Enrolled in a seminary to become a priest...he dropped out after one year.
Took up acting after losing his place on a high school wrestling team, due to a knee injury.
Adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, with his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman.
Once stopped to help a hit and run victim and paid her hospital bills. The victim was aspiring Brazilian actress Heloisa Vinhas.
Was considered for the lead in The Matrix (1999).
Earned a total of $70 million from Mission: Impossible (1996). He earned roughly $75 million for Mission: Impossible II (2000), by turning down any upfront salary, and taking 30% of the film's gross for both his producing and acting duties.
Enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, and piloting his Pitts Special S-2B stunt plane.
Received the John Huston Award for Artists Rights in 1998.
Is right-handed when writing, but does most things left-handed.
Suffers from dyslexia.
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