Tom Cruise's 47th Birthday Down Under!

Jul. 3 2009, Updated 11:38 a.m. ET

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Tom Cruise celebrated his 47th birthday by catching a an AFL match in Australia. Cruise, accompanied by wife Katie Holmes, arrived just before the event began and quickly slipped into a private box.

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Also on hand? Actor Guy Pearce who is Holmes' co-star in the thriller Don't Be Afraid of the Dark which is being filmed Down Under.

Since arriving in the country, the family has made use of their friendship with billionaire James Packer. They have been staying in

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his private and secure suite at Crown Plaza and have also been driving around town in a two-car convoy for security purposes.

Despite the entourage, the family has made use of the country's colorful assets. Cruise recently took youngest daughter Suri to the zoo. After Suri met a tree kangaroo, Cruise gave her a toy version of the animal, a hobby horse, and two sequined dresses.


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