DID YOU KNOW?
Hollywood's finest and three-time Golden Globe Awards winner Tom Cruise has been a top-notch actor since the '80s. Cruise is known for his action movies, especially for his highly acclaimed work on the Mission: Impossible franchise. Most of the Tom Cruise movies are a box-office guarantee, including A Few Good Men, Risky Business, and The Firm and Jerry Maguire. At one glance, he seems like he's been perfecting his acting talent since childhood. But did you know that he was actually pursuing athletics but an injury forced him to take a new career path? Yes, you read that right, Tom Cruise didn't consider acting at all while growing up!
Cruise originally wanted to be a professional wrestler, but he was forced to the sidelines after a knee injury in high school. He then considered taking the path of the priesthood and enrolled in a Franciscan seminary when he was fourteen. It was only when he was sixteen that he was introduced to acting. When his teacher persuaded him to join a school musical play, Cruise aced the audition and got the leading role. Since then, Cruise pursued acting as a career and became the icon he is today! It really is true, when God closes a door, he opens a window!