A 2011 Tom Cruise Video Proves That Victoria Beckham's Party Isn't the Only Place He Likes To Dance

Tom Cruise’s appearance at Victoria Beckham’s 50th birthday party on Saturday solidified that their A-list friendship was fine — there are no feuds to be found. However, the 61-year-old Mission Impossible star reportedly surprised some of the guests with his behavior at the swanky event.

Cruise took over the room with his “breakdance” routine that included a few splits in his repertoire, according to the Daily Mail. A source noted, “People were absolutely dumbfounded” — but they shouldn’t be. Besides the actor’s penchant for doing his own stunts and shaking his booty in Risky Business, there are a few fans who know how much Cruise loves to sing and dance in his personal life — and yes, there is video evidence, unlike Beckham’s party.

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ROCK OF AGES, Tom Cruise, 2012. ph: David James/©Warner Bros. Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
ROCK OF AGES, Tom Cruise, 2012.

In 2011, when Cruise was still married to Katie Holmes, he was thrown a surprise birthday party on the Scientology religious retreat vessel, The Freewinds, where he whooped it up with singer Stacy Francis. After he heard the first few notes of “Old Time Rock & Roll” from his 1983 film, he couldn’t help himself as he started to boogie onto the dance floor — and before long, he was shouting the lyrics into the microphone. Francis eventually handed him the mic and sure enough, Cruise was down in a split in a matter of seconds. (See the video HERE.)

Cruise’s singing and dancing talents are something he keeps rather hidden, only cranking it out for big birthday celebrations or the rare movie musicals like Rock of Ages. And back in the day, it was Holmes who “inspired” him to add the dance scene at the end of his 2008 film, Tropic Thunder, and eventually tackle the role of hair-band rocker, Stacee Jaxx.

“I had started dancing because I was inspired by my wife,” Cruise told MovieWeb in 2011. “She kept saying, ‘You’ve got to do a musical sometime.’ Kate’s a dancer, so she would say, ‘Let’s go to dance class,’ and she would take us and that’s how I kind of came up with the idea of Les Grossman doing hip-hop. And then to take it to this level with this? It was really fun.”

So, maybe fans have Holmes to thank for Cruise’s love of dance, and while the video clip is over a decade old — it still stands the test of time.

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