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Tom Cruise gets his rock on for the June issue of America’s W Magazine, posing on the cover whilst channelling his leather pants-clad Rock of Ages character, Stacee Jaxx.

The upcoming Rock of Ages is the film version of the hit broadway musical and boasts a stellar cast, which includes  Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta Jones, Russell Brand, Malin Ackerman, Mary J and Julianne Hough.

Love him or hate him, Tom is looking incredible for a man who is turning 50 this July! In the issue, he talks to W’s Lynn Hirschberg about his inspirations (Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Charlie ­Chaplin), his desire to jump off of buildings and his sexy scenes with Malin Ackerman.

During the shoot, Cruise told W Magazine, “Stacee Jaxx had to be real, I didn’t want to imitate all these other rock stars. He had to be unique. If the audience doesn’t immediately buy into his absolute greatness, there’s no movie journey. Without that, you have nothing.”

Rock of ages hits cinemas on June 15th.

Click on the gallery below for exclusive images from Tom’s photo shoot with W Magazine.


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