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You're Going To Have A Hard Time Believing These Celebrities Are Younger Than Tom Cruise  

Mariel Loveland
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Tom Cruise is a larger-than-life Hollywood institution, so are surprising Tom Cruise facts even really surprising anymore? The action hero has starred in some major blockbuster hits, from his breakthrough role in Risky Business to leading the Mission: Impossible series. Some of the actor's films are better than others (The Mummy comes to mind), but you can't deny his talent. He even does tons of his own stunts.

Despite his success, Tom Cruise's lifestyle isn't without controversy. He's a devout Scientologist with rumors circulating of a contract marriage to Katy Holmes. There was also that insane time he jumped up on a couch on Oprah. Oh yeah, and he might actually be an ageless vampire who is simply claiming he was born on July 3, 1962.

Tom Cruise does not age – that's a fact. There are a wealth of celebrities who are younger than Tom Cruise that you'd swear were lying about their age. Seriously, how old is Tom Cruise anyway? From co-stars like Mike Myers to fellow action heroes like Nicholas Cage and Russell Crowe, here are a handful of the stars who are secretly younger than Tom Cruise.

Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list You're Going To Have A Hard Time Believing These Celebrities Are Younger Than Tom Cruise
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Nicholas Cage is getting up there. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes him appear about a decade older than Tom Cruise (perhaps it's that outdated haircut), but he's actually two years younger.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list You're Going To Have A Hard Time Believing These Celebrities Are Younger Than Tom Cruise
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Russell Crowe has a long list of achievements, but the New Zealander isn't as old as you think (despite the graying beard and furrowed brow). Russell Crowe is actually two years younger than Tom Cruise.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

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Anthony Edwards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list You're Going To Have A Hard Time Believing These Celebrities Are Younger Than Tom Cruise
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ER's Dr. Mark Greene looks years older than Tom Cruise. The truth is, he's actually less than three weeks younger than Cruise.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Bret Michaels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list You're Going To Have A Hard Time Believing These Celebrities Are Younger Than Tom Cruise
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Bret Michaels has been around the block, and the Poison frontman seems like he's been singing forever. It turns out, that's not the case. He's a year younger than Tom Cruise.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

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