Thomas Cruise is an American actor and film producer. Cruise is one of the best-paid actors in the world, and his films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box-office stars of all time.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York on 3rd July 1962. He was born to Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III an electrical engineer, both originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He has three sisters: Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass.
Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a Catholic upbringing. Cruise described his father as “a merchant of chaos”, a “bully”, and a “coward” who inflicted beatings upon him. Regarding his father, Cruise once said, “He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang! For me, it was like, ‘There’s something wrong with this guy.
At age 18, with the blessing of his mother and stepfather, Cruise moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. After working as a busboy in New York, Cruise went to Los Angeles to try out for television roles. He signed with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and began acting in films.
Cruise first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps later that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders. Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, and which paired him with Paul Newman. 1988 saw him star in Cocktail, which earned him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor. Cruise’s next films were Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992), both of which co-starred then-wife Nicole Kidman as his love interest.
Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. Cruise struggled with dyslexia at an early age and has said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia.
Let’s have a look at the most inspiring Tom Cruise Quotes which will force you to think differently.
Tom Cruise Quotes
“I feel lonely at times, but I don’t want to get into a relationship with someone if it is not right. I’m not the type of person who just does things to do them.”
“I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.”
“Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.”
“I think if technology is used in a way that is not responsible, that is a bad thing. I think technology and where it is going is inevitable, and there’s great benefits that can help an individual in society at large.”
“Whether it’s making a film or raising my children, personally I’m striving to do the right things and to learn.”
“When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.”
“It’s our responsibility to educate, create the new reality.”
“The exciting part of acting, I don’t know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.”
“I don’t play games. I’m very straight about how I feel about things. I like intimacy when I’m into my woman.”
“I want to live a real life… I don’t want to dream any longer.”
“When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion.”
“I couldn’t escape the simple thought that I hated myself, no thats not it, I hated my place in the world.”
“We just rolled up a snowball and threw it into Hell. Now we’ll see if it has a chance.”
“In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!”
“I never stop learning. And knowing when and where to communicate, I think that’s important.”
“There is Life in every breath.”
“I’m not greedy. I just want my half.”
“Everybody dies, Sally. The thing is to die well.”
“I’ve spent many birthdays on a movie set, all great days.”
“I have cooked turkeys in my day but when Mom`s around I let her do it.”
“When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.”
“I’m passionate about learning. I’m passionate about life.”
“I don’t care who you are, life has challenges.”
“I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.”