The Transformation Of Tom Cruise From 21 To 58 Years Old

Tom Cruise posing in 1981

There's a lot that can be said about Tom Cruise . The star is a Golden Globe-winning actor, producer, and dad of three . Cruise is known in Hollywood as one of the highest-paid stars, and he's held that status for decades.

Cruise is the only son of four children, who was raised by his mom, Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and dad, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, where he lived for 11 years, but Cruise moved to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his mother following his parents' divorce in 1973, per IMDb .

As a kid, Cruise struggled to fit in, and in school, he spent his years trying to hide his dyslexia, which he was diagnosed with at age 7. The actor once described his younger self as "functionally illiterate" (via Dyslexiahelp.umich.edu ), but fortunately, he excelled in sports. In fact, he once considered pursuing a career in professional wrestling, but he suffered a knee injury during high school that , per Biography . 

After a teacher encouraged Cruise to join the school's production of the musical "Guys and Dolls," he fell in love with acting, and well, the rest is history. Since then, Cruise has captivated audiences around the globe, and his transformation is nothing short of amazing.

Tom Cruise sets off to New York City with dreams of becoming a star

Tom Cruise had big plans to become a Hollywood star, and he set off to New York City with his dreams at the forefront. Though he struggled to get his career off the ground in the beginning, he persevered and kept auditioning before landing his debut gig in 1981's "Endless Love," starring icon Brooke Shields. That same year, he appeared alongside Sean Penn in "Taps."

By 1983, Cruise was establishing himself as an up-and-coming heavyweight, snagging roles in 1983's "Losin' It," "Risky Business," and "The Outsiders." He portrayed the character of Steve Randle, a member of the group of young actors dubbed the "Brat Pack," with Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, and Rob Lowe. Though "The Outsiders" didn't receive the praise it was hoping, the gig led to roles in 1985's "Legend," and ultimately, his iconic starring appearance in 1986's " Top Gun ."

"Top Gun," which became the highest-grossing film of that year (via Chicago Tribune ), confirmed Cruise's status as an A-list actor and catapulted the star into a life of fame and superstardom. According to Box Office Mojo , the action-romance flick, which follows the story of Cruise's character, Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, as he joins an elite naval flight school, has earned more than $176 million in the box office to this day.

Tom Cruise becomes one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors by the 1990s

With "Top Gun" on his résumé, Tom Cruise established himself as a Hollywood hotshot, and by that time, he was making the big bucks. In the late 1990s, Cruise snagged the title of one of showbiz's highest-paid actors in the world, according to Celebrity Net Worth .

The handsome heartthrob had already earned $9 million for 1990's "Days of Thunder" and another $15 million for his work on "Interview With the Vampire" in 1994, but his bank account skyrocketed when he landed the starring role in "Mission Impossible" in 1996. Entertainment Weekly reported he "pocketed $70 million" for the hit action film, and he also "negotiated a chunk of 'Mission's' overall $465 million gross."

Cruise's monetary gain is so impressive that a report from Casumo claims he pockets more than $7,000 per word. "When taking into account everything he's been in for almost 40 years, supposedly it's as much as $7,091 per word," CinemaBlend reported in April 2020.

But, while Cruise has more money than one could ever imagine, the producer knows he has earned every dollar in his $600 million fortune. "I get paid because I'm worth it and they should pay me that much. But I've never done work for money, ever," he shared with Vanity Fair in 2000 (via The Uncool ). "It is my life, it is what I do, it is what I love to do."

Tom Cruise falls in love with Nicole Kidman and starts a family

As he was cementing his place in the entertainment industry, Tom Cruise was also experiencing changes in his love life. The star walked down the aisle with his first wife, Mimi Rogers , in 1987, and they were together for three years. After they split in 1990, though, Cruise was not single for long, as he developed a deep bond with Nicole Kidman when they met on the set of "Days of Thunder."

Cruise wasn't the only one who was instantly smitten. "He swept me off my feet," Kidman recalled to Vanity Fair in December 2002. "I fell madly, passionately in love." Later that year, Cruise and Kidman said "I do," and by 1995, they were the parents of their adopted kids, daughter Isabella Jane Cruise and son Connor Cruise .

Over the next few years, Cruise and Kidman raised their kids while juggling their busy careers as Hollywood stars. In 1997 and 1998, they worked together on "Eyes Wide Shut," an erotic thriller directed by legend Stanley Kubrick. The actor landed other gigs, including 1999's "Magnolia" — which earned him a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor — followed by "Mission: Impossible II" in 2000 (via IMDb ).

Just one year later, though, Cruise experienced turmoil in his personal life as he and Kidman split in 2001. Per Entertainment Weekly , the "Vanilla Sky" lead filed for divorce , citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason.

Tom Cruise marries wife No. 3 Katie Holmes

Following his split from Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise fixated his focus on his acting career, and throughout the early 2000s, he balanced several roles in "Minority Report," "Austin Powers in Goldmember," and "Collateral." By April 2005, Cruise's personal life started making headlines once again when he publicly debuted his relationship with Katie Holmes .

While many speculated their romance was a publicity stunt, as Cruise was starring in "War of the Worlds" while Holmes was cast as the lead in "Batman Begins," they proved how serious they were when they got engaged less than two months later in June, per The Hollywood Reporter . Before they got the chance to walk down the aisle, though, Cruise expanded his family when Holmes gave birth to their daughter, Suri Cruise , in April 2006.

The duo wed seven months later in November, marking Cruise's third trip down the aisle. Marrying the Hollywood hunk was an unbelievable moment for Holmes, who told Seventeen magazine she "used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise" as a little girl (via The Hollywood Reporter). However, their romance eventually came to end in June 2012 when Holmes filed for divorce. At the time, Cruise's attorney called their split "a private matter," adding the actor's No. 1 priority was their "daughter's best interests" (via People ).  

Tom Cruise focuses on his career, Scientology, and love

Following his a string of unsuccessful marriages, Tom Cruise became much more guarded in terms of his personal life. By 2016, Cruise sold both his L.A. mansions and purchased a penthouse in Clearwater, Florida, to focus on his work as a Scientologist. According to People , the home happens to be just one block away from the Church of Scientology's international headquarters.

Cruise has been a committed member of the controversial church since 1990, per Insider , and his involvement has been debated for years, especially since a source told Us Weekly in July 2019 that he's "not allowed" to see Suri. Regardless of the claims, plus the fact that Cruise has not been seen in public with Suri since 2013 , the Church fought back, telling Us, "Everything about your inquiry misrepresents the Church of Scientology."

These days, Cruise is also heavily involved in Hollywood, as he's set to star in several upcoming films . Most impressively, he's cast in an untitled project that will be filmed in space, per The Space Shuttle Almanac (via The Independent ).

Cruise isn't just busy in his professional life, though. The actor is reportedly dating actress Hayley Atwell . The two met on the set of "Mission: Impossible 7" and "hit it off from day one," The Sun reported in December 2020. "They've become fairly inseparable. They get on brilliantly, and both seem very happy." It looks like Cruise's long and admirable journey has certainly paid off.

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Tom Cruise was 22 in Legend when he played the character 'Jack'.

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  • Tom Cruise's first movie was as 'Billy' in Endless Love, released in 1981 when he was 18
  • Legend scores 6.27 out of 10 on TMDB .

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Who Is Tom Cruise?

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, to Mary and Thomas Mapother. Cruise's mother was an amateur actress and schoolteacher, and his father was an electrical engineer. His family moved around a great deal when Cruise was a child to accommodate his father's career.

Cruise's parents divorced when he was 11, and the children moved with their mother to Louisville, Kentucky, and then to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, after she remarried. Like his mother and three sisters, Cruise suffered from dyslexia, which made academic success difficult for him. He excelled in athletics, however, and considered pursuing a career in professional wrestling until a knee injury sidelined him during high school.

At age 14, Cruise enrolled in a Franciscan seminary with thoughts of becoming a priest, but he left after a year. When he was 16, a teacher encouraged him to participate in the school's production of the musical Guys and Dolls . After Cruise won the lead of Nathan Detroit, he found himself surprisingly at home on the stage, and a career was born.

'Taps,' 'The Outsiders'

Cruise set a 10-year deadline for himself in which to build an acting career. He left school and moved to New York City, struggling through audition after audition before landing an appearance in 1981's Endless Love , starring Brooke Shields. Around this same time, he snagged a small role in the military school drama Taps (1981), co-starring Sean Penn .

His role in Taps was upgraded after director Harold Becker saw Cruise's potential, and his performance caught the attention of a number of critics and filmmakers. In 1983, Cruise appeared in Francis Ford Coppola 's The Outsiders , which also starred Emilio Estevez , Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe —all prominent members of a group of young actors the entertainment press dubbed the "Brat Pack." The film was not well received, but it allowed Cruise to work with an acclaimed director on a high-profile project.

'Risky Business'

His next film, Risky Business (1983), grossed $65 million. It also made Cruise a highly recognizable actor — thanks in no small part to a memorable scene of the young star dancing in his underwear.

In 1986, after a two-year hiatus, the budding actor released the big-budget fantasy film Legend , which did poorly at the box office. That same year, however, Cruise's A-list status was confirmed with the release of Top Gun , which co-starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan . The testosterone-fueled action-romance, set against the backdrop of an elite naval flight school, became the highest-grossing film of 1986.

'The Color of Money,' 'Rain Man' and 'Born on the Fourth of July'

Cruise followed the tremendous success of Top Gun with a string of both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. He first starred in The Color of Money (1986) with co-star Paul Newman , and then went on to work with Dustin Hoffman on Rain Man (1988). Cruise's next role, as Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in the biopic Born on the Fourth of July (1989), earned him an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

'A Few Good Men,' 'The Firm' and 'Interview with a Vampire'

In 1992, Cruise proved once more that he could hold his own opposite a screen legend when he co-starred with Jack Nicholson in the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men . The film grossed more than $15 million its first weekend and earned Cruise a Golden Globe nomination. He continued to demonstrate his success as a leading man with The Firm (1993) and Interview with a Vampire (1994), which co-starred Brad Pitt.

'Mission: Impossible,' 'Jerry McGuire'

Next, Cruise hit the big screen with two huge hits—the $64 million blockbuster Mission: Impossible (1996), which the star also produced, and the highly acclaimed Jerry McGuire (1996), directed by Cameron Crowe. For the latter, Cruise earned a second Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe for Best Actor.

'Eyes Wide Shut,' 'Magnolia'

Cruise and then-wife Kidman spent much of 1997 and 1998 in England shooting Eyes Wide Shut , an erotic thriller that would be director Stanley Kubrick 's final film. The movie came out in the summer of 1999 to mixed reviews, but that year Cruise enjoyed greater success with the release of Magnolia . His performance as a self-confident sex guru in the ensemble film earned him another Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

'Vanilla Sky,' 'The Last Samurai'

Cruise then starred in the long-awaited smash hit Mission: Impossible 2 in 2000, alongside Anthony Hopkins , Thandie Newton and Ving Rhames. In 2002, he starred in Vanilla Sky , his second collaboration with Crowe, as well as Steven Spielberg 's Minority Report . The following year, Cruise traveled to Australia to shoot the $100 million war epic The Last Samurai, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination.

'War of the Worlds'

Cruise proved he remained a top draw by starring in the Spielberg-directed remake of the science-fiction classic War of the Worlds (2005), which grossed more than $230 million at the box office.

His next effort, Mission: Impossible 3 (2006), also scored well with audiences. However, Cruise was faced with a professional setback in August when Paramount Pictures ended its 14-year relationship with the actor. The company's chairman cited Cruise's erratic behavior and controversial views as the reason for the split, though industry experts noted that Paramount more likely ended the partnership over Cruise's high earnings from the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Cruise quickly rebounded and on November 2, 2006, he announced his new partnership with film executive Paula Wagner and the United Artists film studio. Their first production as a team, the political drama Lions for Lambs (2007), proved a commercial disappointment despite a strong cast that included Meryl Streep and Robert Redford .

'Tropic Thunder'

Taking a break from weighty material, Cruise delighted audiences with his performance in the comedy Tropic Thunder (2008). Despite his relatively small role in a movie that featured Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller , Cruise stood out by obscuring his trademark good looks to play a balding, obese movie studio executive.

'Valkyrie,' 'Rock of Ages'

In December 2008, Cruise released his second project through United Artists. The film, Valkyrie , was a World War II drama about a plot to assassinate German leader Adolf Hitler . Cruise starred as a German army officer who became involved in the conspiracy.

Cruise returned to one of his most popular franchises in 2011 with Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol . Breaking into new territory, he then starred in the 2012 musical Rock of Ages . Although Cruise received some positive reviews for his performance as a rock star, the movie failed to attract much of an audience.

'Jack Reacher,' 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Returning to his mainstream action roots, Cruise starred in the 2012 crime drama Jack Reacher , based on a book by Lee Child. He then headlined a pair of science-fiction adventures, Oblivion (2013) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Showing no signs of slowing down, the veteran actor in 2015 delivered his usual high-energy performance for the fifth installment of his blockbuster franchise, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation .

Latest Movies and Familiar Franchises

In 2016, Cruise reprised the role of Jack Reacher for Never Go Back . He then headlined a reboot of The Mummy (2017), which performed respectably at the box office but was savaged by critics, before earning better reviews later that year for the crime thriller American Made .

2018 brought a return to familiar territory for Cruise, who starred in Mission Impossible —Fallout that summer. Prior to its release, he tweeted a photo to mark day 1 of production on the long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick , scheduled for a June 2020 release.

Scientology and Personal Life

Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers in 1987. It was through Rogers that the actor became a student of Scientology, the religion founded by writer L. Ron Hubbard. Cruise credited the church with curing his dyslexia, and he soon became one of its leading proponents. However, while his spiritual life flourished, his marriage to Rogers ended in 1990. That same year, Cruise made the racecar drama Days of Thunder alongside Kidman. Though the movie was unpopular among critics and fans alike, the two lead actors had real chemistry. On Christmas Eve 1990, after a brief courtship, Cruise and Kidman married in Telluride, Colorado.

Divorce from Kidman

For much of the 1990s, Cruise and Kidman found themselves fiercely defending the happiness and legitimacy of their marriage. They filed two different lawsuits against tabloid publications for stories they considered libelous. In each case, the couple received a published retraction and apology, along with a large monetary settlement which they donated to charity. The couple has two children, Isabella and Connor.

On February 5, 2001, Cruise and Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage. The couple cited the difficulties involved with two acting careers and the amount of time spent apart while working. Following the divorce, Cruise briefly dated his Vanilla Sky co-star Penelope Cruz , followed by a much-publicized relationship with actress Katie Holmes. A month after his ties to Holmes became public, Cruise professed his love for the actress in a now-famous appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, during which he jumped on Winfrey's sofa, shouting "Yes!"

Marriage to Katie Holmes

In June 2005, after a two-month courtship, Cruise proposed to Holmes in a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel tower. In October, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. The hasty proposal and surprise pregnancy quickly became tabloid gossip. But Cruise made even bigger headlines that year as an outspoken advocate for Scientology. He openly criticized former co-star Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants during her recovery from postpartum depression. He also denounced psychiatry and modern medicine, claiming Scientology held the key to true healing. Cruise's statements led to a heated argument with news anchor Matt Lauer on The Today Show in June 2005, for which Cruise later apologized.

In 2006, Cruise and Holmes welcomed daughter Suri into the world. That year, they were married in an Italian castle, with celebrities Will Smith , Jada Pinkett Smith , Jennifer Lopez and Victoria and David Beckham among those in attendance. However, the storybook romance wouldn't last, and in June 2012, the couple announced their separation.

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Young Tom Cruise and His Journey Through The Years: How The Actor Has Aged Gracefully

Stephanie Ugwu

Tom Cruise is one of the American actors and filmmakers notable for his action movie projects. He has earned lots of credits for featuring in many hit movies like  Mission Impossible ,  Top Guns . The legendary actor has equally made a lot of bucks from his movie projects, ranking him on the list of the wealthiest celebrities. How the young Tom Cruise started his journey through the years from his movie debut to date has been one thing that has fascinated his fans to date.

The Young Tom Cruise started his journey as an actor at 18 years and served his fans with the best movies to date. The 61 year-old actor has defied belief and left many people wondering and even admiring the film star—his ability to withstand aging following his years in the movie industry.

Young Tom Cruise and His Journey Through The Years

Tom Cruise has been a significant part of every home’s onscreen action movies. He ventured into acting at a young age and has not seized to serve his fans with his best stunts. Below is a rundown of the Young Tom Cruise and his journey through the years.

Tom Cruise Was Born in 1962

Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York on the 3rd of July 1962, into a family of the Irish, German, and English ethnicity. He grew up with Cass, Lee Anna, and Mariana under his parents, who later separated. As a child, his passion for acting was evident as he started acting in his fourth and fourth grade in elementary school. The actor took part in a drama festival competition in his fourth grade and greatly impressed the drama organizer with his crew.

He Made His Debut In 1981

tom cruise age 1985

Having nurtured a passion for acting, Tom Cruise ventured into acting in 1981, making his first appearance in Endless Love at 19. The young actor maintains his body complexion but has different teeth from what he has today. He was born with a teeth defect which he featured within his debut in the movie industry. He had to undergo a lot of dental cosmetic procedures before he corrected it. In that same year, he also got a role in the movie  Taps .

Tom Inked Roles In 4 Movies In 1983

In 1983, he made his second appearance in the film  The Outsiders  at the age of 21. In the movie, he was featured as Steve Randle, a seventeen-year-old tall, lean, intelligent, and cocky boy who loves to comb his hair in thick unique swirls. He was also a member of the greaser gang.

The actor’s role in his previous films was significant as he got a role in the movie Risky Business in the same year. In the movie, he was featured as Joel Goodsen, an upper-class sub-urban teenager who turned his family house into a bordello unknown to his parents, who went on a holiday. Two other movies that the actor starred in 1983 are Losin’ it  and  All The Right Moves.

He Dated Cher In 1985

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In 1985, at the age of 23, the actor sparked off a relationship with Cher, an American solo artist and actress who was 16 years older. He met the multi-talented lady at the wedding of Sean Penn to Madonna. The duo made headlines with their relationship, especially in their age differences.

He also featured in the film  Legend  where he played the role of a mystical forest dweller. Fate chose to embark on a mission to save Princess Lily and subdue the demonic Lord of darkness or be cast into an eternal ice age if he failed.

Tom Cruise Inked a Role in Two Movies in 1986

The award-winning actor played the role of Maverick in  Top Gun,  in which he acted with Vil Kilmer. In the academy awards winning film, Tom played the role of a young naval aviator sent to a maritime school, but he displayed queer attitudes that made other pilots hate him. The destructive character of the actor was not to become the best naval aviator but to win the heart of his beautiful instructor. His outstanding acting skills also got him a role in  The Color of Money. 

The Actor Got Married To Mimi Rogers in 1987

 Young Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise tied the knot in May 1987, at the age of 25, with his lover Mimi Rogers. The actor met his wife at a diner party in 1985 and started dating her in 1986. On the other hand, Roger has a different story about how they met and stated that their mutual friends linked them. The actor’s wife, a Scientology devotee, converted him to part of the religious movement.

At 26 Years, He Featured In Two Movies (1988)

The actor made an appearance in  Cocktail , a romantic comedy-drama film released in 1988. Brian Flagnan (Tom Cruise) aims for a job with high pay but needs to obtain a degree first. He served as a bartender to pay his tuition till he had an issue with his mentor. To start his own business, he moved on to Jamaica and fell in love with Jordan Mooney.

He also featured in  Rainman in 1988 as Charlie Babbitt, where he was a car dealer whose estranged father died. He discovers an autistic brother whom his father willed his $3 million fortune on returning home. With the thought of taking charge of the money, he gets his brother discharged from the mental institution where his father fixed the money for his care. Both their lives changed after their hectic trip to Los Angeles.

He Received His First Oscar Nomination at 27 Years (1989)

With the actor’s few years and skilled acting, he was nominated for the Oscar awards following his well-played roles in  Cocktail  and  Rainman . In the process of receiving the nomination, he appeared in  Born On The Fourth of July.  In the film, he was a patriotic Marine who became paralyzed because of an accident. The predicament changed his perception of wars and life.

The actor didn’t just receive an Oscar nomination in 1989; he also filed for a divorce from his wife Mimi Rogers on the 9th of December. The divorce was due to Tom’s decision to become a monk making him cleave onto  celibacy  and which his ex-wife couldn’t stand. However, the duo moved on with Tom finding love again and Roger getting married to Chris Ciaffa in 2003, sharing two children.

Young Tom Cruise Tied The Knot Again In 1990

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At 28, young Tom Cruise found love on the set of  Days of Thunder. He  decided to get hitched once more despite the revelations of his ex-wife about their divorce. Tom Cruise met Nicole Kidman two days after he filed for a divorce and fell head over heels for her, which he described as instant lust. The duo tied the knot in December 1990.

Tom Cruise starred in the film  Days of thunder . He starred as Cole Trickle, a car racer who a top company employed meets an accident that took him some time to get back to work. On returning, he meets with a rival who wants to win and disable him.

His Adopted Daughter Was Born in 1992

The actor appeared in the film  Far and Away  with Nicole Kidman, which was released in 1992. He starred as Joseph, who left Ireland with his landlord’s daughter to claim free lands in Boston. But things took a turn when they found each other trapped in Boston, surviving to make a living.

Tom Cruise also starred in  Few Good Men  as Daniel Katty, a US military lawyer who defended two US Marine for murdering Cuba. In the process, he gets a clue of a top Colonel who is connected to the murder.

The movie star decided to adopt a daughter with his wife, Nicole Kidman, in 1992. Their adopted daughter Isabella was born in December 1992. Their adopted daughter also grew up to become a Scientology devotee, just like her adopter father.

He Featured in Various Films in 1993 and 1994

The actor featured in the film  Firm  in 1993 as Mitch, a lawyer. He was employed as a lawyer by a law firm with the promise of making him great. With time, he finds out that the law firm breaks the law and seeks to leave. Things didn’t go as he imagined as he was trapped in a murder case.

In 1994, the Young Tom Cruise featured in the film Interview With The Vampire in Vampire Chronicle and Brad Pritt. In the film, he was a Spanish Lord who Lestat de Lioncourt converted after the death of his wife and daughter to become immortal.

His Adopted Son Was Born in 1995

 Young Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s adopted son with his second wife Nicole Kidman, Connor, was born in January 1995 and adopted the couple shortly after birth. He was raised alongside Isabella and has turned to become a Scientology devotee just like his father, Tom. He is currently a deejay and big-time fishing guy who chooses to live a quiet life.

Young Tom Cruise Started With His Role In Mission Impossible (1996)

The action movie star started with his role as Ethan Hunt in the film series  Mission Impossible . The film series has generated many other episodes like the  Mission Impossible II  acted in 2000,  Mission Impossible III  released in 2006,  Ghost Protocol released  in 2011,  Rogue Nation  released in 2015,  Fallout  performed in 2018, and many more episodes.

The  Mission Impossible  star bagged his second Academy Award nomination for the American romantic comedy-drama sports film  Jerry Maguire.  Doing what one knows how to best in a perfect way always sends joy whenever they are appreciated, and Tom is not left out.

The Actor Won An Award in 1999

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Its no doubt that the actor is top-notch as he fits in perfectly for any role that he is assigned to play. He bagged his third Oscar Award for the American epic psychological drama  Magnolia  acted in 1999. He was featured alongside his wife Kidman in the continuation of the 1992’s film  Far and Away .

Tom’s outstanding acting skills are made him a hottie in the movie industry. He also starred alongside his wife Nicole Kidman in the film  Eyes Wide Shut  in the same year. An erotic mystery psychological drama film features Tom as Dr. Bill and Kidman as Alice.

Tom Cruise Cut Ties In His Marriage For The Second Time (2001)

The actor seemed to hit the rock once more in his love life as he divorced Nicole Kidman in 2001 after ten years of being together. Tom Cruise filed for divorce in February 2001 with a reason of irreconcilable differences. Both celebrities blamed the Church of Scientology for the divorce; however, the duo did not react to the rumor. However, he moved on with his love life the same year of the divorce and got into a relationship with Penelope Cruz. On the other hand, Kidman married Lenny Kravitz in 2003 and currently shares two daughters.

He Was Spotted With Teeth Braces In 2002

The actor was born with a teeth defect which was a terrible yellowish, disarranged broken front teeth with a bit of cover on the fractured part. He started his acting career with a teeth defect, which only became noticeable in his role in  The Outsiders . On becoming relevant in his career, Tom began treating his teeth with whiteners before moving on to invisible braces with ceramic brackets to help him align his teeth.

The actor who took his acting profession seriously did not serve his fans with his outstanding acting skills from 2002 to 2005. He played a role in the 2002  Minority Report , 2003  Last Sumarai, Shattered Glass , 2004  Collateral,  and the 2005  War of The Worlds  and  Elizabethtown.

The Mission Impossible Star Welcomed a Daughter With Kathie Holmes in 2006

Though Tom Cruise has had it rough through his love life, he never seizes to look for love. He became Kathie Holmes’s boyfriend in April 2005 and made his love for her open to the public in May 2005. The duo welcomed their daughter Suri in April 2006 and got hitched in Italy in November 2006.

The actor also starred in various movies like  Mission Impossible II ,  Ask The Dusk ,  The Queen ,  Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs And Blockbusters  in the same year. He played thrilling roles in various movies like the 2007  Lion’s for Lamb , 2008  Tropic Thunder ,  Valkyrie , 2010  Night and Day , and 2011  Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Tom Cruise Got Divorced The Third Time In 2012

Tom Cruise is undoubtedly unlucky in finding lasting love as his third wife, Kathie Holmes, filed for divorce in June 2012. however, the news of the divorce got fans pointing fingers at the Church of Scientology, stating that Kathie filed for a divorce in a bid to protect her child from the religion. This rumor didn’t get the silence that it got the last time it came up as the  Rock Of Ages actor reacted to the story. He stated that the reason popped up from fans following his divorce to his ex-wife. The story was confirmed when a lawyer asked if Kathie truly divorced him because of the religion which the actor asked if his ex-wife told him so. People took the reaction to the question as a yes. 

Despite the marriage scandal, which will stand as a distraction to many, the actor was still focused and played a role in Rock of Ages and Jack Reacher. The actor was also spotted flaunting more improved white teeth after going through teeth treatment processes.

He Has Been on Set Featuring In Various Movies From 2013 Till 2019 

The actor has been on set playing different roles in various movies. He featured in  Oblivion  in 2013,  Edge of Tomorrow  in 2014,  Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation  in 2015, J ack Reacher Never Go Back  in 2016,  The Mummy and American Made  in 2017,  Mission Impossible: Fallout  in 2018. All his movies from 2013 till 2019 have not seized to glue fans to the television.

Tom Cruise Repeated His Role In The Continuation Of Top Gun: Maverick in 2020

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Tom Cruise repeated his role in the continuation of Top Gun: Maverick in 2020. The movie was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020. The pandemic also made the actor suspend his other movie projects, which he intended to release in 2020. In December 2020, he continued the movie cast of Mission Impossible 7, which the actor also paused in January 2021 following one of the crew members who tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

Tom Cruise has been rumored to be secretly in a relationship with Hayley Atwell. She is his British co-star who is on the movie set of Mission Impossible 7. The relationship was confirmed by fans after they appeared as a couple in the Wimbledon women’s singles final Saturday. Recently, it came to the knowledge of fans that they have separated and gone back to being friends.

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How Old is Tom Cruise? Age Reveals Stunt Power

The evergreen star: unraveling the mystery of “how old is tom cruise”.

Tom Cruise is 62 years old. Born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in the bustling city of Syracuse, New York, Tom Cruise has been a symbol of grit, determination, and sterling performance in Hollywood. If you’ve followed his career and his age-defying agility, the question, “how old is Tom Cruise?” might have crossed your mind while watching him hang off a plane mid-air in the Mission Impossible series.

Cruise’s Hollywood journey began when he was still a teenager. From being an emerging talent in ‘Endless Love’ to becoming an esteemed action star, Cruise has depicted his tenacity and versatility over the years. When filming Top Gun , the then 23-year-old Cruise introduced the world to the reckless charm and delight of Lieutenant Maverick. It’s worth noting that the transition from Maverick’s youthful recklessness to Ethan Hunt’s balanced experience is as remarkable as Cruise’s off-screen transformation.

Also, in the off-screen world, more specifically in Cruise’s personal life, he first walked down the aisle with Mimi Rogers in 1987 when he was 25. That marriage lasted three years and was the first of his three marriages. Interestingly, his romantic ventures have nearly often chimed in with significant milestones in his career.

Everlasting Vigor: The Astonishing Stunt Power of Tom Cruise

For those who frequently wonder, “ how old is Tom Cruise now and how does he manage those stunts?” you’re not alone. At 62, Cruise’s physical abilities could give a run to the average 20- or 30-somethings out there. His stamina and fitness are notable, displaying a vitality that seems to ignore his growing age.

Over the years, Cruise’s commitment to perform stunts without a body double has contributed significantly to his legendary status. Compared to an average individual of his age, who might struggle with straining physical activities, Cruise’s agility is exceptional. Actions that invoke trepidation in many seem like a child’s play to Cruise. Examples like the windmill exercise depict the core strength of his exercise protocols, as analyzed here on Chiseled Magazine .

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Defying Odds: How Old Tom Cruise Performs His Own Stunts

Have you ever pondered, “how old is Tom Cruise?” when watching him scale the Burj Khalifa or holding his breath underwater for minutes? Indeed, his stunts throughout his film career exhibit a departure from the norm, showing how age has failed to slow down his ability to create some of the most thrilling cinematic experiences.

His stunts have never been for faint hearts. For instance, the sequence in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with Cruise running down the Burj Khalifa skyscraper gives goosebumps to even the most daring spirits. This spine-chilling act was performed when he was almost half a century old, making it one of the most exceptional stunts ever performed by a middle-aged actor.

Unpacking the Powerhouse: The Intersection of Age and Action in Tom Cruise’s Career

Looking at the evolution of Tom Cruise – the star – we see a steady growth, physically and professionally. His transformation from the flirtatious characters of the ’80s to the action-hero of recent times is as astonishing as the magical change from the young lad of Syracuse to the quintessential Hollywood star.

Cruise’s workout regimes and diet have played significant roles in maintaining his nimble-footed persona over the years. His workouts are known to be grueling, with a mix of resistance training, aerobics and the treadmill. The intensity of his workout routines is enough to break down the fittest and the strongest.

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Overcoming Clock’s Ticking: Is Age Just a Number For Tom Cruise?

As we further understand how old Tom Cruise is, we gather interesting insights from his co-stars and stunt coordinators. His age seems to be an irrelevant factor while assessing his strength and vigor. His exceptional physical capacities surpass what’s generally expected from a man his age.

The renowned Mission Impossible series choreographer, David McLaughlin, said in an interview, “Tom, with his sheer willpower and physical spirituality, defies his age.” You can check more about McLaughlin’s thoughts on Cruise’s age vs. his physical prowess here .

The Runs, Jumps, and Fights: How Old is Tom Cruise in His Most Daring Scenes

Over the years, fans have come to associate Cruise’s name with daring stunts and breathtaking action sequences. Be it the motorbike chase in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation or the rooftop sprint in Mission Impossible: Fallout . Cruise’s age has evolved, but his readiness to deliver spellbinding performances hasn’t.

Film critics like Pauline Kael and Martin Scorsese have often marveled at Cruise’s capability to blend action-packed performances with emotive nuances. His action scenes bear not just the thrill of stunts, but a gritty display of emotion, which perhaps reflects his experience and age.

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Ageless Charisma: Tom Cruise’s Age and Its Impact on His Box Office Success

With the same wattage of star power as a bright constellation, Cruise has graced the silver screens for nearly four decades. Studying his filmography and box office numbers presents an interesting phenomenon – his enduring star power, regardless of his age.

His age seems to be a mere number with no bearing on his popularity or success. Just as comparison, while the majority of actors his age are looking towards the characters of wise mentors or retiring from the industry, Cruise is busy running, jumping, punching and flying his way through high octane movie sequences. This resilient strategy, undoubtedly, caters to his unstoppable position in Hollywood.

A Glimpse Beyond the Screen: What Tom Cruise’s Age Tells Us

When trying to answer, “how old is Tom Cruise?”, one must also consider how his age contributes to his persona. He isn’t merely a fit and agile 62-year-old star, but also an affirmation that age is just a number.

His age signifies an evolving approach to life and cinema, where growth, learning, and love for work outshine superficial constraints of aging. Through his work, he motivates viewers to acknowledge their age not as a limitation but as an opportunity to grow, learn and put forth the best version of themselves.

The Final Frame: Decoding Tom Cruise’s Ageing Gracefully

For Tom Cruise, the action genre isn’t just films filled with high-speed chases, stunts, and fights. It’s a representation of human strength, perseverance, and endurance, which aptly mirrors his off-screen persona. His views on age and self-evolution inspire his fans to embrace their journeys, regardless of their age.

In his words, “Age is something I accept and embrace. It tells a story of my life, my experiences, my growth. It doesn’t restrict me; instead, it fuels me to strive harder.”

The Undying Flame: Re-evaluating Age through the Lens of Tom Cruise’s Stunt Power

Looking at the intriguing question, “how old is Tom Cruise?”, we unearth more than just numerical data of his life lived so far. We discover a testament to the notion that age is not about a growing number, but rather about the zeal to lead a path where age adorns as an emblem of experiences, wisdom, and an undying spirit.

Tom Cruise, who is 62, serves as a beacon of inspiration, beckoning us to re-evaluate our own perceptions about age and physical capabilities. Through his body of work, Cruise has persistently shattered stereotypes and redefined age boundaries in Hollywood.

If we can extract something from understanding how old Tom Cruise is, it is this – age isn’t merely a chronological factor, but a perspective one chooses to live with.

Who is Tom Cruise current wife?

Hold your horses! Tom Cruise is currently a bachelor, not having tied the knot since his divorce from Katie Holmes in 2012.

What is Tom Cruise real name?

You may be surprised, but Tom Cruise isn’t his real name. He was actually born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. Bet you didn’t see that coming!

How old was Tom Cruise for Top Gun?

Remember Top Gun? Back in those days, Tom Cruise was a young buck of just 24 when he played the iconic role of Maverick in 1986.

How many marriages has Tom Cruise had?

No kidding, Tom Cruise has been hitched three times! His former wives are Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes, respectively.

Does Tom Cruise have a relationship with Suri?

About Tom and Suri Cruise, they’ve been estranged for years. Various reports strongly suggest that they don’t share an active relationship.

Does Tom Cruise have contact with any of his kids?

Indeed, Tom Cruise has three kids. Despite the estrangement with Suri, he is said to have a relationship with his other two children, Isabella and Connor, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

Does Tom Cruise have a baby?

Tom Cruise is a dad, no doubt about it. He has three children, two adopted (Isabella and Connor) and one biological (Suri).

When did Tom Cruise fix his teeth?

Did you know Tom Cruise had dental work? Yep, he straightened and brightened his smile back in the early 2000s.

Does Tom Cruise do his own stunts?

Ah! That’s a good one. Yes, Tom Cruise is known to be a daredevil, doing most of his own stunts in his action-packed films.

How rich is Tom Cruise?

Phew! Talk about loaded. Tom Cruise’s net worth is estimated to be a whopping $600 million.

Did Tom Cruise fly in Top Gun?

Mate, it’s got to be said. Although Tom Cruise did not fly the fighter jets himself in Top Gun, he was allowed to fly in the aircraft.

Is Tom Cruise too old to be a pilot?

Is Tom Cruise too old to be a pilot? Heck no! Age doesn’t limit one’s passion for flying.

How much did Tom Cruise pay his ex wife?

Cash shelled out by Tom Cruise to his ex-wife Katie Holmes was reported to be $4.8 million, not counting child support for their daughter, Suri.

How old was Tom Cruise when he married the first time?

Tom Cruise was just 24 when he first walked down the aisle with Mimi Rogers in 1987.

What does Tom Cruise say about his daughter?

Tom Cruise has been pretty quiet about his daughter Suri. The latest reports suggest that he hasn’t seen her much since his divorce from Katie Holmes.

Why doesn t Tom Cruise see Suri?

Why doesn’t Tom Cruise see Suri? Staying mum on the matter, the notable absence is attributed to his membership in the Church of Scientology.

What does Suri Cruise do?

Speaking of Suri Cruise, she currently leads a primarily private life, away from the public eye.

What happened to Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes?

Ah, the curious case of Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx. Despite being notoriously private, they split in 2019 after six years of discreet dating.

How old is Suri Cruise now?

Can you believe it, Suri Cruise is all grown up now! Born in April 2006, she’s 15 years old as of 2021. Time flies, doesn’t it?

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How Old Is Tom Cruise In Each Of His Mission Impossible Films

Mission: Impossible is a popular action film franchise known for its thrilling espionage, action-packed sequences, and Tom Cruise . From the baby-faced young Tom Cruise to the chiseled and handsome older age Tom Cruise, he never disappoints. The same-named television series from the 1960s served as the franchise's primary source of inspiration, and it has since grown to be one of Hollywood's most successful and ongoing film franchises.

Related: How Tom Cruise's Childhood Prepared Him For His Mission Impossible Stunts

The high-stakes plots and jaw-dropping stunts in the Mission: Impossible movies have captivated viewers all over the world. For the most part, Tom Cruise has done those stunts himself, no matter what his age. These movies have pushed the limits of what is possible in action movies. They keep getting riskier with each new installment, making fans eager for the next exciting task.

What Are The Mission: Impossible Movies About?

Mission: Impossible follows the adventures of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), a skilled and resourceful secret agent who works for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF), the fictional covert agency within the franchise. The missions typically include Ethan Hunt doing some dare-devil stunts while trying to take down the bad guys and barely escaping with his life.

Many people don't realize that Mission: Impossible has been an on-going part of Tom Cruise's life for over twenty years now and makes up a big part of his box office revenue. All of them made over $100 million in the US alone. Below, we are going in depth on the M.I. movies and taking a closer look at the age of Tom Cruise a.k.a. Ethan Hunt in each of them.

Mission: Impossible (1996): Tom Cruise's Age: 34 Years Old

The 1996 film Mission: Impossible was directed by Brian De Palma. The film begins with a seemingly routine mission to intercept a group of international arms dealers who are in possession of a list containing the identities of covert agents from around the world. Ethan Hunt's team, consisting of Jim Phelps (played by Jon Voight), Claire (played by Emmanuelle Béart), Sarah Davies (played by Kristin Scott Thomas), and others, attempts to retrieve the list.

However, the mission goes horribly wrong when team members are killed. Even Ethan Hunt just barely survives. Tom Cruise's age was just 34 when the first ever Mission: Impossible was made. He did all of his own stunts for this movie. In fact, he has done mostly all of his own stunts for all of his movies since Top Gun in 1986. The paycheck for this movie was an incredible $70 million, and they only went up from there. Another iconic movie that Tom Cruise released this same year was Jerry Maguire.

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000): Tom Cruise's Age: 38 Years Old

The 2000 film Mission: Impossible 2 was directed by John Woo. Ethan Hunt is tasked with recruiting a skilled thief and former lover, Nyah Nordoff-Hall (played by Thandie Newton). The IMF wants Nyah to get close to the bad guy, Ambrose, and infiltrate his organization to gather crucial information about the virus and the antidote.

Related: Tom Cruise Is Jealous ‘Barbie’ Was More Successful Than ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ After Quitting Scientology Amid Religious Crisis

During this time in his life, a 38-year-old Tom Cruise, who had just finished up with Eyes Wide Shut (1999), was in the process of getting divorced from Nikole Kidman. The divorce was finalized in 2001, the same year Vanilla Sky was released.

Mission: Impossible III (2006): Tom Cruise's Age: 44 Years Old

The 2006 film Mission: Impossible III was directed by J.J. Abrams. Ethan Hunt has retired from field work and is now training new IMF recruits. He is engaged to Julia Meade (played by Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who is unaware of his past life as a secret agent.

Tom Cruise's age was 44 when the third movie in the franchise was made. At this point in his life, Cruise was doing back-to-back action films, starting with Minority Report in 2002. He then had The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), and War of the Worlds (2005). He was on a role, 2006 also brought him a marriage to Katie Holmes and daughter Suri.

Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (2011): Tom Cruise's Age: 49 Years Old

The 2011 film Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol was directed by Brad Bird. This time around, the IMF has been dismantled. They are blamed for a massive bombing, become fugitives, and are labeled terrorists.

Tom Cruise is 49 years old; he is deeply involved in The Church of Scientology, and while he was getting married when the last film was made, he is now headed towards divorce. The marriage between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes officially came to an end in 2012.

Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015): Tom Cruise's Age: 53 Years Old

The 2015 film Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation was directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Obviously, a bunch of super-famous actors show up, and they go on a mission with Tom Cruise . You get it, we know. But Ethan Hunt is still on the run with the rest of his team in this film. In Tom Cruise's personal life, he is now 53, single, and still doing his own stunts. This installment in particular had some incredibly daring ones.

Related: What Really Happened Between Tom Cruise And Hayley Atwell On The Mission Impossible Set?

He had an incredible underwater heist, rode a motorcycle off a cliff, and then did eight separate takes hanging on the outside of a cargo plane as it took off and landed. Did we mention Tom Cruise's age at the time was 53 during all of this? Yea. Tom Cruise proved he did not intend to slow down anytime soon.

Mission: Impossible—Fallout (2018): Tom Cruise's Age: 58 Years Old

The 2018 film Mission: Impossible—Fallout was directed by Christopher McQuarrie again. Fallout is the highest grossing of all of the M.I. movies to date, coming in at roughly $787 million worldwide.

Tom Cruise is 58 years old at this point. A lot of rumors are circulating about him. The Church of Scientology, dating rumors that were never confirmed, how close he is to his kids, sort of like today, but different. Oh, and according to Koimoi, Tom Cruise was paid $28 million up front for this installment of Mission: Impossible, and with the backend deal he cut, he cleared $100 million total for the one movie.

Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Pt. 1 (2023): Tom Cruise's Age: 60 Years Old

Dead Reckoning: Part 1, is the latest in the massive film franchise. TBH, nobody really thought this movie would ever be made. Not only that, but at the age of 60, Tom Cruise is still shocking castmates like Simon Pegg by doing his own stunts.

This movie comes right on the heels of the multi-million-dollar hit, Top Gun: Maverick. Prior to this movie, Cruise had not been in a movie since the 2018 M.I . That was the first time since 1996 that Tom Cruise took a break from putting out a movie (sometimes two) every year.

Being that this movie wasn't really as big of a hit as the rest of them, people wonder, "Is this it? Is Mission: Impossible finally coming to an end?" Nope, maybe next time.

Mission:Impossible—Dead Reckoning Pt. 2 (2024): Tom Cruise Will Be 61

Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part Two is the last known movie in the series. It is the follow-up to Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One . The much-anticipated Mission: Impossible 8 has been set for June 28, 2024, according to Paramount. At first, the company planned for both Dead Reckoning movies to come out in 2021 and 2022. However, the pandemic happened, which caused multiple delays, and ultimately, the movies got moved to 2023 and 2024.

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Legend: how the tom cruise and tim curry fantasy movie became a cult classic.

Legend is a little-known 1985 Tom Cruise fantasy movie directed by Ridley Scott. It was a box office bomb but became a cult classic - here's why.

  • Legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, is a unique cult classic fantasy film that stands out in both their filmographies.
  • Despite being a box office flop, the film gained its cult status through its stunning visuals and the exceptional performance of Tim Curry as the Lord of Darkness.
  • The director's cut of Legend, released in 2002, with its different ending and original score, helped solidify its cult classic status by offering a morally gray narrative and questioning the concepts of good and evil.

While a number of '80s movies have become cult classics, one of the more curious films to receive such status is the 1985 film Legend starring Tom Cruise. Directed by Ridley Scott, Legend is an epic fantasy adventure film that follows a young man named Jack (Tom Cruise) who must confront and defeat the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) as he plans to curse the entire world with eternal night by killing all the unicorns in this realm and taking their horns. Along the way, Jack encounters various creatures and a princess named Lili (Mia Sara).

After he made Alien , Scott wanted to make a fairytale film. He teamed up with author William Hjortsberg and the two worked closely together for five weeks on the first draft of what would become Legend . Soon after, Scott started principal photography on his iconic sci-fi film Blade Runner (via Starburst Magazine ). By the time Scott had completed Blade Runner , he and Hjortsberg went through 15 drafts before settling on what would serve as the official Legend script. And while Legend may not be nearly as popular as either Alien or Blade Runner , it had enough unique aspects that allowed the Tom Cruise fantasy adventure to become a cult classic.

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Part of why Legend became a cult classic is that it stands out in both Ridley Scott's and Tom Cruise's catalog, serving as the only fantasy film either has worked on. While some of Scott's films have fantastical elements, most notably his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings , Legend is the only pure fantasy movie that Scott has directed. Considering that a lot of Scott's filmography consists of high-concept science fiction movies, big-budget historical action epics, intense crime dramas, or horror films, something like Legend completely stands out. The uniqueness of this kind of movie in a filmography like Ridley Scott's makes it worth seeking out.

Similarly, Legend is the only pure fantasy movie that Tom Cruise has starred in. While it can be argued that his reboot of The Mummy has fantastical elements in it, like Scott, he has never again worked on a pure fantasy film. Cruise's filmography primarily consists of either high-adrenaline action movies like Top Gun: Maverick or Mission: Impossible , science fiction films like Oblivion or Edge of Tomorrow , or artistic character dramas like Eyes Wide Shut or A Few Good Men . Therefore, like Scott, Tom Cruise being in a film like Legend is a reason why it is appealing.

Legend Bombed At The Box Office

Like many other movies that become cult classics, Legend was a flop — Tom Cruise's only real box office bomb . The film had a $25 million dollar budget and only made a worldwide total of about $23.5 million despite having been the number one movie at the box office for two weeks when it was released in 1985 (via The Numbers ). The fact that Legend performed so poorly at the box office could be a big reason why neither Scott nor Cruise attempted to make another fantasy movie. However, regardless of how it did financially, Legend eventually gained its cult status when it was seen on home video.

Legend Was Poorly Received Despite Some Positives Aspects

Legend received mostly negative reviews, with criticisms of it being incoherent, messy, and overall lacking a sense of identity or purpose. Roger Ebert described Legend as "... a movie that has no clear idea of its own mission and no joy in its own accomplishment ." (via RogerEbert.com ) Ebert's TV partner and fellow critic, Gene Siskel, was even harsher towards Scott's fantasy film, stating " I don't want to remember any more about Legend than to make sure I include it in my 'worst films of 1986' list and never rent it when it comes out as a video cassette ." (via Chicago Tribune )

However, even the harshest critics cannot deny some admirable aspects of Legend as many of the positive reviews praise the film for its gorgeous visuals. Through a combination of the cinematography, set pieces, and most importantly the makeup effects, Legend was dazzling to look at. Several critics stated that Legend 's visuals and makeup prosthetics alone were enough reasons to see it. A big reason why the movie had such great makeup effects is because of the involvement of makeup effects artist Rob Bottin, who is best known for his work on films like The Howling , Robocop , and The Thing .

Tim Curry Gave A Great Performance

Another aspect of Legend that even the biggest detractors praised was Tim Curry's performance as the Lord of Darkness. Despite only appearing in the last 20 minutes and heavily covered with makeup and prosthetics, Curry received much acclaim for truly embodying this evil, sadistic character and has been cited by many as the best part of the movie. While Curry has played similar types of villains and creatures before, he is completely unrecognizable as Darkness and gives a hugely entertaining yet thoroughly terrifying performance.

The Director's Cut Helped Legend Become A Cult Classic

Similar to the multiple director's cuts that Blade Runner received , a big reason why Legend became a cult classic is the unrated Director's Cut released in 2002. There are two main differences between Legend 's theatrical and director's cut, and the first is that the latter offers a more bittersweet ending in which Jack and Lili go their separate ways instead of riding off into the sunset. The other big change is that the Legend director's cut uses the original Jerry Goldsmith score that was kept in for European audiences rather than the music by Tangerine Dream, Jon Anderson, and Brian Ferry that was in the US theatrical release (via Cinefantastique ).

Overall, while the theatrical cut provides a more clear-cut, good vs. evil story, the Legend director's cut provides a more morally gray narrative. In the director's cut, the ideas about good and evil are consistently questioned as the protagonists are flawed individuals who make mistakes and may not be the pure embodiment of good, but will still rise to the occasion at the end of the day. In the same vein that Blade Runner became a cult classic when an improved version of the movie became available, Legend received a similar status and praise for doing the same.

Tom Cruise Refused To Discuss His Worst Box Office Film Ever After The Final Version Differed From The Director's Cut

Tom Cruise's box office bust resurfaced years late when the director's cut was finally released.

  • Tom Cruise's film Legend, released in 1985, was a box office flop and received negative reviews. Cruise himself didn't talk about it for years.
  • According to IMDb, Cruise wasn't happy with the final version of the film and encouraged fans to watch the director's cut.
  • The director's cut of Legend, released in 2002, received a more positive reception and became a cult classic. Ridley Scott still holds Tom Cruise in high regard, crediting him for saving theatrical releases.

Fans know Tom Cruise for his top films. However, the actor had duds along the way. One of them was an attempt at a career comeback, and instead turned into one his worst films ever . That film was Lions For Lambs.

However, in the following, we're turning the clock back to 1985 for this film, Legend . The film received negative reviews, while Tom Cruise himself also opposed the final version. We'll reveal what went on during the film, and how it finally resurfaced decades later. In addition, we're going to take a closer look at how Ridley Scott feels about Tom Cruise all these years later.

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Tom cruise didn't talk about legend for years after the american cut was released.

At the age of 61, Tom Cruise is still a major box office star. That was evident after he shattered records at the box office with Top Gun: Maverick , bringing in $1.496 billion.

However, Tom Cruise films at the box office didn't always thrive, and that was especially true with a certain film back in 1985. Off a budget of $25 million, Ridley Scott and Tom Cruise's film legend tanked at the box office, bringing in less than the budget, $23.5 million. The reviews were kind either, and to make matters worse, the star of the film refused to talk about it for years.

According to IMDb's Trivia section of Legend , Cruise wasn't happy with the final version of the film.

IMDb writes, "Tom Cruise reportedly wasn't happy with the American cut of this movie and wouldn't talk about it for years because of it. He very much encouraged fans to go with the Director's Cut."

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The filming process wasn't any easier as delays took place, while Tom Cruise also had to deal with the tragic loss of his father.

IMDb writes, "Filming was interrupted twice, firstly by the studio burning to the ground and secondly, by the death of Tom Cruise's father."

Although the film got a negative reception, things changed in the years that followed. As it turns out, Cruise was right as the director's cut seemed to be a step ahead compared to the version released.

Despite The Negative Reviews, Legend Resurfaced Years Later Thanks To The Director's Cut

The likes of ScreenRant and Collider revealed the director's version told a different story, and a better one at that. Collider revealed the fantasy film should've used one of its alternate endings . ScreenRant would also point out that the fantasy movie became a cult classic thanks to a revamped version . The publication noted that it became a cult classic.

ScreenRant writes, "Legend became a cult classic is the unrated Director's Cut released in 2002. There are two main differences between Legend's theatrical and director's cut, and the first is that the latter offers a more bittersweet ending in which Jack and Lili go their separate ways instead of riding off into the sunset. The other big change is that the Legend director's cut uses the original Jerry Goldsmith score that was kept in for European audiences rather than the music by Tangerine Dream, Jon Anderson, and Brian Ferry that was in the US theatrical release (via Cinefantastique)."

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The revamped version also appeared to be more of a mystery compared to the "clear-cut" original version. It was yet another example of a film resurfacing and thriving years later.

Legend Director Ridley Scott Still Holds Tom Cruise In High Regard, Stating That The Actor Saved Theatrical Releases

Decades after their project together, Ridley Scott still holds Tom Cruise in high regard. Scott credits Tom Cruise for saving theatrical releases , especially for future films.

Scott revealed, "I think there’s a business plan with the platforms, whoever they are. And there are several. And they were growing in their plan to, I think, eliminate theater completely. They didn't want it, because it's competitive. And also they use up that material already seen before it goes to platform. I think people still re-watch things, as well. So, the business plan, thank God, was questioned when, I believe – I may have this wrong – but I heard Tom Cruise had learned that the plan (for Top Gun: Maverick) was to go minimal screen, then stream. And I heard he said, ‘Absolutely not. Count me out if you're going to do that.’ And they went screen, and it hit a billion dollars."

The director continues, "We were on this perilous edge of going minimal screenings, about 10 months ago. That's why… I finished this (movie) almost about a year (ago) now. It was going to have the other plan. Suddenly, they realized that was the wrong plan. They had studios bid for it, and Sony won."

Years later, Cruise continues to receive support from Scott.

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  • Trivia Stunt pilot Art Scholl was killed during the production of the movie, aged 54. He died when his Pitts S-2 camera plane failed to recover from a flat spin and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Scholl's last words over the radio were "I have a problem - I have a real problem." The exact cause of the crash was never determined, and neither the aircraft nor Scholl's body were ever recovered. The film is dedicated to him.
  • Goofs The term "bogey" is misused throughout the movie. A bogey is an unidentified aircraft. Once identified, it is referred to as a "friendly" (for friendly aircraft), "bandit" (for non-friendly aircraft) or "hostile" (for non-friendly aircraft that may be fired at). In USN terminology, a non-friendly surface radar contact is a "skunk".

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In the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise plays rock icon Stacee Jaxx, a hard livin' rocker who enjoys booze and sex.

Juxtapose that with this favorite piece of trivia: at 49 years old, Tom Cruise is now also old enough to play the character of Ben Luckett in "Cocoon" -- a role Wilford Brimley made famous in the 1985 film.

That's right: Tom Cruise is the same age that Wilford Brimley was when Brimley starred as a grandfather in "Cocoon."

Yes, we've played this little game before , but it's still quite fascinating. And it's not really a statement on the age of Cruise or the other people on this list -- it's the fact that Wilford Brimley was only 49 years old when he starred as an elderly man who leaves Earth with a group of aliens in an effort to escape the specter of death. (His friends were played by the more age-appropriate 76-year-old Don Ameche, 75-year-old Jessica Tandy, 73-year-old Hume Cronyn, 76-year-old Jack Gilford; today, Brimley is still only 77 years old.)

So, in honor of Cruise's eternal youth (and Brimley's eternal grandfatherly looks), here are 10 people as old -- or older -- than Wilford Brimley was on the set of "Cocoon."

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[Brimley photo via Fox; Cruise photo via Warner Bros.; Carrey photo via AP; all others via Getty]

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1983: Rebecca De Mornay

1985: patti scialfa, 1987 to 1990: mimi rogers, 1990 to 2001: nicole kidman, 2001 to 2004: penélope cruz, 2005: sofía vergara, 2005 to 2012: katie holmes, 2020 to 2022: hayley atwell, 2023: shakira (maybe), 2023: sofía vergara (again...maybe), 1981: melissa gilbert.

Star of your mother’s favorite show Little House on the Prairie , Melissa Gilbert dated Tom Cruise back in the olden days—like, before he was famous. It was so long before he was famous, in fact, that he was going by a different name. (That is correct: CRUISE IS NOT THIS MAN’S REAL NAME.)

“Actually, when I dated him, he was Tom Mapother still,” Melissa revealed on Watch What Happens Liv e , adding that she was “16 maybe or 17” when they met.

Melissa also noted they kept things PG-13, saying she didn’t have sex with him. And yes, she said Tom was “a good kisser.” (Please be advised: much of this list is people complimenting Tom’s ~skills~.)

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According to Risky Business star Curtis Armstrong’s aptly titled tell-all Revenge of the Nerd , Tom Cruise and Rebecca had an “intense affair” on set of the film. But, like, neither Tom nor Rebecca appear to have confirmed that so...moving on!

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Yep, Tom used to date E Street Band member (and Bruce Springsteen’s wife) Patti! We know this thanks to an old People profile from 1988, which notes they dated “briefly” in 1985.

That is correct: Tom and Cher fully dated. They first met at the site of all great celeb romances: Sean Penn and Madonna’s wedding. But then they found themselves once again at the same place at the same time when they attended a casual event at the White House.

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While they clearly didn’t last, Cher did call Tom one of her top five lovers ( Wow , tell us more, Cher) during an episode of Watch What Happens Live .

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Meet Tom’s first wife, Mimi! Tom mused to Rolling Stone back in 1990 (ironically...right before their split) that she helped him become a better actor and he cared about her more than “anything in the world.” He also called Mimi his “best friend” and said, “I just really like being with her, you know? I love her.”

TBD why they split, but Mimi told People she had a hard time maintaining her individuality and “no matter what the article is, it’s ‘Tom Cruise’s wife...’”

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Tom and Nicole met while they were filming Days of Thunder (a total classic) and he was...extremely into her! To put it very mildly! Tom said his first reaction to meeting Nicole was “pure lust,” and he described the early days of their relationship as “totally physical.” Honestly, no wonder their chemistry was so off the charts in Eyes Wide Shut . But clearly, it was more than just pure lust, because they got married and went on to adopt two children together.

In 2001, Tom and Nicole decided to divorce. Thus, these photos were born:

At the time, they released a joint statement citing “difficulties inherent in divergent careers.” Guess that was the early aughts version of everyone’s current fave “irreconcilable differences”?

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We’ve reached the Cruise/Cruz era! Tom and Penélope met on the set of Vanilla Sky and dated for about three years, which seems like a shockingly long amount of time in retrospect? Anyway, they broke things off in March 2004, and a source told People the relationship simply “ran its course,” and their separate and distance-filled filming schedules had a lot to do with the breakup.

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Yep. These two briefly dated in 2005 after Tom split with Penélope Cruz. According to Andrew Morton, the author of Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography , Tom followed the church of Scientology and had to provide leaders with a list of women he was interested in pursuing at the time. On that list? Sofía Vergara , who was an up-and-coming actor in the 2000s.

However, their relationship ended before it could even really begin. “It soon became clear that she was being auditioned for the biggest role of her life—Mrs. Tom Cruise,” Andrew wrote. “It was made clear that if she took the part, she would have to renounce her Catholic faith and convert to Scientology.”

Well, that’s a totally valid reason to call things off.

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Tom and Katie (or TomKat as they were called) met in 2005 and were like...extremely into the press and attention. See: Tom’s behavior on Oprah’s poor couch, which did not ask for that jump. Anyway, these two got married and had a daughter named Suri. For a minute, they were living happily ever after in some giant cabin/mansion...until they weren’t. The couple divorced in 2012, and Katie got full custody of Suri.

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These Mission Impossible costars weren’t formally confirmed to be dating, but they were a rumored item until pretty recently. According to The Sun , they split up in June of this year, and Tom is currently single and ready to mingle on a sofa near you.

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These two met at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami in May 2023 and even snapped some pics together (see above 👀). Last summer, the “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker parted ways with her longtime husband Gerard Piqué amid allegations that he had cheated on her. At the time of Tom and Shak’s meeting, an anonymous source told Page Six that the Colombian singer “needs a soft pillow to fall on, and that could be Tom”...okay then!

Nothing was confirmed about the potential pair, so moving right along.

Tom and Sofía had a brief romance in 2005 before he married Katie Holmes, and now that Sofía is in her single era again after splitting with Joe Manganiello, the Top Gun star is reportedly interested in pursuing another relationship with her.

“They had a special time together partying in the Hollywood hills and having a blast. Sofia wasn’t really giving out the signals back then that she wanted anything long-term, so it petered out in a totally amicable fashion and they remained friends,” An insider revealed to Heat via The Mirror .

“It’s always eaten away at Tom that he dumped Sofia and chose Katie,” the source said, adding that newly single Sofía “checks almost every box for Tom.”

Nothing has been confirmed, but, tbh, anything can happen in the cinematic universe that is Tom Cruise’s dating life. 🤷

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