Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a "bully and coward." He stated, "He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you.
It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!
In 2012, Cruise was Hollywood's highest-paid actor.
He has won Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in Drama in 1990 for Born on the Fourth of July; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in Comedy/Musical in 1997 for Jerry Maguire; and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in 2000 for Magnolia.
In 1996, he took on the title role in Jerry Maguire, for which he earned a Golden Globe and his second nomination for an Academy Award.
In 1999, Cruise costarred with Kidman in the erotic Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, and took a rare supporting role, as a motivational speaker, Frank T. Mackey, in Magnolia, for which he received another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.
He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada.However, in the spring of that year, Cruise's mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States.In 1996, Cruise appeared as superspy Ethan Hunt in the reboot of Mission: Impossible, which he produced.It was a box office success, although it received criticism regarding the Jim Phelps character being a villain despite being a protagonist of the original television series.He started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love.