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In honor of Tom Cruise‘s birthday today, we’re asking you to think back, if you will, to a moment deep in our shared American past. To a moment preserved in time — unsullied by couch-jumping, untouched by Scientology. A moment when Tom Cruise was still considered a heartthrob. Now calm down for a second, because that time existed! And believe it or not, it wasn’t even that long ago. For a while, Tom was as as universally adored as people like George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Read the rest of the reasons we guess Tom Cruise used to be a heartthrob right here.