Mike Rinder, the founding director of Scientology International and former head of the Office of Special Affairs, claims that the star had just said the same thing to him minutes before as they waited for Miscavige, who is referred to by Scientology honchos as C. Rinder and Rathbun are part of a group of former high-ranking dissidents no longer connected to the organization. They and the other sources in this article, virtually all of them on the record, have been dismissed by Scientology as disgruntled apostates and worse.
Infour years after splitting from actress Nicole Kidman, the world's biggest movie star supposedly approached several young Hollywood actresses with an offer of a five-year marriage contract. Among those approached, the rumor goes, were Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Katie Holmes, who would go on to become Cruise's third wife. In exchange for marrying Cruise, the bride would receive a career boost and cash, plus a bonus if she gave birth to a child.
Paramount Pictures. The role of Maverick was written expressly for Cruise -- whose performance in "All the Right Moves" gave the writers inspiration for the part. Cruise was initially reluctant to take the role of Maverick, but his mind was immediately changed after his first time up in the air with The Blue Angels.
This is a beta version of NNDB. He is 5'7" tall, somewhat short for an American man. He usually wears "elevator shoes" and works with diminutive actresses to hide his height. As a boy, his family moved often, and Cruise called more than a dozen cities home.
For as long as we can remember, there have been rumors. We did that for you. Some folks have even suggested Cruise called up Viv in Wardrobe and had her cobble together prosthetic cheeks for the scene:.
List of Allegedly Gay Scientologists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The Church of Scientology founder L. There is evidence that Scientologists believe that they can cure gay tendencies.
The two are crestfallen and seeking privacy—so naturally they had their spokespeople release statements:. Will he be jumping up and down on a couch in a few months, singing the praises of some other Hollywood starlet? Or will Jeremy Renner find his dance card suddenly full?
Poor Katie Holmes! This supposed wedding would finally make their relationship permanent and open after five years of mostly covert dating. Representatives for Holmes have denied both the report about her and Foxx breaking up and the report about a Cruise and Suri reunion. After the two reportedly began dating inthey went to great lengths to keep their relationship a secret, with Holmes even donning a disguise at one point to meet up with him in a restaurant.
Though the story may very well be completely unsubstantiated, Cruise and Beckham's close friendship and the very persistent speculation that Cruise is gay has helped the rumor gain some traction. The pair has enjoyed a public bromance since meeting in Their friendship is detailed in the Beckham biography The Beckham Experiment, by Grant Wahl, which maintains that Cruise has influenced some of the athlete's biggest decisions.
Tom Cruise has been a part of my mental landscape ever since I was old enough to read in a magazine that I was supposed to fancy him. I was alive in the 80s and, as strange as this is now to think about, what with his deeply unsexy obsession since with thetans, back then he was very much pitched as Mr Sexxxxxy. Cruise was never really my type, but I will argue until closing time and beyond that he is one of the most watchable actors of all time: a proper Hollywood star who proved in one decade he could do top notch schlock Top Gunmediocre schlock Cocktail and proper acting Born On The Fourth Of July and Rain Man, for which he should have won the Oscar instead of Dustin Hoffman. There was his dramatic period in the 90s when he made relentless Oscar bids, peaking with Magnolia, and then, when that failed, his huffy retreat into decreasingly memorable action movies.