Tom Cruise
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Tom Cruise Productions

Tom
Cruise

Co-Owner / Actor / Producer

Tom Cruise is perhaps his generation’s most popular and polarizing actor, a star who’s weathered a string of embarrassing tabloid scandals while consistently reaffirming his magnetic pull on the public. Through the years, his cocksure swagger, soaring talent and enormous industry clout have offered a steady parade of hits at the box office, cementing Cruise’s status as an indispensable movie icon.

It’s been more than three decades since a baby-faced Cruise burst onto the scene, yet he continues to power vehicles as both talent and producer to franchises like “Mission Impossible,” which has grossed nearly $2.8 billion worldwide. Having long since proven he’s the biggest action hero on the planet, Cruise might finally be ready to return to the roots of what made him a Hollywood megastar, with a long-awaited “Top Gun 2” in the works. Underwhelming returns this year on his latest vehicle, “The Mummy” reboot, won’t do much to dent a reputation for opening movies strongly that will be put to the test as well for “Mission: Impossible 6” comes out in 2018.

Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, NY, Cruise became an overnight sensation with “Risky Business” and soared to superstardom as a cocky fighter pilot in “Top Gun.” He earned his first Oscar nomination for “Born on the Fourth of July,” one of a string of critically acclaimed performances. In 1996, he starred in and produced “Mission Impossible,” which quickly established him as the world’s biggest action star. He has been nominated for three Oscars.

Career

  • BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION
  • TOP GUN

Education

  • Johnson State College (VT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Variety Billion Dollar Producer

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Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'American Made' Even With 'It,' 'Kingsman 2'

Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'American Made' Even With 'It,' 'Kingsman 2'

Three films are essentially tied at the top of the weekend box office, as of Sunday morning.Warner Bros. and New Line's "It" appears to be back on top with $17.3 million from 3,917 locations. But Universal's "American Made" and Fox's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" are trailing just behind with $17 million each. Since the numbers are so close, some studios are waiting until later in the day to make the official call. Meaning this one likely won't be settled until...

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