's Office Lions for Lambs (2007) ....
  • Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.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.^ Still, principal photography commenced last week in Berlin and United Artists has released two photos of Cruise in uniform .
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ Movie superstar Tom Cruise and MGM are partnering to resurrect the historic United Artists movie studio founded by Charlie Chaplin and associates, MGM's CEO announced Thursday.
  • Tom Cruise: News & Videos about Tom Cruise - CNN.com 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the second project for United Artists that Cruise and Wagner have put into motion since partnering with that label.
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[30]

Popularity

.In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the world.^ Sex appeal In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

^ It is wrong for the public to critize him for what most people are unable to do; express their feelings for another in public.

^ Most people have known this since about 1997, but I know you guys are behind the times when it comes to this internet stuff.
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.In 1995, Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history.^ In 1995 , Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history.

^ Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 movie stars of all time.

^ Newly engaged movie star Tom Cruise got into a war of words at the London premiere of his new film after a prankster squirted him with water.
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.Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 movie stars of all time.^ Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 movie stars of all time.

^ I love all of his movies and I would do anything to get to meet him someday in person.
  • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All 19 almost 20 of his movies are great.Hes a great husband,father,and romodel for everyone.I have great respect for him.
  • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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

[1]
.In 2006, Premiere ranked Cruise as Hollywood's most powerful actor,[31] as Cruise came in at number 13 on the magazine's 2006 Power List, being the highest ranked actor.^ We saw this interesting item at www.contactmusic.com : Religious Hollywood actor TOM CRUISE has infuriated a number of leading Tinseltown entertainment journalists, after encouraging them to embrace his Scientology faith.

^ If Scientology has any useful insights, it does not need "defenders" like Tom Cruise overreacting in public and making Hollywood power plays.
  • Parker, Stone Respond to Pulling of 'South Park' Episode : NPR 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Celebrities are the weirdest, most spoiled people in a society -- especially A-List Hollywood actors.
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[32]
.On June 16, 2006, Forbes magazine published 'The Celebrity 100', a list of the most powerful celebrities, which Cruise topped.^ Cruise sat at a table with CAA kingpin Michael Ovitz, often called the most powerful man in Hollywood.

^ Cruise's status as an A-list actor was secured a few years later when he starred in Top Gun ( 1986 ).

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

.The list was generated using a combination of income (between June 2005 and June 2006), web references by Google, press clips compiled by LexisNexis, television and radio mentions (by Factiva), and the number of times a celebrity appeared on the cover of 26 major consumer magazines.^ June 26, 2005 .

^ Posted on June 26, 2005 05:40 PM by tom cr206 .

^ January 2007 December 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 Recent Entries .

.As of August 2006, "a USA Today/Gallup poll in which half of those surveyed registered an "unfavorable" opinion of the actor" was cited as a reason in addition to "unacceptable behavior"[33] for Paramount's non-renewal of their production contract with Cruise.^ Posted by 86 on August 23, 2006 9:33 AM .
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^ Posted by outrageous.opinion on August 23, 2006 9:23 AM .
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^ The Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount Pictures has ended its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise's production company because "his recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."
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.In addition, Marketing Evaluations reports that Cruise's Q score (which is a measure of the popularity of celebrities), had fallen 40 percent.^ The Superficial is a celebrity gossip site which publishes rumors and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts.
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^ Disclaimer : The Tom Cruise Blog is a gossip/satire site that publishes rumors and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts.

^ In October 2005 , it was reported that Tom Cruise's popularity dropped significantly after his publicity tour for the release of War of the Worlds and his engagement to actress Katie Holmes .

.It was also revealed that Cruise is the celebrity people would least like as their best friend.^ For starters, public Scientologists(ESPECIALLY a celebrity like Cruise) would not, nor would he have a reason to, physically abuse staff members.
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom Cruise, like a lot of fatherless people, will fall for anything.
  • Parker, Stone Respond to Pulling of 'South Park' Episode : NPR 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ What actor would you like to see Tom Cruise work with?
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.October 10, 2006 was declared "Tom Cruise Day" in Japan; the Japan Memorial Day Association said that he was awarded with a special day because he has made more trips to Japan than any other Hollywood star.^ I have to suffer through Tom Cruise starring in it.

^ More than 100 school children attended the October event, where Obama helped educate them about exercise and nutritious foods.
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^ On the other hand if you think Katie is less than 5'9" as she has stated she is 5'8" and 5'9" in the past then Tom could be 5'7" barefoot.
  • Tom Cruise Height - how tall 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34]

Relationships and personal life

Mimi Rogers

.Cruise married Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987; they divorced on February 4, 1990.[1] Rogers is generally believed to have introduced Cruise to Scientology.^ I became a Scientologist while married to Mimi Rogers.

^ He joined in 1990 [26] , while married to Mimi Rogers [ citation needed ].

^ Personal life Cruise has been married twice, to Mimi Rogers (married on May 9 , 1987 , divorced February 4 , 1990 ) [16] and later Nicole Kidman (married on December 24 , 1990 , divorced August 8 , 2001 ) [17] .

[35]

Nicole Kidman

.Cruise met Nicole Kidman on the set of their film Days of Thunder.^ Whenever I saw Days of Thunder and the scene where he kisses Nicole for the first time I thought whew, there is some chemistry going on there.
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^ I can recall an incident on the set of ‘Days of Thunder’ where a stunt driver had a horrible, high-speed accident, just barreled into a wall, and unfortunately he had been harnessed incorrectly.

^ Cruise, Kidman, a d Kubrick together will make an awesome film.
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.The couple married on December 24, 1990. He and Kidman adopted two children, Isabella Jane (b.^ He and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella (born 1993) and Connor (born 1995).

^ The birth would be Holmes' first child, and Cruise's third; Cruise has two adopted children: Connor Antony (born January 17 , 1995 ) and Isabella Jane (born December 22 , 1992 ) from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

^ Though Holmes, most famous for playing teenager Joey on Dawson’s Creek, was previously engaged to American Pie actor Chris Klein, and Tom Cruise has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman (with whom he has two adopted children.

December 22, 1992) and Connor Antony (b. January 17, 1995).[1] .They separated in February 2001 when Kidman was three months pregnant; she later miscarried.^ Most women do not know they are pregnant for several months.

^ Dear Know The Truth- "Most women do not know they are pregnant for several months."

^ Personal life Cruise has been married twice, to Mimi Rogers (married on May 9 , 1987 , divorced February 4 , 1990 ) [16] and later Nicole Kidman (married on December 24 , 1990 , divorced August 8 , 2001 ) [17] .

[36]

Penélope Cruz

.Cruise was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz, the lead actress in his film Vanilla Sky.^ Cruise was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz , the lead actress in his film Vanilla Sky .

^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

^ Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions , which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels , Vanilla Sky ( 2001 ), and The Last Samurai ( 2003 ).

.After a three-year relationship, in March 2004, Cruise announced that their relationship had ended in January.^ In March 2004 , he announced that his relationship with Penélope Cruz had ended in January.

^ Cruise left Kidman three months pregnant, just shy of their 10 year wedding anniversary; she lost the child.

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

[37]

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes and Cruise in June 2009
.In April 2005, Cruise began dating actress Katie Holmes.^ Source Tags: christmas , holidash , katie holmes , tom cruise , TomCruise .
  • Tom Cruise — Luxist 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

^ Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are on the move again and old friend James Packer is helping them find a place to stay.
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^ Ananova is reporting that Tom Cruise has literally hired a babysitter for Katie Holmes: .

.Shortly after they began their highly publicized relationship, on June 17, 2005, Cruise announced he had proposed to her at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.^ In April 2005 , he began dating Katie Holmes , before announcing on 17 June 2005 that he had proposed to her at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

^ Friday, June 17, 2005 .

^ June 17, 2005 .

[38]
.On April 18, 2006 Katie gave birth to a baby girl named Suri at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California.^ Posted by stevie is a girls name on August 23, 2006 10:13 AM .
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^ In 1991 Black lent her name to a benefit for the Gentle Birth Center.

^ Reuters ] Tags: Katie Holmes , KatieHolmes , names , Suri , Suri Cruise , SuriCruise , Today Translations , TodayTranslations , Tom Cruise .
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[39] Cruise stated that the name derives from the Hebrew word for "princess" or the Persian word meaning red rose.[40] .(See also Sarah.) She is the first biological child for both Holmes and Cruise.^ The birth would be Holmes' first child, and Cruise's third; Cruise has two adopted children: Connor Antony (born January 17 , 1995 ) and Isabella Jane (born December 22 , 1992 ) from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

[41] The couple married in Bracciano, Italy on November 18, 2006.

Controversy

Scientology

.Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology.^ Valkyrie , which is benig filmed on location in Germany, has been plagued by trouble from the get-go thanks to the country's vociferous opposition to the Church of Scientology, with which Cruise is strongly associated.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ In his famous Matt Lauer interview, Cruise appeared tired and hostile when discussing psychiatry, which the Church of Scientology considers to be a harmful " pseudoscience ".

^ Church of Scientology Cruise is arguably Hollywood's most outspoken member of the controversial Church of Scientology .

.He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers.^ I became a Scientologist while married to Mimi Rogers.

^ Leah Remini Marissa Ribisi (Beck's wife) Mimi Rogers (wife #1) Patrick Swayze Greta Van Susteren (Viva le Fox News!

^ He joined in 1990 [26] , while married to Mimi Rogers [ citation needed ].

[42] .Cruise has publicly said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia.^ Cruise has publicly said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Scientology Study Tech [27] , helped him to overcome his dyslexia [28] .

^ Just ask L. Ron Hubbard, worked for him.
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^ FREE KATIE HOLMES! Help save her from what is surely going to be an oppressive live under the control of Tom Cruise and Scientology!
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[43] .In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be fully recognized as a religion in Europe.^ People do not hate Scientology for being an religion.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alley is the international spokesperson for Narconon International, a Scientology-inspired drug rehabilitation program, which she promotes through interviews, speeches, and public appearances.

^ During the promotional campaign for that movie, Tom Cruise 's antics promoting the benefits of Scientology alienated many would-be moviegoers and seemed to signal the end for one of Hollywood's most reliable box office cash cows.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

He lobbied politicians in France and Germany, where the legal systems regard Scientology as a cult and business, respectively. .In 2005 the Paris city council revealed that Cruise had lobbied officials Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Claude Gaudin, described him as a spokesman and militant for Scientology, and barred any further dealings with him.^ As an example, on July 13th , 2005 , the city council of Paris vowed "never to receive [before the council or the mayor] the actor Tom Cruise, spokesman for Scientology and self-declared militant for this organisation" [40] after his lobbying of Sarkozy and Jean-Claude Gaudin , the mayor of Marseille , was mentioned.

^ In a debate late yesterday, the Socialist-controlled municipal assembly approved a resolution "never to welcome the actor Tom Cruise, spokesman for Scientology and self-declared militant for this organisation".
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^ Although she had been drifting away for years, she was still officially a member when an article appeared in the Star about Cruise's involvement with Scientology.

[44][45] .Cruise co-founded and raised donations for Downtown Medical to offer New York 9/11 rescue workers detoxification therapy based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard.^ Set to air on the Oxygen network, Cruise Control features cameras following Tom and Kate as they struggle to find success in life, love and work while raising L. Ron Hubbard's long dreamt antichrist.
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^ Miscavige learned his vicious, violent ways from his criminally convicted boss, L. Ron Hubbard, and now it seems that Tom Cruise is now learning from Miscavige.
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

^ Ok so that friend (Jack Parsons) used to buttfuck L. Ron Hubbard in an O.T.O. ritual know as The Babalon Working.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This has drawn criticism from the medical profession,[46] as well as firefighters.[47] For these activities and others, David Miscavige awarded Scientology's Freedom Medal of Valor to Cruise in late 2004.
.A controversy erupted in 2005 after he openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil (paroxetine), an anti-depressant, to which Shields attributes her recovery from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter in 2003. Cruise asserted that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatry is a form of pseudoscience.^ Tom the healer, is quoted as saying that Brooke Shields was misguided when she took the anti-depressant Paxil to fight her depression after giving birth to her daughter.

^ He openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil , an anti-depressant, which Shields claims helped her recover from post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter in 2003; Brooke Shields subsequently described Cruise's comments as "irresponsible and dangerous".

^ I said it before, and I'll say it again...There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance in the body!!!

.Shields replied that she would not take advice from anyone who believed in space aliens.^ He follows a money hungry cult that kills people, takes their money and believes that alien souls are in our bodies to create our problems.
  • I Hate Tom Cruise · C’mon, Admit It: You Hate Tom Cruise Too 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ihatetomcruise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who on Earth (no pun intended) can take a guy seriously that believes in aliens?
  • IsTomCruiseNuts.com | Tom Cruise Is Nuts 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC istomcruisenuts.com [Source type: General]

^ The tires are smoking and he's screaming to the stands about Katie, psychiatry, sex, space aliens, and Brooke Shields.
  • IsTomCruiseNuts.com | Tom Cruise Is Nuts 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC istomcruisenuts.com [Source type: General]

This led to a heated argument with Matt Lauer on The Today Show on June 24, 2005.[48] Medical authorities said Cruise's comments had further stigmatized mental illness[49][50] and Shields herself called them "a disservice to mothers everywhere."[51] In late August 2006, Cruise apologized in person to Shields for his comments; Shields said that she was "impressed with how heartfelt [the apology] was … I didn't feel at any time that I had to defend myself, nor did I feel that he was trying to convince me of anything other than the fact that he was deeply sorry. And I accepted it."[52] .Cruise's spokesman confirmed that Cruise and Shields had made up but said that Cruise's position on anti-depressants had not changed.^ This is erroneous and unreliable internet garbage," said Cruise spokesman Jeffrey Raymond.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ And I have to say, Spielberg made up for the presence of Tom Cruise!!

^ OMG, this made me tear up from laughing....thanks, Dr. Tom Cruise MD!!!

[52] Shields was a guest at Cruise's and Holmes's wedding.
.Cruise also said in an Entertainment Weekly interview that psychiatry "is a Nazi science" and that methadone was actually originally called Adolophine after Adolf Hitler, a myth well-known as an urban legend.^ Cruise also claimed in an Entertainment Weekly interview that psychiatry "is a Nazi science" and that methadone was actually originally called Adolophine after Adolf Hitler , a well-known urban legend .

^ The final poster for Tom Cruise 's World War II drama about the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, Valkyrie , has been released today.
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^ AT FIRST, NONE OF THE WELL-KNOWN SCIENTOLOGY celebrities would agree to be interviewed for this article.

[53] .In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Cruise said that "In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.^ It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.

^ In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Cruise claimed that "In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.

^ In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.
  • IsTomCruiseNuts.com | Tom Cruise Is Nuts 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC istomcruisenuts.com [Source type: General]

.It's called Narconon… It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.^ It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.

^ In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world.
  • IsTomCruiseNuts.com | Tom Cruise Is Nuts 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC istomcruisenuts.com [Source type: General]

^ Alley is the international spokesperson for Narconon International, a Scientology-inspired drug rehabilitation program, which she promotes through interviews, speeches, and public appearances.

Period." While Narconon claims to have a success rate over 70 percent,[54][55] the accuracy of this figure has been widely disputed.[56] .Scientology is well-known for its opposition to mainstream psychiatry.^ AT FIRST, NONE OF THE WELL-KNOWN SCIENTOLOGY celebrities would agree to be interviewed for this article.

.In January 2008 the Daily Mail (UK) announced a forthcoming biography of Cruise, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, by Andrew Morton.^ Comments: Hello Ellen and all Tom Cruise fans...I'm from Brazil and I used to be a hard Tom Cruise's collector...I have a great deal of material, if any of you are interested in swaping, e-mail me!
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^ Comments: Hi everyone I'm doing a project for school on Tom Cruise(I got to chose him) and if anyone has any info on him would you please e-mail me.
  • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was only a few weeks ago that it was announced that J.J. Abrams will be joining Tom Cruise in making Mission: Impossible IV .
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

.Among the book's claims, it said that Cruise had become the church's "second in command in all but name."^ In 1990 he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life.

^ This site and the posts leave me thinking, “My psychiatrist told me Tom Cruise was crazy and I said I want a second opinion.
  • I Hate Tom Cruise · C’mon, Admit It: You Hate Tom Cruise Too 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ihatetomcruise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marty was second in command in Scientology just as he claimed.
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

.This has been corroborated by former Scientology staff member Marc Headley.^ "I remember having a choking anger against anyone who ever said anything against Scientology," says actress Diana Canova (Soap), a former member.

^ Miscavige’s abuses, violence to his own staff, enforced abortions in his church, harassment of former members, disconnection of families, all this need to stop.
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

[57] Cruise's attorney Bert Fields said that the unauthorized biography was full of "tired old lies" or "sick stuff."[58]

IAS Freedom Medal of Valor ceremony video

.On January 15, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Cruise was leaked to the Internet and uploaded to YouTube.^ Valkyrie , which is benig filmed on location in Germany, has been plagued by trouble from the get-go thanks to the country's vociferous opposition to the Church of Scientology, with which Cruise is strongly associated.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ In his famous Matt Lauer interview, Cruise appeared tired and hostile when discussing psychiatry, which the Church of Scientology considers to be a harmful " pseudoscience ".

^ Church of Scientology Cruise is arguably Hollywood's most outspoken member of the controversial Church of Scientology .

.In the video, music from Cruise's Mission Impossible films plays in the background, and Cruise discusses what being a Scientologist means to him.^ Redstone estimated that Cruise's off-screen behavior cost his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," $100 million to $150 million in ticket sales, even as he praised the film as "the best of the three movies" in the action series.
  • Tom Cruise fired for being crazy - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments: Being a person who watches many films and plans to major in Film, I often get criticized for admiring Cruise's work.
  • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Looks like J.J. Abrams won't return to direct Mission: Impossible 4 , which is currently being scripted.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

[59][60] According to The Times, Cruise can be seen in the video "extolling the virtues of Scientology."[61] The Daily Telegraph characterizes Cruise as "manic-looking" during the interview, "gush[ing] about his love for Scientology."[62]
.The Church of Scientology asserted that the video material that had been leaked to YouTube and other websites was "pirated and edited" and taken from a three-hour video produced for members of Scientology.^ Sites across the web are reporting that Smith allegedly funded a Scientology school and that he and wife Jada Pinkett have been secret members of the Church of Scientology for years.
  • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ Apparently, you have repeatedly announced to the public that you were Tom’s ‘auditor’ at the Church of Scientology, and you have used that announcement, including Tom’s name, on your website to promote your business or profession.” .
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

^ Celebrity Gossip » Blog Archive » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology?
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

[60][63] YouTube removed the Cruise video from their site under threat of litigation.[64] .As of February 4, 2008, the web site Gawker.com was still hosting a copy of the video, and other sites have posted the entire video.^ Report broken links and other web problems to webmaster at aintitcool.com This site is © 1996-2010 Harry Knowles.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This means that you are solely and entirely responsible for the consequences of all Postings that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site.
  • Tom Cruise Gets Squirted | SPIKE 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ SUBMIT - Reply %ChildReplyHTML% donthedev Posted Jan 6th 2006 2:41PM Neutral Video - http://podcasts.yahoo.com/series?s=fa88e89d49dbbdbc77221b561570105a .
  • Live from Yahoo's keynote with Tom Cruise -- Engadget 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[64][65] .Lawyers for the Church of Scientology sent a letter to Gawker.com demanding that they remove the video, but Nick Denton of Gawker.com stated: "It's newsworthy, and we will not be removing it."^ Rathbun is hinting to Tom’s private life just like the Church of Scientology would do if they were threatening someone with blackmail.
  • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

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Oprah Winfrey Show incident

Cruise jumps on the couch during the taping of an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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. Cruise "jumped around the set, hopped onto a couch, fell to one knee and repeatedly professed his love for his new girlfriend."[67] The phrase "jumping the couch", fashioned after "jumping the shark", is used to describe someone "going off the deep end" in public in a manner extreme enough to tarnish his or her reputation. It enjoyed a short-lived popularity, being chosen by the editors of the Historical Dictionary of American Slang as the "slang term of the year" in 2005[68] and by the nonprofit group Global Language Monitor as one of its top phrases for the year.[69]
.The "couch incident" was voted #1 of 2005's "Most Surprising Television Moments" on a countdown on E![70] and was the subject of numerous parodies, including the epilogue of Scary Movie 4 and an episode of Family Guy.^ Himself (2 episodes, 2002)     - 25 Sexiest Movie Moments (2002) TV episode ....
  • Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Himself     - The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005 (2005) TV episode ....
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^ Himself     - Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) TV episode (uncredited) ....
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Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Lesson learned: Tell, don't show."[71]
.In early May 2008, Cruise reappeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to celebrate 25 years in the film business.^ Acting career Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky While it was not his first film, Risky Business ( 1983 ) propelled Cruise to stardom.

^ Tom Cruise Goes Off The Deep End Filed under: Tom Cruise Thank God for Tivo (images via Defamer ), so I could watch the freak show that was the Tom Cruise episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

^ Comments: Each year when my husband and brother go skiing, I host a "girls-only" Tom Cruise Film Festival.
  • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The feature was a two hour special, the first hour was Oprah spending the day with Cruise at his house in Telluride, Colorado on May 2.

Litigation related to gay rumors

.
  • The Daily Express newspaper: During his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman, the couple endured public speculation about their sex life and rumors that Cruise was gay.^ During his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman, the couple endured public speculation about their sex life and rumors that Cruise was gay [20] .

    ^ After his marriage with Mimi Rogers Tom got married with the actress Nicole Kidman.
    • Tom Cruise – relationships and personal life 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC celebrity-blogger.com [Source type: General]

    ^ During film shootings of “Vanilla Sky” Tom began dating with Penélope Cruz which served as a reason of his separating from Nicole Kidman.
    • Tom Cruise – relationships and personal life 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC celebrity-blogger.com [Source type: General]

    .In 1998, he sued a British tabloid that alleged that the marriage was a sham designed to cover up his homosexuality.^ In 1998, he sued a British tabloid that alleged that the marriage was a sham designed to cover up his homosexuality [21] .

    [72]
  • .
  • David Ehrenstein: In 1998 Tom Cruise's lawyers threatened to sue Ehrenstein for his book titled Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928–1998 (New York : William Morrow and Co., 1998, ISBN 0-688-15317-8), that discussed Cruise's appeal to both men and women.^ Tom Cruise is gay ?

    ^ Tom Cruise 's publicist has furiously denied internet rumors that the Valkyrie star recently fell to his death in New Zealand.
    • Tom Cruise Movies, Movie reviews 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tom Cruise's new girlfriend's brother shot dead by kidnapers .

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  • .
  • Chad Slater: In May 2001 he filed a lawsuit against gay porn actor Chad Slater (AKA Kyle Bradford).^ In May 2001 he filed a lawsuit against gay porn actor Chad Slater (aka "Kyle Bradford").

    .Slater had allegedly told the celebrity magazine Actustar that he had engaged in an affair with Cruise.^ Slater had allegedly told the celebrity magazine Actustar that he had engaged in an affair with Cruise.

    ^ "Before Dianetics (a philosophy of Hubbard's from which Scientology evolved), if people said negative things to me or about me, I would cave in easily," Travolta told Celebrity magazine.

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

    ^ Question: do you have to be a moron to be blind to what Tom Cruise really is, or is Tom Cruise himself posting here to defend himself?
    • I Hate Tom Cruise · C’mon, Admit It: You Hate Tom Cruise Too 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ihatetomcruise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Comments: I wanna tell you girl that the site is pretty good but if you could help me get the message through directly to the man himself I would be very thankfull.
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  • .
  • Michael Davis: Cruise also sued Michael Davis, publisher of Bold Magazine, who alleged but never confirmed that he had video that would prove Cruise was gay.^ He also sued Michael Davis , a magazine publisher, who alleged that he had photographs that would prove Tom Cruise was homosexual: this suit was dropped in exchange for a public statement by Davis that Tom Cruise was heterosexual.

    ^ I never want to see or hear about tom cruise again…i mean really who goes to see his movies???
    • I Hate Tom Cruise · C’mon, Admit It: You Hate Tom Cruise Too 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ihatetomcruise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tom Cruise has donated to many non-profit organizations, but why would someone who dislikes him speak about that?
    • GlossLip » Deconstructing Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

    .The suit was dropped in exchange for a public statement by Davis that the video was not of Cruise and that Cruise was heterosexual.^ He also sued Michael Davis , a magazine publisher, who alleged that he had photographs that would prove Tom Cruise was homosexual: this suit was dropped in exchange for a public statement by Davis that Tom Cruise was heterosexual.

    ^ In October 2005 , it was reported that Tom Cruise's popularity dropped significantly after his publicity tour for the release of War of the Worlds and his engagement to actress Katie Holmes .

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Other litigation

.
  • The Beast newspaper: After The Beast's publication of their 50 Most Loathsome People of 2004 (which included Cruise in the list), Cruise's lawyer Bertram Fields threatened to sue the small independent publication.^ No matter how people feel about Tom Cruise , most people like War Of The Worlds .

    ^ Cruise denied the allegations and his lawyer Bert Fields, sued Sapir for $100 million in damages.
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    ^ It is wrong for the public to critize him for what most people are unable to do; express their feelings for another in public.

    .The Beast, seeing the opportunity for nationwide exposure (particularly after the story broke on the entertainment program Celebrity Justice and later in mainstream newspapers) actively encouraged the lawsuit, effectively calling Fields's bluff.^ Celebrity Crime , Gossip Anthony Pellicano , Bert Fields , Celebrity Lawsuits , Michael David Sapir , Tom Cruise .
    • Tom Cruise 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .No lawsuit was ever filed and Cruise was included more prominently in the 2005 list.^ The Latest on Your Favorite Movie Stars Including Halle Berry, Tara Reid, Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise and Many More .

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  • TomCruise.com: In 2006, Cruise sued cybersquatter Jeff Burgar to obtain control of the TomCruise.com domain name. .When owned by Burgar, the domain redirected to information about Cruise on Celebrity1000.com.^ What is fascinating about that Times piece is that it confirmed for me my own suspicions that all is not well in Cruise's La-La Land.

    ^ It is some tantalizing information about Cruise, that the people he abused had to be counseled, and having lots of comments will help it remain at the top of the search list.
    • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

    The decision to turn TomCruise.com over to Cruise was handed down by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on July 5, 2006.[77]

Publicist

.Cruise's more open attitude to Scientology has been attributed to the departure of his publicist of 14 years, Pat Kingsley, in March 2004. He replaced her with his sister, fellow Scientologist Lee Anne DeVette, who served in that role until November 2005.[78] He then demoted his sister and replaced her with veteran publicist Paul Bloch, from the publicity firm Rogers and Cowan.^ In the wake of these events, Tom Cruise demoted his sister LeAnne DeVette and replaced her with veteran publicist Paul Bloch, from the publicity firm Rogers and Cowan.

^ He replaced her with his sister, fellow Scientologist Lee Anne DeVette , who served in that role until November 2005 [36] .

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

.DeVette explained that it was her decision to work on philanthropic projects rather than publicity.^ Such restructuring is seen as a move to curtail publicity about his Scientology views, though DeVette said that it was her decision to work on philanthropic projects rather than publicity.

[79] .Such restructuring is seen as a move to curtail publicity of his views on Scientology, as well as the hard-sell of his relationship with Katie Holmes backfiring with the public.^ Such restructuring is seen as a move to curtail publicity about his Scientology views, though DeVette said that it was her decision to work on philanthropic projects rather than publicity.

^ Cruise's hostile behavior in recent interviews and his very public romance with Katie Holmes led him to become the butt of numerous jokes on late night television shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien .

^ Cruise's fiancée, Katie Holmes , has recently begun studying Scientology, which Cruise says does not conflict with her Roman Catholic upbringing.

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Recognition

Forbes magazine ranked him as the world's most powerful celebrity in 2006.[82]

Filmography

See also

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.Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer.^ Actor Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee Mapother arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Award...
  • Tom Cruise Pictures, Tom Cruise Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: General]

^ He was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New Jersey on the 3rd of July, 1962, to nomadic parents.
  • Tom Cruise - Biography 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This film was very well received and earned Cruise a Golden Globe and MTV nominations.

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  • Some people, well, if they don't like Scientology, well, then, fuck you.^ You can't play pranks on people you don't know like that.
    • Tom Cruise Get's Water Squirted In His Face - War Of The Worlds Premier 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.guzer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You don't get over something like that easily."

    ^ Well, it shows you how nuts Scientology makes people.
    • GlossLip » Did Tom Cruise Physically Abuse Members Of The Church Of Scientology? 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

    Really. Fuck you. Period. .
  • Sex is about the connection.^ During his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman, the couple endured public speculation about their sex life and rumors that Cruise was gay.
    • Tom Cruise biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor: War of The Worlds, Top Gun) 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE ---TOM CRUISE ISSUE 582/583--JULY 12TH 1990 .
    • Tom Cruise Pictures, HOTTEST Videos, Gossip, Biography | I Like Celebrities 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ilikecelebrities.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Cruise Pictures, HOTTEST Videos, Gossip, Biography | I Like Celebrities 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC www.ilikecelebrities.com [Source type: General]

    ^ During his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman, the couple endured public speculation about their sex life and rumors that Cruise was gay [20] .

    .Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship, where you have communication and it's an extension of that.^ Tom on Sex: "Sex is great, if you are in a relationship.
    • IsTomCruiseNuts.com | Tom Cruise Is Nuts 10 January 2010 9:40 UTC istomcruisenuts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Great website you have on a l data imformation on hollywood sex hunk actor & star Tom Cruise.
    • Elle's TOM CRUISE Guest Book 19 September 2009 21:40 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Where it's just free. And that's how it should be. It's spectacular.

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Tom Cruise
File:Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise in Sunnyvale, California, 2006
Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
July 3, 1962 (1962-07-03) (age 48)
Syracuse, New York, US
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Years active 1981 - present
Religion Scientology
Spouse Mimi Rogers (1987-1990)
Nicole Kidman (1990-2001)
Katie Holmes (2006-present)
Children 2 daughters, 1 son
Parents Thomas Mapother (deceased)
Mary (née Pfeiffer)

Tom Cruise (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor. He has starred in many movies, including War of the Worlds and Jerry Maguire. He is a Scientologist. He is also famous for a couch-jumping incident on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Cruise has an adopted daughter and adopted son with his second wife Nicole Kidman. He has a daughter Suri, by his third wife Katie Holmes.

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