When Cruise came on “Top Gear” in 2010, he claimed the quickest celebrity lap on the scoreboard and nearly flipped his car! Ben Collins, a racecar driver, voted Cruise his favorite contestant, calling his time on the show the “highlight of his career.” On and off-screen, it appears that the actor is surrounded by action, energy, and excitement.
A Mixed Bag
Tom Cruise’s ancestors are of Irish, German, and English descent. His 840-year-old Irish ancestry includes a distinguished history of knights, lords, and rebels in the Cruise family line. However, he was unable to channel his roots when he attempted an Irish accent in the film “Far and Away,” which made multiple lists of the Worst Accents in Films.