Tom Cruise works out three hours a day, is “considering” Botox & fillers

At some point over the past year, I was looking at photos of Tom Cruise, and I noticed that his jaw line had gotten very strange. He didn’t look bad or anything, and he didn’t look like, say, Michael Douglas’s plastic surgery horror. Instead, Tom just looked a bit tweaked, a little tucked, somewhat tighter around his jaw and a little around the eyes. Say what you want about Xenu and Thetans, but I do think Tom is an attractive man who is aging well – he’s 48 years old, for goodness sake. But even boyishly handsome older gentlemen need a little upkeep, I suppose.

So it’s strange that this week’s In Touch Weekly is reporting that Tom is “considering” plastic surgery. Well… he’s “considering” Botox and fillers, which is plastic surgery lite. I’ll bite. If Tom hasn’t already had something done, why do it now? It’s because he’s desperately afraid of not being seen as “young enough” to pull off Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible IV:

A month after celebrating his 48th birthday, Tom Cruise has vowed to shave years off his face – and physique. His goal? To look 10 years younger by the time he begins shooting Mission Impossible IV later this year.

“Tom has put himself on a strict fitness routine and diet, which includes daily three-hour workouts and a low-carb meal plan consisting of 1,200-1,300 calories per day,” says a source [Editor’s note: the source is Tom’s trainer, right?].

Tom had to fight hard to reprise his role as super agent Ethan Hunt – Paramount reportedly blamed Tom for the disappointing performance of MI:3, and they wanted someone younger – and cheaper – for the sequel. Not only did Tom have to convince studio boss Sumner Redstone that he was fit enough for role, he may have also had to take a drastic pay cut. According to a report, Tom won’t receive his usual cut of the box office until AFTER the studio recoups its investment.

“Tom is determined to look like he did 10 years ago… he has been working out with his personal trainer, and he is also considering getting Botox and fillers to smooth out his skin.”

Tom is so focused, says the source, “he hasn’t gone to visit Katie and Suri in Toronto because he doesn’t want any distractions.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Riiight… he doesn‘t want “distractions”. Another way of saying this would be, “Tom doesn’t want his wife around while he cruises the nubile, sweaty, young gym rats that Tom has met while he ‘trains’.

Speaking of sweaty and nubile, Jeremy Renner has just joined the cast of MI:4. It was thought that Tom was asking the studio for a trio of sweaty, nubile, hot, dirty boys that he could “train” to be his special little junior Mission: Impossible agents, but in the end the studio decided to go with hot, sweaty little pocket rocket Jeremy Renner. Deadline Hollywood explains the choice:

Paramount has struggled to find the right co-star to play the operative opposite Cruise. One factor was selecting an actor who could potentially carry the series on his own down the line, should Cruise’s Ethan Hunt character not continue to be the emphasis. While Cruise is expected to return for a fifth installment, production chief Adam Goodman wanted a guy who could grow into a leading man in his own right.

The studio boss was interested in actors like Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, but they were booked. So the studio planned to test a group of young actors later this week, and Deadline spent all Tuesday going back and forth with the studio over candidates Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and Anthony Mackie (the latter of whom starred with Renner in The Hurt Locker). But it was clear that Paramount wasn’t sure what it was going to do. Those tests have been canceled now (Mackie, another seasoned actor poised for a breakout, ultimately pulled himself out of the running and didn’t sign a test deal.)

Goodman, sources said, felt Renner’s “has a Daniel Craig quality” and the heft to carry the franchise. Interesting that, rather than trying to create a star by going with a young unknown, Paramount instead has placed its bet on a 39-year old actor who has been around for years.

[From Deadline Hollywood]

It’s not terrible casting, honestly. I would watch that – Renner is a good actor, and the idea of Jeremy and Tom doing action sequences together doesn’t make me roll my eyes. Renner’s obviously interested in reaching outside of a drama niche to try his hand a big-budget action film. Plus, Jeremy is short! Tom won’t even have to wear his big-boy lifts to try to look taller than Jeremy. Great casting.

Update by Celebitchy: Here’s another before and after of Tom. I think he definitely got work done, but it’s subtle.


Mar. 07, 2010 - Hollywood, California, United States - Actor Jeremy Renner arrives at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards - the Oscars - on the red carpet in front of Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, USA on 03-07-2010 2010.K64865AM. © Red Carpet Pictures

Tom Cruise arrives at the French premiere of the film Night and Day in Bordeaux, France on July 23, 2010.   UPI/David Silpa Photo via Newscom

Actor Tom Cruise at the premiere of Knight and Day on July 23, 2010 in Bordeaux, France (Photo by Luxnude / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom

Photo by: DP/AAD/ 2010  7/22/10 Tom Cruise at the premiere of Knight and Day . (London, England)  Photo via Newscom

Header: Photos by WENN.

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  1. Dorothy says:

    If he got work done, I don’t think it was much.

    I agree that he looks great! I hope my hubby looks that good at 48!

  2. jen says:

    Hmmm. Does Xenu approve of Botox?

  3. Riley says:

    I hate to admit to 2003 TC looks damn fine… was 2003 before all the his couch jumping and professing his love for Katie Holmes and Dawson’s Creek?

  4. Kitten says:

    Man, I love Renner but the shortness kills me. They should make two versions-like the standard/pocket-sized Renner and a jumbo Renner for those who can’t stand short guys (like myself).

  5. Green Is Good says:

    Tom is still a very attractive man. Worthy of HOT GUY FRIDAY!

    48? Xenu does a body good!

  6. EllenP says:

    Despise that grinning gargoyle

  7. Me says:

    If you look at closeups you’ll see that TC had nothing done yet. Me personally hope he does! Botox+fillers works miracles.

  8. Abby says:

    I think tom cruise is carazy… but he’s still really good looking.

  9. CandyKay says:

    Cruise needs to find a way to appeal to his audience as it ages, as Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep have.

    He should consider TV. There’s a lot of good drama on TV these days, and people in Tom’s age group, like me, often have small kids and don’t get out to the movies very much.

  10. aenflex says:

    ITA with Abby. Very good looking specimen. Very strange mind tho.

  11. Nanea says:

    Jeremy, nooo! Not with Crazy Cruise!

    It might just rub off.

    I had hoped for M:I IV to be buried, now that Crazy Cruise is no longer anywhere near as successful as he used to be and the studio is struggling.

  12. OhCamille! says:

    I don’t think he should get fillers. He should get all the pics of actors who’ve had work done and really study the before and after effects. The work is always noticeable and distracting. I think botox is enough for a refreshment. For pete’s sake, don’t have your face pulled or you’ll ruin what’s left of your career.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I think he still looks good and younger than he really is. The crazy just overshadows that now, unfortunately.

    A man already in decent shape working out for 3 hours daily and only eating 1300 calories is not a good idea. I’m hoping that’s not true, but Tom isn’t exactly a fan of science, or common sense.

    I’m guessing 90% of Renner’s being cast had to do with him being shorter than Cruise. Kind of funny to me that the new younger guy he’s training is practically 40 years old himself – if it were a female role, they’d have to be under 30, max.

  14. Lucy says:

    I would like to put Renner in my purse and carry him around with me. Pull him out when I need something adorable to look at.

  15. Dizzybenny says:

    MI3 ruled *ss!!!
    It was my favorite out of the 3.
    the first was good, second sucked but the 3rd had everything for everybody.
    Action,romance and comedy with great actors.Must see!!

  16. whitedaisy says:

    Haha, Lucy2. I am with you on Renner getting the job due to his height.
    Not that he doesn’t have the acting chops; it is just that the pool of actors shorter than Cruise is pretty much puddle-sized! :0)

  17. hellen says:

    Can’t stand Tiny Tommy, but I have to admit he looks great. I don’t think he’s had anything done, but his skin looks wonderful – he’s obviously a regular at the facialist’s. Also, he got his front teeth fixed a while ago (they were straight but weird and off-center) so I think that helps.

    In profile hris nose is looking more like a big schnozzola, however. Time for a tweak?

  18. Bex says:

    Didn’t TC have all his work done years ago in the brat pack days. Certainly major dental work and jaw implants..

  19. Maritza says:

    I’ve always found Tom Cruise very attractive, he is aging well. I don’t think he has had any work done.

  20. Ron says:

    You know, once you hit 40 you have to work your ass off and starve to keep that movie star body. I am aquainted with a former action star, and he would work out 3-5 hours a day 7 days a week for about 4 months prior to shooting and then after filming wrapped he would eat like a noraml person and put on weight fast–he has a good tailor that hides the tummy when he’s not regularly working. i work out 5 days a week and still have to really really watch what i eat damn it.

  21. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    1200-1300 cals/day is about what a normal sized woman needs just to maintain organ function. If he’s trying to get buff at all, this is bs.

    I don’t think he’s had work done either. I hope he never does. Plastic surgery = vain, insecure moron.

    I also agree with the short actor theory, sad, but probably true.

  22. Jeri says:

    I agree with you that he has had work done.

    Don’t think he has boxoffice chops anymore. I guess we’ll see.

  23. s says:

    i like his hair better in 02, that short spikey do is more flattering and more youthful. a little botox wont hurt him if done right. he had his teeth done within the last 10 years, i remember him wearing invialign and thinking you’re never too old for braces. he still looks great, hot, and is still a great actor. i think alot of his lack of box office draw is because of poor scripts/stories plus things have changed, i don’t ever go to the movies, i wait for dvd as i think most do. it has nothing to do with if he can act or not, he is one of the greats and always will be!

  24. kim says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! AS IF HE ISNT PLUMPED UP TO THE MAX WITH FILLERS & BOTOX NOW! OH AND HE DOESNT HAVE PLUGS OR WEAR LIFTS EITHER RIGHT? That said he does look better than ever so its working for him. HIs wife however needs to stop tweaking her nose. She is starting to look very plastic.

  25. Chris says:

    I agree Nanea, it’s always disapointing when hot young actors sign on to play supporting roles for has beens. Jeremy doesn’t need him.

  26. serena says:

    Um? I don’t think so.

    He just got used to make-up, lately.

  27. sirsly says:

    Hasn’t had any work done “yet”??? That’s a funny one. And btw, in the 1st set of pics you can very obviously tell that he’s had his nose done (again). It’s much thinner now.

    But he certainly has good docs! He knows the trick is to make small tweaks consistantly over the years.

  28. Jenny says:

    How ’bout “considering” going away, Tom?