Tom Cruise Trivia: 24 Facts About Tom Cruise

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This article is a Tom Cruise trivia: It includes detailed information about Tom Cruise's films, co-stars and private life, as well as photos and movie posters.
Tom Cruise Tom Cruise image via unlulerkervani.com

1. Tom Cruise was born in 1962, in New York.

2. He stands at 5' 7" (1.70 m).

3. He used to be a seminary student.

Mission Impossible 2 starring Tom Cruise Image via cinemenium.com/missionimpossible2

4. He reportedly earned $75 Million for his role in Mission Impossible 2.

5. He got married three times. His first wife was Mimi Rogers (1987-1990). He was married to fellow movie star Nicole Kidman for 11 years (1990-2001). His third and current wife is Katie Holmes. The duo got married in 2006.

Tom Cruise with Mimi Rogers Tom Cruise with first wife Mimi Rogers. Image: vzone.com.vn/Resources/

6. Tom Cruise has two adopted children with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Image via aolcdn.com/red_galleries/

7. He only has one biological child: his daughter, Suri with Katie Holmes.

Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes Tom Cruise with his current wife Katie Holmes. Image via ent.yninfo.com

8. Mimi Rogers, Nicole and Katie are all actresses.

9. All of these wives are taller than Cruise. Rogers is 5' 8½" (1.74 m) tall, Nicole Kidman is 5' 11" (1.80 m) and Katie Holmes stands at 5' 9" (1.75 m).

10. His wives got younger: Mimi Rogers was born in 1956, Nicole in 1967 and Katie in 1978.

11. Katie Holmes shot to fame with her role as Joey Potter in the popular TV show Dawson’s Creek. The show went on for 6 seasons.

Katie Holmes in Dawson's Creek Image via bedavadiziler.com

Dawson's Creek cast from left: Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes

12. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman made 3 movies together: Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away and Eyes Wide Shut. They met on the set of Days of Thunder and they were already a married couple whilst shooting Far and Away (1992). Their latest, Eyes Wide Shut was made in 1999. Even though it is the movie with the most controversy and highest rating on IMDB (compared to the other 2), it has also been the most unfortunate one. Director Stanley Kubrick died shortly after and the couple divorced 2 years later.

Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise Image via http://img.maniadb.com

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far and Away Image via http://pic.myegy.com/pic_big/

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut Image via http://i38.tinypic.com/2qjeyy0.jpg

13. Tom got his first movie role in 1981.

14. Tom’s third movie, The Outsiders (1983)’ cast features the time’s biggest young stars: Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon and Diane Lane in addition to Cruise.

The Outsiders starring Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon and Diane Lane Image via megarelease.net/wp-content/

15. Though he managed to be a teen idol with Risky Business, he shot to true fame with Top Gun in 1986.

Tom Cruise, Risky Business Image via http://o7cinema.files.wordpress.com/

16. Tom Cruise has successfully managed a diverse career. His movies’ genres include (combinations of) drama, war, history, comedy, romance, action, thriller, sci-fi and fantasy.

17. His roles so far include (but are not limited to) a bartender, pilot, special agent, samurai, contract killer, senator, magazine owner, lawyer, sports agent, student, vampire, race-car driver, soldier and pool player.

18. His female co-stars include Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, Demi Moore, Rebecca DeMornay, Elizabeth Shue, Holly Hunter, Emmanuelle Béart, Thandie Newton, Julianne Moore, Renée Zellweger, Dakota Fanning and Meryl Streep.

19. Some of his male co-stars are Jack Nicholson, Jon Voight, Paul Newman, Val Kimler, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

20. Some of his movies feature a cast of big stars: A Few Good Men stars Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson in major roles. The supporting cast includes Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Pollak. The cast of Outsiders is mentioned in number 14. His movie Interview with the Vampire also stars Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Thandie Newton and Kirsten Dunst.

A Few Good Men starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore

21. Since mid-90s, his average paycheck has been over 20 million dollars.

22. Dated Vanilla Sky co-star Penélope Cruz for 3 years.

Tom Cruise with Penelope Cruz Tom Cruise with Penelope Cruz. Image via bellapetite.com/

23. Even though his Knight and Day co-star Cameron Diaz is taller than Cruise (Cameron stands at 5' 9" (1.75 m) ), Cruise looks taler throughout the movie.

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Knight and Day Tom Cruise with co-star Cameron Diaz. Image via 1.bp.blogspot.com

24. He has been nominated for Oscar three times: 2 times for Best Actor (Jerry Maguire, Born on the 4th of July) and once for Best Supporting Actor (Magnolia).

Born on the 4h of July, Tom Cruise Born on the 4th of July, 1990. Image via http://images.amazon.com/Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire, 1997. Image via http://3.bp.blogspot.com

Magnolia movie poster Magnolia, 2000. Image via vanhaarlem.ch/

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