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Celebrities wish Tom Cruise a happy 60th birthday

Tom Cruise has received well wishes from a number of stars on the occasion of his 60th birthday.The actor marked the milestone yesterday (July 3), appearing at the British F1 Grand Prix as he supported Lewis Hamilton.Some of Cruise’s celebrity friends have sent him birthday wishes on social media, with Top Gun: Maverick‘s Val Kilmer tweeting: “Happy Birthday Mav @TomCruise from Ice !”Mission: Impossible‘s Christopher McQuarrie shared a picture of a stunt from the new film in the series, writing: “Happy 60th Birthday, Tom.” Fellow Maverick star Glen Powell also shared the picture, saying: “This is 60. TC, there is just no one like you.
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