There are a multitude of reasons why I’m having a hard time believing that Tom Cruise is a half-century old.
First off, I have been lusting after him on-screen since college, which pretty much feels like just yesterday. And even now that the whole world knows what a strange bird he is off-screen, I find I still have a major soft-spot for him, not to mention the occasional stirring of the loins. (Because even weird can be hot.)
Plus, I’m feeling especially charitable in the wake of this week’s news that his third marriage is falling apart, though I suspect the aforementioned weirdness is probably a factor there.
And then of course there’s that niggling little detail that he was born the day before me.
So no, Tom Cruise can’t possibly be 50.