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WAR OF THE WORLDS

TOM CRUISE (Ray Ferrier) has achieved unprecedented success as an actor and producer in a career spanning two decades. He is a three-time Academy Award® nominee whose films have earned in excess of six billion dollars worldwide. In addition, while continuing to explore new artistic challenges, Cruise has utilized his professional success as a vehicle for positive change, becoming an international advocate, activist and philanthropist in the fields of health and education.

"War of the Worlds” marks Cruise's second collaboration with director Steven Spielberg. In 2002, Cruise starred in Spielberg's futuristic thriller "Minority Report.”

Through Cruise/Wagner Productions, which he founded in 1993 with his partner, Paula Wagner, Cruise has moved seamlessly into the broader role of producer, bringing a range of diverse projects from new and established talents to the screen. The first film released under the C/W banner was the international hit "Mission: Impossible,” and in 1997 resulted in the company being honored with the Nova Award for Most Promising Producers in Theatrical Motion Pictures. The company went on to produce the critically acclaimed films "Without Limits,” "Shattered Glass,” "Narc,” and the period thriller "The Others.” The last marked Cruise's first collaboration with director Alejandro Amenabar, whose film "Abre Los Ojos” became the basis for the C/W production "Vanilla Sky,” under the direction of Cameron Crowe. The producing team was honored recently with the UCLA /Producers Guild of America Vision Award.

Immediately following the release of "War of the Worlds,” Cruise will begin filming the third installment of the Cruise/Wagner blockbuster "Mission: Impossible” franchise, which has grossed over one billion dollars worldwide to date. In addition, in his role as producer through Cruise/Wagner Productions — which he founded in 1993 with his partner, Paula Wagner — he is producing Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown,” starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, set for release this fall.

Cruise made his feature film debut in 1981 at the age of nineteen in the romantic drama "Endless Love,” followed by the critically acclaimed "Taps,” co-starring Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton, and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders.” 1-lis breakout performance in "Risky Business” earned him his first Golden Globe nomination in 1983. The role of Maverick in Tony Scott's "Top Gun” catapulted Cruise to international stardom as the film went on to become the highest grossing picture of 1986.

He next starred opposite Paul Newman in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money” and opposite Dustin Hoffman in Barry Levinson's Oscar®-winning "Rain Man.” In 1989, Cruise received his first Academy Award® nomination and earned the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July,” which received a Best Picture nomination. His performance in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men,” opposite Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, led to a third Golden Globe nomination, and, in 1997 he received his second Academy Award® nomination and the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire.”

In 1999, Cruise received critical acclaim for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's ensemble drama "Magnolia,” earning a third Academy Award® nomination and his third Golden Globe, for Best Supporting Actor. That same year, he starred in Stanley Kubrick's final film, the psychological thriller "Eyes Wide Shut.”

His additional screen credits include Ron Howard's epic "Far and Away,” Sydney Pollack's legal thriller "The Firm,” and Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire,” based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice. He most recently starred in the critically acclaimed box-office hit "Collateral” for director Michael Mann. Cruise has been the recipient of numer

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