Thomas Cruise, famously known as Tom Cruise, was born on 3rd July 1962. Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, a city in Onondaga County in New York. His real name was Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, given by the family. Tom Cruise is 57 years of age at present. He was in the 1960s era, also called as Sixties, that time was a revolutionary one. In that era, different movements take place to eradicate the social norms and to adapt modernization. Movements like the swinging sixties took place during that time.
Tom Cruise’s father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, was an Electrical engineer, and his mother, Mary Lee, was a special education teacher. Both of his parents belonged to Louisville, a city in Kentucky. He also had German, Irish, and English ancestry.
During early childhood, Tom Cruise spent most of his time in Canada as his father was in the Canadian army as a defense consultant. When Tom was around nine years of age, he, along with his family, moved to Ottawa, at a place called Beacon Hill. He attended his early school education at Robert Hopkins Public School in Ottawa. He started taking part in plays when he was in fourth grade, with George Steinburg being his instructor.
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In 1971, Tom Cruise’s mother, Mary Lee, got separated from his father. His mother took him and his sisters back to the United States, after separation. Later, when Tom was 16 years old, she married Jack South in 1978. Tom’s biological father died six years later in 1984 because of cancer. Initially, Tom planned to become a priest. He was also a decent football player during his high school days, and he changed almost fifteen schools in only 14 years.
When Tom Cruise turned 18, he decided to pursue a career in acting, and he moved to New York for this. Before trying for the television roles in Los Angeles, he tried his luck as a busboy in New York. At the age of 19, Tom Cruise started his career with a small role in the movie Endless Love. He also did a significant supporting role in the movie “Taps”, later that year. His acting career started to sparkle when he was 21 years of age, he was part of the movie “The Outsiders”. In the same year he did movies like “Risky Business” and “All the Right moves”, and this year proved to be a career-maker for him.
At the age of 24, he did his first blockbuster movie called the “Top Gun” in the year 1986. At the age of 34, he produced his first Hollywood movie, “Mission Impossible,” which proved to be a record-breaker at that time, and Tom Cruise is still famously known by that series. Tom Cruise, at the age of 55, starred in “Mission impossible – Fallout”, the sixth installment of that series in the year 2018. “Mission Impossible – Fallout” is the most recently released movie by Tom Cruise, and he is still with us at the age of 57.