10 Things You Didn't Know about Tom Cruise

Find out facts about Tom Cruise, like which actor he's related to on "Lost" and more!

10 Things You Didn't Know about Tom Cruise

10. Screen Name

Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962.

9. Parents

Cruise was 11 when his parents divorced in 1974.

8. Family Ties

Cruise’s cousin actor William Mapother played Ethan Rom on ABC’s “Lost.”

7. Extracurriculars

Cruise knew he wanted to go into acting after starring in his high school’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” but also wrestled and played football.

6. Awards

He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards.

5. Most Powerful

In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Cruise as the world’s most powerful celebrity.

4. Romantic

Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

3. Making Millions

Cruise was the first actor to star in five consecutive films that grossed $100 million in the U.S.

Those films were “A Few Good Men,” “The Firm,” “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Jerry Maguire.”

2. Fashion

Cruise and Katie Holmes both wore Armani at their wedding.

1. Military Man

Cruise has played a member of the military in six different movies: “Taps,” “Top Gun,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Last Samurai” and “Valkyrie.”