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Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Thom

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born July 3rd, 1962. You may know his name better as Tom Cruise the American actor and producer with academy awards and golden globe awards as well. Born in Syracuse New York. His mother was a special education teacher and his father an electrical engineer. His parents, a surprise to me, came from an area that is near by me, Louisville Kentucky.

Thom and his 3 sisters grew up in poverty by Catholic parents. His father was abusive to the family In the 1970's the Cruise's moved to Canada and his father became a member of the Canadian Armed forces. It was here that Thom Cruise would become interested in acting. The family would live in Canada for just a few years, until his mother divorced his father and took him and his sisters back to the United States. In total Cruise would attend 15 schools in 14 years but the love of acting would endure all.

At the age of 19, Cruise appeared in the movie Endless Love in 1981 HIs most  note role was as an IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible film series. The last installment of Mission Impossible was released 27th July 2018. Cruise has been noted during his acting career as the highest paid actor making over $100 million in the United States. One of my personal favorite movies Born on the 4th of July earned Cruise the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.

A long time advocate for the Church of Scientology Cruise has worked as an advocate for its associated social programs. He credits the church with helping him over come dyslexia. His marriage to Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes many have credited for his public advocacy for the church.

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  1. Wow, Happy Birthday Tom:) Hope he has a wonderful day

  2. Wow, time flies! I remember watching movies of when Tom was about 20 something.

  3. I had the biggest crush on Tom Cruise when I was little! I still love to watch Top Gun!

    1. great movie and yes, I can recall many girls in the same boat, his posters seemed to be everywhere

  4. I did not know all of this about Tom Cruise. So interesting! I hope he had a wonderful birthday :)

  5. I like watching Tom Cruise' movies especially the action-adventure type. I think the last one I watched was his The Mummy. Haven't seen his latest Mission Impossible movie.

    1. his movies are great and may I recommend catching those movies if you ever have a chance

  6. I used to be a big fan of him when I was a kid. The Top gun days. It's been a while I saw him on screen.


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