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.Photo by David Fisher/REX Shutterstock