Tom Cruise is an actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Tom Cruise started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Taps. His first leading role was in Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring in Top Gun (1986). Tom Cruise is well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series between 1996 and 2011.
Tom Cruise has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds and Jack Reacher. As of 2012, Cruise is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
In November 2006, Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner announced that they had taken over United Artists film studio. Cruise acts as a producer and star in films for United Artists, while Wagner serves as UA’s chief executive. In August 2008, Wagner stepped down from her position at United Artists; she retains her stake in UA, which combined with Tom Cruise’s share amounts to 30 percent of the studio.
How Tom Cruise Made His Money – Actor
Estimated Net Worth: $250 Million
Birthday: July 3, 1962
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