7 interesting things you did not know about Tom Cruise

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Tom Cruise is the Shah Rukh Khan of Hollywood or vice versa. The 59 years old star has has had an illustrious career spanning four decades and an equally entertaining personal life. Cruise has become more than a mere household name—he's become an international icon. Famous for performing epic stunts on his own in his action packed movies, he has been a heartthrob of millions of women and is equally admired by men for his good looks.

On the occasion of his 59th birthday, we bring you some really interesting facts you did not know about Tom Cruise:

1. An injury in high school pushed him to acting.

Cruise incurred a knee injury while wrestling in high school left him unable to pursue wrestling, and this sent him looking for other ways to spend his time. This led him to audition for the school's production of "Guys and Dolls".

2. Cruise couldn't read till the time he became an adult.

Until Cruise the late '80s, Cruise claims that he could barely read due to a debilitating case of dyslexia. He once told People. "When I'd go to a new school, I wouldn't want the other kids to know about my learning disability, but then I'd be sent off to remedial reading."