8 Famous Celebrity Stage Names

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV : "Tom Cruise" 1 of 9

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was a Franciscan seminary student on his way to priesthood but left Glen Ridge, New Jersey for New York City at the age of 18 and landed his first role in "Endless Love" in 1981. Five years later with the release of "Top Gun," Tom Cruise's name was immortalized in film history.

Best known for roles in:

  • "Top Gun"
  • "Mission: Impossible" (1-4)
  • "Risky Business"
  • "Jerry Maguire"