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Tom Cruise has gone from the top of Oprah's couch to the Edge of Tomorrow.

The actor, though still considered totally crazy by many of the world's population, starred in his best-reviewed film in years this summer, cementing his place as an all-time great.

Love him, hate him or think he's scouring the church of Scientology for his next young wife, there's no denying Cruise's box office success. Nor is there any denying the following fact:

He turns 52 years old today!

Try to decide whether you'd rather do Cruise or Brad Pitt and then flip through 52 photos of the birthday boy now!

Tom Cruise in Japan
Tom Cruise is always one to acknowledge his fans. He expresses gratitude for them here during a visit to Japan.

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Tom Cruise.

He jumps on couches, gets married a lot, loves Scientology and shares opinions on certain issues that many consider out of the mainstream.

We know this. But what's really wrong with the guy? He's been one of Hollywood's biggest stars for three decades now and is basically harmless.

So let's all take a moment and wish him a happy birthday, shall we? The ageless wonder, who missed being Born on the Fourth of July by one day, is 51.

Tom Cruise Photo

From Risky Business to A Few Good Men, the Mission: Impossible series, Tropic Thunder and this year's Oblivion, he's among the biggest stars ever.

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In light of recent events, Tom Cruise's 50th birthday is likely a more somber one than he'd have hoped, but we still wish the movie star nothing but the best.

Cruise jumps on couches, gets married a lot, loves Scientology and shares opinions on political and social issues that many consider out of the mainstream.

We know this. But what's really wrong with the guy? He's been one of Hollywood's biggest stars for almost three decades now and is basically harmless.

The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce bombshell is generating a lot of bad PR for him these days, so let's take a moment and wish him a happy big 5-0.

Tom Cruise Photo

Tom Cruise is 50 years old today. Man, has the actor ever aged well.

From Risky Business to A Few Good Men, the Mission: Impossible series, Tropic Thunder and most recently Rock of Ages, he's among the biggest stars of all time.

For good reason. On a purely professional level, Cruise may be peerless.

So cheers, Tom, even if Born on the Third of July doesn't have quite the same ring to it. Many happy returns, keep your chin up and keep up the awesome work.

Click to enlarge some of THG's favorite Tom Cruise pictures below ...

  • Suri, Tom, Katie
  • Tom Cruise Has the Power
  • Suri and Tom
  • Hunky
  • Valkyrie Star
  • Dressed For the Weather
  • Tom and Connor
  • Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Image
  • Cruise Wins
  • TomKat on the Red Carpet
  • Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Photo

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Tom Cruise starred in Born on the Fourth of July.

In real life, he was born on the third, and yesterday, wife Katie Holmes surprised him with a surprise 49th birthday bash at Miami Beach's SoHo Beach House.

Cruise's three kids – Suri, with Katie, and Connor and Isabella, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman – were all there to celebrate, along with 40 close friends.

Tom, Kat

The bash took place on the roof and inside the private venue, where guests enjoyed pasta, shrimp and other Italian dishes, in addition to chocolate cake.

Tom Cruise is in Florida now filming Rock of Ages. He's been a Hollywood rock star himself for almost three decades, with no signs of slowing down.

Here are some of THG's favorite shots of this acting legend and lovable nut:

  • Valkyrie Star
  • Kate Holmes, Tom Cruise
  • TomKat on the Red Carpet
  • Tom and Kat
  • Suri, Tom, Katie

by Free Britney at . Comments

Happy birthday to Tom Cruise, who is kind of the man.

Yes, he jumps on couches, gets married a lot and shares opinions on political and social issues that many would consider out of the mainstream. We know this.

But what's really wrong with the guy? He's been one of Hollywood's biggest stars for almost three decades and for all the weirdness, is basically harmless.

He's fun, makes cool movies and seems to care most about being a good husband to Katie Holmes and a good dad to kids Isabella, Connor and little Suri.

What more can you ask for, really?

Tom Cruise is 48 years old today. Man, has the actor ever aged well ... in reality, he looks nothing like his hilarious, middle-aged alter ego Les Grossman!

From Risky Business to A Few Good Men, the Mission: Impossible series, Tropic Thunder and Knight and Day, he's been one of the most successful stars ever.

For good reason.

So cheers to you, Tom, on this third of July. Many happy returns, and keep up the awesome work. Click to enlarge some classic Tom Cruise pictures below ...

  • TomKat on the Red Carpet
  • Cameron and Tom
  • Tom and Connor

by Free Britney at . Comments

Tom Cruise is bonkers.

There's really no other way we can put it. He jumps on couches. He gets married a lot. He shares his bizarre opinions on all sorts of political and social issues.

Regardless, he remains one of Hollywood's biggest stars, having starred in hits from A Few Good Men and Risky Business to Jerry Maguire and Tropic Thunder.

More importantly, for all his wackiness, Tom Cruise is basically harmless and seems like he cares about being a good dad to his kids (Isabella Cruise, Connor Cruise and little Suri Cruise) more than anything. Which is what really matters in the end.

So cheers to you, Mr. Katie Holmes, on your 47th birthday today. We hope it's one to remember. Click to enlarge some classic Tom Cruise pictures below ...

  • Dressed For the Weather
  • Tom and Connor

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He's one handsome fella.

He's the biggest box office star in film history.

He jumps on couches and hates on psychiatrists.

He loves him some Scientology and is a tad crazy.

He spawned a cute celebrity baby named Suri Cruise.

He's 46 years old today! Happy birthday, Tom Cruise!

In honor of the big day, here's a photo gallery we put together of this celebrity gossip legend and venerable nut of a man. Click to enlarge!

Who's up next? When does your favorite star celebrate another year of not purchasing a farm of some kind? Check out our celebrity birthdays calendar and see!

by Free Britney at . Comments

In 1976, if you told 14-year-old seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day he would become one of the top movie stars of all time, he probably would've laughed.

(Then jumped on a couch like a maniac and told you that his true ambition was to go bat$h!t and impregnate a hot young actress with the spawn of Scientology).

Taking the Questions

Just kidding. But the man who grew up wanting to be a priest certainly has had quite the career. Since bursting onto the scene in Risky Business a quarter of a century ago, he's appeared in countless hit films across many genres and become a mega-star.

Still perhaps underrated as an actor, Tom Cruise is best known for being insane as well as good looking. Once married to Nicole Kidman, he has moved on to Katie Holmes, forming one of the weirdest celebrity couples (and best couple names) ever in TomKat.

But for all his quirks, the 45-year-old Tom seems content raising baby daughter Suri Cruise and hanging out with weird friends such as Leah Remini, Jada Pinkett Smith, and David and Victoria Beckham. All is well. For a man we give massive amounts of crap to, he's not all bad, even if he has a few screws loose.

Don't ever accuse this celebrity news site of biting the hands that feed it. We are grateful for all the entertainment value - and good movies - that he's given us over the years.

So happy birthday, Tom Cruise, you lovable ol' nut. Hope you enjoy a nice dinner out with some robotic friends and your possessed wife.

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Yes, the youngest-ever Vanity Fair cover star celebrates the big "1″ today.

Crazy to think that it's been a full year since she was birthed by crazy Katie Holmes. It brings a tear to The Hollywood Gossip's eye.

Katie and Suri Cruise

Not since Howard Hughes has a celebrity so successfully combined fame and reclusiveness like Tom and Katie's little Asian baby, Suri Cruise

Representatives for TomKat are releasing no plans of birthday preparations.

However, sources say this celebrity baby birthday is likely to be celebrated in Shreveport, La., where Katie is filming her new movie Mad Money with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah.

It's her first film since she began her relationship with Tom Cruise.

Rumor has it he's already on his way down there, to celebrate the big day and to make sure his wrongfully imprisoned bride is under his command.

"She is already down there, and Tom and Suri will be flying in," says our source, who did not say just how short Katie's leash is.

In a change of PR reps, Holmes, the possible unnamed subject of a new novel, recently retained West Coast powerhouse Ina Treciokas as her spokeswoman.

"It's part of a plan to normalize the PR, to get it back to what it was before Tom freaked out," says another insider.

"They realize the problems all began when Tom hired his Scientology sister Lee Anne [DeVette] to run the show."

Tom Cruise Biography

Suri's First Crap What's not to love about Tom Cruise? Well, potentially a lot of things. But all in all, he's a quality actor with dozens of good films on... More »
Born
Birthplace
Syracuse, New York
Full Name
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Tom Cruise Quotes

I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

Tom Cruise [on Matt Lauer interview]

I can't even articulate it, to be honest. That feeling, that connection. Just who she is and what she means to me.

Tom Cruise [on feelings for Katie Holmes]
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