[dropcap]T[/dropcap]om Cruise is one of the most popular actors in the world! Everything about this superstar makes for headlines. But there are some interesting and lesser known facts about the Top Gun actor.
Here are the things, read on!!
-The actor is of is of Irish, German, and English ancestry and has three sisters , Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. Cruise had a Catholic upbringing and grew up in poverty. He had an abusive father and according to a report on Parade.com, the Hollywood hunk was quoted saying that his dad was a bully and a coward.
– Cruise has been married thrice – to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes respectively, all of whom were taller than Tom, who stands at 5’7 inches. He also dated Vanilla Sky co-star Penelope Cruz for 3 years before calling it quits. It is said that Cruise’s ex-wife Mimi Rogers introduced him to Scientology, the religion founded by writer L. Ron Hubbard. However, according to a report on Hollywoodlife.com, insiders claim the actor allegedly plans to break free from Scientology so that he can watch his daughter, Suri, grow up in peace.
–Cruise’s ex-wife Holmes was a fan of the actor even before they met and married. According to her interview with Seventeen magazine, Katie was quoted saying that she used to think that she was going to marry Tom Cruise. The actress also had a poster of him on her wall as a teen. Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes in a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel tower.
-Cruise had enrolled in a seminary to become a priest at the tender age of 14. But eventually, he dropped out after a year.
-This heartthrob is one of the few actors to have visited Japan frequently and in order to honour him, the country has dedicated 10th October as Tom Cruise Day, as reported on Ifc.com. Is said to be passionate about skydiving, scuba diving, and piloting his Pitts Special S-2B stunt plane. Disney’s Aladdin is said to resemble Tom Cruise. Bought a motorcycle at the age of 12 from his savings.
–Cruise started working at an early age, especially after his father stormed out on the family. According to a report on Complex.com, the actor cut grass and sold Easter and Christmas cards door-to-door. Is said to have attended he attended 15 different schools.
-In spite of being an A-list actor and being nominated by the Academy, Cruise has never won an Oscar. According to a Forbes estimate, the actor’s net worth is said to be a whopping $500 million. Tom Cruise does not like his likeliness to be used for video games, action figures or other toys.