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Tom Cruise

DOB: July 3, 1962

Background: Cruise was born in Syracuse, NY. He grew up in near poverty and suffered at the hands of an abusive father. He briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati with the hope of becoming a Catholic priest. As a senior, he played varsity football.

Filmography: His career spans thirty years and began in 1981 with roles in "Endless Love" and "Taps." His notable roles also include "The Outsiders" (1983), "Risky Business" (1983), "Top Gun" (1986), "The Color of Money" (1986), "Rain Man" (1988), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), "A Few Good Men" (1992), "The Firm" (1993), "Interview with the Vampire" (1994), "Mission: Impossible" (1996), "Jerry Maguire" (1996), "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), "Magnolia" (1999), "Minority Report" (2002), "The Last Samurai" (2003), "Collateral" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005), and "Valkyrie" (2008), and "Rock of Ages" (2012).

Academy Awards:

Best Actor Nominations
"Jerry Maguire" (1996); lost to Geoffrey Rush ("Shine")
"Born on the Fourth of July" (1989); lost to Daniel Day-Lewis ("My Left Foot")

Best Supporting Actor Nomination
"Magnolia" (1999); lost to Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules")

Golden Globes: Wins - Best Film Drama Actor ("Born on the Fourth of July," 1990); Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor ("Jerry Maguire," 1997); Best Film Supporting Actor ("Magnolia," 2000)

Best Film Drama Actor Nominations
"The Last Samurai" (2004); lost to Sean Penn ("Mystic River")
"A Few Good Men" (1993); lost to Al Pacino ("Scent of a Woman")

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor Nomination
"Risky Business" (1984); lost to Michael Caine ("Educating Rita")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"Tropic Thunder" (2009); lost to Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")

SAG Awards:

Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Magnolia" (2000); lost to "American Beauty"

Best Film Actor Nomination
"Jerry Maguire" (1997); lost to Geoffrey Rush ("Shine")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"Magnolia" (2000); lost to Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules")

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