Tom Cruise
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"Tom Cruise" is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love (1981 film)/Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps (film)/Taps (1981) and The Outsiders (film)/The Outsiders (1983), his first leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun (1986). He has since 1996 been well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible (film series)/Mission: Impossible film series, which has a fifth film set for release in 2015.

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Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.

Today, people can say anything they want. Suddenly it gets in the rumor mill and then it evolves and then somehow it becomes fact and you say, What is this? You know, why don't you ask me?

Jerry Maguire: Jump in my nightmare, the water's warm!

Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.

I've been...chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don't know what it's like being chased by them. It is harassment under the guise of, you know, 'We are the press, we are entitled.' When people are having a private moment, they should be allowed to have a private moment.

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim.

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?

I remember someone saying to Isabella [his daughter] Do you know who your father is? And she just looked at me. She says, He's just my dad?

I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.