157 voters

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

Updated August 21, 2017 948 votes 157 voters 6.7k views20 items

List RulesVote up the people you're most shocked to discover are younger than Tom Cruise.

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.

  • 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 It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes him appear about a decade older than Tom Cruise (perhaps it's that outdated haircut), but he's actually two years younger.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: 51
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    Agree or disagree?

    More Nicolas Cage 

    The Best Nicolas Cage MoviesThat Time Nicolas Cage Was Three Weeks Away From Playing Superman#68 of 187 The Best Living American Actors

  • 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: 56
    • Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
    Agree or disagree?

    More Russell Crowe 

    The Best Russell Crowe Movies#46 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#77 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

  • Bret Michaels
    Photo: Terri Nicole zdybak / via Pinterest

    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: 57
    • Birthplace: USA, Butler, Pennsylvania
    Agree or disagree?

    More Bret Michaels 

    #132 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#724 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#166 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • Anthony Edwards
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    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: 53
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Agree or disagree?

    More Anthony Edwards 

    #97 of 110 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars#6 of 13 TV Stars Who Couldn’t Lead Their Own Shows#4 of 14 Former Child Actors Who Spoke Out on Hollywood Child Abuse