Tom Cruise turns 60 and celebrates it at the box office with the successful Top Gun sequel

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Tom Cruise turns 60 and celebrates it at the box office with the successful Top Gun sequel

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Tom Cruise celebrated his birthday on Sunday by taking part in the Formula 1 race in Silverstone, England. Photo REUTERS

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Tom Cruise turns 60 this Sunday (July 3rd). One of the most influential stars of American and world cinema of recent decades is anything but similar to them.

Also, the eternal young man from Hollywood is more relevant than ever: Top Gun: Maverickthe sequel to one of the emblematic films of the 1980s, is one of the highest grossing films of the year.

Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, He was raised by a poor family who traveled extensively for his father’s job as an engineer. A lot of movement was a problem for his basic education, already difficult due to his dyslexia.

Pete Maverick when we first met him, in

Pete Maverick when we first met him in the original 1986 “Top Gun”.

When his parents separated, he settled with his mother and sisters in Kentucky, United States. For a while considered entering a Franciscan conventbut in the end he decided to be an actor.

And Pete today, the one who shines in the hit "Top Gun: Maverick".

And Pete today, the one who shines in the hit “Top Gun: Maverick”.

The successful star who started out as a waiter

Today he is part of the selective list of “young” actors in their sixties who, thanks to Top Gun: Maverick -a month before the premiere-, he can celebrate with a collection of over a billion dollars, numbers that certify his acting label at the box office.

Like many other colleagues, Cruise began serving breakfast and cleaning the tables. but at the age of 19 they gave him a small role in the film Infinite love (1981) Directed by Franco Zeffirelliin which the lead role was monopolized by the female star of the moment, Brooke Shields.

Years later, Cruise got into a fight with Shields the actor’s involvement with Scientologychurch – considered a sect in several countries – which he joined in 1990 after leaving the Catholic seminary in Cincinnati where he entered at the age of 14 with the intention of becoming a Franciscan friar.

The rise to fame and awards

With Risky business (1983), the Paul Brickman film, Tom captivated young female audiences of the 1980s. the color of moneyby Martin Scorsese, together with the iconic and already mature Paul Newman and especially, top Gun by Tony Scott, both from 1986, has consolidated its fame and they started pigeonholing him as an action movie star.

He was already very famous, but without a doubt the "Mission: Impossible" franchise has led Tom Cruise to multiply his fans.

He was already very famous, but without a doubt the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has led Tom Cruise to multiply his fans.

Two decades after his premiere would come as Ethan Hunt, the protagonist of the saga Mission Impossible which he performed in six episodes. And there are still two more franchise releases pending, slated for 2023 and 2024.

But in addition to shining as an action hero and standing out for starring in his risky scenes without using doubles, Cruise too showed his talent for drama in titles like Rain Man (1988), born on July 4th (1989), Eyes wide open (1999) -Stanley Kubrick’s Posthumous Movie- Jerry Maguire (1996) or Magnolia (1999).

the last three They took him to the red carpet at the Oscars., with nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. But on all occasions the Academy denied him the statuette.

On the other hand, he won the Golden Globe for those works praised by critics and audiences. On May 10, 2021, Tom returned those three awards in protest of the racism allegations and sexism towards the association that grants them.

In "Interview with the Vampire" (1994) she shared the account with Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas, among other stars.

In “Interview with the Vampire” (1994) she shared the account with Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas, among other stars.

To these accolades we must add the People’s Choice Award as Favorite Movie Actor in 1990 and 1994. But not all is rosy: he also has two Razzie Awards for Worst Actor for interview with the vampire (1994) and The Mummy (2017).

Spanish cinema, its weddings and novels

For various reasons, the actor and producer is linked to Spanish cinema. Fascinated by the work of Alejandro Amenábar, he produced his own film The others (2001) sharing the co-production with director José Luis Cuerda.

For the acclaimed horror film, he placed only one condition: that the main character was played by his wife at the time, Nicole Kidman. the Australian actress he met in the automotive drama Days of thunder (1990), his only title as a co-writer.

Tom Cruise stands for various love stories.  Among all, his relationship with Nicole Kidman has put them in the spotlight of the paparazzi for years.

Tom Cruise stands for various love stories. Among all, his relationship with Nicole Kidman has put them in the spotlight of the paparazzi for years.

Cuerda once spoke of Cruise’s professionalism and seriousness when it comes to working, but he also remarked on his manipulative skills. In 2001 she produced and starred opposite Penélope Cruz Vanilla skyan adaptation of the screenplay by Abre los ojos written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil himself.

From that shot it came a love story between Cruise and Cruz that would last three years. In 2005, the actor publicly declared his love for actress Katie Holmes, with whom he had shot Impossible mission 3, and that months later she would become his third wife.

Previously, he shared marriage and divorce with actresses Mimi Rogers (1987-1990) and Kidman herself (1990-2001).

Versatile and millionaire

Cruise showed his versatility by approaching other genres such as thriller, in the mentioned The company (1993), Warranty (2004), Operation Valkyrie (2008) and jack socket (2012). He also ventured into science fiction, with Minority relationship (2002), War of the worlds (2005) and Oblivion: the time of oblivion (2013).

With 45 films released in its just over four decades By profession, Tom Cruise is the third richest actor in the world, according to Forbes magazine’s 2020 list, with a net worth of $ 570 million.

He is also one of the most influential and successful performers in the film industry of all time. with the new top Gun keeps increasing those numbers and has a lot of strings to keep doing it with future releases and projects.

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