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Tom Cruise turns 50

While Katie Holmes may have filed for divorce last week, Tom Cruise has much to celebrate as he turns 50. (Photo Gallery)

Tom Cruise accepts the award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts in 2005.

While Katie Holmes may have filed for divorce last week, Tom Cruise has much to celebrate as he turns 50.

Born on July 3 1962 in Syracuse, New York, he started off life as Tom Cruise Mapother IV.

The actor shot to fame in the early 1980s when he danced in his underwear and sunglasses in Risky Business. The film Top Gun, arguably his most successful, took his fame to even more dizzying heights.

Tom’s career went from strength to strength as he took on a wide variety of roles in many blockbuster films, which include Jerry Maguire, Cocktail, A Few Good Men, the Mission: Impossible series, Interview With a Vampire and Rain Man.

But alongside his outstanding career his three marriages – to Mimi Rogers, actress Nicole Kidman and until recently Katie Holmes – and his Scientology beliefs have fascinated the world.

Check out our gallery of Tom below, spanning over 30 years.

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Rebecca De mornay sits on a couch and looks at Tom Cruise who is seated beside her in a scene from the film ‘Risky Business’, 1983.

Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise File Photos

Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman at the Mission Impossible premiere

Beverly Hills Cop Premiere

“The Color of Money” New York Premiere – October 8, 1986

Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers in 1986. The pair later divorced.

61st Annual Academy Awards – Pressroom

Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise who acted together in Rain Man

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Sighting in Los Angeles in 1990

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were spotted together in LA in 1990

Premiere of “Year of the Comet”

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood, California in 1992

Nicole Kidman And Tom Cruise With Children

The couple with children Isabella and Conner in Australia

“Eyes Wide Shut” Premiere

At the “Eyes Wide Shut” Premiere in 1999

Actor Tom Cruise holds his Golden Globe award for

A proud Tom holds his Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in “Magnolia” at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA 23 January, 2000

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Tom and Nicole separated in 2001 with Cruise filing for divorce.

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals

Tom arrives at the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2005 with his mother

10th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – Show

Tom Cruise accepts the award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts in 2005.

Tom Cruise Arrives In Marseille For “War Of The Worlds” French Premiere

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arrive at Paris railway station ahead of the French premiere of his new film “War Of The Worlds” this evening, June 16, 2005 in Marseille, France. Katie now has an engagement ring.

Tom Cruise Arrives In Marseille For “War Of The Worlds” French Premiere

The loving couple embrace in France. On 18 April, 2006, their daughter Suri is born.

(FILES) US actors Tom Cruise (R) and his

The happy couple married at Odescalchi Castle in Italy on 18 November, 2006

BuzzFoto Celebrity Sightings – August 2008

Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on August 15, 2008 in New York City, New York.

NY Times Style Magazine’s Golden Globe Awards Cocktail Party

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arrive at the NY Times Style Magazine’s Golden Globe Awards Cocktail at Chateau Marmont on January 15, 2010 in Los Angeles

“Rock Of Ages” – Los Angeles Premiere

The top earning actor arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere “Rock Of Ages”

2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

On June 29, Katie (33) files for divorce

Tom Cruise is in New Zealand to film Mission Impossible 6

Celebrity Sightings In New York City – June 13, 2012

The Top Gun celebrates his 50th on July 3. Here he is filming a scene at the “Oblivion” movie set.

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