Last year, Tom Cruise probably wasn’t feeling too cheerful on his 50th birthday — what with Katie Holmes springing that divorce on him the week before. Maybe this year will be more festive! In case he needs a little inspiration to celebrate, we thought we’d gather some of his absolutely cheesiest photos from his red carpet appearances through the years.
Cruise has graced a lot of premieres in his three-plus decades in movies, but at every one, he appears to be as enthusiastic as if it were his first. He grins, plays with the fans, rides in on motorcycles, points at everyone like a politician, and puts on some heavy PDA — with co-stars and lady friends alike. Even when he’s been otherwise embroiled in controversies, his red carpet shows are contagiously enthusiastic. Flip though our 30 favorite poses above and just try not to ruin your couches as you grin along with Tom!
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