Probably one of the world's most-discussed celebrities, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
was born July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. Tom Cruise's first calling was the priesthood, and acting was not a top priority. It was only after Tom injured his knee in a wresting match that he took an interest in emoting for art's sake. With 36 films under his belt, dozens of awards and uncountable profits, the dramatic former grappler has made a significant mark on Hollywood history. Vegetarian Tom's career ascent has survived three very public marriages and a media anointment as the poster child for Scientology. Watch out for Xenu, Tom!