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Tom Cruise Turns 50 Today! 10 Interesting Facts About the Celeb Dad (Photos)

Tom Cruise Turns 50-Years-Old Today via Babble.comTom Cruise has been in the media spotlight a lot these past few weeks. From the press tours for his new summer movie Rock of Ages and now to his high-profiled divorce from Katie Holmes, we are certainly hearing a lot about this big-time celeb dad.

Today, Tom Cruise celebrates his 50th birthday, amid all the divorce drama, there have been a lot of rumours about what kind of husband and dad he’s been. Any celeb who has been a big name for a while seems to garner a lot of interest from many of us who like to know the interesting and weird facts — that make them seem larger than life or more down to earth.

Click through to read 10 interesting facts about the 50-year-old celeb dad:

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  • Was Bullied By His Dad 1 of 10
    Was Bullied By His Dad
    In an interview with Parade Magazine, Tom shared that his father was not a very kind man. He was quoted saying, "He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang! For me, it was like, 'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him."
    Photo Credit: Parade
  • Named Most Powerful Celeb 2 of 10
    Named Most Powerful Celeb
    In 2006, Tom was named the Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes Magazine. The same year Mission: Impossible III came out.
    Photo Credit: Forbes
  • Named Sexiest Man Alive 3 of 10
    Named Sexiest Man Alive
    In 1990, Tom was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive joining along list of hottie celebs.
    Photo Credit: People Magazine
  • Top Gun Made Him Famous 4 of 10
    Top Gun Made Him Famous
    Tom's first real movie role was as a supporting actor in Endless Love, but it wasn't until he scored a lead role in Top Gun that he became a known name.
    Photo Credit: IMDB
  • Married & Divorced x3 5 of 10
    Married & Divorced x3
    Tom has been married and divorced (almost) 3 times now. His first marriage to Mimi Rogers lasted 3 years -- with her filing for divorce when she turned 33-years-old. He was married to his second wife Nicole Kidman for 11-years which also ended with her filing for divorce when she was 33-years old. His latest wife Katie Holmes just filed for divorce last week and she is also 33-years old
    Photo Credit: modified from PRPhotos.com
  • 2 Kids With Nicole 6 of 10
    2 Kids With Nicole
    Tom has 2 adopted children with his second wife Nicole Kidman. Isabella was born in 1992 and Connor was born in 1995.
    Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com
  • 1 Child With Katie 7 of 10
    1 Child With Katie
    Tom's youngest child is his daughter Suri with Katie Holmes born in 2006.
    Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com
  • Superstar Friends 8 of 10
    Superstar Friends
    Tom has some big time celeb friends which include Will Smith, David Beckham and Jennifer Lopez.
    Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com
  • Has a Learning Disability 9 of 10
    Has a Learning Disability
    Tom had a difficult time in school due to his learning disability -- dyslexia. He has obviously achieved great things despite having a harder time in childhood.
    Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com
  • Scientologist 10 of 10
    Scientologist
    Tom has been an outspoken member of the Church of Scientology where he first became involved in 1990 while married to his first wife. He has been pushing for the religion to be recognized in Europe and has attributed it to curing his dyslexia
    Source:BBC News
    Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Photo credit: PacificCoastNews.com

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