Tom Cruise, who was born on July 3, 1962, is an American actor who has been in many great movies. He has been nominated for three Oscars. His three Oscar nominations were for his performances in the movies: Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the talented actor:
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One interesting fact about the actor is that he suffers from dyslexia.
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He was in attendance at Princess Diana’s funeral. Nicole Kidman, who was his wife at the time, was with him.
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Although he enjoys receiving awards for his acting, his main purpose in acting is not to win awards. In his words, “Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and I’ve won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens, it will be a blast. If it doesn’t, it’s still been a blast.”
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On January 25, 2009, the talented actor visited Moscow, Russia for the first time. He stayed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. On a side note, he has stated that he has wanted to visit the city since his childhood.
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One interesting fact that I did not know about the actor before researching information about him is that his acting idol is Paul Newman. The two were in the 1986 movie The Color of Money.
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He has commented on how much he enjoyed playing his character in the movie Collateral. In his words, “I’ve never played a character like this before. Vincent interested me because he is such an anti-social personality, bringing destruction and chaos with him wherever he goes. He’s a force of nature.”
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The Disney character Aladdin was based on Tom Cruise. More specifically, Cruise’s attractive features and looks helped influence the model of the Disney character.
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His parents divorced when he was 11-years-old.
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Another interesting fact is that his ex-wife Mimi Rogers introduced him to Scientology.
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The last interesting fact about Tom Cruise is that he voiced his support for the invasion of Iraq. More specifically, he has stated, “I don’t have all the information President (George W. Bush)has. But I believe (Saddam Hussein)has committed many crimes against humanity and his own people.”
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