Surprising Facts About Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise inspired Aladdin's character.

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Cruise single-handedly saved Ray-Ban company wearing its sunglasses in hit movies.

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Tom Cruise was offered the role of Iron Man, but he declined.

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Tom Cruise Day was created in Japan on October 10, 2006, to honour him.

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He has an incredible ability to hold his breath for long periods of time.

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Cruise prefers to practice for his hard feats in the wild outdoors

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Tom follows a David Beckham-inspired diet.

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Tom Cruise dabbled in wrestling as a student and continues to appreciate the sport now.

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When filming The Last Samurai, Cruise narrowly avoided death.

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In the opening sequence of Mission Impossible, he hung himself off the side of a plane.

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His first professional goal, when he was 14, was to become a priest.

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'Risky Business' was the first huge shift for Tom Cruise as an actor.

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