More than three decades into his career, Tom Cruise is still one of the hottest actors in showbiz. He’s known for his impeccable acting chops — and his winning good looks. However, one of Tom's physical features is not as perfect as it seems: his smile, which consists of a rather odd middle tooth.
While he has amazing pearly whites, Tom’s 100-watt grin has one tooth that’s just a little bit out of place. Many have noticed that the 55-year-old actor’s right front tooth has is just a tad askew, and has been widely referred to as his “middle tooth.”
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Tom — who is just as handsome as ever — has certainly put in the time and effort to achieve the smile he has today. The Hollywood vet got braces at age 40 to address an overbite and misalignment problems and proudly showed them off while walking the red carpet at the 2002 premiere of Minority Report.
Tom has never been shy about flaunting his less-than-perfect smile. When he played Steve Randle in 1983’s The Outsiders, a young Tom voluntarily removed the cap from a front tooth that had been chipped by a flying puck in a hockey match.
Despite his dental imperfection, Tom has never lacked confidence. In 1985, only a couple of years after his career took off, the genetically blessed Top Gun star explained why he decided to embrace his newfound sex symbol status. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “I mean, I don’t, like, resent it. I’m not tortured at night by it. You know, I’m actually very happy that people, you know, think enough of my work to feel that way.”
Many fans are also surprised to know that Tom is actually only 5 feet 7 inches tall, which isn't the "typical size" of someone you'd think would play Jack Reacher. In a previous interview, Tom was forced to open up about how his unconventional body type for superhero roles. "You know, [Lee Child] created the character," he said. "I had my own opinion that I didn't say to Lee and then he came back and pretty much reflected what I had felt about it. But had he said 'look I'd rather not,' I would not have played the character."
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