He is an adrenaline junkie, scientologist,Hollywood cash cow. He is associated with a shining Hollywood smile, and one very popularspy tune. He earned tens of millions of dollars fromhis films, and became one of the 100 most important actors of all time. What were the craziest tricks he performedon his own on the set? Why did Steven Spielberg refuse to work withhim? And why was Nicole Kidman so happy to divorcehim? This is the Biographer channel, and todaywe are going to tell you about the charming Tom Cruise's life path, his best roles, hislove of extreme sports and how his passion.
For scientology influenced his romantic relationships. And before we start, we suggest you subscribeto our channel, because here you will find the most detailed and fascinating documentariesabout your favorite celebrities. Click on the subscription button and the bell, andwe start. Childhood and adulthood The full name of this American actor soundslike Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, NewYork, on the eve of Independence Day and became the second of four children in the family.His parents, electrical engineer Thomas Cruise Mapother III and special education teacherMary Lee were from Louisville, Kentucky and.
Had English, German and Irish descent. Cruise grew up almost in poverty and receiveda catholic upbringing. He later characterized his father as a “chaos merchant”, a “bully”and a “coward” who beat his children. He remembered: “My father was the kind of person where,if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lullyou in, make you feel safe and then, bang!” For the future actor, it was like, “There'ssomething wrong with this guy.” He understood that it was not worth trusting him, you needto be careful with him. His father struggled to earn a living fora large family. They had to move from place to place frequently, traveling the UnitedStates and Canada.
By the age of 8, Tom was already tired enoughof poverty and had to get a job. He was mowing lawns, raking leaves, delivering newspapersand even selling postcards for Easter and Christmas. Due to frequent moves from state to state,from America to Canada, the boy had to change at least 15 schools in 14 years. Tom's fathergot a job in the Canadian Armed Forces as a consultant and the whole family moved toBeacon Hill, Ottawa at the end of 1971. While living in Canada, one of the schoolsof particular importance to Tom was the Robert Hopkins Public School in Ontario. There theboy, studying in the 4th-5th grade, became interested in drama and participated in plays,under the guidance of drama teacher George.
Steinburg. One day, Cruise and 6 other boysstaged an impromptu piece to music called “IT” at the Carleton Elementary School dramafestival. Val Wright, who was the organizer and was in the hall, said that “the movementand improvisation were excellent… it was a classic ensemble piece”. A bit later, after another move, Cruise studiedin the 6th grade at Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. In the same year, his mother lefthis father and took the children back to the United States. Later in 1978, she marriedJack South. Tom's father had cancer and he passed away in 1984. For a time, Cruise received a church scholarshipto study at Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati,.
Ohio. It was that seminary that influencedthe actor's desire to become a Catholic Franciscan priest. However, he was expelled from theseminary for drunkenness and passion for acting. During that period, he decided to give upreligious studies in his late teens. “From being this kind of wild kid, to oneyear studying to be a Franciscan priest at the seminary….I was very frustrated. I didn’thave a lot of friends. The closest people around me were my family. I think they felta little nervous about me because I had a lot of energy and I couldn’t stick to onething. If I worked in an ice-cream store – and I’ve worked in a lot of them – I wouldbe the best for two weeks.” In high school, Tom played football for theuniversity team as a midfielder, but after.
An incident with being caught drinking beerbefore the game, he was off the team. At that time, Cruise had such extremes inhis life. In one interview, the actor recalled how heconstantly quitted the job, or was fired because he was bored. Tom has never lived in one placefor a long time. His whole life consists of moving. He always packed up and moved, stayingin Canada, Kentucky, Jersey, St. Louis. All that was useful, because he was constantlylearning a new accent, finding himself in a different surrounding.Tom's last school was Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, where he again participatedin school plays and starred in the school production of “Guys and Dolls”. The actorgraduated from the senior class in 1980 and.
Finally breathed a sigh of relief. The Beginning of an acting Career After graduating from high school, Tom Cruisedecided to develop his acting career and, with the blessing of his mother and stepfather,arrived in New York. At first he tried to survive by waiting tables in a restaurant.In his spare time, he regularly had acting auditions. After working as a waiter in arestaurant, Tom went to Los Angeles to try himself on television. And pretty soon all his efforts paid off.Tom signed a contract with the CAA and got a small role in the 1981 film “Endless love”,based on the novel by Scott Spencer. In the.
Same year, he played the main supporting roleof a crazy student of the military academy in the film “Taps”. The appearance in “Endless love” gave theactor invitations to other minor roles. Therefore Cruise became part of the cast in an adaptationof the dramatic novel by S. E. Hinton, “The Outsiders”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.He also appeared in the film “All the Right Moves”. It was difficult not to notice thepromising potential of the young actor. At the start of his career, Tom had severalrelationships with women. In the early-mid-1980s, the actor had a romance with Rebecca De Mornay,Patti Scialfa and even Cher. But he put all his efforts into the work.
One of the most showing Tom's acting potentialwas a role in the film “Risky Business” of the same 1983. That period in the actor'slife and appearance in that film was a turning point in his career. The film was rated byRotten Tomatoes as “undeniably one of his early best”. From that moment on, Cruise'slife really started taking off. THE FIRST POPULARITY In 1985, Tom, in the status of a rising star,played the main role in the Ridley Scott film “Legend”. It was an epic adventure in thegenre of dark fantasy. He played the role of Jack O' the Green, a green man of the forest.Interestingly, later Tom would get the name Jack in other films. The actor noted thatthe name was easy to remember.
The film did not receive much audience love,but was nominated for several awards: Oscar, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & HorrorFilms Saturn Award, as well as several nominations for BAFTA Awards. As a result, by the releaseof the film “Top Gun” next year, Cruise was already in the status of a superstar. Initially, Tom was not eager to act in thefilm, but still changed his mind. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told how he managed to convincethe actor: “So the Navy take Tom up there, and theydo five Gs. They do barrel rolls, they do everything. He's heaving in the plane. Hegets on the tarmac, runs to a pay phone … and he said, 'I'm in. I'm doing the movie. I loveit. This is great”. (Jerry Bruckheimer).
The actor had never ridden a motorcycle beforeand went to learn at the House of Motorcycles in El Cajon, California. They taught him inthe parking lot of their store. Of course, that was not all that Tom had to learn forthe film. Next he took the wheel of a real F-14 and probably soon felt the craving foradrenaline. Today we know Tom as a real hard worker and one of the few actors who performstheir own stunts in films without stuntmen. But back then, in 1986 Tom's adrenaline addictionwas just beginning to emerge in the form of a high-speed motorcycle ride that would bewith him from movie to movie. It would be fully revealed in 10 years. When Tom Cruise first took off in an F-14,he was with Lieutenant Commander Lloyd “Bozo”.
Abel. After Bozo performed several maneuvers,Cruise's body made itself felt and he had to take his sick bag. However, at that pointBozo began to gain altitude, causing Cruise's head to press to the floor of the cabin. Hetried to activate the intercom to tell Bozo what was going on. When Bozo finally leveledthe plane, Cruise turned on the intercom and said, “Bozo, didn't you see I wasn't in yourrear-view mirror?” – to which he replied: “They don't call me 'Bozo' for nothing”. Tom had to wear high-soled shoes in shotswith Kelly McGillis. Tom Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall, and McGillis is 5feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall. At least it came in handy for one episode. It was a scene,when after the auto-chase, Charlie told Maverick.
That he didn't want anyone to know that shewas falling in love with him. Maverick initially had a phrase that he wanted to say accordingto the script. However, Tom forgot the phrase and instead “improvised” by kissing KellyMcGillis. Director Tony Scott liked it so much that he decided not to reshoot anything.The film turned out to be extremely successful. It got $ 357 million at the box office, witha budget of 15 million. During the release, the U.S. Navy installed recruiting boothsin movie theaters to try to catch some adrenaline-charged guys leaving the watching. As a result, thelevel of applicants was the highest in recent years. The popularity of the film led to a500 percent increase in the number of recruits wishing to enroll in the aviation program.
On May 9 in 1987, Cruise married actress MimiRogers. It was she who introduced Tom to the Church of Scientology. Their marriage wasshort-lived and in February 1990 the couple divorced. According to the ex-spouses, theyhad different work schedules and lost the spark. But Cruise would connect his life withScientology for many years to come. Apparently, the new religion significantly influencedhis future relationships with women. But we will talk about it later. Tom started shooting a new film after thedivorce. Soon the picture “The Color of Money” was released, which hooked him upwith Paul Newman. Many years later on “The Graham Norton Show” Tom would tell aboutone lesson from Paul Newman, which could only.
Be learned by working on the set for a longtime. That lesson Cruise would remember for a lifetime. Filming took place in Chicagoin January and it was very cold outside. And while Tom was freezing in a leather jacketwith a summer T-shirt, Newman was sitting in a car with an electric heater in a warmcoat. They exchanged surprised glances, having met in a joint scene, and Newman did not missa chance to tease the aspiring actor: In 1988 , Cruise appeared in the movie “Cocktail”,which was nominated for the 9th Golden Raspberry Awards in 4 nominations at once, and the actorhimself was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor. However, in the same yearTom played with Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”, which turned out to be much more successful.
Hoffman and Tom Cruise questioned the film'spotential and jokingly called it “Two Jerks in a Car.” Hoffman did not believe in thepotential of the film and his performance so much that three weeks after the start ofthe project he wanted to leave it, telling director Barry Levinson: “Invite Richard Dreyfuss,invite someone, Barry, because this is the worst job in my life.” Oh, if Hoffman knewthat he would receive the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work… Cruise rehearsed his role with Hoffman throughoutthe filming, sometimes changing roles. Once in an interview, Sir Michael Caine admittedthat the role of Tom Cruise in “Rain Man” was one of his favorites from everything hehad ever seen in a movie. He said with great.
Sincerity: “Tom's performance was perfectlyplayed.” Tom Cruise was required to have a lot of discipline and responsibility so thatthe viewer could empathize with his character. In the first release weekend, the film gotonly $ 6 million, showing a lower result than expected. But in the following weeks it causedan excitement and was on top at the box office. As a result, the picture received extremelypositive reviews and eventually got cult status. The film won an Academy Award, and Tom Cruisereceived the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1989, Cruise appeared in “Born on theFourth of July”, where he played the role of a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic,who was a real historical figure. Thanks to.
The film he got the Golden Globe Award forBest Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award, the People's Choice Award, as wellas a nomination for the BAFTA Award, and Tom's first nomination for the Best Actor AcademyAward Every year Tom Cruise became an increasinglyimportant figure in Hollywood. For example, in 1990, the actor was recognized as “Thesexiest man alive” by People magazine. The actor's next film was “Days of Thunder”in 1990. The romantic sports-adventure drama directed by Tony Scott fixed Tom up with ayoung actress Nicole Kidman. Cruise approved the actress's candidacy as his character'slove interest after watching her in “Dead Calm”, on the recommendation of the director.
The idea of “Days of Thunder” was bornwhen Tom and Paul Newman were allowed to test one of Rick Hendrick's racing cars. The productionof the film started without a finished script. It was the first picture for which Tom helpedwrite the script. Scenes were often born right on the day of filming. During one of the drivingepisodes, Tom Cruise actually had to read his lines from the tips attached to the windshield,which led to a small accident. In the subsequent driving scenes, the actor was provided witha special earphone to make hints. Tom has loved racing and cars all his life,and when he was growing up, he often watched racing competitions on TV. Working with PaulNewman on “The Color of Money”, they only talked about cars. Once Tom told Paul thathe would like to try himself in that field.
And he offered him a try. Cruise arrived atthe quarter-mile track and Paul Newman, being familiar with a large number of riders, borrowedthe car for a while. And Tom managed to drive a Nissan GT3 car. The host of the show, DavidLetterman, noticed that it was a more modified model of the car that Tom could have boughthimself. Despite the fact that the model acceleratedto 150 miles per hour, Tom failed to get that speed, however, at the Pocono competitionsin the summer of 1988, he accelerated to 145 – 146 miles per hour. He remembered his firstrace: “I was scared to death… I thought I wasgonna die. You go into the corners and you think yeah you just uh… But it’s reallyexciting. High speed chess game.”.
In “Days of Thunder”, most of Tom Cruise'sstunts were performed by NASCAR driver Greg Sacks. Even then, Tom had a craving for extremesports and wanted to do stunt driving himself, but for insurance reasons he was not allowed.Chevrolet brand cars were prepared by Rick Hendrick's racing team, which later used somecars in real races. During the filming, 35 cars were crushed. The film turned out to be a bit unrealisticin terms of special effects, characters and fake dialogues. It got mixed reviews. However,it was Quentin Tarantino's favorite big-budget film about racing. The director believed thatthe picture should not be taken seriously and in fact it was quite funny.
There was a spark between Cruise and Kidmanon the set and over time the relationship developed into a happy marriage. The couplegot married on Christmas Eve of the same year. The actors quickly became a Hollywood starcouple. In an interview with Marie Claire , Kidman recalled: “I felt I became a star only by association.We would go to the Oscars, and I would think, 'I'm here to support him. ' I felt it wasmy job to put on a beautiful dress and be seen and not heard”(Nicole Kidman) Over time, Nicole admitted that she was soin love that she overlooked some things – she forgot about her plans for life and desperatelywanted to have a child with Tom.
A little over a year after the wedding, Kidmanbecame pregnant. Unfortunately, the pregnancy turned out to be ectopic and she lost herfirst child. That painful and traumatic experience prompted the couple to adopt. In 1992, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise adopteda girl named Isabella Jane, and in 1995 they adopted a boy named Connor. According to theactor's religious beliefs, the children were adopted through the church. Cruise and Kidmanwere very secretive parents and rarely put their children's lives in the spotlight. In 1992, the couple appeared in another jointproject – “Far and Away” directed by Ron Howard. The actors played the roles of Irishimmigrants seeking happiness in America in.
The 1890s, which led them to the Land Runof 1893. Cruise's acting career continued to go uphill.In 1993, the actor starred in the legal thriller “The Firm” directed by Sydney Pollack,based on the novel of the same name by author John Grisham. During the production of the film, Tom Cruisereached an agreement with Paramount that only his name could appear above the title on theposter. Gene Hackman, who joined the shooting not from the beginning of the project, wantedhis name to appear on top too. But he demanded that his name be removed from the poster altogetherafter being refused. The film was a great commercial success, grossing 270 million dollarswith a budget of 42 million.
Career success Every year, Cruise's projects became largerand more diverse, although the actor still focused on action films such as sports andmilitary dramas. The next picture in which Tom played was a surprise for many who closelyfollowed the actor's career. In 1994, the film ”Interview with the Vampire”was released. It was a Gothic drama in the horror genre directed by Neil Jordan, basedon Anne Rice's 1976 novel of the same name. The big-budget movie adaptation received anall-star cast. Therefore, Tom Cruise was on the set with another handsome Brad Pitt, whowas becoming increasingly popular. They together with him performed the main roles of the novelLestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du.
Lac. Why did Tom decide to play a role in thatmovie? “I just love scary movies and I’ve hada fascination with vampires. And I love the book “Interview with the Vampire”. Justsounded like “It's a great character, a fun character to play.” Filming was not easy for Tom. Actors playingvampires had to hang upside down for up to thirty minutes during makeup. And the bloodrushed to their heads in that position, causing the blood vessels on their faces to swell.Then the makeup artists highlighted the swollen veins, creating an eerie look with translucentskin. The poor devils had to repeat the process.
Several times, as the blood quickly flowedback. Because of that, the makeup process took a very long time. Cruise spent threeand a half hours in the makeup chair every day. On the set, Tom again got into an awkwardposition because of his height. The actor had to occupy elevations to reduce the differencein height with other vampires, during some scenes. In addition, during the filming, tension arosebetween Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt due to Pitt's allegedly poor personal hygiene. Accordingto Cruise, his film's colleague did not use deodorant. And because of that, the smellof sweat became noticeable. But how true that.
Was, we probably won't know in any way. Tom Cruise prepared for the role of Lestatby watching videos of lions attacking zebras in the wild. By the way, Johnny Depp was offeredthat role before Tom Cruise, but he refused. You can find out information about Johnny,his career and difficult relationships in our separate biographical video. Click onthe pop up card if you are interested. The film was well received, although initiallythe author of the novel Anne Rice criticized the casting of Cruise for the role of Lestat.Later, when she saw the film, she was pleasantly surprised and even apologized to Tom. Shepaid $7,740 for a two-page advertisement for the film in Daily Variety, in which she praisedhis performance and apologized for doubting.
Him. The film got $223 million and was awardedan Oscar nomination for Best Art Production and Best Original Soundtrack. Since then, Tom Cruise has been sending KirstenDunst a coconut cake with pieces of white chocolate every Christmas. Dunst calls it”the Cruise cake”, which she is always happy to receive. The actress admits that the cakenever stays longer than a day. Meanwhile, until the beginning of 1996, thefilming of perhaps the most significant picture in Cruise's career took place. Participationin that particular film would become the most recognizable role of Tom Cruise and wouldprobably forever fix the image of a top agent named Ethan Hunt for him.
“Mission: Impossible” directed by BrianDe Palma became both a continuation of the 1966 TV series and its reinterpreted sequel.Tom Cruise was the first producer of the film in which he played the main role. Paramount Pictures owned the rights to theTV series and tried to shoot a full movie for years, but could not come up with a viableinterpretation. Tom Cruise had been a fan of the show since he was young and thoughtit was a good idea for his next movie. The actor chose “Mission: Impossible” as thefirst project of his new production company and convinced Paramount to allocate a budgetof $ 80 million. Cruise and his production partner Paula Wagner worked on the story forseveral months with director Sydney Pollack,.
Before the actor hired Brian De Palma forthe production. Cruise met De Palma while working on “Interviewwith the Vampire”. It happened during dinner with Steven Spielberg. The actor was impressedby De Palma's filmography, so when he returned home, he watched all the director's filmsand convinced himself to hire De Palma for “Mission: Impossible”. “I loved the TV series when I was growingup, I loved the music and to be able to turn it into a feature film and really take itfrom a cold war series to this… to bring it to modern audiences in cinema as somethingthat is there without a doubt the most challenging films to produce, the challenging films tomake…”.
The process of working on the script was noteasy. The idea was repeatedly revised, the initial and final episodes were rewrittenby Steve Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne, and the dialogues were finalized fora long time by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz. Only the main plot remained unchanged. De Palma convinced Cruise to shoot the firstact of the film in Prague because it was a city that was rarely seen in Hollywood filmsat that time. The management wanted to save the budget, but Tom wanted a spectacular andimpressive action movie. However, they still managed to save part of the budget, sinceTom wanted to perform most of his stunts on his own. Although some of them were reallydangerous, the thirst for extremes finally.
Got the upper hand over the actor. For example, during the filming of the famousscene in which Tom Cruise fell from the ceiling and hovered a few inches above the ground,his head kept hitting the floor until he came up with the idea to put coins in his shoesfor balance. The CD trick that Tom Cruise did to fool the Jean Reno character was areal sleight-of—hand trick, without editing. The scene in the restaurant with glass wallsand a giant aquarium with lobsters in the middle was Cruise's idea. De Palma tried toshoot that scene with a stuntman, but it didn't look real, and he allowed Cruise to do it,even despite the possibility that the actor might drown!.
“Mission: Impossible” was released on May22, 1996 and broke the record on the premiere day of the screening with $11.8 million aheadof “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”. Tom Cruise refused his usual $20 million fee in favorof a significant percentage of the box office. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebertrated the film well and wrote: “This is a movie that exists in an instant, and we haveto exist in an instant to enjoy it.” However, some actors of the original series were dissatisfiedwith the reinterpretation of their characters. Thanks to the success, the picture would makea series of spy thrillers “Mission: Impossible” and Tom would return to the role of EthanHunt. In the same year, the romantic comedy-drama“Jerry Maguire” was released, where Cruise.
Acted with Renée Zellweger. It was anotherfilm for Tom that was a financial success, and critics praised the acting and the script.The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor. It was Tom Cruise'ssecond nomination. In addition, the film got three Golden Globe nominations, one of whichwas received by Cruise. At the same time, the actor was consideredfor the main role in the sci-fi thriller “Matrix”, which as a result went to Keanu Reeves. In 1998, Tom Cruise won a court case againstthe British tabloid Daily Express, which claimed that his marriage to Kidman was a fictionto hide his homosexuality. Over time, the courts would become a usual thing for theactor.
A year later, Tom reappeared on screen withNicole Kidman in their third joint film “Eyes Wide Shut”. It was an erotic detective psychologicaldrama by Stanley Kubrick. Unfortunately, the director died six days after showing the finalversion of the film to Cruise, Kidman and the management of Warner Bros. Pictures. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman had signed indefinitecontracts, agreeing to work on the project until Stanley Kubrick released them, no matterhow long it took. The couple lived in the UK for so long because of the protracted filmingthat their two children acquired an English accent. Director Stanley Kubrick joined psychoanalysissessions with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
To prepare his stars for their roles. He forcedthem to confess their fears about the relationship and their real marriage. According to Kidman,it was extremely honest and blurred the line between them and their fictional characters.Both have vowed never to reveal what they discussed during those sessions. Unfortunately, psychoanalysis did not helpthe couple to maintain a relationship, but you find it out a little later. One day, director Paul Thomas Anderson visitedthe set, where he offered Tom Cruise to play the supporting role of Frank T.J. Mackey in”Magnolia”. Tom was a fan of Anderson's previous movie “Boogie Nights” and agreed. Thefilm was released the same year, and Cruise.
Received another Golden Globe and an Oscarnomination. A year later, Tom returned to the role ofEthan Hunt in the second part of “Mission: Impossible 2”. He performed most of the dangerousstunts on his own, despite the studio's concern for his safety. In the opening scene, Tom climbed on his ownat Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, Utah. He did not want to remove that scene fromthe film, and performed the trick only with a climbing harness, not having an insurancenet under him. Performing a jump from one part of the cliff to another Tom tore hisshoulder. The film became the highest-grossing movieof 2000, and Tom Cruise received the MTV Movie.
Award for his efforts. The following year, Cruise starred in theromantic thriller “Vanilla Sky” with Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz. That was an English-languageadaptation of the Spanish film Alejandro Amenábar's “Open Your Eyes”. Cruz said: “I've been offered a lot of films to buyand remake, and I never have because I felt it was too connected with the culture of thatplace, whatever country it was from. But this was a universal story that was still open-ended,that still felt like it needed another chapter to be told.” During that period, the public was shockedby the news that Cruise was divorcing Nicole.
Kidman. The couple did not disclose the reasonsfor the breakup, but many suspected that it was because of Cruise's fascination with Scientology.By the time Nicole and Tom Cruise's marriage went wrong, the actor was not just an adeptof the Church of Scientology, but its face. There is simply no more famous follower ofthis doctrine in the world than Cruise, and it's no coincidence. It was rumored in closed circles that DavidMiscavige, the head of the Church of Scientology, specifically kept Tom “in his pocket”, creatingthe illusion around him that he was helpless without religion. Kidman, in turn, is a diligent Catholic, whichis simply unthinkable for a leading Scientologist.
Moreover, Kidman's father is a psychologistwho has repeatedly pointed out to his daughter the strange behavior of her husband. Becausethe actress was madly in love with Tom, she tried to join the Church of Scientology forhim, but left in 1997. It was rumored that the actress began to interfere with Tom'srituals, disrupt his meditations and express suspicions that his church was using him.It is difficult, and even impossible, to figure out where the truth is and where the fictionof conspiracy theory lovers is. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Nicole wouldsay that she was “locked up” during her marriage to Tom. She admitted that she was too youngfor a long marriage. She got together with Tom when she was only 23 years old, and bythe time Nicole turned 27, she and Tom had.
Already adopted their two children. She comparedthat condition to being in a bubble. As a result of a difficult divorce, the childrenremained with their father and the church. That led to a strained relationship with theirfoster mother. Looking back in an interview with The Sun, Nicole would say: “Motherhood is about the journey. Thereare going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birthmother. What a child needs is love.” Despite the divorce, the actor tried to bea good father. After the opening ceremony of the 2002 Oscar, Tom did not stay for therest of the award ceremony, because it was his turn to look after his and Nicole Kidman'schildren. He left the Kodak Theater through.
The back door after the opening of the eventand rushed home to watch the rest of the event on TV with Connor and Isabella. During the divorce process, Cruise managedto start a romantic relationship with his colleague in the film Vanilla Sky, PenelopeCruz. They would meet for three years before breaking up in 2004. In 2002, Tom starred in the science fictionaction-dystopian “Minority Report” directed by Steven Spielberg, based on “The MinorityReport” by Philip K. Dick. Tom's partner on the set that time was Colin Farrell. The picture became one of the most popularin 2002 and was nominated for an Oscar, and.
Also received as many as eleven nominationsfor the Saturn Award. The next year, Tom was again a success forhis role in the historical thriller by Edward Zwick “The Last Samurai”. The actor wasnominated for a Golden Globe. In 2004, Cruise received critical acclaimfor his role of Vincent in the film “Collateral” directed by Michael Mann. A year later, theactor returned to work with Steven Spielberg on the film adaptation of the H. G. Wellsnovel “War of the Worlds”. “Working with Steven Spielberg, which itis a creative combustion, it’s not an analytical, it’s not a mechanical process, it’s aninspired process. This was the fastest pre-production and the scale of this film is the largestscale that I have ever been a part of”.
While filming underwater scenes, Steven Spielbergpranked Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning by playing dramatic music from another of his films “Jaws”through massive underwater speakers. “War of the Worlds” was nominated for manyawards, including the Oscar and Saturn. But the reaction of critics to Tom Cruise's actingturned out to be so bipolar that the actor received nominations for the Saturn Awardand for the Golden Raspberry. That's not to say that Tom's performance inthat movie was bad. What do you think? You can share your opinion in the comments.Anyway, the audience loved Tom, and therefore in the same year the actor was awarded thePeople's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star and the MTV Generation Award.
After the filming, Steven Spielberg statedthat he would never make a film with Tom Cruise again because of his connection with the ScientologyChurch. It's not surprising, because Tom tried to involve the director in that. Spielberg was neither the first nor the lastone whom the actor tried to involve in Scientology. Other celebrities including James Packer,Victoria and David Beckham, Jada Pinkett, Will Smith were tried to be involved too.In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruisecampaigned for Scientology to be recognized as a religion in Europe. In 2005, the actorlobbied French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, Senate President Jean-Claude Gaudin, and BritishPrime Minister Tony Blair to recognize the.
Church in the United Kingdom as a tax-exemptnonprofit organization. Cruise also personally lobbied for Scientology among Bush administrationofficials. Now Tom Cruise is one of the most famous Scientologistsin Hollywood. Scientology is a rather controversial religion, which has both many fans and opponents.Cruise claims that the teachers of this church are practically saving the world. In an interview, the actor admitted that hesuffered from dyslexia at an early age, and Scientology helped him overcome the disease.Those who left the church spoke quite differently about the church. Some mentioned Cruise himselfin their stories. For example, the actress Leah Remini, who left the church in 2013 andactively criticized it, spoke about Cruise.
As follows: “I think it’s time for people to startwaking up to the real facts here. Tom has for years manipulated his image to be thegood guy… Although I believe there was a time when Tom was a decent and kindheartedperson, he has morphed himself into David Miscavige and is completely dedicated to Scientology’smission to ‘clear’ planet Earth — which means making 80 percent of the world’s populationinto Scientologists.” According to rumors, Cruise's next bride washelped to choose by the Scientology church in order to avoid previous mistakes with NicoleKidman. The brethren in religion introduced Cruise to the actress Nazanin Boniadi. Thecouple met for a few months, after which they.
Broke up. Shortly after that, at one of theHollywood parties, a girl accidentally knocked over a glass of champagne on Tom. It was likein the movies. They felt a spark, and soon they began dating. That girl, as you alreadyunderstood, was called Katie Holmes. She had been in love with Cruise since her youth andeven had a poster of the actor in her room. Their relationship developed rapidly. A monthlater, Cruise publicly declared his love for Holmes on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and in October2005, the actors announced that they were expecting a child. Tom Cruise was thrilledabout the upcoming birth of his third child, he was so excited that he bought an ultrasoundmachine that cost about $ 200,000. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicinecondemned Tom, noting that the purchase was.
Inappropriate and violated FDA regulationsregarding the sale of medical equipment. In response, Cruise promised to donate the deviceto the hospital after Katie gave birth. On April 18 of the next year, the couple hada daughter named Suri. A week later, Tom was still emotional. In an interview with “20/20”he said: “It was everything that we wanted it to be…. It was spiritual. It was powerful. It was indescribable.” 6 months later, Tom proposed to Katie at theEiffel Tower in Paris. On November 18, Holmes and Cruise were married at Odescalchi Castlein Bracciano in a Scientology ceremony to which many Hollywood stars were invited. DavidMiscavige, the head of the Church of Scientology,.
Was Tom Cruise's best man, like a best friend.Katie, who grew up in a religious family of Baptist Christians, got his religion for thelove of Tom and began to go to his church with him. At the same time, Tom continued to build hiscareer. In 2006, the actor returned to his spy series in the sequel “Mission: ImpossibleIII”. The film was more positively received by critics than the previous parts of theseries, and grossed almost $ 400 million at the box office. Meanwhile, Premiere magazine named Cruisethe most influential actor in Hollywood, as Cruise took 13th place in the magazine's PowerList, becoming the actor with the highest.
Rating. In the same year, Forbes magazinenamed him the most influential celebrity in the world. On October 10, 2006, “Tom Cruise Day” wasannounced in Japan. The Japan Memorial Day Association said he was honored with a specialday because of “his love for Japan and his close connection with it.” The following year, Tom played a minor rolein the war drama “Lions for Lambs”, which failed at the box office. That was followedby an unrecognizable appearance as Les Grossman in the 2008 comedy “Tropic Thunder”. Thepartners on the set were Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., and the directorwas also Ben Stiller. Cruise got another Golden.
Globe nomination thanks to that project. Also that year, Tom played the main role inthe historical political military thriller “Valkyrie”, which was a commercial success. Between 2002 and 2009, Tom Cruise was nominatedfor seven Saturn Awards, winning once. In general, this can be considered the best periodin the actor's career. Nine out of ten films in which he starred over a decade were commerciallysuccessful at the box office and got over $ 100 million. “Well, the quest for truth and excellencein both character and stories a goal of every actor, and nowhere is that quest better exemplifiedthen in the dedicated actors”.
In the summer of 2010, the comedy ”Knightand Day“ was released. It was the second joint work with Cameron Diaz after ”VanillaSky”. Then Tom Cruise again played the role of EthanHunt on the screen in the fourth part of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. In that film,Tom Cruise performed some unimaginable tricks on his own, for example, holding on to a safetyrope. Tom, at a height of several hundred meters, jumped on the facade of the high-risebuilding, named Burj Khalifa, at the level of about the 130th floor. And that was atthe age of 49, while young actors were filming on a green screen with stuntmen – it's crazy! The film made a record amount for the seriesof 694.7 million dollars from the release.
In mid-2011, Cruise started filming the jukeboxmusical comedy “Rock of Ages”, which failed at the box office, despite an extremely successfulstart. At that time, Tom was already working on thefilm adaptation of the novel by the British writer Lee Child's “One Shot”. The actorplayed the role of Jack Reacher in the film of the same name, although again he almostsuffered due to height. Some fans of the series of novels activelyspoke out against the casting of Cruise due to the fact that the actor's height did notmatch the characteristic of Reacher in the novels. The original author defended Cruise,saying: “Reacher's size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, whichCruise portrays in his own way. With another.
Actor you might get 100% of the height butonly 90% of Reacher. With Tom, you'll get 100% of Reacher with 90% of the height.” The film was positively received by criticsand collected $ 218 million, thereby ensuring the possibility of continuing the series. On June 29, 2012, Katie Holmes filed for divorcefrom Cruise. Many believe that it happened because of the desire of the actress to putherself and the child out of the Church of Scientology. There is an interesting fact:by a strange coincidence, all three of Cruise's wives filed for divorce at the age of 33. Cruise was having a hard time breaking up.Colleagues on the set of the film Oblivion,.
In which the actor starred at that time, saidthat one of the most famous actors on the planet at that time looked like one of thesaddest people on Earth. As a result of the divorce process, Cruise did not receive custodyof his daughter at all and because of that refused the visitation rights offered to him.Tom provides quite a large amount for the child. He pays more than $ 33,000 a monthfor the care of Suri. In 2013, Joseph Kosinski's science fictionfilm “Oblivion”, based on the director's graphic novel of the same name, was released. Cruisehad been showing interest in the film for a long time. The most difficult scene on the set was whenTom's character took a break to admire the.
View and water a flower. It was shooted whenCruise was sitting on an 800-foot (240-meter) cliff, at the top of Iceland's Jarlhetturon the root of Langjökull, which is accessible only from a helicopter. The film received slightly mixed reviews fromcritics, but got a pretty good box office. Then Tom starred in the sci-fi action movie“Edge of Tomorrow” with Emily Blunt. The film was an adaptation of the 2004 Japaneselight novel “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Warner Bros. spent over $100 million justto advertise the film, but it was worth it. The movie received positive reviews from critics,who praised the plot, direction, action and.
Performance of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. In 2015, Cruise starred in the fifth partof Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, where Simon Pegg as Benji and Jeremy Renner as WilliamBrandt also returned. And we can also guess that the stuntmen didnot return there again. Tom continued to amaze the audience with his courage and recklessness,performing incredibly dangerous stunts. For example, there was a scene in the film whenCruise's character took off on a military cargo plane while being outside. The actorwas told how a movie scene should look like, and that it would not work to shoot it live.But Cruise said that he should try. He was offered to replace him with a stuntman, buthe just wanted to do it himself. And he did,.
Being attached only by a meter-long rope.The first thing the 53-year-old actor thought about when the plane took off was: “Holy shit, I'm really doing this!” The film did not break the box office recordof the previous part, but showed a quite similar result.In 2017, Tom Cruise starred in the relaunch of Boris Karloff's horror film “The Mummy”from 1932. In the movie, Tom Cruise played the role of U.S. Army Sergeant Nick Morton,a soldier of fortune who accidentally unearthed the ancient tomb of the trapped Egyptian princessAhmanet. Although, the new film adaptation of “The Mummy” received negative reviewsand wasn't much success at the box office.
The following year, Tom reprised the roleof Ethan Hunt in the sixth film in the series “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”. Eachtime the actor's tricks, which he performed himself, became more and more dangerous, becausein that part Tom made a jump from an airplane from a height of 7000 meters. At the timeof filming, the actor was 56 years old. There were also injuries. In one scene Tommade a jump from the roof of one building to another, between which there were 5-6 meters.However, the actor did not reach it and hit his foot into the wall of the building, holdingwith hands and hanging out on it. Cruise would tell later in The Graham Norton Show: “I hit the side of the wall and then I climbup on the wall and I’m supposed to run….
I knew I broke it instantly. And I just “uh,run past camera, we got the shot” The film was more positively received by criticsthan the previous parts of the series, and grossed more than $ 791 million, updatingthe franchise's box office record. It was not surprising that thanks to such a successof the series, two more planned sequels await us. During the filming of “Mission: Impossible7” Tom Cruise was spotted on the roof of a train that was moving at a speed of 60 miles(97 km) per hour. It's scary to imagine what kind of madness he will agree to for the sakeof the 8th movie. Meanwhile, in May 2020, it was reported thatCruise will play the main role and produce.
A film shot in outer space. Doug Liman willbe the director, screenwriter and co-producer of the film. Together with Cruise, they willgo to the International Space Station as part of the upcoming Axiom Space mission on SpaceXDragon 2 spacecraft Now, in the near future, the premiere of TomCruise's new project “Top Gun: Maverick” will take place. Director Joseph Kosinskihas already worked with the actor on Oblivion, and now he has worked on the sequel to theoriginal 1986 film. The film was supposed to be released in 2019, but was repeatedlypostponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of which it is going to be releasedin 2022. Controversies and Courts.
Cruise often gets into some scandalous stories.In May 2001, the actor filed a lawsuit against gay porn actor Chad Slater. He told celebritymagazine Actustar that he had an affair with Tom Cruise. Tom rejected that statement andthe court ordered Slater to pay him $ 10 million, the case dragged on, but after 2 years, theporn actor said that his story was a lie. Cruise also sued the publisher of Bold Magazine,Michael Davis, requesting $100 million for claiming that he had a sex video with theactor proving that Cruise was gay. The lawsuit was dismissed in exchange for Davis' publicstatement that Tom Cruise was not in the video and that the actor was heterosexual. In October 2012, Cruise filed a lawsuit againstIn Touch and Life & Style magazines for defamation.
They claimed that Cruise “left” his six-year-olddaughter. During the settlement of the dispute, Tom stated that he had not seen his daughterfor 110 days due to the workload of filming. The lawsuit was settled. It happened, of course, that Cruise himselfhad thrown oil in the fire. In January 2004, the actor made a very ambiguous statement: “I think it's an utter waste of time. There'snothing scientific about it. Communication is a good thing, but I think people get morementally out of having a good meal or going for a walk. I think psychiatry should be outlawed” There he added that he could not believe thatelectroshock therapy was still being used.
Cruise thinks it's definitely doing more harmthan good. The very same statement raised a lot of noise, especially among actors whoattend psychotherapy sessions. However, the controversial religion of the Church of Scientologyrefuses to accept psychiatry as a legitimate form of self-improvement. Later, in 2005, Cruise openly criticized theactress Brooke Shields for using Paxil (paroxetine). It was an antidepressant to which she attributesher recovery from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter. Cruise arguedthat there was no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatry was a formof pseudoscience. In response, Shields said that Cruise “should continue to save the worldfrom aliens and allow women experiencing postpartum.
Depression to decide for themselves whichtreatment options are right for them.” That led to a huge debate between Cruise and MattLauer on the NBC Today program. In August of the following year, Cruise visitedthe actress at her home and personally apologized to Shields for his comments. Touched by thatgesture, she accepted Cruise's apology. In May 2021, after a scandal and controversysurrounding the Golden Globe Awards broke out, the actor returned three of his GoldenGlobes to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In particular, the reason for that was thelack of diversity, the absence of people from BME and ethical issues related to financialbenefits for some members of the award. Hobbies and charity.
Tom Cruise shows his love for extreme sportsnot only on the set of films. The actor enjoys skydiving, scuba diving and piloting his PittsSpecial S-2B stunt plane. He owns and operates a World War II P-51 Mustang with the inscription”Montana Miss”. He later changed it to “Kiss Me Kate”. Once on the show The Late Late Show with JamesCorden, the actor jumped with a parachute together with the host James Corden from aheight of 12 thousand feet (3657 m). The actor has several houses. He lives, movingbetween Beverly Hills in California; Clearwater in Florida; Dulwich in London; and East Grinsteadin West Sussex. Thanks to his friendship with David Beckham,he became a fan of the Spanish football club.
Real Madrid. Tom Cruise regularly tries to help charitiesand people who really need help. He made donations, sparing no expense, to the Ashley Flint Fund,the Tsunami Relief Fund, the Diabetes Foundation Themoms.biz, Hillary Clinton's Campaign andthe Church of Scientology. Cruise co-founded and collected donationsfor Downtown Medical to offer the lifeguards of New York on September 11 detoxificationtherapy based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard. Tom was criticized by doctors and firefighters,but Scientology leader David Miscavige awarded the actor the Scientology Freedom Medal ofValor at the end of 2004. Also, we know the story about Tom Cruise,Steven Spielberg and 20 other team members'.
Visit to Lexington, Virginia Dairy Queen,during the filming of “War of the Worlds”. The actor saw a jar with a photo of AshleyFlint and the story that happened to her. Flint got into a go-kart accident, leavingher family with a mountain of hospital bills. Tom didn't hesitate to put $5,000 in the jar. Most likely, that was not the last time thatCruise decided to help a stranger. Now Tom Cruise is filmed less often than before,but films with his participation are still eagerly awaited by fans around the world.We are sure that a lot of good things are waiting for him in the future, both in thevastness of cinematography and beyond. We know that there are no boundaries for TomCruise.
His films have grossed over $4 billion inNorth America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making Tom Cruise one of the highest-grossingstars of all time. Surprisingly, with all his experience withblockbusters and the skill to attract big box offices, Cruise has not yet starred inany Marvel movie, although he could. Not everyone knows, but Marvel planned to shoot Iron Manback in the 90s, and then it was Cruise who was the main contender for the cult role.But the work has reached a dead end. That was probably for the best, because the picturewould most likely become a failure. Why are we so sure of this? Why didn't filmmakerscreate high-quality comic book adaptations in the 80s and 90s? Click on this icon onyour screen and you will find out about how.
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