He usually wears "elevator shoes" and works with diminutive actresses to hide his height.
As a boy, his family moved often, and Cruise called more than a dozen cities home.
After graduating from high school, Cruise moved to New York City, where he worked as a bus-boy and took drama classes in the evening.
A cheat and a liar, and embezzler and have no dress sense whatsoever." "I say, that's a bit on the harsh side," said Moist as the men swept through. "Gene Hunt: I think you've forgotten who you're talking to.
He attended eight elementary schools and three high schools, not counting a short stint in Cincinnati's St. He took preliminary classes there that could have led to the Catholic priesthood, but abandoned those plans after one semester. Cruise was on his high school wrestling team, but when he was sidelined from athletics with a knee injury, he auditioned for the lead in his high school's production of Guys and Dolls, and got the role.
With the opening night applause ringing in his ears, he decided to pursue acting as his career.
With his dashing good looks, his youthful interest in wrestling, and two adopted but no biological children from his first two marriages, many of Cruise's fans and detractors have long questioned his sexuality.
He has filed lawsuits against several people and publications that claimed he is homosexual.