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16/07/2013 17:29 BST | Updated 17/07/2013 09:44 BST

Tom Cruise Surprises Students At Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio College Graduation In Malibu (PICTURE, VIDEO)

Tom Cruise has made a surprise appearance at a college graduation as the ceremony speaker.

He told stunned students: "I didn't have formal education but the thing that I always felt about myself is that I make the decisions, for better or worse, for right or wrong... I always felt I was personally responsible for my life and what I was doing."

'Mission: Impossible' star Tom was speaking at the Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio in Malibu.

His inspirational speech also included tips about how to get ahead in the acting business and anecdotes about his own career.

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Tom laughed as he told the audience about being worried he'd be fired from 1981 movie 'Taps' after shaving his head without the director's permission.

'The Top Gun' star has a history of springing surprises - he was seen walking around the Great Wall of China by tourists in May and has sometimes called fans' relatives or friends during red carpet meet and greets.

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