5 Crazy Facts About Tom Cruise

There are some crazy facts about Tom Cruise throughout his career, but were naming the top 5!

Russell Ray

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: December 19th, 2020 7:47 pm pst

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Tom Cruise is known for his Top Gun & Mission Impossible roles which have propelled him to superstardom. He’s also known for doing his own crazy stunts and taking risks to make a shot happen. Heck, the guy just signed the dotted line to shoot a movie in outer space at the International Space Station. Cruise is known to push the limits, that is until it comes to COIVD-19.

Cruise broke news this week when he decided to let crew members on a movie set know how he felt about them breaking COIVD-19 rules. Today we are naming the top 5 things Tom has said while on set and what exactly happened this week. 

Topping out list at number 1 is the Mission: Impossible 7 set rant. 

The Sun released audio of Cruise shouting at crew members for breaking social distancing rules. In the recording of Cruise, he can be heard claiming, “We are the gold standard!” He then went on to explain why, saying, “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, produvers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” 

In today’s times, social distancing isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Covid-19 is still spreading rapidly and numbers are rising daily, so we can’t help but to side with Tom on this one. Afterall, he is defending people for the greater good!

Number 2 

Tom Cruise and…..Aladdin?

In 1992 Disney’s Aladdin made its way to the boxoffice. When animators were coming up with the look of Aladdin, they turned to the face of none other than Tom Cruise. Ever notice how Aladdins hair and face strongly represent Tom? Animators were trying to make Aladdin likeable and they thought that Tom’s face was the perfect fit for such a character. 

Number 3 

Tom Cruise got his moves from Soul Train

In an interview Tom said as a kid he would watch Soul Train. He noticed how the men of the show would use their dance moves to impress the ladies. Tom would spend his time memorizing routines and moves so that he too could impress the ladies. 

Number 4 

Although animators used Cruise’s look for the Aladdin film, Tom has refused to be an action figure. 

Ever wonder why you’ve never seen an action figure of Mission Impossible Ethan Hunt? It’s because since the beginning of his career, Cruise has continuously denied requests for his likeness to be made into any action figures. 

Rounding out our list at number 5 is how Tom Cruise saved Ray-Ban from going bankrupt. 

Ray-Ban is one of the most recognizable sunglasses one could find at a sunglasses store. Though they are highly popular and in demand now, but that wasn’t the case in 1981. Ray-Ban took a little of what money they had and paid for a product placement in Risky Business for a cameo. Thanks to the continuous appearance of the shades, Ray-Ban was able to enjoy a 40 percent increase in sales and a continuous partnership with some of Cruise’s movies for the next 5 years.

About The Author:

Russell Ray is an outgoing high energy multimedia journalist/ producer, Actor,  writer and AfterBuzz TV host. Russell has accreditations with TMZ and The NAACP Image Awards with a passion to bring you breaking news, entertainment segments and interviews.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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