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Tom Cruise Poses Bare-Chested as ‘Rock of Ages’ Character in W

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Cruise on the cover W magazine's June issue.

It's a long way from his days of dancing around in gym socks and a dress shirt in "Risky Business."

Nearly 30 years after his iconic lip-synching scene in the 1983 comedy, Tom Cruise is back behind the mike in the upcoming film "Rock of Ages " and omg! has gotten an exclusive sneak peek at the 49-year-old in character on the cover of W magazine's June issue.

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In the pic, Cruise — who plays the sleazy, womanizing rocker Stacee Jaxx in the film adaptation of the kitschy '80s-themed Broadway musical — shows off his chiseled chest temporarily covered in over-the-top tattoos. The actor also dons nail polish, chunky silver jewelry, bedazzled jeans, and even eye makeup as two scantily clad "groupies" can't keep their well-manicured hands off him. And no, neither gal looks anything like Katie Holmes.

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"I knew we had to push the sexuality because of the nature of the character and the songs," Cruise tells W of his character. "He's singing, 'I want to know what love is.'"

The movie, which premieres next month, has a super star-studded ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Bryan Cranston, and, of course, Tom's pecs.

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The June issue of W hits newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, May 22.

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