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Born in Syracuse, New York but from a longtime and fairly distinguished Louisville family, Thomas Cruise Mapother grew up in a variety of places from Louisville, New Jersey, and Missouri to Ottawa. Very close to his mother and sisters, Cruise hardly knew his father, who separated from his mother and became an alcoholic when the boy was 12. British-born journalist Clarkson's book does a reasonable job of presenting the megastar's origins, values, strong work ethic, and almost paranoid secretiveness. The author is not a terribly skilled writer or thoughtful biographer, but his 1997 book (it ends during the filming of "Eyes Wide Shut") is reasonably informative about Cruise's personal background and early career, and largely avoids being too prying or disrespectful toward its subject.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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