Tom Cruise jacket red carpet jack reacher premiere london uk

Can you believe he's 50?! He doesn't look that different from the hottie in Risky Business, and that was shot nearly 30 years ago!

Tom Cruise struck a pose at the London premiere of Jack Reacher, and he later chatted with reporters about his role in the action flick, specifically about the controversy over his height. While Tom is 5'7" on a good day, the character he plays is supposed to be about a foot taller. When Tom introduced the first footage of the flick at CinemaCon last spring, he joked, “For those of you who know the books, I'm obviously not 6-foot-5, like Jack Reacher. But Lee felt that I was the right guy to drive fast cars and kick the sh*t out of people onscreen.”

When asked about the size difference last night, Tom told Reuters that Reacher’s size was a “characteristic” rather than a “character." He added, "You know, [Lee] created the character, 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." Lucky for him!