Academy Awards

Oscar Profile #286: Tom Cruise

tom-cruiseBorn July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as simply Tom Cruise, was the son of a special education teacher and electrical engineer, the only boy out of four children. The family moved to Canada where his father took a job working for the Canadian Air Force. After his parents’ divorce, his mother and the children returned to the U.S. Cruise entered a Catholic monastery intent on becoming a priest but left to pursue a career in acting.

Cruise made his film debut in 1981’s Endless Love and had a breakout role in the same year’s Taps. He had another important role in 1983’s The Outsiders and had his first hit, a huge one, as a star in the same year’s Risky Business. He has remained a star ever since.

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This Day in Oscar History: May 5 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: May 4 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: May 3 (2016)

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Oscar Preview: Weekend of Apr. 29-May 1, 2016

We had no films release this past weekend with the potential for Oscar nominations.

This Day in Oscar History: May 2 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: May 1 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: April 30 (2016)

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 18, 2016)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

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This Day in Oscar History: April 29 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: April 28 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: April 27 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: April 26 (2016)

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Oscar Preview: Weekend of Apr. 22-24, 2016

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This Day in Oscar History: April 25 (2016)

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