updated 07/06/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/06/2011 AT 1:40 PM ET
Tom Cruise may have turned 49 on July 3, but he’s still as young at heart as ever.
The actor celebrated his birthday with a party at the Soho Beach House Hotel in Miami, Fla., where he lounged by the pool – and got his face painted!
A makeup artist applied bright orange and white stripes, slowly turning a familiar face into that of a tiger.