Tom Cruise, sometimes known as Thomas Cruise Mapother, is an American actor. He is one of the highest-paid performers in the world and has won numerous honors, including three Golden Globe Awards, an Honorary Palme d'Or, and four Academy Award nominations. He is one of the highest-grossing movie office stars of all time thanks to his films, which have earned over $4 billion in North America and over $11.5 billion globally.
Early in the 1980s, when he first started acting, Cruise landed the main roles in the comedies Risky Business and Top Gun. His performances in the 1989 dramas The Color of Money Rain Man and Born on the Fourth of July brought him critical recognition. He was nominated for an Academy Award and got a Golden Globe for his performance as Ron Kovic in the latter. He appeared in several financially successful movies as a prominent Hollywood star in the 1990s, including as the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm, the horror movie Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire.
Person Life And Education
Thomas Cruise Mapother III (1934-1984), an electrical engineer, and Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer; 1936-2017), a special education teacher, welcomed Cruise into the world on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His parents had Irish, English, and German ancestry; they were both natives of Louisville, Kentucky. Marian, Lee Anne, and Cass are the names of Cruise's three sisters. William Mapother, one of his relatives, is also an actor who has worked with Cruise on five occasions. Cruise was raised as a Catholic and in close to poverty. In a later interview, he called his father "a merchant of chaos," "a bully," and a "coward" who beat his kids. He continued, "[My father] was the kind of person who would kick you if something went wrong.