Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TheTVObserver: Tom Cruise

His role as sports agent Jerry Maguire in the 1996 film of the same name brought Cruise his second Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor and earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. In addition, the National Board of Review honored him with its highest distinction, Best Actor of the Year, and he received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role. TheTVObserver's StarSpread presents Tom Cruise in the first of a long form blog series.

Tom Cruise was voted the 7th Hollywood's Hottest Dad according to a poll held by In Touch magazine in December 2005. He earned the Diamond Meritorious Award for donating a staggering £2million to the Church of Scientology, making him the biggest ever donor to the controversial organization (Nov 2005).

Tom Cruise was the original choice for the role of Tom Ripley in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999).

He was once described as a "baby-faced Christopher Reeve" by Time magazine.

He donated to such charities, as The Ashley Flint Fund, The Tsunami Relief Fund, Themoms.biz Diabetes Fund, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Campaign and The Church of Scientology.

Tom Cruise was ranked #1 top money-making star at the box office in Quigley Publications annual poll of movie exhibitors a record six between 1986 and 2001 and was placed #2 in 2004.

To read the entire Tom Cruise StarSpread blog entry, CLICK HERE

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