Tom Cruise Biography (1962-)

Original name, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; born July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, NY;son of Thomas Cruise III (an electrical engineer) and Mary Lee (a special education teacher) Mapother; married Mimi Rogers (an actress), May 9, 1987 (divorced, 1990); married Nicole Kidman (an actress), December 24, 1990 (divorced, 2001); adopted children: (second marriage) Isabella Jane, Connor Antony. Addresses: Agent: -Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Pat Kingsley, PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
July 3, 1962
Syracuse, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Billy, Endless Love, Universal, 1981
  • David Shawn, Taps, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Woody, Losin' It, Embassy, 1983
  • Steve Randle, The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Joel Goodson, Risky Business, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Stefen "Stef" Djordjevic, All the Right Moves (also known as All Right), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Jack, Legend, Twentieth Century-Fox/Universal, 1985
  • Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, Top Gun, Paramount, 1986
  • Vincent Lauria, The Color of Money, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Brian Flanagan, Cocktail, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Charlie Babbitt, Rain Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • (Uncredited) Cowboy shot in gun battle at McSween's, Young Guns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • Cole Trickle, Days of Thunder, Paramount, 1990
  • Joseph Donelly, Far and Away, Universal, 1992
  • Lieutenant J. G. Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men, Columbia, 1992
  • Mitch McDeere, The Firm, Paramount, 1993
  • Lestat de Lioncourt, Interview with the Vampire (also known as Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible, Paramount, 1996
  • Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (also known as The Agent), TriStar, 1996
  • Junket Whore, 1998
  • Dr. Bill Harford, Eyes Wide Shut (also known as EWS), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Frank T. J. Mackey, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible II (also known as M: I-2),Paramount, 2000
  • Behind the Mission: The Making of "M: I-2" (also known as Behind the Mission: The Making of "Mission: Impossible II"), 2000
  • Narrator, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, 2001
  • Code of Conduct, 2001
  • David Aames, Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001
  • Detective John Anderton, Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Narrator, Space Station 3-D, IMAX, 2002
  • Prelude to a Dream, 2002
  • Hitting It Hard, 2002
  • Cameo, Austin Powers in Goldmember (also known as Austin Powers: Goldmember), New Line Cinema, 2002
  • Nathan Algren, The Last Samurai, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Vincent, Collateral, Paramount, 2004
  • Film Producer
  • (With Paula Wagner) Mission: Impossible, Paramount, 1996
  • Without Limits, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Mission: Impossible II (also known as M: I-2), 2000
  • Vanilla Sky, 2001
  • The Last Samurai, 2003
  • Suspect Zero, 2004
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Others (also known as Les autres and Los otros),2001
  • Narc, 2002
  • Shattered Glass, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The 19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas (also known as The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas), CBS, 1991
  • Host, MTV's 10th Anniversary Special, MTV, 1991
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Hollywood Hotshots, Fox, 1992
  • Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92, Fox, 1992
  • Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1992
  • And the Winner Is, syndicated, 1993
  • Barbara Walters Presents the Ten Most Fascinating People of 1996,ABC, 1996
  • Fire and Ice Ball '97, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • A Salute to Dustin Hoffman (also known as The 27th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Dustin Hoffman), ABC, 1999
  • Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Melissa Etheridge, Lifetime, 1999
  • Interviewee, Entertainers 2000, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Mission: Improbable (also known as Being Tom Cruise), 2000
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Interviewee, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Cinemax, 2001
  • A Look Inside: The Others, 2001
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Who Is Alan Smithee?, AMC, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men, AMC, 2002
  • Road to the Red Carpet, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Interviewee, The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 2002
  • Back in the U. S., ABC, 2002
  • Interviewee, E! Entertainer of the Year 2003, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1988
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • Host, "Goes Cell-ular," The Magic School Bus, PBS, 1997
  • Guy on couch, "Dick and the Other Guy," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998
  • "25 Toughest Stars," E! Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Ray Martin Show, 2001
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 2002
  • The View, 2002, 2003
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2002, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Love Chain, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Tinseltown.TV, 2003
  • Dateline NBC, NBC, 2003
  • The Today Show, 2003
  • Larry King Live, CNN, 2003
  • The Early Show, CBS, 2003
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2004
  • Film '72, 2004
  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004
  • Also appeared in an episode of Amazing Stories, NBC; Movie House.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000
  • 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • The 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Young Hollywood Awards, 2001
  • The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002
  • (Uncredited), 2003 ABC World Stunt Awards, USA Network, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "The Frightening Framis," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in a dinner theater production of Godspell.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (Story; with Robert Towne) Days of Thunder, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Sanello, Frank, Cruise: The Unauthorized Biography, 1995
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, January, 1984
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 20, 1996, p. 20; December 27, 1996,p. 30; June 14, 2002, p. 30; December 14, 2001, p. 34
    • Interview, November, 1994
    • Maclean's, August 15, 1983; November 7, 1983
    • Mademoiselle, April, 1985
    • Moviegoer, December, 1985
    • National Review, October 14, 1983
    • New Republic, September 19, 1983
    • Newsweek, August 15, 1983; November 7, 1983
    • New Yorker, September 5, 1983
    • Parade, January 8, 1989
    • People Weekly, September 5, 1983; March 5, 1984; August 13, 1990;May 3, 1993; November 16, 1998, p. 11; March 15, 1999, p. 130, July 30, 2001,p. 68; February 19, 2001, p. 48; May 22, 2000, p. 136; December 15, 2003, p.73; July 21, 2003, pp. 60, 62
    • Premiere, July, 1988
    • Rolling Stone, January 11, 1990; May 28, 1992
    • Seventeen, February, 1984; April, 1985
    • Sports Illustrated, November 14, 1983
    • Teen, November, 1982; December, 1983
    • Time, December 14, 1981; April 4, 1983; November 7, 1983; June 24,2002, p. 56

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