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Published: Wednesday November 12, 2014 06:00 AM EST

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Thanks to a string of hits like Top Gun, Risky Business, Rain Man, Cocktail and All the Right Moves, Tom Cruise was box-office gold – and the Sexiest Man Alive. But it wasn't his smile, or his well-toned chest, that Rain Man costar Valeria Golino said was his biggest asset. It was "his eyes. Not their color. His regard – the way he looks with them. They're very alive."