I don't usually find Tom Cruise very handsome, but he looks really good with a beard. I was quite taken with his looks as he described making Minority Report.
I never saw the whole cute thing with Tom Cruise though, not even when he was dancing in his underwear in Risky Business. And in Top Gun, Iceman looked much better in just a towel, than Maverick did. Although, Tom didn't look too bad in a Navy uniform when he was in A Few Good Men, but I'm partial to a man in a Navy uniform. Still, it was the Dress Whites and not Tom that caught my attention.
All in all, a beard is a good look for Tom Cruise.