Tom cruise has eternally been known for his acting, actions and undoubtedly his beguiling looks ever since his entry into the industry. He has gone from Rags to Riches because of his sheer dedication, hard work, and passion for his work.
Today at the age of 50, he is the highest paid actor, earning $75 million last year. This has shown what hardships can do to a man if he takes those times of misfortunes in his favor and strikes them hard towards success with the brimming zeal to attain one!
Here is a list of 15 intriguing facts about the Hottie!
- Before selecting Robert Downey Jr. for the lead in the movie Iron Man, it was initially Tom cruise, who was selected for the role of IRON MAN. He was even the producer of the movie but walked away from it later in 2004.
- Initially, DISNEY portrayed the character of Aladdin resembling then-actor of the era Michael J. Fox, who was later on switched to TOM CRUISE, for his resemblance more intriguing to the females.
- At the age of 7, he was diagnosed with DYSLEXIA, which he claims to have overcome with the help of Scientology.
- With his first savings, he bought a motor bike, when he was just 12. Now, this is something big!! This proves his stand in his life today!
- He believes to have missed his High School graduation ceremony as he was indulged in the production of Godspell.
- After his father walked out, he cut grass, scraped up leaves and sold Easter and Christmas Cards door–to-door, to help his mother and his three sisters.
- In 1998, he saved a woman from being assaulted, chasing the accused with his bodyguards.
- He refuses to lend his likeness to any of the action figures or video games, being one action hero himself!
- He was a popular wrestler during his childhood years. It was when he hurt his knees that gave his life a turn towards acting by auditioning for the first time for the school production GUYS AND DOLLS! He even won the lead role of NATHAN DETROIT for the same, it was then he felt like home on stage.
- Cruise refuses to sign in for a movie unless the producers let him do his own stunts. In MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: he hung off the side of the plane and also held his breath for almost six minutes under water. Whoa! One true adventurous man I must say!
- Tom cruise has been married thrice to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes but divorced three of them when they turned 33. Some special affection to the number I guess!!
- He has been known as the only actor who has been a part of five consecutive movies grossing $100 million. The films were: A Few Good Men, The Firm, Interview with a Vampire, Mission: Impossible, and Jerry Maguire.
- In 1998, he was chosen to star in both the Oscar-winning movies, bagging the trophies in the categories for the Best movie and the worst movie of the year simultaneously. The best movie being the RAIN and the worst movie considered to be chosen by Razzies i.e. COCKTAIL.
- Tom cruise’s unexpected thrilled couch jumping on the Oprah Winfrey’s show was rated to be “#1 Most surprising moment of the TV” in 2005. He was overcome with emotion about his relationship with Katie Holmes.
- Upon the release of his movie RISKY BUSINESS in 1983, the style of the RAY-BAN shades which he donned in the movie at once increased the sale of Ray-Ban company by 40%.