50 Impossible Facts About Tom Cruise That Are True

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26Cruise's Middle Tooth

At the age of 40, just after his split from Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise got braces to address his overbite and misalignment problems. After this procedure, it has been noted that his right front tooth is just a tad askew, and has been widely referred to as his “middle tooth” for quite a while now.


27. Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even the ones he worked with decades ago. Documentary maker Louis Theroux went to his grandmother’s 100th birthday party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise after Tom worked with his cousin.


28. Actress Nazanin Boniadi (Nora from How I Met Your Mother) was hand-picked and groomed to become Tom Cruise’s girlfriend by the members of the Church of Scientology. She was then forced to break up with her boyfriend, got swept off her feet by Tom Cruise, left by Tom Cruise, and punished for telling a friend about the experience.


29. While attending the London premiere of War of the Worlds (2005), Tom Cruise was squirted in the face with water during a prank interview. His reaction on camera was stern but not livid. The culprit was charged with assault.


30. Tom Cruise didn’t know about internet porn until Seth Rogen told him in 2007.


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31Tom Cruise's Fantasy

When David Miscavige heard that Tom Cruise had a fantasy of running with Nicole Kidman through a meadow full of wildflowers he ordered Scientology’s Sea Org members to plant an area of the desert. It failed to meet expectations and he held the entire base responsible for ruining the romantic idyll.


32. Tom Cruise once had Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Leah Remini, and others over at his house and tried to play hide-and-seek with them, going so far as to run off into 3 acres of land.


33. Tom Cruise wears a thong made from soft and stretchy material while filming a movie because it provides him with “comfort and flexibility.” In fact, he requires custom-made thongs while filming his stunt scenes.


34. Tom Cruise sued porn actor Chad Slater after he told a magazine he was involved in an affair with Cruise. Slater was ordered to pay $10 million in damages. After defaulting on the suit, he later admitted the story was false. Cruise has also sued two other publications for homosexual claims.


35. The only reason Tom Cruise was literally in a closet in the South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet”, was Trey Parker getting around the legal repercussions of calling him gay directly. The Lawyers wouldn’t allow it, so he rewrote the scene to have him trapped in a closet. All the names on the credits of that episode read either “John Smith” or “Jane Smith” due to Tom Cruise’s and Scientologists’ reputation of suing people.


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36Tom Cruise Fencing

Tom Cruise is an avid fencer. He has taught Will Smith and David Beckham how to fence and even has a special room where he and his guy friends can do some sword swinging.


37. Christian Bale saw Tom Cruise on the Late Show with David Letterman while preparing for his role in American Psycho. Cruise’s “intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes” became the inspiration for how Bale would portray the psychopathic murderer.


38. In 2007 Germany imposed a “ban on Tom Cruise” for the filming of Valkyrie, a film based on Colonel von Stauffenberg’s attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler. The reason for the ban was due to Cruise’s belief in Scientology, a religion deemed cult and unconstitutional by Germany.


39. In 2005, the municipal government of Paris passed an official resolution so that unlike in Marseille, Tom Cruise would never be made an honorary citizen, specifically because of his affiliation with Scientology.


40. In 2006, the California Assembly voted to restrict the use of ultrasound machines for personal use after Tom Cruise bought an ultrasound machine to see images of his unborn child.


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41Tom Cruise & Psychiatry

Tom Cruise once proposed that psychiatry be outlawed. He said, “I think [psychiatry] is an utter waste of time. There’s nothing scientific about it. Communication is a good thing, but I think people get more mentally out of having a good meal or going for a walk. I think psychiatry should be outlawed.”


42. There was a “detoxification project” co-founded by Tom Cruise that claimed to treat 9/11 rescue workers for “toxins”, using a method created by L. Ron Hubbard.


43. During the birth of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ child, there were signs reading “Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable.” in accordance with the Silent Birth practice advocated by the Scientology church.


44. Scientologist Michele Miscavige mysteriously disappeared in August 2007 after attempting to foil the relationship between Tom Cruise and her husband David Miscavige, leader of the church of Scientology.


45. Tom Cruise doesn’t allow his likeness to be used in video games or for action figures. Even as far back as 1987, Cruise hasn't lent his likeness to a video game adaptation nor even agreed to have his face plastered on a game box.


46DOOM Videogame

One of the most popular videogames ever, DOOM was named after a Tom Cruise quote. Programmer John Carmack said in an interview that the game’s title was inspired by a scene in “The Color of Money.” Cruise’s character pulls out his custom cue case at a pool hall and someone asks ‘What do you have in there?’ Cruise replies... ‘Doom’


47. Hugh Jackman was a last-minute fill-in for the role of Wolverine in the X-men movies. Dougray Scott was originally cast for the role but had to back out when Mission Impossible 2 needed more shooting time and Tom Cruise wouldn’t let him leave the set.


48. While filming ‘All the Right Moves,’ Lea Thompson and Tom Cruise were placed in actual high schools for preparation for their roles. Tom Cruise was recognized immediately


49. The lead role in "Edward Scissorhands" was originally offered to Tom Cruise, but he wanted a happier ending and declined. And before given to Johnny Depp - Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, John Cusack, William Hurt, Robert Downy Jr., and Michael Jackson had all been offered and/or considered.


50. Tom Cruise’s character in “The Last Samurai” was based on a real Frenchman who fought alongside the warriors of a doomed “samurai democracy” in 1869.

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