Tom Cruise was bestowed the fourth-ever Friars Club Icon Award last night during the Friars Foundation Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC. Former Icon recipients include Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
Alec Baldwin hosted the event, and used his acidic wit to honor the seasoned actor who's heavily into promoting for his latest movie (with Alec), Rock of Ages, in which Tom plays rocker Stacee Jaxx.
But who was missing in action? Tom's wife, Katie Holmes.
"I love my job, and I feel very privileged to be able to do it. It has been a dream of mine, and I love what I do," he told the crowd, which included Cuba Gooding Jr., Matt Lauer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Henrik Lundqvist, Therese Andersson, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jake T. Austin, Kevin Pollak, Stephanie March, Bobby Flay, Laura Bell Bundy and Betsey Johnson.