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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
Cruise on MTV Live in December 2008
Personal information
Birth nameThomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birth dateJuly 3, 1962(age 54)
Place of birthSyracuse, New York, United States
OccupationActor, producer, writer, director
Years active1981 present
SpouseMimi Rogers (1987 1990)
Nicole Kidman (1990 2001)
Katie Holmes (2006 present)
PartnerRebecca De Mornay (1983 1985)

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (c-eniconˈtɒməs_ˈkruːz_ˈmeɪpɒθər; born July 3, 1962), better known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and he has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Cruise first debuted in a major film in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders, released in March 1983. His first leading role was in the film Risky Business, which was released in August 1983. 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. In addition to these heroic roles, he has starred in a variety of other successful films such as Rain Man (1988), Days of Thunder (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), Jerry Maguire (1996), Magnolia (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004) and War of the Worlds (2005).

Since 2005, Cruise and Paula Wagner have been in charge of the United Artists film studio, with Cruise as producer and star and Wagner as the chief executive. Cruise is also known for his support of and adherence to the Church of Scientology.

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