SoTom Cruise 58th birthday!
Tom Cruise is one of the biggest and successful actors in the world. The Top Gun actor, Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, US. Born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, the actor had a Roman Catholic upbringing. He was only 19 when he started his career with the movie Endless Love, in the year 1981, but only had a small part in it.
Although he played a major supporting role in the movie Taps, he started gaining recognition when he acted in the movies All the Right Moves and Risky Business. Top Gun in 1986 was the icing on the cake. Surely this is how he started, but there are some things about the star, you may have never heard.
On the occasion of his 58th birthday, So, here are some interesting facts about Cruise, who never fails to make a Mission Impossible possible:
- Cruise bought his first motorcycle at the age of 12, that too with his own savings
- Raised in a Catholic family, the actor initially wanted to become a priest
- The actor was a wrestler when he was in high school
- His interest in acting developed only when he won in a high school production called Guys and Dolls
- He earned a license to fly as a pilot in 1994
- Cruise is the first-ever actor to have been cast in 5 movies back-to-back that crossed over 100 million US Dollars
- It was Cruise who was first approached for the role of superhero Iron Man
- Japan celebrates October 10th as Tom Cruise Appreciation Day.
So we have compiled a list of unknown facts about the actor that will take you by surprise.
Born on July 3, 1962, his real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.
He is dyslexic
At seven years of age, Cruise was diagnosed with a learning disorder. However, he overcame it by practicing Scientology.
He wanted to be a Priest
The Top Gun once desired to become a Priest. However, that didn’t happen and so the actor took up acting.
The cruise was first to offer the role of Iron Man
Though it’s hard to imagine Cruise as Iron Man now. Before Robert Downey Jr., Cruise was offered the role of Iron Man which he turns down.
His marriages ended when his wives were 33 years old
Isn’t that surprising? It’s true that Tom Cruise divorced his ex-wives when they all were 33-years-old.
He has never won an Oscar
It might be extremely hard to believe. But yes, despite being a part of so many amazing films, he has never won an Oscar.
Tom Cruise Day in Japan
Given the fact that Tom Cruise has made so many trips to Japan, on October 10, 2006. The Japan Memorial Day Association announce that they will celebrate October 10 as Tom Cruise Day. Tom Cruise 58th Birthday Celebrate his birthday with interesting facts, action scenes & greatest movies Checkout!
Cruise owned the ’80s, thanks to his melt-your-heart persona. But in the ’90s he transformed into a bonafide action star. But one of the most bankable actors in the business.
Here are five of his most defining action scenes.
1. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Tom Cruise hangs from the side of an Airbus A400M being flown 5,000 ft in the air. So to make sure they got it right, he did the shot eight times. But just to give you a peek into risks involved: The star avoided fingernail-size debris. And which if it had hit him full force could have broken his ribs.
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Tom jumps and then swings around the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Factor in that he is 3000ft above ground. Add the wind and chill and you have one helluva stunt. So Just to get an idea of how risky it was, Cruise had to fire the insurance company because they wouldn’t give their go-ahead for the daring stunt.
3. Mission Impossible – Fallout
Tom has always been one of the best drivers in the business (remember Knight & Day?). But in the most recent MI movie, the actor rode a bike through the streets of Paris. So on one occasion against the direction of the traffic — in a high-power chase sequence. But without a helmet.
4.The Last Samurai
The final action scenes in this film are one of cinema’s more inspired moments. Tom Cruise rides like a pro. And some of that physical technique is far more inspiring than all the wirework and harness-heavy stunts. Tom Cruise 58th Birthday Celebrate his birthday with interesting facts, action scenes & greatest movies Checkout!
5. Mission Impossible
If imitation is the best form of flattery, this has to be THE stunt. Tom Cruise breaks into Langley, suspended from wires. So as he hangs about 30 feet from the ground. So it is very clear that he is doing the stunt himself. Going by the actor’s body contortions. But the obvious struggle to maintain his balance, it is obvious that this stunt took a lot of effort.
Get to know about his wives:
- He married Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987
- Nicole Kidman became his second wife on December 24, 1990
- He married Katie Holmes on November 18, 2006
Tom with his wife Katie Holmes
Some of his greatest movies:
- Top Gun in 1986
- Days of Thunder in 1990
- Jerry Maguire in 1996
- Eyes Wide Shut in 1999
- Minority Report in 2002
- War of the Worlds in 2005
- Knight and Day in 2010
- Jack Reacher is 2012
- Oblivion in 2013
- Mission: Impossible in 1996, 2000, 2006, 2011
Happy birthday, Tom!