Tom Cruise, born on 3rd July 1962, is known to be one of the biggest Hollywood stars. He started his career at the age of 19 in the movie Endless Love. Below we have listed some interesting facts about Tom Cruise which you should know:
10 Did not have a happy childhood
Tom Cruise is of German, Irish and English ancestry and has three sisters. He had a Catholic upbringing and grew up in much poverty. His father was very abusive and once Tom also quoted that his dad was a coward and also bully.
9 Married thrice
Tom Cruise married three times with Mimi Rogers, Nichole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He also had an affair with Penelope Cruz, his Vanilla Sky co-star for three years. Katie Homes was a great fan of Tom before they met and after they got married.
8 Diagnosed with dyslexia
At just seven years of age, Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia. He overcomes it with the help of Scientology. In his early schooling days, Tom struggled with it. After getting his first acting role, he realized that dyslexia would not let him follow his dreams. Then he moved his focus to be a visual learner.
7 He himself perform his stunts
Every time Tom Cruise insists that he himself will perform his all stunts. He has done many dangerous stunts of his own, from the Mission Impossible to Collateral and New Jack Reacher; he himself performed all impossible stunts.
6 Wanted to become a priest
At just 14 years of age Tom Cruise enrolled a seminar to become a priest, however, dropped out after one year. After his father walked out, he cut grass, sold Easter and Christmas cards door to door to help his mother and three sisters.
5 Wrestler in high school
In high school, Tom Cruise was a wrestler who sang on one side. At that time he injured his knee, and after that, he decided to audition for the lead in a school production of Musical Dolls and Guys.
4 Nominated three times for academy awards
He has been nominated for three academy awards and has grasped three Golden Globe Awards. Tom Cruise has performed in more than 46 movies and has gone on the star following every hit.
3 Awarded as a man of the year
Tom was awarded by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club as the man of the year in 1994 owing to his production which features Harvard men in drag. He acted this award by wearing bra along with heels.
2 Most appealing actor
Undoubtedly Tom cruise has a lot of female fans and magazines continuously rated him as the most attractive actor in Hollywood. He was the only actor who topped Forbes list of most influential people both in 2001 and in 2006.
1 Tom Cruise Day
In 2006, 10th October was termed officially as the Tom Cruise Day in Japan. This is due to the reason that he has made maximum visits to Japan in comparison to all other Hollywood actors.
Tom Cruise portrayed himself as a hero many types in his movies. However, he also proved himself as a good human being in real life too as a great human being and an amazing personality.