One of the most charming and good looking actors in Hollywood- Tom Cruise wanted to be a priest when he was fourteen. But the life took a turn when he was in high school and developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest. At the age of 18 he started for New York to try his luck in acting. He made his debut with Endless Love (1981) where he has a small part to act.
Within five years Tom was seen in some of the best films of the decade including Top Gun (1986); The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989) for which he won Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in Drama in 1990. In the 1990s, he starred in a number of hit films, including Far and Away (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he won Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in Comedy/Musical in 1997, Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Magnolia which won him Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in 2000.
One of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Cruise is well known for his role as Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series, which has a fifth film set for release in 2015.