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Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography

By Andrew Morton

Everyone is aware Tom Cruise—or at the very least what he desires us to understand. we all know that the fellow in the back of the smile overcame a difficult early life to superstar in excellent array of blockbusters: Top Gun, Rain guy, Born at the Fourth of July, a couple of stable males, Jerry Maguire, three Mission: very unlikely movies, and extra. we all know he has taken inventive possibilities, too, incomes him 3 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. yet past that, the image turns into a section much less clear…

We understand that Tom is a faithful follower of the Church of Scientology. we all know that, regardless of chronic rumors approximately his sexuality, he has been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. however it used to be no longer till he jumped on Oprah's sofa to proclaim his love for Katie and denounced Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi technology" of psychiatry that we started to detect how a lot we did not know concerning the fascinating, hardworking famous person. For the entire headlines and the rumors, the genuine Tom Cruise has remained unusually hidden—until now.

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