Tom Cruises controversial moments – Furious Covid rant to sexy dance with J-Lo

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is turning another year older today as he turns 59.

The Mission: Impossible icon has certainly made headlines over the years and not just for his iconic films and death defying stunts.

In fact the actor has previously found himself in a number of divisive moments over the years and he certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind, especially on subject matters that he feels passionately about.

In the past, those who have dared to break the rules have also caused the Top Gun hero to explode with rage.

Here, Daily Star uncovers Tom Cruise's most controversial moments, from furious Covid rants to jumping on Oprah Winfrey's sofa, we've certainly got it all.

Furious Covid rant

Last December, Tom's explosive rant went viral after he was filmed shouting at Mission: Impossible staff for not following Covid-19 guidelines.

He was so furious that he tore into workers who were claimed to have broken the rules.

Tom screamed in the video obtained by The Sun: "If I see you doing it again, you're f***ing gone."

The actor went on: "We are the gold standard. They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing.

"We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!"

It was understood that megastar had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that social-distancing rules were in place so that filming could commence in the UK.

However, it appeared that two members of crew were not adhering to the two-metre distancing rule which rattled his cage.

Oprah sofa jump

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In 2005, Tom took centre stage on the Oprah Winfrey but stunned the famous chat show host with his bizarre actions.

During an open and frank discussion, he declared his love for his then girlfriend Katie Holmes – who later went on to be his wife before divorcing in 2012.

Before Oprah could ask “If he’d ever felt this way before”, he jumped up high onto the sofa she was sat on and began to celebrate.

The audience went wild but were equally stunned as gobsmacked Oprah said on air: "You're done, you're done."

MTV Awards

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In 2008, Tom took on the unrecognisable role of studio executive Les Grossman for the film Tropic Thunder.

While in character he was barely recognisable boasting a bald head and larger physic.

During the MTV Awards in 2010, Tom decided to reprise the character one more time for fans.

Dressed as Les, he took to the stage with Jennifer Lopez who proceeded to dance provocatively with the Hollywood star which lead to a few raised brows.

Toe curling interview

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An interview in 2018 turned awkward after the Hollywood icon had attempted to discuss his up and coming film The War Of The Worlds.

However Tom had other plans and invited Australia's Peter Overton for a pre-session on Scientology – the religion that the actor has followed for decades.

The conversation shifted to his relationship with ex-wife Nicole Kidman and Peter seemed to hit a nerve when he asked if she had been the "love of his life".

Issuing a sharp warning he said: "Here's the thing Peter, you're stepping over the line now.

"You're stepping over the line and you know you are."

Defending himself Peter said: "I suppose they're questions that people want to know."

Tom hit back: "Peter you want to know.

"Take responsibility for what you want to know.

"Don't say what other people want. This is a conversation that I’m having with your right now, so I’m just telling you right now, just put your manners back in."

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