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21 Lesser Known Interesting Facts About A Man Of Thrills And Stunts; Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise or Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor, born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, to Mary and Thomas Mapother. His Father was an electrical engineer and Mother was an amateur actress and schoolteacher. He had a roaming childhood and moved around a great deal to accommodate his father’s career. In his early life Tom Cruise suffered from dyslexia, which made academics difficult for him. But after that he showed his excellence in athletics. Afterwards he suffered a knee injury and had to drop his pursuing a career in professional wrestling. Subsequently developing an interest in acting during high school Cruise later earned acclaim for his work. There is much more to explore about good looking and a versatile actor. So, have a look at 21 lesser known interesting facts about Tom Cruise.

21 lesser known interesting facts about Tom Cruise

  1. Tom Cruise could have been a Priest, in fact at the age of 14 he planned on becoming a Catholic Priest.
  2. Once in an interview Cruise has admitted that he was severely bullied for being “different” in school.
  3. Tom Cruise is the first actor to appear in five consecutive films that grossed more than $100 million in the US. The list of his movies includes, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible and Jerry Maguire.
  4. The actor bought a motorcycle at the very early age of 10, when he could not even ride. But he later crashed it between two cars and didn’t tell his mother about his accident.  
  5. Before Tom Cruise got his big break, he did a number of jobs including a bus boy, porter and table cleaner.
  6. Due to a debilitating case of dyslexia, he couldn’t read until he was an adult.
  7. Tom Cruise’s first big purchase will surely bring tears in your eyes. After his success as an actor he bought a car for his little sister who worked for him when he had his paper route. Isn’t this adorable!!!
  8. The actor has his own pilot’s license which he got in 1994. He owns a Gulfstream G450 that cost him upwards of $38 million, and often flies himself wherever he needs to be.
  9. At only 5-foot-7-inches tall, Tom Cruise loves tall women.
  10.                       Aladdin from the iconic Disney film looks similar to Tom Cruise. This is because to make the character more likable Disney actually borrowed features from Cruise’s face and hair.
  11.                       Cruise is so fond of fencing, that he has an entire room dedicated to the sport in his villa.
  12.                       Interestingly, The Church of Scientology set up the first date between Cruise and Holmes.
  13.                       Ingrid Bergman is the first celebrity crush of Tom. He loved her role as Alicia Huberman in the 1946 Nazi thriller.
  14.                       Cruise has three ex-wives: Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes, but crazily divorced all of his wives when they were 33 years-old.
  15.                       He doesn’t like psychologists; this is all because Scientology states that psychologists are ‘antisocial enemies of the people’.
  16.                       The Church of Scientology claimed that Cruise believes to possess healing powers. He’d gained the power to heal sprained joints, colds, sore throats, and more.
  17.                       Although he has been nominated three times, surprisingly Tom Cruise never won an Oscar.
  18.                       The actor follows Beckham diet, a strict diet regimen named after soccer star David Beckham. This made him lean well into his 50s.
  19.                       Cruise holded his breath underwater for more than six minutes, while filming for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
  20.                       In 1994, Tom cruise accepted “The Hasty Pudding Man of the Year” award wearing a bra and heels. This is an annual award given by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.
  21.                       Tom Cruise as Joel Goodsen, a 19-year-old did the iconic scene of dancing around the house to “Old Time Rock N’ Roll” in his underwear.