Tom Cruise’s 50th Birthday: 50 Of His Milestone Moments (PHOTOS)

Lance Debler | July 3, 2012 - 6:00 am

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Happy birthday, Tom Cruise!

The superstar actor turns 50 today, and while he’s certainly had a rough few days — it was announced on Friday that he and wife Katie Holmes are divorcing — there are still more than a few reasons to celebrate.  For one, the actor is currently lighting up screens in the musical flick Rock of Ages, playing hair metal singer Stacee Jaxx.

And he has a whole lot more up his sleeve…

Cruise has already wrapped yet another new project, the crime saga Jack Reacher.

In it, the actor will portray an ex-military policeman who becomes a vigilante drifter — and battles a sniper who randomly targets civilians. He’s also working on the sci-fi thriller Oblivion, about a veteran soldier who’s sent to a distant planet and told to destroy the remains of an alien race.

Jack Reacher is due on December 21; Oblivion will open in theaters next year.

But for those who can’t wait until the films’ releases, Celebuzz has a Cruise quick-fix.

To celebrate his birthday, we’ve collected 50 of his most memorable moments. From Risky Business to Rock of Ages, Mimi Rogers to Katie Holmes, and Oscar nominations to couch-jumping, we’ve got every last instance that made Cruise a Hollywood legend.

Flick through the gallery above and join us as we wish Mr. Cruise a very happy 5-0!

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