Here are ten reasons why Tom Cruise will always be our biggest crush
Tom Cruise is not just an action hero! He is the gorgeous, good-looking, butt-kicking, sincere actor who does his own stunts, fights his own battle and continues to charm us even after 35 years and 35 movies in Hollywood. He has been nominated thrice for an Academy Award and won 3 Golden Globe Awards and you may not know it or accept it, but we all love the cocky but charming Tom Cruise. As he turns a year older, binge watch on some of his best works - Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Rock of Ages, Interview with the Vampire and Magnolia - all day (11AM to 9PM) on his birthday July 3, only on Sony Le PLEX HD and reminisce on why we will always love him.
10. He’s Man Pretty
Time and again, Cruise has tried to drive you away by mussing up his good looks: an eye patch inValkyrie, a beard inBorn on the Fourth of July, even a fat suit inTropic Thunder. But at the end of the day, his strong chin, flashy smile, and coiffed hair always shine through. You know he is Man Pretty!
9. He’s Not Afraid to Make Fun of Himself
You like a guy who can laugh at himself, right? Well, Cruise does that repeatedly via goofy cameos as a sleazy agent in Tropic Thunder, Hollywood’s version of Mike Myers in Austin Powers in Goldmember, and an over-the-top motivational speaker in Magnolia.
8. He is Mission: Impossible
Cruise is the driving force behind one of the biggest action-movie series of all time. Each entry is helmed by a big-time director — Brian De Palma, John Woo, and J. J. Abrams —who probably came onboard just to work with Cruise.
7. He Knows How to Pick a Woman
His marriage to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes is proof that Cruise knows how to impress a girl!
6. His Accents Are So Bad That They’re Good
Cruise may be terrible at accents, but that’s part of what makes him great.
5. At Five feet Seven inches, He’s a Real Action Star
He may have to stand on an apple box to punch his opponents, but once he’s on that box, watch out. He’s anchored some of the biggest action movies ever —Mission: Impossible, Minority Report, War of the Worlds, Edge of Tomorrow — and he does it all without projecting a short-man complex.
4. He’s the Cocky Bad Boy You Want (to Be)
Every woman wants him; every man wants to be him. From a self-involved sports agent (Jerry Maguire) to a self-absorbed pilot (Top Gun), Cruise’s characters warm up thanks to the love of a woman. That said, being a jerk is what makes him so cool in the first place.
3. He Does His Own Stunts
How is Cruise able to sell an action scene so spectacularly? Easy: he does his own stunts. And when it comes to hanging off buildings, like in Mission: Impossible III, having the actual star of the movie putting his life at risk sells danger (and tickets) in a way a double can’t.
2. The Guy Can Act
Being a movie star would be enough, but what really makes you love Cruise is that he’s also a legitimate actor. He’s been nominated for innumerable awards, and roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia earned him Oscar nominations.
1. He’s Entertaining
When it comes right down to it, the biggest reason you love Cruise is that he’s entertaining. He’s magnetic onscreen, he turns public appearances into events, and he’s always one step away from doing something crazy. Cruise has been keeping our eyes glued to the screen for 30-plus years. And for that, he deserves our respect (and our adoration).
Happy Birthday, Tom Cruise!!