Tom Cruise is an American film actor and producer, best known for playing action hero types in "Top Gun" (1986) and the "Mission Impossible" series. Cruise initially set his sights on becoming a priest, but got the acting bug and moved to New York City at age 18. He made his...Read more film debut playing a small role in the Brooke Shields romance "Endless Love" (1981). He soon became a household name, playing leading roles in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s like "Top Gun" (1986) and "Rain Man" (1988). By the 2000s, he was one of the highest paid actors in the world, earning an average $15 million a pop. His performance in "Jerry Maguire" (1996) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He's also notorious for his religious conversion to the Church of Scientology. He has one child with ex-wife of five years, actress and American sweetheart Katie Holmes.