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TOM CRUISE (Ethan Hunt/producer) has achieved unprecedented success as an actor and producer in a career spanning two and a half decades. In that time he has put forth an array of memorable performances that has firmly ensconced him at the pinnacle of the pop culture lexicon. He is a three-time Academy Award® nominee whose films have earned in excess of seven and a half billion dollars in worldwide box office. Cruise has starred in an unprecedented 13 films that have earned more than $100 million in domestic box office, 13 films (including his last six in a row) that have earned more than $200 million in worldwide box office, and is the only actor with five films that have grossed more than $400 million in worldwide box office. Recently, Cruise was named the top money-making star of 2005 by the International Motion Picture Almanac's Quigley Poll, an annual survey of motion picture exhibitors which asks them to vote for the ten stars that generated the most box office revenue for their theaters. Cruise has received this distinction a record seven times, the most of any actor since the poll's 1932 inception, and has appeared on on Quigley's top ten list 18 times. Cruise was also recently voted "the biggest movie star ever” in a reader's poll conducted by Britain's Empire Magazine.

In addition, while continuing to explore new artistic challenges, Cruise has maintained and is recognized globally as an untiring ambassador of goodwill for his commitment to working towards bringing about positive change to the world by becoming an international advocate, activist and philanthropist in the fields of health, education and human rights.

His most recent film, the critically acclaimed "War of the Worlds,” marked Cruise's second collaboration with director Steven Spielberg. In the U.S., the film set a new career high for Tom Cruise as well as a new mark for Paramount Pictures by scoring the largest opening day, largest single day, and largest opening weekend the star and the company have ever had. In addition, the film reached a worldwide gross of $591 million, becoming the biggest hit in Tom Cruise's extraordinary 25 year career and established him as the actor who has generated the most box office for a single studio in the history of film, $2.6 billion for Paramount Studios alone. In 2002, Cruise also starred in Spielberg's critically lauded futuristic thriller "Minority Report,” which went on to gross $358 million at the worldwide box office.

Through Cruise|Wagner Productions, which he founded in 1993 with 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 and box-office hit "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. In January 2004, Daily Variety honored the producing team as "Billion-Dollar Producers”; most recently, they were presented with the UCLA /Producers Guild of America Vision Award. Last fall, Cruise|Wagner produced Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown.”

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,” costarring Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, and George C. Scott, and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders.” His breakout performance in "Risky Business” earned him his


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