Thomas “Tom” Cruise Mapother IV is an actor and producer from Syracuse, New York. Cruise started his Hollywood career at the age of 19 with Endless Love and rose to stardom with 1986’s Top Gun.
He has worked with some of the best actors from Hollywood such as Nicole Kidman and Jack Nicholson. Currently his net worth is roughly around $570 million dollars, and Cruise remains as one of the highest paid actors of the current generation.
Cruise was born on the 3rd of July, 1962 and is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. He’s spent most of his childhood in Canada.
He started his Hollywood career at an early age, and got to be part of some hit films. Of course, his career was cemented when he played Lieutenant Pete in Top Gun, but what he’s known most for is essaying the role of a spy called Ethan Hunt, in the Mission Impossible movies, which started in 1996 and has made six movies in total, with the seventh installment said to release next year. The franchise is the seventeenth highest grossing film series of all time and has earned a gross of more than $2 billion from box offices around the world.
Aside from that, he’s been part of many successful films such as Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), Rock of Ages (2012), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
Cruise is famous for doing his own stunts in his movies, especially the Mission Impossible movies, from which he’s received many injuries as well. He’s also taking classes to become a licensed pilot. He’s also known for his love for Scientology and in 2005, he had donated $2.5 million to an organization.