Tom Cruise grew up in a devout Catholic household. At the age of 14, he decided to pursue a career as a priest as his first choice.

The actor for "Maverick" didn't learn to read until he was an adult.

Tom Cruise has unexpectedly never received an Oscar nomination, despite being nominated three times for movies including "Magnolia," "Jerry Maguire," and "Born on the Fourth of July."

When rumours of his homosexuality were rampant in the press, Tom Cruise reportedly married Nicole Kidman, his second ex-wife, to shield his reputation. When gay porn star Chad Slater said he and Tom were dating, the rumours got started. These rumours turned out to be untrue in the end.

Tom saves Ray-Ban. Ray-Ban saw a 40% increase in sales in the year 1986, when Top Gun was released.

Divorced wives when they turned 33 years old. Unbelievably, all three of Cruise's ex-wives, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, and Mimi Rogers, were 33 years old when their marriages ended in divorce.