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    What Is Real Name Of Tom Cruise? Why Did He Change It?

    Tom Cruise is one of the most famous people in the world. His name is also recognized instantly by many people around the world. The very name has been used to honor people doing their own stunts: “Oh You are a Tom Cruise!”

    His popularity has brought with it many curious people to dig into his life. This includes what he likes to do when he is not on set, and how was his life before he became a celebrity, and so on. His famous name which is echoing everywhere is not his real name. So, what is his real name and why did he change it?

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    What Is Tom Cruise’s Real Name?

    Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise has gone with several iconic names in different roles he had played on screen. He went by Maverick while playing a high-flying pilot in “Top Gun” and as Ethan Hunt in a long line of “Mission Impossible” movies. Beyond that, he’s been Cole Trickle in 1990’s “Days of Thunder,” Lt. Daniel Kaffee in 1992’s “A Few Good Men,” Lestat in 1994’s “Interview with the Vampire,” and Jerry Maguire in the 1996 flick of the same name.

    Although he has done many iconic roles, his name Tom Cruise was sound in every character he played. However, it turns out that his name is not even his real name. He was born with the name Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His mom was an actor and teacher named Mary and his father was an engineer with whom Tom shared his name, Thomas Mapother.

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    Why Did Tom Cruise Change His Name?

    Tom Cruise

    Upon his entry into the film industry, his agent asked him to shorten his name. Hence, he shortened his first name and used his middle name as his surname. I think that’s why people advise us to go with whatever the professionals say. It definitely worked out for Tom.

    Even at the age of 60, he is still doing his own stunts. His upcoming project is ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’. This is a sequel to the box-office hit ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ and is the seventh in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series. It is scheduled to be released on screens in the United States on July 14, 2023, by Paramount Pictures.

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    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri is an ardent writer and a public speaker. She has a masters in English from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She loves to read and 'Book Thief' is her favourite. She knows everything about music and fandom. Her motto in life is to entertain people and thereby placing her first step into entertainment by writing for the entertainment unit of First Curiosity.

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