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Tom Cruise: My family were the rulers of north Ireland

Apr 13, 2013 at 01:31pm IST

London: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise claims his family once ruled north Ireland. The 50-year-old actor made the revelation during a late night chat show when discussing his recent discovery that his family owned the majority of Dublin in the ninth century, reported Sun online.

"I found out my ancestors were the rulers of north Ireland," he said.

Cruise was in town to promote his new sci-fi flick 'Oblivion'.

Tom Cruise: My family were the rulers of north Ireland

During his trip to Ireland the actor was surprised to find out more about his ancestors.

During his stay he was presented with a certificate of Irish heritage by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore after two female fans researched his family lineage as a gift.

"You can't make this up. They owned a town called Hollywood," he jokingly said.

Hollywood is a village in west County Wicklow.


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