While some have grown tired of him, there are many of us who still love Tom Cruise. He has been entertaining the masses for decades, both on- and off-screen, and he doesn’t look to be losing steam any time soon. Keep on keepin’ on, Tommy boy!
1. He still makes watchable movies
For every Knight & Day and Jack Reacher, there’s an Edge of Tomorrow or Mission: Impossible instalment. At 52, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down, nor do we want him to.
2. He’s so enthusiastic
I mean, come on! Who else has done this?
3. Look at that smile
How can anyone resist it?
4. He pretends to be taller than he is
All us shorties know exactly what he’s going through — and that’s OK. If anything, it makes him and his lifts that much more adorable.
5. He released Katie Holmes from her contract
Cruise may have had no choice but her escape allowed for the life to return to her eyes. Thanks, Tom.
6. He gave us Suri
Okay, technically, Katie gave us Suri but Tom helped.
7. He made things uncomfortable for Matt Lauer
The “glib” Today host has had many awkward interviews so turnabout’s fair play, no?
8. He can still surprise us
He went to a sex club with Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Matt Damon. Who ‘da thunk that would ever happen in this lifetime?
9. His romance history delights us
Sure, he’s been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Holmes but who else has such highly publicized girlfriend auditions? We know these PR-inspired relationships happen, just not to this extent.
10. Nobody rocks out like him
11. He’ll always be our cutie-patootie
Thanks to Rosie O’Donnell‘s crush back in the day, the term of endearment became a household expression.
12. He’s aged gracefully
Because he’s been in the biz so long, he could easily try and prolong that with some scary procedures to make him look younger than he is. But if he is getting work done (and he probably is), it’s subtle (how it should be) and he manages to look youthful and fresh, not weird and plastic.
13. Nobody runs like him
He’s the best runner we will ever see on the big screen. EVER.
14. Please. He had us at hello.