9 Interesting Things That Prove Tom Cruise Is An Extraordinary Person

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known by his stage name Tom Cruise, is a famous American actor and producer. He is regarded as one of the world’s highest-paid actors and throughout his career, he has received various awards. People rarely know that Tom Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a violent father. When he was young, he had a dream to become a priest. However, after entering high school, Tom realized his passion for acting. He decided to give up his dream of becoming a priest, drop out of school and move to New York to follow his passion. Finally, his efforts have paid off. 
Many people said that it’s his gorgeous face and his fortune, but only these things can not make up for his whole success. It’s his attempt and his extraordinary soul that makes him different from the rest. 
Let’s look at these 12 interesting facts about Tom Cruise and tell us what can you learn from him in the comment sections. 

#1. When he was young, his dream was to become a priest.

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In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. That year, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sister back to the United States. In 1978, she married Jack South. Cruise’s father died of cancer in 1984. Cruise briefly took a Catholic Church scholarship and attended the St. Francis Seminary in Ohio. He aspired to become a Franciscan priest before being expelled from the seminary for drinking.

#2. He has a good heart.

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Contrary to his cool image on the stage, Tom Cruise is actually a compassionate person. In daily life, we can easily see some of his great actions. For instance, while other celebrities struggled with the paparazzi, Tom Cruise helped lift a photographer who fell in the street. In other cases, when he saw a car hitting a Brazilian actress Heloisa Vinhas, he immediately stopped to help the girl and even paid the hospital expenses.

#3. He has received many peculiar awards.

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Everyone knows that Tom Cruise is famous for his excellent acting skills and good looks. Nevertheless, his name is also included in some strange lists in the world such as the Sexiest Man Alive in People magazine. He also won 3 Golden Globes for the films: Magnolia, Jerry Maguire, and Born on the Fourth of July, in addition to nominations for a British Academy Film Award and three Academy Awards. 

#4. He did his own stunts

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To achieve success like today, Tom Cruise has done many things that other actors can not do. In many actions films that contain dangerous scenes, he decided to act on his own and negated the need for stuntmen. This action inspired other actresses to act in their own roles rather than needing other bits of help. For example, in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, he climbed the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world.

#5. Tom Cruise’s ex-wives were the same age when he ended his marriage with them.

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To date, he has gotten married thrice, but all three marriages failed and ended up in divorce. Well, that is not the only common thing between these marriages. You will be shocked to know that each of the actor’s wives turned 33 when they separated from him. Tom Cruise’s controversial connection with the Church of Scientology is well-known, and some suggest that this might have something to do with 33 being the unlucky number for anybody who takes the actor as their husband. According to New York Daily News, 33 is a significant number in Scientology and is known as the “Master Teacher”, and it symbolizes altruism.

#6. He is adventurous

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Tom Cruise claims he is "very adventurous".
Asked what he would do differently if he could start again in life, he told BANG Showbiz: "It would have to be live, die, repeat. There are so many things in life you want to see and want to do, I'm very adventurous.

#7. He seems to be a good model of military bearing.

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One typical role of Tom Cruise is being a soldier. Believe it or not! He has played a soldier in 8 films: Curfew, Top Gun, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, The Last Samurai, Valkyrie, Jack Reacher, and Repeat.

#8. The more he runs, the more money he makes

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In celebration of the most recent addition to the franchise, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Rotten Tomatoes has crunched the numbers to find out exactly how much the man has sprinted throughout his nearly four-decade-long career, and whether his running has a net positive effect on his films. The data shows that "movies featuring Cruise running more than 1,000 feet have a higher profit average (a huge 71 percent) than the movies in which he runs less than that, or not at all – and the same movies make more money at the box office, with an average inflated international gross of $538 million."

#9. He is a humble man

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Brooke Shields starred in the 1981 teen romance Endless Love. A young Tom Cruise had a bit part in the film, and the two celebrities formed a friendship over the years. When Cruise made some controversial comments against Shields in 2005, his remarks caused a rift between the two. Then Tom Cruise ended up giving a heartfelt apology not just to Shields, but also to her mom for his actions.
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