For five decades Tom Cruise has dominated the box office since he rose to worldwide fame in the 1980s with roles in hits such as 'Risky Business', 'Top Gun', 'Cocktail' and 'Days of Thunder'.

Cruise is one of the biggest action heroes in Hollywood now and amazing performs all his own stunts, but did you know some of these intriguing facts about the actor?

To celebrate his 59th birthday on July 3 here's an in-depth look at the A-list star. Content Exchange

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