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Tom Cruise
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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 of July". 

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 children.


  • Tom Cruise
  • Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
  • July 3, 1962
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Cancer
  • 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 

Fan Mail
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    Tom Cruise
    c/o Creative Artists Agency
    9830 Wilshire Blvd.
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212. 
Upcoming Projects
"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 Zahn.

"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. 
In Person
TV Appearances 
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. 

Related Items
"Eyes Wide Shut Soundtrack
Various Artists - Soundtracks - 1999, Jocelyn Pook 
Audio CD (July 13, 1999) 
Wea/Warner Brothers; ASIN: B00000JG3P 
Track Listings  
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 Trio 
15. Jazz Suite 2 Waltz 2 - Concertgeboux Amsterdam (Reprise)
"Eyes Wide Shut
by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Schnitzler, Frederic Raphael 
Paperback - 192 pages (September 1999) 
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446676322 

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