QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Tom Cruise?

As the actor turns 51, test your knowledge about his personal life and career of over 30 years! (39 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:31PM

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Tom Cruise?

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Mapother

Cruise (pictured at the Top Gun afterparty on May 12, 1986) grew up with the last name Mapother (pronounced "MAY- puh-ther"), which explains his childhood nickname, Maypo. He shortened his name to his middle name Cruise around age 18, which is when he moved to New York City to pursue acting. Cruise's real surname is still used by his first cousin, Lost actor William Mapother.

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