Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. They are of English, German, and Irish ancestry. The family was dominated by his abusive father, whom Cruise has described as "a merchant of chaos. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!
For me, it was like, 'There's something wrong with this guy. Be careful around him. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa , in late so that Cruise's father could take a position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cruise and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. It was a classic ensemble piece. However, in the spring of that year, Cruise's mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States. In , Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders. That same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business , which has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise",  and which, along with 's Top Gun , cemented his status as a superstar.
Cruise's next films were Days of Thunder and Far and Away , both of which co-starred then-wife Nicole Kidman as his love interest. The film was well received, although Rice was initially quite outspoken in her criticism of Cruise having been cast in the film, as Julian Sands was her first choice. Impossible , which he produced. It was a box office success, although it received criticism regarding the Jim Phelps character being a villain despite being a protagonist of the original television series.
Mackey, in Magnolia , for which he received another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award.
His next five films were major critical and commercial successes. In , Cruise starred in the dystopian science fiction thriller, Minority Report which was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the science fiction short story by Philip K.
In , he starred in the Edward Zwick 's historical drama The Last Samurai , for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as best actor. Cruise was nominated for seven Saturn Awards between and , winning once. In , he returned to his role as Ethan Hunt in the third installment of the Mission Impossible film series, Mission: This performance earned Cruise a Golden Globe nomination.
Cruise played the central role in the historical thriller Valkyrie released on December 25, to box office success. Impossible — Ghost Protocol , the fourth installment in the Mission: The film was released in December  to high critical acclaim  and box office success.
The film was released in June The film was released on December 21, It also starred Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko. Impossible — Rogue Nation , which he also produced. Cruise starred in the reboot of Boris Karloff's horror movie The Mummy. It was written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Kurtzman.
Impossible in which was also Cruise's first project as a producer. Cruise is noted as having negotiated some of the most lucrative film deals in Hollywood, and was described in by Hollywood economist Edward Jay Epstein as "one of the most powerful — and richest — forces in Hollywood.
Epstein also contends that the public obsession with Cruise's tabloid controversies obscures full appreciation of Cruise's exceptional commercial prowess. Holmes , at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition. Kathryn Bigelow is attached to the project to produce and helm.
Impossible , Without Limits , Mission: Impossible 2 , The Others , Vanilla Sky and many others. In the Wall Street Journal , chairman of Viacom Paramount's parent company Sumner Redstone cited the economic damage to Cruise's value as an actor and producer from his controversial public behavior and views. Production began in of Valkyrie , a thriller based on the July 20, assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. The film was acquired in March by United Artists. On March 21, Cruise signed on to play Claus von Stauffenberg , the protagonist.
This project marks the second production to be greenlighted since Cruise and Wagner took control of United Artists. Lambs was released on November 9, ,  opening to unimpressive box office revenue and critical reception.
In August , Wagner stepped down from her position at United Artists; she retains her stake in UA, which combined with Cruise's share amounts to 30 percent of the studio. In the early to mids, Cruise had relationships with older women, including Rebecca De Mornay ,  three years his senior; Patti Scialfa ,  nine years his senior; and Cher ,  sixteen years his senior.
Rogers introduced Cruise to Church of Scientology. The couple married on December 24, Cruise and Kidman adopted two children, Isabella and Connor Antony. In February , Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. The pregnancy ended with a miscarriage.
In , Kidman clarified rumors of a miscarriage early in her marriage to Cruise, saying in an interview, "It was wrongly reported," and explaining that she had actually had an ectopic pregnancy. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him. The relationship ended in According to those sources, a series of "auditions" of Scientologist actresses resulted in a short-lived relationship with British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi , who subsequently left Scientology.
On April 27 that year, Cruise and Holmes — dubbed " TomKat " by the media — made their first public appearance together in Rome. On November 18, , Holmes and Cruise were married at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano , Italy, in a Scientology ceremony attended by many Hollywood stars. He became involved with Scientology in through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. Ron Hubbard Study Tech , helped him overcome dyslexia. In , the Paris city council revealed that Cruise had lobbied officials Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Claude Gaudin , described him as a spokesman and militant for Scientology, and barred any further dealings with him.
This drew criticism from the medical profession  and from firefighters. Cruise asserted that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance and that psychiatry is a form of pseudoscience.
Shields responded that Cruise "should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them. Shortly thereafter, the doctor's office was picketed by Scientologists, reportedly angering Spielberg. It was subsequently reinstated on the site, and as of November , the video has achieved over 12 million views. YouTube has declined to remove it again, due to the popularity of the video, and subsequent changes to copyright policy of the website.
He also said that Suri is no longer a practicing member of the church. She served in that role until November Scientology and the Prison of Belief cast a spotlight on Cruise's role in Scientology. The film alleges that Cruise used Sea Org workers as a source of free labor.
In Top Gun, Cruise plays Mitchell who is a 'hot shot' military underachiever who makes mistakes because he is trying to outperform his late father. Where Maverick Mitchell needs to rein in the discipline, Daniel Kaffee needs to let it go, finally see what he can do. In , he successfully sued the Daily Express , a British tabloid which alleged that his marriage to Kidman was a sham designed to cover up his homosexuality.
Slater had allegedly told the celebrity magazine Actustar that he had been involved in an affair with Cruise. The suit was dropped in exchange for a public statement by Davis that the video was not of Cruise, and that Cruise was heterosexual.
When owned by Burgar, the domain redirected to information about Cruise on Celebrity The decision to turn TomCruise. That suit was dropped due to statute of limitations. The suit was ultimately dropped.