tom cruise
  • Faith: Scientology
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  July 03, 1962

Tom Cruise is an actor who is regarded as a Hollywood icon. He’s received various accolades, including an Honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globes, in addition to nominations for four Academy Awards. His movies have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $11.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. He’s consistently one of the world’s highest-paid actors.

Cruise started acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy movie “Risky Business” and the action film “Top Gun.” Critical acclaim came with his roles in “The Color of Money,” “Rain Man,” and “Born on the Fourth of July.” He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Kovic and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. As a leading star in Hollywood in the 1990s, he starred in commercially successful movies like “A Few Good Men,” “The Firm,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Jerry Maguire.” For the latter, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and received another Academy Award nomination.

Cruise’s performance as a motivational speaker in “Magnolia” earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, Cruise has established himself as an action star, acting in science fiction and action movies and often performing his own risky stunts. He’s played Ethan Hawke in the “Mission: Impossible” film series since 1996. His other notable movies in the genre include “Vanilla Sky,” “Minority Report,” “The Last Samurai,” “Collateral,” “War of the Worlds,” “Knight and Day,” “Jack Reacher,” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” with the last being his highest-grossing movie.

In 1990, Cruise was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive and received the top honor of “Most Beautiful People” in 1997. He’s been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. During his marriage to Kidman, he adopted two children and has a biological daughter with Holmes.

What religion is Tom Cruise?

Tom Cruise has been an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology, which he credits with helping him overcome dyslexia. He was converted to Scientology by his first wife, Mimi Rogers, in 1986, becoming an advocate in the 2000s. In 1990, his involvement in the organization was leaked by the tabloid Star, and he publicly admitted to following Scientology in a 1992 interview with Barbara Walters.

According to the book Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman, seven years after Cruise started studying Scientology, the organization’s leaders promised to share Scientology secrets, like the prophet Xenu. However, according to Reitman’s book, Cruise “freaked out” and took a step back. He removed himself from the Church and worked on the film “Eyes Wide Shut” until 1999 when David Miscavige sent Marty Rathbun to successfully “retrieve” Cruise and convince him to continue training.

Cruise has been a close friend of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige since the 1980s. In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be afforded the status of a religion in Europe.

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