|Tom Cruise, whose good looks and million dollar smile light
up the silver screen, was born in Syracuse, NY.
Tom Cruise plays Dr. William Harford, the husband of Nicole
Kidman, in the movie "Eyes
Wide Shut" - 16 July 1999 release from Warner Brothers.
Tom Cruise review and interview with LA
Times Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise Eyes in Focus article in the Los Angeles
Times, Calendar section, Wednesday 14 July 1999.
Death Race 2000 - It is reported that Tom is going to be starring
in the remake of the 1975 David Carradine hit, "Death Race 2000".
The updated film will probably be called "Death Race 3000". Set to
direct is Paul Anderson, you remember his hit, "Mortal Kombat". The writer
who penned the total opposites, "Pretty Woman" and "Under Siege", J.F.
Lawton, will be scripting.
Mission: Impossible 2 - Cruise is now working on the sequel,
"Mission: Impossible 2" and will also be starring in the Steven Spielberg
sci-fi thriller, "Minority Report", both slated for release this year.
Background - Tom Cruise was born in
Syracuse, NY. He didn't have a model childhood having to overcome many
obstacles. His father had moved the family a number of times as he went
from job to job. His parents divorced and he became the man of the house
to his mother and three sisters. Tom Cruise, still hampered by dyslexia,
was a good athlete and decided to make a career in professional wrestling.
However, an injury to his knee put a stop to that and he eventually turned
to acting. In high school his first audiences applauded him in "Guys
and Dolls" and "Godspell".
Tom Cruise definitely had the bug. He quit school and spent months in
New York going to school and auditioning mainly for television shows. After
many more "don't call us, we'll call you's", Tom landed a part in "Taps".
More movies followed with Tom in some memorable coming of age roles such
as, "Losin' It" and "Risky Business". How many times have
you seen imitations of the famous Tom Cruise scene where he slides into
the doorway in shirt, underwear and socks? Ask any woman for a favorite
TC moment and it's sure to be in the top three.
As Tom became more established and opened eyes to the fact that he's
not your average, run-of-the-mill actor, better, more intense parts came
along. In his roles there's the serious, but also the light side of Tom
Cruise. He proved that he could hold his own with the biggies, Dustin Hoffman,
his autistic brother in "Rain Man", Jack Nicholson in "A Few
Good Men" and Paul Newman in "The Color of Money". Tom Cruise
made the world truly sit up and take notice with his portrayal of Ron Kovic
in the true story of the paralyzed Vietnam vet in "Born on the Fourth
Tom can now ad 'producer' to his credits for his 1996 "Mission Impossible"
and 'director' for an episode of "Fallen Angels" on TV's Showtime.
Tom's latest Oscar nominated performance in "Jerry Maguire" had
everyone pleading "Show me the money!" Another Cruise moment.
Tom Cruise is married to actress Nicole Kidman and they have two adopted
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
July 3, 1962
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards - 1997 - Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance
- "Jerry Maguire"
Nova Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures - 1997 - "Mission Impossible"
Golden Globe - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture
- Comedy/Musical - "Jerry Maguire"
NBR Award - 1996 - Best Male Performance - "Jerry Maguire"
Golden Globe - 1990 - Best performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture
- Drama - "Born on the Fourth of July"
ShoWest Convention - Special Award - 1997 - Box Office Star of the Year
Hasty Pudding Theatricals - 1994 - Man of the Year
Oscar - 1997 - Best Actor - "Jerry Maguire"
Oscar - 1990 - Best Actor - "Born on the Fourth of July"
Golden Globe - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in
a Motion Picture - Drama - "A Few Good Men"
Golden Globe - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actor in
a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "Risky Business"
SAG Award - 1997 - Outstanding Performance by a Male
Actor in a Leading Role - "Jerry Maguire"
1999 - Eyes
Wide Shut .... Dr. William Harford
1996 - Jerry Maguire .... Jerry Maguire
1996 - Mission: Impossible .... Ethan Hunt 1994 - Interview
with the Vampire .... Lestat
1993 - The Firm .... Mitch McDeere
1992 - A Few Good Men .... Lt. Daniel Kaffee
1992 - Far and Away .... Joseph Donnelly
1990 - Days of Thunder .... Cole Trickle
1989 - Born on the Fourth of July .... Ron Kovic
1988 - Rain Man .... Charlie Babbitt
1988 - Cocktail .... Brian Flanagan
1988 - Young Guns (uncredited) .... Deputy in Final Gunfight
1986 - Top Gun .... Maverick
1986 - The Color of Money .... Vincent Lauria
1985 - Legend .... Jack
1983 - Risky Business .... Joel Goodson
1983 - The Outsiders .... Steve Randle
1983 - Losin' It .... Woody
1093 - All the Right Moves .... Stefen 'Stef' Djordjevic
1981 - Endless Love .... Billy
1981 - Taps .... David Shawn
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c/o Creative Artists Agency
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
"Eyes Wide Shut"
- 1999 release. Stanley Kubrick directed drama from Warner Brothers. Cast
includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney
Pollack, Todd Field, Jennifer Jason Leigh.
"Mission: Impossible 2" - 1999 release. Cast:
Tom Cruise, William R. Mapother, Ving Rhames, Anthony Hopkins, Dougray
Scott, Thandie Newton, John Polson, Richard Roxburgh, Brenda Gleeson, Steve
"Magnolia" - 1999 release. William H. Macy, Julianne
Moore, Tom Cruise, Henry Gibson, April Grace, Luis Guzmån, Philip
Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Felicity Huffman, Ricky Jay, John C.
Reilly, Melora Walters.
"Minority Report" - 2000 release with Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise Wednesday 14 July on ABC's
evening show 20/20
with Diane Sawyer. See their Tom
Cruise Eyes Wide Shut promo web page complete with on-line video.
Wide Shut Soundtrack"
Various Artists - Soundtracks - 1999, Jocelyn Pook
Audio CD (July 13, 1999)
Wea/Warner Brothers; ASIN: B00000JG3P
1. Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing - Chris Isaak
2. Blame It On My Youth - Brad Mehldau
3. Jazz Suite 2 Waltz 2 - Concertgeboux Amsterdam
4. When I Fall In Love - The Victor Sylvester Orchestra
5. I'm In The Mood For Love - The Victor Sylvester Orchestra
6. Musica Ricercata No. 2 - Dominic Harlan
7. Backwards Priests - Jocelyn Pook
8. Migrations - Jocelyn Pook
9. Naval Officer - Jocelyn Pook
10. Dream, The - Jocelyn Pook
11. Strangers In The Night
12. Requiem - The Vienna Philharmonic
13. Gray Clouds - Dominic Harlan
14. I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good - Oscar Peterson
15. Jazz Suite 2 Waltz 2 - Concertgeboux Amsterdam (Reprise)
by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Schnitzler, Frederic Raphael
Paperback - 192 pages (September 1999)
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446676322
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