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The Famous Hollywood Acter Tom Cruise Full Biography

 Over the course of more than 35 years, TomCruise has evolved from a teen heartthrob, to one of the most powerful and polarizingfigures in Hollywood. He flew straight into the hearts of womeneverywhere as "Maverick" in Top Gun, and he won the male vote as Ethan Hunt in Mission:Impossible, building a reputation as one of the film industry's genuine megastars. But somewhere along the way, the love Cruisehad grown accustomed to began to fade, and the public's perception of him changed drastically. Once the man that every guy wanted to be andevery girl wanted to be with, the name Tom Cruise has since come to mean something completelydifferent. Cruise control As Variety reports, Cruise's reboot of TheMummy is the latest of his films to be negatively impacted by his controlling interference. 

According to insiders, Cruise revamped theentire script, and heavily influenced the direction, editing, and even marketing ofthe film, which produced a relatively dismal $32 million dollar domestic opening weekend. International returns have been better, though insiders still doubt the film will re-coup its combined production and marketing costs. And The Mummy wasn't the first film taintedby Cruise's obsessive meddling. According to actor R. Lee Ermey, collaboratorand friend to the late director, Stanley Kubrick, the failure of Eyes Wide Shut was also dueto the star's ego-tripping. Ermey told Radar Online that Kubrick "...was disgusted with it and that the criticswere going to have him for lunch. He said Cruise and Kidman had their way withhim - exactly the words he used." Fewer fangirls Telling women what they can and can't wearis one way to lose the female demographic, but telling them how to give birth is a differentkind of insult entirely. 

When Katie Holmes was pregnant, Cruise wasforced to address rumors that he was demanding his wife give birth in complete silence, apractice Scientologists believe prevents permanent psychic scars caused by negativity at birth. According to ABC News, Cruise was even rumoredto have had a special pacifier made to keep Holmes quiet during delivery, though the A-listerinsisted the church's "silent birth" method isn't as strict as many believe. It wasn't the first time Cruise stuck hisnose into the childbirth debate. He made headlines in 2005 when he openly criticizedBrooke Shields for taking medication to manage postpartum depression. 

Shields responded by saying "Tom should stick to saving the world fromaliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatmentoptions are best for them." Cruise's third and final strike came whenhis alleged on-set infidelity was exposed. Rumors that Scientology big wigs encouragedCruise to cheat on first wife, Mimi Rogers, with second wife Nicole Kidman on the setof Days of Thunder were reportedly confirmed by former senior church executive Marty Rathbun,who said of the scheme, "It just shows you how twisted and corrupted Scientology is." No studio love Cruise's behavior off-screen eventually beganto affect his career. 

In 2006, Paramount Pictures ended its 14-yearworking relationship with the actor, fearing his erratic actions were going to negativelyimpact receipts for the upcoming Mission: Impossible 3. Apparently, it wasn't just the actor's affiliationwith Scientology that had the studio sweating. Cruise's bizarre appearance on Oprah led manyto question his sanity. Paramount CEO Sumner Redstone was quoted byCNN saying, "As much as we like him personally, we thoughtit was wrong to renew his deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptableto Paramount." Total power Despite naming Cruise as one of 2016's mostoverpaid actors, Forbes Magazine is well aware of the influence Cruise holds, naming himthe most powerful actor more than once. He topped the list in 2006 after War of theWorlds cleaned up at the box office, and again in 2012 after Mission: Impossible – GhostProtocol brought the franchise back from the brink. While most studios strive to tap the biggestnames in showbiz, when stars call the shots themselves, it becomes a problem. 

Cruise's reputation now precedes him, butthe actor's had better luck cracking the increasingly lucrative Asian market. Japan's crush on Cruise exploded into a fullon affair after the release of 2003's The Last Samurai, with the country declaring October10th a national holiday: Tom Cruise Day. Conversion scheme Devoting one's life to a faith created bya science fiction writer is a personal choice, but recruiting other A-list celebs into thefold sounds a little like propaganda. Former high-ranking Scientologist Gary Moreheadtold the Daily Mail that Cruise had an unhealthy obsession with David Beckham and viewed theBritish soccer star as the ideal convert. That conversation never came to pass, butit allegedly wasn't for a lack of trying on Cruise's part. According to a 2015 report, in an attemptto lure Beckham to Scientology headquarters, Cruise ordered Sea Org members to build asoccer field. It was all for nothing, as Beckham and wifeVictoria reportedly pulled a no-show. 

Un-popular vote Does Cruise really deserve to be hated inHollywood and beyond? Some say all this negativity boils down toa simple case of jumping on the bandwagon. For every fan that harbors a genuine hatefor the man, there's another who will avoid his movies based solely on the sway of publicopinion. Still, the old saying "there's no such thingas bad publicity" rings true. Gossip has followed Cruise his entire life,yet his star power has continued to prevail. Despite his questionable beliefs and erraticoutbursts, Cruise remains in high demand, reaffirming his position as one of the industry'stop leading men. Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe toour YouTube channel. Plus check out all this cool stuff we knowyou'll love, too! 

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