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In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive, deeply religious youngster who ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Top Gun
Top Gun Maverick
(1986)
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Ethan Hunt
(1996)
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire
(1996)
A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men Lt. Daniel Kaffee
(1992)

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 2013/I Oblivion
Jack
 1999 Aimee Mann: Save Me (Video short)
Frank T.J. Mackey
 1986 Top Gun
Maverick
 1985 Legend
Jack
 1983 Losin' It
Woody
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Interviewed on the DVD for the film Narc (2002), on which he served as executive producer. See more »

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12 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 32 Interviews | 119 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 154 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tomu Kurûzu

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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(1992 quote) I really enjoy talking to other actors and directors. Sometimes, if I see their movies, I'll call them up or write them a note saying, "I enjoyed it," or asking, "How did you do that? How did you make that work?". I just saw Billy Crystal's movie Mr. Saturday Night a couple of weeks ago - he did a phenomenal job directing this-and afterwards, I talked to him for a couple of hours. ... See more »

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Was going to play as Tom Warshaw in House of D (2004) and opted to do War of the Worlds (2005) instead. See more »

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Beaming smile and intense eye contact See more »

Nickname:

TC

Star Sign:

Cancer

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