9 Unbelievable Facts About Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is back on the big screen in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which hits theaters July 31, 2015. Although he’s always been a fixture of the tabloids, which are mostly interested in his relationships with ex Katie Holmes and daughter Suri and his puzzling status as a Scientologist, he’s still undeniably a movie star oozing with charm and charisma. Here are 9 crazy facts about Tom Cruise — we barely believed them too!
9. He’s 53
That’s right: Tom Cruise is 53-years-old, born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. He looks so unbelievably good for his age, from his lush brown hair to his youthful face to his impressively ripped body, that we wonder if he’s got some kind of secret health habit like injecting the DNA of baby sharks. Plastic surgeons have speculated that he’s probably had some work done on his face, and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he has had some enhancements done to his hair. Lots of stars around Tom’s age look amazing (Diane Lane, at 50, and Sandra Bullock, at 51, come to mind), but George Clooney is only one year older than Tom and looks like he could have a decade on him. Google image search some of Tom’s co-stars from movies in the ’80s and ’90s and you’ll be shocked to see how differently they have aged.
8. He Actually Hung Off a Plane for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Tom made headlines when fans found out that he did an insane plane stunt for the new Mission Impossible movie in which he was attached to a plane while it took off. The movie’s director, Christopher McQuarrie, told Yahoo UK that he and Tom felt they needed to outdo the stunts in the last Mission Impossible. “While searching for different locations, the production designer James Bissell bought me a model of this Airbus airplane and presented it as something we could use in the movie,” McQuarrie explained. “I suggested to Tom, ‘What if you were on the outside of this thing when it took off?’ I meant it as sort of a half joke, but he said back to me, ‘Yeah I could do that!’” Tom told Jimmy Fallon that he did eight takes of the crazy stunt, and admitted that “it was kind of intense.”