The 47-year-old actor - who is married to actress Katie Holmes - insists he doesn`t regard himself as special and always feels lucky to have had fame and success. He said: "I have been a lucky man. I have a privileged life.
"I have never let my ego grow - I`m aware that I`m just an actor. I have a ball with people and I feel thankful when they scream my name at a movie premiere."
While Tom is grateful for fame, he admits one of the downsides of his life is seeing how "distorted" it can get.
He explained: "In the past 25 years I`ve witnessed how my life and my reality have been completely distorted, twisted and exaggerated.
"I have to continue being myself even though sometimes it takes a huge effort." Tom recently revealed Suri - his four-year-old daughter with Katie - is the person he turns to when he is reading new scripts and is unsure whether to take on a role.
He said: "She asks all the right questions, `Why does that happen?` `Those are the bad guys?` `You`re the good guy, right?`
"It comes down to the same thing as when I was a kid. Can I create a character that will make her happy, that will make her laugh? And you know what? She makes me get better and better, because she`s always asking me to do it again."