Tom Cruise is one of the most well known Hollywood stars of all time, playing the lead role in countless films and solidifying his status as entertainment legend years ago. He appeared in his very first film, Endless Love, when he was just 19 years old and became a household name in films like Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men, and of course, the Mission Impossible franchise. How much do you know about the Tom Cruise that’s off-screen? Maybe you’ve only heard the headlines and tabloid gossip, but this is the story of Tom Cruise’s amazing life.
Tom Cruise is of Irish, English, and German descent, with his Irish heritage even dating back 840 years! His lineage includes a long line of knights, barons, and even rebels. Funnily enough, he’s probably played some of these roles in films. He even attempted an Irish accent in the movie Far and Away, but most were not convinced by this.
Alternate Career Path
Cruise grew up in a strict Catholic home and was even a Franciscan Seminary student while he was a teenager. He was even pursuing a career as a priest, when he decided to mage a huge U-turn and become an actor instead. He could not have chosen a more different path!