American actor best known for starring in films like Top Gun, Rain Man, Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire and Minority Report. The Biggest star in Hollywood has attracted a myriad of articles which target his 'apparent' lack of height, even going so far as to claim Tom is seeking advice over a quarter inch loss that is making him look shorter. Tom's height is regularly listed as being 5ft 7, although back in the 1980's he was actually being described as an average 5ft 8/9 and in 1988 he said himself: "I have always been pretty much the same weight, 147 pounds - at 5 feet 9 inches"
. His ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, once remarked "Now I can wear heels again'
, saying that she was a couple of inches taller than him.
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly piped in on the topic, laughing at the notion Tom was some sort of short midget, exclaiming that "Tom was at least 5ft 10...[he's a] Smashing guy. Everybody thinks he's a small guy. He's not. I think they would like him to be wee. I think they're jealous b**tards."
Richard Harris seemingly thought the opposite, saying: "Tom Cruise is a midget and he has eight bodyguards, all 6ft 10in, which makes him even more diminutive. It's an absolute joke. Actors are unimportant."
. There is never-ending speculation as to whether he wears lifts or elevated boots, even some magazines falsely crediting an innocuous pair of Air Force One sneakers as some form of thick wedged elevator sneaker.