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5 amazing life stories about action star Tom Cruise

The American actor and producer is one of the highest paid actors in the world, but he wasn't always this fortunate. Learn all about the action star below!

  • Cruise started his career in the early 1980s with movies like Risky Business and Top Gun.
  • He was married to famous Hollywood actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes.
  • Cruise grew up in poverty and had a violent father. The actor suffered dyslexia and as a young boy was very insecure. 
  • As of 2020 the action star has a net worth of $570 million.
 
1. He follows David Beckham's 1200 calories a day diet to stay lean. The diet consists mostly of vegetables and lean proteins. 
2. He saved the sunglasses company Ray-Ban. Back in 1982, Ray-Ban was going under but thanks to the actor wearing the shades in his films Risky Business, Top Gun, and Rain Man, the company was saved!
Tom Cruise in the 1983 film Risky Business
3. Despite being nominated 3 times for best actor, he never won an Academy Award.
4. He improvised the dance scene in Risky Business. The script only said: "Joel dances in underwear through the house." 
Risky Business dance scene was improvised.

The actor should credit his moves to the TV show Soul Train, where he admits copying all the dance routines to woo the ladies with his dancing skills! The show aired in 1971 and went on for 35 years! Don Cornelius was the host and the executive producer of the show. He died in 2012 at the age of 75.

5. He has a room in his house for fencing and frequently invites Will Smith and David Beckham.

 

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