Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. With a net worth of $570 million as of 2020, he is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Tom Cruise is reportedly five feet seven inches. His height became an issue when he was cast as the lead role in the 2012 film Jack Reacher. The movie, an adaptation of a book series of the same name about a former military policeman, had some fans questioning the casting choice. That’s because the original character is described as six-foot-five, with hands “the size of dinner plates,” reports BBC.
Although Cruise is a superstar, this didn’t seem to matter when it came time for the television series to get a reboot. The Jack Reacher reboot will carry on in the absence of Tom Cruise. According to BBC, part of the reason is because the actor is lacking when it comes to height. Some readers complained that Cruise wasn’t suited to play Reacher.
10 Things you Don’t know About Tom Cruise
There are some things you should know about Tom
How Tall is Tom Cruise Really?
Sadly for Tom Cruise, his height is always a hot topic of debate and something that he does seem to be a bit self-conscious about. He has been seen wearing elevated shoes and some suspiciously high looking heels. There are also some very clever camera angles and other tricks used to make him appear taller than his co-stars in his movies. So, to end the debate on how tall he really is, his official height is 5ft 7.75in (172 cm).
He Lost the Plot on Oprah.
This is one fact that most people do know about, but it’s still worth revisiting, if only to remind ourselves of just how cringeworthy it was! In a 2005 interview with Oprah Winfrey to promote his War of the Worlds movie, Cruise decided to forget all about his script and gush on about his love for Katie Holmes instead. “He’s gone. He’s gone. The boy is gone”, cried Oprah, as Cruise, for reasons only known to him, jumped up on Oprah’s couch.
He is the Face of Aladdin
Tom Cruise has a clause in every movie contract prohibiting the use of his likeness in any action models or similar merchandise. The supervising animator who was working on Disney’s 1992 feature film Aladdin, however, used the actor as the inspiration for the face of Aladdin in the movie. He had originally planned to use the features of Michael J. Fox, but later decided on Tom Cruise, because he thought the actor was more attractive and had more sex appeal.
He Studied to be a Priest
It’s pretty well known that the actor is an advocate of Scientology, but he was brought up in a devout Catholic family. He got a scholarship to study at a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, but his dreams of becoming a Hollywood star lured him away from the priesthood and, allegedly, he was thrown out of the seminary for bad behaviour. He officially rejected his Catholic beliefs in 1990.
He Attended the Funeral of Princess Dianna
Tom Cruise and his wife at the time, Nicole Kidman, attended the funeral of Dianna, Princess of Wales. While Cruise had indeed met the Princess a few times at Premiers and similar functions, many people wondered why the Hollywood actor was invited to the funeral. The real reason that he got an invite to the funeral of the British Royal was that officials used Dianna’s Christmas card list as a way of determining who would get an invite to the event and it seems that Tom got lucky in the draw.
He is a Bit of a Real Life Hero
In his on screen roles, Tom Cruise usually plays the hero and it turns out he can be a pretty nice guy in real life too. In 1996 he came to the aid of a woman who been involved in a hit and run accident. Having witnessed the accident, Cruise took the injured victim, Heloisa Vinhas, to a hospital for treatment. When he discovered that Heloisa Vinhas, who was an aspiring actress, had no health insurance, Cruise paid all the bills for her treatment.
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He Has a Need for Speed
His Top Gun character, Maverick, had a need for speed and it seems that the actor does too. Tom Cruise has a pilot’s licence in Canada and he owns his own Pitts Special S-2B stunt plane. He’s also pretty quick around a race track. He has raced for Paul Newman’s racing team and, when he was filming Days of Thunder, he clocked up 205mph doing a lap around the Daytona circuit. – Tom Cruise Net Worth.
He Has Never Won an Oscar
Although Tom Cruise has an impressive list of other awards to his name, but he has never actually won an Oscar for his acting. He has, however, co-starred alongside many other actors who have won Academy Awards for their performances, including Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson and Robert Downey Jr.
It seems that Tom Cruise is shrewd when it comes to money too. Rather than take a one-off big pay check for playing Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible, he took the role of producer and instead raked in $70 million as his share of the profits. He’s gone on to be one of the producers of all the other Mission Impossible films in the series as well.
Tom Cruise Days in Japan
10th of October every year is the day the Japanese celebrate Tom Cruise.
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