This month, the sixth entry of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, finally hits theaters. And while action-movie fans are no doubt on the edge of their seats awaiting yet another high-octane romp, there’s another thing to celebrate: Tom Cruise, the franchise’s A-lister driving force. With an illustrious career spanning four decades (and an equally entertaining personal life spanning just as long), Cruise has become more than a mere household name—he’s become an international icon. An ageless wonder. And a one-man wow factory, especially when it comes to performing his movies’ epic stunts.
In celebration of the much-awaited Fallout, we took a look behind the headlines to present you the strangest, most mind-boggling facts about Tom Cruise we could find. So read on to learn more about one the biggest movie stars to ever walk the earth.