15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise




Tom Cruise is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. He is also considered to be one of the greatest action stars alive. Who would even doubt that title? The Mission Impossible franchise and his other action movies have consistently topped the box office! Even though Tom has been in movies since the ’80s, there are still some things you might not know about the A-list actor.

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1. Tom Cruise loves to do his own stunts. Remember the insane opening to Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? Where Tom’s character hangs off the side of a plane? ALL TOM.

Is he even human?!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

2. Tom was a wrestler in high school and originally planned on going professional.

He actually took up acting because of a knee injury that forced him to drop out of the wrestling team!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

3. Want to own a Tom Cruise action figure? You can’t! It’s because Tom refuses to allow his likeness to be used for video games or figurines!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

4. Tom came up with the character of Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. He told Ben Stiller that Les needed to be bald and have a weird love of dancing.

Honestly, Les is probably Tom’s best character to date.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

5. Tom always plays heroes on screen but he actually was one in real life! In 1998, he saved a woman from being mugged and he chased away the attackers with his bodyguards.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

6. Need more evidence that Tom is a real-life hero? He saw a woman get struck by a car and took her to the hospital. When he found out she didn’t have insurance, he paid her medical bill of $7,000.

No, seriously. Is he the world’s greatest action star AND the nicest man alive?!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

7. Before Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark, Tom was actually set to play Iron Man!

I can’t imagine anyone other than RDJ as Tony Stark but maybe Tom could play another Marvel superhero?

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

8. Everyone knows that Tom is a scientologist. He actually hasn’t seen his daughter Suri in three years because the church said she would make him want to leave the religion.

Tom’s a great actor but it looks like his personal life is a bit of a mess.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

9. The director of Edge of Tomorrow initially insisted on a stuntman doing Tom’s stunts. Tom refused and the director was so impressed that he told Tom that he should do all his stunts in every movie!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

10. He’s really Maverick! Tom got his pilot’s license after filming Top Gun.

Who else is so excited for Top Gun 2?!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

11. Tom did ALL of his driving stunts in Jack Reacher. He’s so good at his stunts that even when he made a mistake in the scene where his car crashes into some barrels the director left it in the movie anyway.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

12. He’s one of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood. He makes more in one year than most actors make in a lifetime! His total net worth is $480 million!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

13. The sunglasses Tom’s character wears in Risky Business became so popular that he single-handedly increased Ray-Ban sales by 2000%.

Only Tom Cruise.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

14. When he was 14, Tom attended a seminary on a scholarship and seriously considered becoming a priest. But he got kicked out for swiping booze!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

15. Tom wanted to be in Valkyrie after seeing a photo of Colonel von Stauffenberg and instantly saw that he looked just like him!

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise

Let’s hope Tom will continue doing more action movies so we get more awesome GIFs of him running! COMMENT and tell us your favorite Tom Cruise movie.

15 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise


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