Possibly the most famous short celebrity in the world, this article answers your questions about Tom Cruise's height, spouse and style.
Are you interested in classic menswear? Do timeless pieces with a slight edge appeal to you? Look to Tom Cruise for your style inspiration.
While he may not be the first leading man that comes to mind when you think of stylish stars, a quick look at his wardrobe proves he actually has impeccable and classic taste.
Who is Tom Cruise?
Tom Cruise is a world-famous actor. He’s been starring in films since the early 1980s. These days, he is known for his action roles and performing his own stunts. According to IMDB, he is currently working on the Mission Impossible series, as well as a Top Gun sequel.
Tom Cruise rose to fame in the 1980s as a charming heart-throb with charisma to spare in films like Risky Business (1983) and Top Gun (1986). Who could forget his dancing in Risky Business or the legendary opening scene in Top Gun?
During the 1990s, Cruise’s credits included critically acclaimed films like Jerry Maguire (1996), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and Magnolia (1999).
He received Academy Award nominations for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July (1990), Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia. Despite losing the Oscars, Cruise picked up Golden Globes for his roles in those three films.
Most recently, he starred in The Mummy (2017). All of Cruise’s memorable, expert performances are part of the reason he is still a Hollywood star.
Who is Tom Cruise’s spouse?
Tom Cruise has been married and divorced three times. Interestingly, he seems to have a type. Tom’s wives have all been tall and gorgeous with fabulous hair.
Tom’s Cruise’s first marriage was with actress Mimi Rogers. They were married from 1987-1990. Less than a year after their divorce, Tom Cruise was remarried.
He and Australian actress Nicole Kidman wed on December 24, 1990. They met on the set of Days of Thunder (1990). Together they adopted two children, Isabella and Connor Cruise. Kidman and Cruise were married until 2001. After his divorce from Kidman, Cruise waited five years before he tied the knot again.
His third spouse, actress Katie Holmes, gave birth to their daughter, Suri Cruise, seven months before they married. Holmes filed for divorce in June of 2012, after five years of marriage. Tom Cruise is currently single.
How tall is Tom Cruise?
It’s no Hollywood secret that Tom Cruise is on the shorter side. Current reports have him at 5’7 (five foot, seven inches) or just over 170 cm.
In the 1980s, Cruise was quoted “I have always been pretty much the same weight, 147 lbs and five-foot nine”. In the early 1990s, he was said to be 5’8 and 160 lbs.
In 2019, we have evidence that he is most likely 5’7 (170.18 cm). He is estimated to weigh 150 lbs.
As one of Hollywood’s most famous action stars, Cruise is typically shot to be appear taller and larger on-screen. Rumor has it that he’s requested elevator shoes when playing opposite taller men.
For example, when he starred in Interview with the Vampire (1994) with Brad Pitt, it’s believed Cruise wore lifts. Additionally, his ex-wife Nicole Kidman said she was required to wear flats when shooting scenes with Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
This type of perception-altering is common in Hollywood. Many short actors stand on boxes or use camera angles to appear taller. This is probably one of the reasons no one can agree on Tom Cruise's height.
How to Dress like Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise’s personal style is very consistent. He clearly takes inspiration from some of the roles he’s played–and why not? A costume designer’s job is to make the actors look their very best.
He often wears white button downs, bomber jackets, and aviator sunglasses as he wore in Top Gun, or all black ensembles, as he wears in the Mission Impossible series.
Tom Cruise’s signature style include the following elements:
- Neutral color palette (blue, grey, black and white)
- Straight leg pants
- Fine fabrics (Italian wool, leather)
- Monochromatic looks
- Leather jackets
- Aviator sunglasses
- Large watches
- Heeled boots and dress shoes
- Impeccable tailoring
Let's take a look at his formalwear.
Tom Cruise’s Red Carpet Style
When it comes to style, Tom Cruise has two settings: formal and smart casual. For his red carpet appearances he favors bespoke three piece suits.
During his press tour for The Mummy, he wore Ermenegildo Zegna almost exclusively. His stylists reported that everything was handmade to the actor’s specifications.
A custom Ermenegildo Zegna can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $22,000. Regardless of the brand, most of Cruise’s suiting has similar traits.
- Slight metallic sheen in fabrics
- Classic colors like navy, charcoal, and black
- Traditional three piece suits (with coordinating vest)
- Matching ties
- White dress shirts
It's very rare to see Cruise stray from this particular formal aesthetic.
Tom Cruise's Street Style
When Tom Cruise is off duty, he embraces a smart casual style. He typically wears a monochromatic outfit, such as a black t-shirt, black leather jacket, and black pants.
Wearing all one color is a fashion trick to look taller and leaner. He probably learned that one on set. He also embraces v-necks, whether it’s a sweater, or a button down he’s left mischievously undone.
This too is a way to visually elongate the body. Another part of Tom Cruise’s style any short man can embrace is his love of a classic, straight leg pants.
Tom Cruise’s casual style frequently features these elements:
- V-neck sweaters and button-downs
- Monochromatic looks in black, grey, or blue
- Bomber jackets
- Leather jackets
- Aviator sunglasses
- Straight leg pants and jeans
Again, just like with his formalwear, Cruise is very consistent with his casual looks.
Signature Personal Style
Like many Hollywood players, Cruise uses his personal style as part of his brand. As a short man, he also uses fashion to look longer and leaner.
When we think of Tom Cruise, we think of traditional, sophisticated silhouettes in neutral colors, impeccable tailoring, and fine fabrics. Tom Cruise’s fashion sense is admirable. His dedication to classic looks means that he always looks great, whether it’s 1989 or 2019.