How Tall is Tom Cruise?

There has been much debate about Tom Cruise’s height in the media, in magazines, and on the web. Some reports state that he is no more than five feet five inches tall and while others report roughly 5 feet seven inches tall. Back in 1988, the man himself, however, was quoted as saying, “I have always been pretty much the same weight, 147 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches.” So how tall is Tom Cruise? And more importantly, why all the hype about his height?

Americans are obsessed with celebrities, so there will always be some sort of hype about some of the most, well, ridiculous things we can think of. What’s even worse is that other celebrities continue to fuel the fire surrounding Tom Cruise’s height. They claim that Tom Cruise is “short” or “diminutive”; Nicole Kidman has made remarks claiming that she is several inches taller than him, and she was quoted as saying (since the break-up) that she “can wear heels again.” Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, has stated that “Tom was at least 5ft 10′.” Richard Harris said “Tom Cruise is a midget and he has eight bodyguards, all 6ft 10in, which makes him even more diminutive. It’s an absolute joke. Actors are unimportant.” This was quoted in the Mirror Newspaper in 2001. Others claim that Cruise wears elevator shoes and works with shorter actresses so that he appears taller. For the record, IMDb reports that Tom Cruise is five feet seven inches tall and his biggest fan website (Tom Cruise Fan) reports five feet eight inches tall.

With all of the hype and gossip surrounding Tom Cruise’s height, the truth is- unless you know Tom Cruise personally or you have taken his measurements yourself, you will never (ever) know exactly how tall he is. What we do know is that Tom Cruise is one of the top 100 stars of all times with a career that is nothing short of spectacular. During the course of his career, Tom Cruise has produced roughly 28 top films, earned several Golden Globe Awards, several Oscar Nominations, and an average domestic box office gross of $99.9 million per film. And that’s not all:

-The total gross of Tom Cruise’s movies to date is $2.6 billion. Only Tom Hanks has done better.
-In June 2006 Cruise took the No.1 spot on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful stars.
-In the last 10 years all but one of Tom Cruise’s movies grossed more than $200 million worldwide.
-Tom Cruise’s top-grossing movie was War of the Worlds (2005), which earned $590 million around the around the globe.

Tom Cruise is also considered a hero. He came to the rescue of people on three different occasions in 1996; he took a woman injured in a car accident to the hospital and paid her bill, saved several boys from being crushed in a crowd, and he even saved people from a fire while yachting. Tom Cruise also has two adopted children with Nicole Kidman: Isabella Cruise (born in 1993) and Connor Cruise (born in 1995). He is currently married to actress Katie Holmes who gave birth to their first child, Suri Cruise, on April 18, 2006.

Tom Cruise Movies

The list below represents Tom Cruise’s films by decade. Please note that this list does not include independent films, student films, commercials, etc. Following you will find salaries, box office sales, Oscar Nominations, and Golden Globe Nominations and Awards.

Tom Cruise Films 1980-1990

Taps (1981)
Endless Love (1981)
Risky Business (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Losin’ It (1983)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Legend (1985)
The Color of Money (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Cocktail (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise Films 1990-2000

Days of Thunder (1990)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
The Firm (1993)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Magnolia (1999)

Tom Cruise Films 2000-2006

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Collateral (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Tom Cruise Oscar Nominations

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Nominated: 2000
For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1997
For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1990
For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise Golden Globe Nominations and Wins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Year Nominated: 2000
Won For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1997
Won For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1993
For: A Few Good Men (1992)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1990
Won For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1984
For: Risky Business (1983)

Tom Cruise Salaries for Top Films

War of the Worlds (2005) (20% profit participation)
The Last Samurai (2003) $25,000,000 + % of profits
Minority Report (2002) $25,000,000+
Vanilla Sky (2001) $20,000,000 + 30% of Profits
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $75,000,000 (gross participation)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $20,000,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $20,000,000 against 15%
Mission: Impossible (1996) $70,000,000 (gross participation)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) $15,000,000
Far and Away (1992) $13,000,000
Rain Man (1988) $3,000,000+% of gross
Top Gun (1986) $2,000,000
Risky Business (1983) $75,000

Domestic Box Office Sales for Tom Cruise Movies

Mission: Impossible III (2006) $133,501,348
War of the Worlds (2005) $234,277,056
Collateral (2004) $100,170,152
The Last Samurai (2003) $111,110,575
Minority Report (2002) $132,014,112
Vanilla Sky (2001) $100,614,858
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $215,397,000
Magnolia (1999) $22,450,000
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $55,637,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $158,047,411
Mission: Impossible (1996) $180,965,000
Interview with the Vampire (1994) $105,264,000
The Firm (1993) $158,300,000
Far and Away (1992) $58,883,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $141,340,000
Days of Thunder (1990) $82,700,000
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) $70,001,000
Rain Man (1988) $172,800,000
Cocktail (1988) $78,200,000
Top Gun (1986) $176,800,000
The Color of Money (1986) $52,293,000
Legend (1985) $15,502,000
Risky Business (1983) $63,500,000
The Outsiders (1983) $25,600,000
Losin’ It (1983) N/A
All the Right Moves (1983) $17,200,000
Endless Love (1981) $33,000,000
Taps (1981) $30,273,559

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