“I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.” – Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars: he has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise began his career at age 19, appearing in Endless Love, and has gone on to star in hit after hit, including Top Gun, the Mission: Impossible series, and Jerry Maguire. He is also made headlines off screen for his marriages to Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. To date, Cruise has starred in over 46 movies, and shows no signs of slowing down. Below are 43 Thrilling Facts about Tom Cruise.
43. Mixed Ancestry
Tom Cruise is of Irish, German, and English ancestry. His Irish heritage dates back 840 years; there are knights, barons, and rebels in the Cruise family tree. Even so, his Irish accent in the film Far and Away has appeared on several Worst Accents in Films lists.