Tom Cruise may well be considered one of the top actors in the business but it seems that he almost took a completely different career path. Tom attended the St Francis Seminary School with Shane Dempler, who has revealed that Tom was considering becoming a Catholic Priest, before a drunken incident caused him to change his mind.
Dempler told the New York Daily News, "He had a very strong Catholic faith. We went to Mass, spent time in the chapel and enjoyed hearing stories from the priests. We thought the priests had a great lifestyle and we were really interested in priesthood. In truth. we were too young to make that decision."
Taking about the beers, he added, "I tossed about six, most broke, but we managed to get a couple and hide them in the nearby woods. 'The priests didn't even realise until some of the other boys found out about our plan and snuck into the woods and got drunk. They were caught staggering down the road to the seminary and forced to confess.”
Shane continued, "The school wrote a letter to our parents saying they liked us both, but would prefer if we didn't return. So we weren't kicked out, just preferred not to go."
As for Tom Cruise's movie career, he is a very busy man and can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo in Oblivion, which is due to hit the big screen on April 12 in the UK and then on April 19 in the US.