- Birthday3rd Jul, 62
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
- There is Life in every breath.
- In this life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve - it's what you take.
- I feel the need - the need for speed.
- Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.
- I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.
- When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim.
- Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don't know what I'm doing.
- I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.
- I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life.
- Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.
- The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.
Did you know?
- Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer and first appeared in supporting roles in 1981.
- His first starring role was in comedy movie in 1983. Top Gun movie, cemented his status as a star in 1986.
- Before becoming a famous actor he had worked as as a bus boy, porter and a table-cleaner.
- In 1995, Cruise appeared as superspy in Mission: Impossible.Although he has never allowed his image to be used in video games or action figures.
- He is also a board member of Hubbard's Hollywood Education & Literary Problem (HELP).
- Voted Best Dressed Male Movie Star in 1997.
- In 2006, he ranked 1st on Forbes magazine's annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Stars.
- In an interview with Oprah, Tom divulged that he bought a sonogram machine to avoid any information related to Katie's pregnancy from leaking out.
- At 14, Tom Cruise spent a year at a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati. He even took a vow of celibacy.
Family & relationships
Beverly Hills Mansion
The Cruise Beverly Hills Mansion was bought by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for $35 million from real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport.
Location: The estate is located in the Beverly Hills, CA.
Accommodation: The house sits in 1.3 acres behind gates and a lengthy driveway, and sports a tennis court and a pool. This home was originally built as a 10,000-sq.-ft. structure in 1937, then it was expanded and currently contains seven bedroom and nine bathrooms. The most amazing feature of this house is their privacy.
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills location filled with huge mansions of celebrities amongst which lies Victoria and David Beckham’s estate that is just two minutes drive form Tom’s place. Starts like Jennifer Aniston; Courtney Cox; Jennifer Lopez; Orlando Bloom also owns villas on Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Mansion
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes bought this house in 2006 right after their wedding. The couple purchased this home for $30 million and now are building $10 million bunker under it. Recently a magazine reported “It's a self-contained underground shelter with a high tech air purifying shelter."
Location: The estate is situated in Telluride, Colorado. The town is a former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River.
Accommodation: The house is spread in the area of 13,000 square feet and the exterior of the house has a pool and a tennis court. The mansion has nine bedrooms and large living room. According to recent rumors Tom is building a bunker under his Telluride estate that can accommodate 10 people at a time. Although the spokesperson for the actor has denied the reports, saying: "This is completely untrue. He is not building on his property at all."
Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise
New York Condo
Tom Cruise has decided to sell off his condo apartment on February 2013. Reportedly, the actor expects the sale to fetch around $3 million. The apartment has served as Cruise’s alternative residence for the best part of the last three decades ever since the star acquired the property in 1984, the year it was constructed. Tom used to reside in the home during his bachelor days during the eighties decade. He also shared it with a couple of his ex-wives, actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman and even with a few of his girlfriends like singer Cher. However Cruise’s third wife, actress Katie Holmes never stayed in the condominium. The exact reason for the sale is not clear yet although it’s speculated that the home is now superfluous to Tom’s needs due to the fact that he owns much larger and more luxurious properties. The “Mission Impossible” star has decided not to involve any broker in the sale process and instead opted for a contract with a realty firm in order to dispose of the apartment which has not even been listed on any property website.
Location: Cruise’s condo apartment is situated on the 10th floor of the twelve storied American Felt Building in the East Village neighborhood of New York City.
Accommodation: Tom’s apartment offers a total living area of 2,200 square feet and has been equipped with two bedrooms, living room, dining area, kitchen and two bathrooms. The basement garage has enough space to fit in two cars and the shared terrace offers fantastic views of the New York City skyline.
Features: The entire apartment is centrally air conditioned and features a state of the art fitness center equipped with expensive gym equipment.
Neighborhood: Actor Daniel Radcliffe and singer Lady Gaga reside near Cruise’s old apartment.
Gulfstream - IV SP
Tom Cruise bought this Gulfstream as a present to his newly-wed spouse Katie Holmes who famously said about the jet, " It is just like a bus, only quicker. "
The Gulfstream IV-SP (G-IV) is a high altitude, high speed, twin turbofan jet aircraft acquired by AOC in 1996. The G-IV is currently configured for operational support of the National Hurricane Center synoptic surveillance mission and is expected to provide support for NOAA programs for many years to come. This mission is designed to collect, process and transmit vertical atmospheric soundings in the environment of the hurricane. The principle tool used for this task is the GPS dropwindsonde.
The ultimate jet
Aviat – Pitts S-2B (P-51 Mustang Fighter)
Tom Cruise owns a luxurious airplane Aviat – Pitts S-2B in which he is often spotted taking rides. This is the most popular model aerobatic aircraft and most of the new flyers find it less difficult to ride. The S-2B has been superseded by the S-2C and is no longer in production. Tom Cruise also paints 'Kiss Me, Kate’ on one side.
During World War II Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down, the most of any Allied fighter.It was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation (NAA), under the direction of lead engineer Edgar Schmued, in response to a specification issued directly to NAA by the British Purchasing Commission.
The Porsche 911 (pronounced as Nine Eleven, German: Neunelfer) is a luxury 2-door sports coupe made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a distinctive design, rear-engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction on September 11, 1963, it has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.
Veyron features a 16 cylinder engine, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a W configuration. Each cylinder has four valves for a total of sixty four, but the narrow staggered V8 configuration allows two overhead camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only four camshafts are needed. The engine is fed by four turbochargers and displaces 7,993 cubic centimetres (487.8 cu in), with a square 86 by 86 mm (3.4 by 3.4 in) bore and stroke.
Tom and Katie were tied in the relationship of marriage at Odescalchi Castle in Italy. They were previously legally married in Los Angeles, California at their Beverly Hills Mansion. Their initial date was on his private jet for a sushi dinner. On June 17, 2005, Tom proposed to Katie on the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France and gave her a large solitaire diamond engagement ring. At that time Tom and Katie were 42 and 26 respectively. The official date of their wedding is November 2006. The witnesses were: Kelly Preston, Leah Remini, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith. The Castle was waived at a fee of $50,000. The clothes for everyone in the wedding were designed by Giorgio Armani. Six years after their marriage, the beautiful couple divorced in July 2012, on account of reported personal reasons.
Italian city of Milan
The Italian city of Milan is a favorite destination for Tom Cruise and he is a regular visitor there.
The hollywood star is in love with the Napa Valley since his struggling carrer. He visits Napa Valley several times with his girfriends, friends and family members. The valley is one of the premier travel destinations and very famous among number of Celebrities andf businessmen.
Kurumba Resort, The Maldives
Set on a tropical island in the North Male Atoll, Kurumba Maldives is one of Tom Cruise’s favorite holiday destinations. Tom and Katie Holmes reportedly visited this private island resort for their special honeymoon. Named after the cocunuts that grow in abundance, Kurumba is known as the finest and first island resort in the Maldives. Surrounded with lush tropical gardens that are lovingly raised over the years, white sandy beaches, and vibrant house reef, this classical Maldivian resort will charm you with its unparalleled natural beauty. The resort is accessible with a 10-min speed boat ride away from the airport and Male, the Maldivian capital.
Location: Kurumba Maldives is located in North Male Atoll, Vihamanafushi Maldives.
Main Attractions: Built with Maldivian architecture, the resort offers different kind of villas and private residences with exclusive beachfront verandas, enormous sitting rooms, dining facilities, and luxurious amenities including Jacuzzis and spas. The Kurumba also offers graceful meditation pavilions, recreational activities and full-on entertainment while maintaining quiet spaces for relaxation. Perfect of honeymooners and families alike, Kurumba Resort is a delightful place for holidaying in unspoiled tropical paradise.
Poolside of a Sunny day
The Serene Setting
Aerial view of the Kurumba Maldives
Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition
It has made a great contribution to make people realize that children are not little adults and when they are seriously ill, their medical and emotional needs areunique and must be honored within the medical system. It has also contributing by working for children’s hospitals, home health agencies, hospices and community.
Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation
It offers scholarships and active help to Hong Kong’s young people through a variety of worthy causes, proving of medical services, aid to victims of natural disaster or illness, and projects where the major beneficiaries are Hong Kong people or organizations.
Stockings With Care
Stockings with Care is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making sure that families in need have everything they need to create the magic of Christmas morning for their kids.
Tom Cruise is certainly a watch lover, and has been for a while - choosing his timepieces with care. He has been spotted wearing Bremont watch, which is one of the Ingenieur Automatic Vintage watch.
Tom cruise has been mostly spotted wearing this brand to red carpet functions. Timothy Everest has been regarded as one of the most luxurious brands and has been the choice of many celebrities including the hollywood star, Tom Cruise