Tom Cruise is an American actor best known for his movie series Mission Impossible, Top Gun, Edge of Tomorrow, and many more. he’s done over 50+ movies in his whole career and is the most successful actor till date. He has won many awards and was selected as the most beautiful person by the People Magazine. yet an average American is 5 feet 9 inches tall, but how tall Tom cruise really is?
Who is Tom Cruise?
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, most commonly known as Tom Cruise is an American Actor, producer and philanthropist having achieved extraordinary success and is also the world’s highest-paid actor.
Tom Cruise has received several awards such as Honorary Palme d’Or and three golden globe awards. He was also nominated thrice for Oscar and Academy Awards, and nominated for the best actor for born on the 4th of July and Jerry Maguire.
His films have earned over $10 billion at the worldwide box office. His latest movie Mission Impossible: Fallout has earned over $775 which makes it the most successful movie by Tom Cruise.
He is just like water and takes the shape of the container in which it is kept. He has proven himself with all the roles he has played and never left us disappointed ever.
But you know what can be disappointing?
Haters Making Fun of Tom Cruises’ Height
Height is something that is based on your genetics that cannot be controlled but can be boosted by the help of certain exercises, yoga, and stretching. making fun of somebody’s height is really an absurd thing one can do. Tom Cruise is a Successful actor and it is obvious to have haters if you have 7.3 Million followers on Instagram.
Tom Cruises’ height is 5 feet 7 inches, 170 cm tall. An average American is 5 feet 9 inches, and 175 cm tall. this basically means Tom Cruise is shorter than an average American, but does it affect his acting skills in any way? I don’t think so. You can’t judge people just by their height. Many actors are short, but that doesn’t affect what they are doing. Do you know Danial Radcliff? He’s 5 feet 5 inches tall which comes to 165 cm. You can call him short and make fun of his height but that will not change the fact that he’s Harry Potter.
How Tall is Tom Cruise
Tom cruise is originally 5 feet and 7 inches tall but he shifts his height depending on the actress he’s working with. If we spin the clock back to the 1980s or 1990s Tom Cruise was referred to as 5 feet 8 inches, 173cms and 5 feet 9 inches, 176cm.
An actress once stated that during the time filming a movie, she was wearing flats yet the difference between their heights was huge. Tom Cruise has used various techniques that have helped him a lot in the past that add one or two extra inches to his height. Wearing in souls and lift-up shoes with heels and using smoke and a mirror that creates an illusion to one’s eyes. The biggest factor that helps Tom Cruise to look taller is the camera angle.
Despite being short, Tom Cruise does all his action scenes and stunts by himself. He does not have a stunt double doing his stunt for him like most the actors.
Is Tom Cruise Insecure About His Height?
Tom Cruise has worked with actresses who are taller than him and that does seem to affect him. His build and figure are perfect which makes him took taller. there are times when Tom cruise declines the offer of the actress being too tall for him to fit in as he plays the lead and he has to outshine the rest of the cast. But he has worked with some of the tallest actresses like Cameron Diaz who is 5 feet 9 inches and Nicole Kidman who is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
the controversy of Tom cruise being short was started during the release of Jack Reacher. this movie was released in 2012 and was actually a Novel Adaptation. In the novel, Jack Reacher was described as extremely tall and broad with long arms and long legs. Later when it was revealed that Tom Cruise was going to play the protagonist of the movie the fandom of the novel was really disappointed which made Tom Cruise bummed. No sooner did the movie release than it made $218 million at the worldwide box office.
Is Tom Cruise Short?
Tom Cruise is indeed short compared to an average American. An average American is 5 feet and 9 inches and tom Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches which makes him 2 inches short than an average American. Despite beginning short Tom Cruise was named “The Most beautiful person in the world by People Magazine”
Hollywood is a different world, you won’t get a chance to play the lead if you’re not 5 feet and 11 inches tall minimum. Cruise on the other hand is short but that is not a drawback for him. He is running in the movies since 1981 and is giving back-to-back blockbusters. When he was young he suffered from a common disease known as Dyslexia. he was diagnosed while he was seven years old and now he is okay.
You see a disease like dyslexia wasn’t able to stop him from reaching his goal.
Do you think he cares about his height?
Japan Celebrates 10th October as Tom Cruise Day because Tom Cruise tends to visit Japan more often than any other country. Japan has always been a special place for Tom Cruise and has promoted many blockbusters in the past including Mission Impossible series and indeed a movie that symbolizes Japanese culture ” The Last Samurai”.
After 36 years Tom Cruise finally released the sequel of “top gun” and is currently on the world tour for the promotion of “top gun maverick” and hell be in japan on the 24th of May.