How He Became One Of The Highest Paid Actors In Hollywood: There are few people around the world who haven’t heard of Tom Cruise. He is one of the biggest Hollywood stars, with multiple Academy Award nominations as well as three Golden Globe awards. He is known for starring in blockbusters such as Top Gun as well as being the actor and co-producer of the successful action series Mission Impossible.
Tom Cruise Net Worth - $470 Million
Birth Name - Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Date of birth - July 3, 1962
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 7″
Profession - Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor, Television Director
The Tom Cruise net worth is around 470 million dollars, with over 22 films he has starred in grossing more than 200 million dollars worldwide as well as more than 16 films grossing more than 100 million dollars.
Tom Cruise was born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in 1962 in Syracuse, New York. He had a few stints here and there in various jobs, including in Canada, and he started to pursue an acting career after suffering from an injury to his left knee which forced him to quit wrestling. His first role came when he was 19 when he played in the 1981 film Endless love. However, he gained worldwide recognition after starring as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 action drama Top Gun.
In 1996, Tom Cruise also played in the first Mission: Impossible film which grossed 457 million dollars worldwide. He acted and co-produced all parts of the now-five films, the latest installment being released in 2015.
Cruise played alongside movie legend Paul Newman in the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money which was released in 1986. Another breakthrough came with his role in the 1988 movie Rain Man which received four Academy Awards. Cruise’s first own Academy Awards nomination came in 1990 for his role in Born on the 4th of July. In 1992 he also received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in A few good men.
Cruise starred in many blockbusters and successful drama movies such as in the thriller The Firm, the drama Jerry Maguire as well as in the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s movie Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. He also played in other popular movies such as The Last Samurai, Collateral, the SF War of the Worlds as well as Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise received an AFI award for his role in The Last Samurai as well as an Empire Award for his role in Minority Report.
Tom Cruise is one of those Hollywood living legends that will certainly surprise and entertain in the following years with his extremely talented acting.