Cruise, whose breakout role came in 1983 with the iconic film Risky Business, said that he didn't see himself as a sex symbol. Instead, "I see myself as a dedicated and hardworking actor."
It turns out that Cruise used that dedication -- and his skill at deflecting questions -- to keep his private life private. Although he admitted that he wasn't bothered by the public's interest in his personal affairs.
"It doesn't bother me at all. I don't resent it. I'm not tortured at night by it," Cruise shared. "Actually, I'm very happy people think enough of my work to feel that way."