Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:12:59 GMT | By Shruthi Rajmohan, India Syndicate
Spotlight: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise will be seen next in 'Rock of Ages'

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Destined for greater things, a young Thomas Cruise began as a Franciscan seminary student with hopes of becoming a priest someday. Little did he know that instead of a somber life in the seminary, he would be lured into the glamour of Hollywood and achieve the star status that he has today.

Fame came almost instantaneously to the young lad who starred in a string of Box Office blockbusters, and eventually created a place for himself as one of the top 100 movie stars of all time.

Initially among the handful of A-listers who steered clear of scandals and controversies, Tom's sudden erratic behavior was met with harsh criticism. A practicing Scientologist, Tom retreats to his faith when stardom's adverse effects begin to show its ugly head.

Come what may, with a striking smile and an equally arresting face to go, Tom continues on in the exploration of his two passions - learning and life.

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