Tom Cruise goes shirtless & tattooed on the cover of W mag: hot or gross?

Tom Cruise

Honestly, I have dreamed of this moment for various (and completely professional) reasons, but I’m afraid that there is no appropriate reaction to the materialization of the above image. So let’s just talk about it in very casual terms. Tom Cruise covers the June issue of W magazine to promote his role as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, which we’ve already seen many glimpses of within its gloriously painful and truly awful trailers. In the past, I haven’t been terribly kind towards Tom’s portrayal of this washed-up rock star, but part of my own reaction is due to the fact that Tom appears to be trying much too hard. Stacee Jaxx is supposed to be a very ironic character, but it seems like Tom is taking the role much too seriously. Perhaps I’m misinterpreting things, so I’ll postpone final judgment on that note until after the film arrives in theaters.

So how about this W magazine cover? Underneath all of that eyeliner, Tom’s eyes look incredibly dead (perhaps Xenu stole them). And those tattoos? There is a gun pointed at his wang. And those chicks? There are two blondes fawning over him. I don’t know if we’re supposed to believe this character is the real deal or if we’re supposed to laugh. As for the inevitable interview, there is only the barest (much like Tom’s chest) excerpt (so far) with which we can play:

“I knew we had to push the sexuality because of the nature of the character and the songs. He’s singing, ‘I want to know what love is.’”

[From W magazine]

Oh that crazy Tom. He’s always pushing the artistic envelope and always so serious with the dancing and singing 10 hours per day to prepare for the role. But seriously, Tom is a 49-year-old man. If this were a woman, some people would call her pathetic for flaunting her body in such an unironic manner. So should we give Tom a free pass?

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Photos courtesy of W mag and AllMoviePhoto

 

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  1. Red Granny says:

    Tom = Always gross!

    Also: Tattoos need to be real.

  2. Maguita says:

    This movie is a parody. It is MEANT to be a parody of a crazy era, where we had really bad hair, excruciating amounts of make-up, and despicably large shoulder pads.

    I am VERY excited to watch this with my friends, and laugh at the outrageous takes of our shiteous yet oh so sexy idols when we were very young. I remember looking wide-eyed at my highschool seniors wearing the same eye-liner as Tom. My male highschool seniors! Billy Idol days, I miss them.

    BTW, if you look closely in the first trailer, by the end where a groupie is asking for Tom Cruise’s autograph, LOOK at the chick beside him: She looks exactly like Nicole Kidman circa Days of Thunder!!! Big curly blonde/strawberry hair, big doctor glasses, and small cute nose in the middle of that wide-eyed stare. Was it meant on purpose?

    • biteme says:

      thats excatly what i was thinking, this is supposed to be what rock n roll was all about back in that era, the excess the dirty blondes. Im not mad at tom for going after the rolls he wants to do. aside from his personal stuff. I think that he is a good actor and takes pride in his work. nothing worng with that. he gets more points than say Johnny deep who only works for the money.

      • Maguita says:

        The thing is, Tom is so wrong for this role that it’s right! Just like his Magnolia role.

        Also, remember what the idols looked like back then? The Whitesnake, the Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi when they all had long hair; And they all trashed their hotel rooms when on tour. It was considered cool.

        Heck, even Johnny Depp trashed his hotel rooms back then to prove his love to Kate Moss!! Although he still wears eyeliner to this day. A bit dépassé.

      • Pamela says:

        “Johnny deep who only works for the $”

        Seriously? Johnny Depp spends half his career working with Tim Burton. He sure does make plenty of money while doing so—but if anyone is working for the “fun” of it, it is him. Tim and Johnny are friends–when they get together on a film…it is probably about as fun as it gets.

      • Kara Ann says:

        Biteme,

        Don’t know if the Johnny DEEP was a typo but I like it! It fits him as he likes to project that artistic, too cool for school thing.

        With your permission, I will now refer to him as Johnny Deep or, maybe, when it seems appropriate The Deep.

      • crtb says:

        Can there please be one movie WITHOUT Johnny Depp in it? I am soooooo sick of him being in EVERY movie! He has become a joke and a whore.

    • Nightweed says:

      Another piece of propagandizing crap. I’ll bet you a million dollars there are hardly any drug references in this ridiculous piece of fiction.

  3. Hubbahun says:

    I’m CRYING with laughter “There is a gun pointed at his wang.” Genius. Also the pics make me feel sick…and a bit sad.

  4. mia girl says:

    Well, I guess in homage to the film, W photoshopped Cruise to look like he did during the 80s. He looks 25.

  5. Sarah says:

    eww, just eww. Tom Cruise may be many things but sexy will never be one of them. He takes himself way too seriously methinks.
    He is a joke that is not funny.

  6. Jackie says:

    creepy. that pic just makes me feel uncomfortable.

    and to think, this was once the actor who was so impressive in ‘born on the 4th of july’ and the ‘colour of money’.

    talk about career downfall.

    i hope brooke shields is laughing her ass off.

    • Agnes says:

      i know! SO creepy, awkward and uncomfortable. and pathetic. and those poor models, i hope they got well paid for this. haha

      and you’re totally right – how the mighty have fallen. i wonder if a lot of it is the scientology brain washing, or if he would have gone down the path of crazy/gross either way.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      Exactly! Actors (generally speaking, of course) grow in their “craft” with age and experience. Jeff Bridges is just one crazy good example–my opinion only. They learn from other actors, their directors, life, whatever. My God, Tom is DEvolving. It’s not just bad script choices. This guy killed his roles back in the day. Now he’s just killing his career and public image. As in making them dead.

  7. spugzbunny says:

    Oh lord – just threw up on my computer.

  8. Bite me aka aniston says:

    He is such a great character actor why is he doing crap like this :(

  9. Jen says:

    Your “hate tom cruise” blinders are definitely on. The trailers look hilarious to me and this cover seems firmly tongue-in-cheek.

  10. silken_floss says:

    Ummm… I think he looks hot here *hangs head in shame* -___-

  11. lonnie says:

    This image is almost exactly like the trailers – slightly painful to look at. Tom sort of looks like the corpse (or hologram, haha) of Stacee Jax or whatever.

    PS – Is the model on the right Abbey Lee Kershaw?

  12. Rose says:

    Photoshopped up to heck too. Tom’s not near that buff. And absolutely NO wrinkles? LMAO

  13. Mia 4S says:

    Well that picture is funny at least. (Is it supposed to be?) You couldn’t pay me to see this though, way too much second hand embarrassment.

  14. Alexis says:

    He’s not doing it right on the cover. He doesn’t have a properly eighties facial impression — not enough melodrama or, alternatively, bratty eff-yeahness. Instead, he just looks kind of like a fierce hairstylist at your local “cool” hair salon.

  15. Eve says:

    Underneath all of that eyeliner, Tom’s eyes look incredibly dead (perhaps Xenu stole them)

    Cruise’s eyes have been looking incredibly dead for at least 10 years.

    Even when he (over) smiles in interviews or looks straight at the camera, I can’t see anything behind his eyes (it’s like there’s no soul there anymore).

    • Anne de Vries says:

      That’s because there are specific Scientology training courses to cause that. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Training_routines_%28Scientology%29

      TR-0: Confronting
      In the first exercise, a student and coach face each other with eyes open. The routine ends when the student can confront the coach for at least two hours without movement, excessive blinking, or loss of attention. The second exercise is the same, except that the coach tries to distract the student both verbally and physically.

      Unflinching eye contact is threathening to mammals (see: apes, dogs, cats) and basically they train out any subconscious social cues about eye contact until they appear to have dead or manic eyes.

      • Eve says:

        I know about that. I watched two documentaries about Scientology: that one from BBC where the reporter lost it and yelled at Tommy Davis and a French one. The latter showed some examples of their training techniques and…it’s really creepy.

        Everything about that “church” is creepy.

    • Marjalane says:

      I know! I think he has creepy dead eyes too. Ever since he got right up into Matt Lauer’s face with his “glib” attack, he’s looked crazy to me. This is a man who is NOT going to go into middle age gracefully. He thinks he’s hot as hell!

  16. lucy2 says:

    I will say he looks to be in great shape, but there is nothing sexy about him anymore, hasn’t been for years. I think the crazy and try hard overshadowed it too much.

  17. Peach Dancer says:

    I actually can’t think of anybody who is more pathetic than Tom Cruise!

  18. truetalk says:

    His eyes are creeping me out;so dead!. This cover is so ridiculous it should be a joke. He no longer has the ability to look hot and they need to stop trying to make Tom happen again.

  19. Mel says:

    I’m excited to see the movie. It looks like a lot of fun.

  20. Didi says:

    Tom is crazy and weird and not at all sexy. But seriously he looks a lot better than other famous men his age. Brad Pitt looks like a weird uncle with his lame 1990s hairstyle lately and certainly isn’t looking anymore age appropriate. ( but no one calls that out because of the godlike Brangelina status) And the prettiest of them all, Johnny Depp is looking rather bloated. When Tom was at the oscars this year i was surprised at how young he looks for a 50 year old man. Not a fan but he has aged well.

    • polk8dot says:

      @ ‘but he has aged well’
      Bwahahahaha! He HAS AGED WELL??? When he showed up at the Oscars, he became the shining example of today’s surgical/chemical processing achievements. It was OBVIOUS that he’s been tweaked and jacked to the max, yet in such a perfectly professional, thus far not witnessed way, that he literally appeared to have turned into a real life ‘Benjamin Button’.
      He looks good, because he had money to buy the best plastic surgery in the world! Not because he’s aged well!! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

    • Kara Ann says:

      Agree that Cruise has aged well…even if he has had help. I mean if females in HW are driven to look their best, why shouldn’t men be? Also, his body is amazing for his age.

      BTW, I am not a Cruise fan. I have read too much about his “church” to find him attractive. However, objectively he is a nice looking man.

    • Kimlee says:

      I can’t speak for Johnny Depp becuase I dont know what going on with him but Brad hair is that way for a movie roles Moneyball, killing them softy and world war Z all required him to have grow his hair out longer and maybe his new role in twelve years a slave M. Fassbender the part call for long hair.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      Put Tom Cruise (sans lifts) next to almost any leading man of his generation and I bet you would pick the other guy. Tommy is short–5’7″. Unless you are into little dudes for some reason, you’d probably walk the other way. Regardless of how pretty his skin looks! :-)

  21. Esmom says:

    I didn’t realize the movie is a parody. If so then showing a shirtless, faux-tattooed, guyliner-ed 49-year-old is fair game.

    But it’s true that TC does take himself way too seriously…like someone said yesterday he is tightly controlled and maniacal and that image somehow overshadows any work he does anymore for me, no matter how good it might be.

    All his try-hard antics, like the lifts in his little shoes, have erased any genuine attractiveness he might have once had. He has no appeal whatsoever to me.

    • Kimbob says:

      @Esmom, I think your description of Tom is (pardon the pun) dead-on. I’m taking it you’re quoting what someone said yesterday, but apparently I didn’t read such a comment yesterday.

      But the great descriptors you’ve used…words like “tightly-controlled,” “maniacal,” “try-hard antics,” I mean, you’ve totally captured Tom Cruise’s ESSENCE of late.

      I think his facial expression on this photoshoot, which consequently directly reflects the products of Scientology, show EXACTLY what all that rigorous Scientology training has TAKEN OUT of him. There’s no spontaneity there anymore, no vigor, lust for life…he’s just a SHELL of the person he used to be before the CO$…it’s awful, it’s SAD.

      What @Anne de Vries cites above, all the stupid-ass “training” these idiots in CO$ do….for WHAT?! What? To take their humanity away from them? So what they can stare someone down w/out blinking….exactly what does that PROVE? What are they going for here exactly…to have more REPTILIAN characteristics? This is what it seems to me. Looking at Tom Cruise, and let’s not forget his wife Katie…HER DEAD EYES. They both now appear that their former zest for life has now been replaced w/a reptilian vacuousness…just dead….deadness….who the hell wants THAT? That is not spirituality to me. Looking at what CO$ has done to people makes me run for the hills.

      One other thing, I think it was yesterday (maybe I was reading on the same thread @Esmom was referring to), but one blogger had me laughing so hard. She said something to the effect of a harsh critique of CO$, then she said something to the effect of, “keeping a wary/cautious eye on the Scientologists in this thread as I back slowly out doing the sign of the cross.” I can’t remember who said that, but I laughed all day long about that…pure comedy!

  22. Nightweed says:

    It’s not just whatever Tom Cruise has done to his face: It’s that he’s just so fake all the time that you know he’s a creep.

  23. Eener says:

    Too obvious to be even remotely funny. Gross and sad. Urgh he’s my male Madonna, just go away!

  24. Anne de Vries says:

    …what’s up with his face? Just.. not just the eyeliner. He looks.. not like himself.

  25. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    I guess I was way off base thinking the irresistible draw of male rock icons is their effortless hard-a$$ coolness. Doesn’t always mean their hair regimine was effortless. :)

    They have an aura that screams testosterone and animal sexuality. Not getting it so much in this pic. His face looks passive and feminine. And those tattoos look like the transfer ones I put on my kids with a wet wash cloth.

    And the movie looks hilarious, but not in the way it’s intended. Laughing AT you, not WITH you.

  26. sup says:

    the amount of face-melting photoshop on everyone in that pic is what’s gross

  27. foozy says:

    no understandeee ur hatred for tom! i think the pictures portrays the movie. that’s all. he’s a fine actor and i’m looking forward to seeing this movie

  28. Monkey Jim says:

    Regardless of him looking like a twat, I still watch everything he does *runs and hides*

  29. madpoe says:

    Adam Lambert’s dad/brother?
    On another note:
    Oh Lestat! how you’ve fallen!

  30. Cathy says:

    With all that eyeliner on he looks like he could be Adam Lamberts father. Adam likes to wear eyeliner to.

  31. serena says:

    Come on, he’s trying. I’ll see the movie and THEN judge him and everything.
    Still, I respect him as an actor (and that’s it).

    • Kara Ann says:

      I agree that Cruise is a good actor. I’ll withhold my judgement about the movie until I see it too. I just feel like you can never count Cruise out. For all of his tomfoolery and that strange intensity of his, he does seem to drive himself incredibly hard to do good work.

      I wonder what his position would be if he had never become part of the CO$. I think he would’ve been extremely likeable as well as talented. He would have unstoppable. I’m still surprised how well he has overcome the CO$, couch jumping madness. Without the burden of the CO$, Cruise would really be admirable.

  32. Mia says:

    I am going with hot. Um the Jared Leto eyes, not a big fan of, but I can see why they’d work with the character.

  33. Ari says:

    I think he looks good…I might be in the minority haha…I mean its a parody, and he has no problem playing kooky characters so whatever…my first thought was HOT

  34. Cel says:

    Great cover photo? No. Dead behind the eyes? Yes. Right for the part? No.

  35. The Original Mia says:

    Someone said he looks like Kristen Stewart and now that’s all I can see. That and the complete lack of sexuality in these pictures.

  36. Sherri says:

    I do not detect a sensual ‘bone’ in his body -

  37. ladybert62 says:

    He looks incredibly BORED in that picture – like, what those women trying to do to me since I am not interested at all!

    And those tattoos look 1000% fake!

  38. tru tru says:

    Pathetic

    BUT incredibly connected to keep getting casted above all of the HOT young studs (that can act) and continue to flop.

    NOT sexy, its hilarious.

    I’d rather see him in something spooky and he plays the “mad scientist”

    pun intended

  39. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I just no longer can see tom as sex on lifts when I sdee him. Sometimes there is glimmer of the old Tommy Boy, but other than his body being on point he looks like a sad closet case.

    Come out Tom! Be the hot gay dude you were born to be.

  40. Az says:

    Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Adam Lambert in the face?

  41. hillbilly in the corner says:

    Think god my daughter turned this joker down for a date when she was 18…..Imagine that as a son-in-law ! and the father of your grandkids….shuddering…………

  42. Justaposter says:

    I wish he brought more Tommy *skanky hot!* Lee to this look.

  43. Darlene says:

    I think his eyes are SUPPOSED to look dead. Like he’s this rock star who is TOTALLY over his stardom and he’s got these two groupies fawning over him and he’s just “meh”. I truly think that’s the point.

  44. Deann Baldwin says:

    He has always screamed to me asexual. No chemistry with anyone or anything. Devoid of passion except for COS. I have noticed the majority of the church members all have the same flat affect and asexual tone to them. I can see him at home hanging from a rafter in some crazy COS ritual perfecting his craft. He scares the hell out of me with whats bubbling under the surface with him.

  45. stinky says:

    how in the HELL are they keeping a straight face for this shot!
    i’m dying!! LOVING their Studio 54 make-up tho …

  46. Justine says:

    This. Is. The. Most. Pathetic. Ad. Ever. EVER. I feel like throwing up. I feel sorry for everyone who was involved. Do they really look at the outcome saying “Looks great, let’s go for it!” ?? I can’t believe it. I just can’t.

  47. Nicole says:

    As Tyra would say, “Well, hello Dead Eye”

    creeeeeepy!

  48. Justine says:

    Oh, and his nipple scares me. Creepy.

  49. Feather says:

    So gross. He looks like an even douchier Kris Angel

  50. bns says:

    When I look at this picture I think of Tom on 106 & Park pretending to be “down”.

  51. Alti says:

    Sorry, but Tom Cruise is so creepy. Everytime i see him i´m afraid his insanity smites me :-)

  52. greentiger says:

    I just threw up in my mouth when I saw Tom’s cover.

  53. jesstar says:

    I don’t know why, but I’m loving it. It’s clearly satorical and I find it amusing. But then again, I thought the play/movie was a send up of that era. I don’t think he’s being serious at all.

  54. barb says:

    I think the cover is hilarious! It’s building on the irony….I think Tom does comedy quite well actually. And I think this cover is trying to portray that….don’t take it seriously.

  55. palermo says:

    Gross beyond words. I can’t overlook his sheer nuttiness to any alleged “hotness”. If you have ever watching him doing his CoS speeches on youtube you couldn’t either. The man is insane.

  56. Hope says:

    These photos made me throw up in my mouth a little. I mean I actually had bile coat the back of my tongue. I don’t think the pics are supposed to be ironic at all. The same way Tom took this role too seriously, so is this photoshoot taken too seriously. With any other actor who had even the remotest touch of a funny-bone, this pic would be hilarious.

    But that is not the case because Tom is a stuffy joke of a middle-aged has-been that still thinks he’s in his Top Gun prime. He’s not. Now is the time in his career to start playing the dad, not the rock star. That ship has already sailed. A decade ago.

    • reddmasters says:

      well where would you throw up, if not in your mouth? this phrase needs to go away.

      • Hope says:

        Well, it’s obviously meant as a descriptive phrase to refer to vomit that has not and will not leave one’s mouth. Just to clarify it does not refer to your every-day, average projectile vomit that lands in the toilet or your personal puke bucket.

        No, the phrase “I threw up in my mouth” refers to either: “I’m so disgusted I have thrown up, though I am not hungover or sick in any other way, and I haven’t recently eaten, so there really isn’t anything to throw up” kind of vomiting (which is just stomach bile) or the kind that happens with bad indigestion (which is similar to regular vomit, but a bit less viscous.)

        I hope this helped to clarify the necessity of the phrase, as well as defend my use of it in my comment. Have a wonderful day!

      • jamminatorr says:

        How does “When I saw this Tom Cruise picture it triggered an extreme case of dyspepsia which resulted in gastroesophageal reflux” sound?

  57. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Suri does look a lot like Tom.

  58. stephanie says:

    all the eyeliner is making him look like duchess kate.

  59. original kate says:

    it looks like they photoshopped suri’s face onto some random male model’s body.

  60. Deven says:

    If I didn’t know anything about him, I’d say who i s that interesting-looking older guy with the ridiculous tattoos? Knowing it’s Tom Cruise, all I can think is, “Ha, here’s a picture of male menopause in the CoS!”

  61. Jaxx says:

    He’s broken one of the biggest rules for a long career: Never let the public know much about you. If your own personality becomes bigger than your roles you can’t convince people you are someone else anymore. That’s why Madonna could never have a movie career, though she tried very hard. You could never forget she was MADONNA.

    Tom’s nuttiness has ruined him.

    • endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

      This is a really excellent point!

    • skyla says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. I’m only able to suspend my belief for a movie and an actor for so long. His public behavior has been pretty damn strange at times in the last six or so years to the point of distracting me from his work. I like Tom and have been a fan since Taps so I root for him and hope that each role he accepts will allow him to get back into that emotional dimension he has been missing for a while. That 1000 yard stare isn’t always good for each character and that intensity is what I’m always seeing. I loved him in Tropic Thunder but there again that character didn’t have much emotional range. Dial it back down man. I want to see you in a role where the character isn’t so calculated.

  62. anonymoose says:

    Is that K. D. Lang or Demi Moore between those models on the cover?

  63. MZthirtyeight says:

    In the second pic(I think), he looks like he’s imitating DANZIG!!!!

  64. Sarah says:

    I love his blank dead face on the cover! I think that’s his natural expression whenever a woman touches him.

  65. LAK says:

    is that supposed to be his sexy face. Tara says fail!

  66. Stacia says:

    The promo ad art reminds me of Guitar Hero and BTW, dude is pushing 50 (not being ageist) but why the hell was he cast in this role. And NO he does not deserve a pass. Would H’Wood cast a female counterpart at this age in a movie about an aging 49 year old supermodel, for instance? H to the N!

  67. Genevieve says:

    Maybe I’m in the minority. I think the trailer looks so bad. I have no interest in this movie, I don’t even want to see it when it comes out on dvd. Tom Cruise looks like he’s going to ruin it. And the Zeta-Jones character, ick. She is eating up the scenery, bring it down a notch woman. Oye, the whole thing looks like a mess, and not a hot mess, just a mess. Oh, and on AI last night, love the subtle selling of this movie….NOT

  68. Kimlee says:

    He looks like a woman on the cover and they photoshop someone eles abs on him.

    I have know problem with the look they were going for it matches the movie but it was a complete fail with all the photoshop the did.

  69. mssnarnd says:

    Tom Cruise is embarrassing.

  70. skilo says:

    I absolutely can’t stand Tom Cruise. I wouldn’t watch a movie with him in it unless I someone paid me and I mean a lot.

  71. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    Those models are better actors. They had to look like they were actually into ol’ Tommygirl.

  72. e.non says:

    cruise looks like kristen stewart in that shot…

  73. swv says:

    sorry. His body is GROSS. TOO SHORT. Plus his personality makes it worse. GROSS GROSS GROSS GROSS.

  74. jamminatorr says:

    This picture skeeved me out really bad. His face looks really weird. The impression I get of this role is that its supposed to be kinda like a Russell Brand in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” – a rock star but a parody/ironic take on it. Tom Cruise has no grasp of irony.

  75. TXCinderella says:

    Ewwww…that is just all kinds of wrong. I used to think he was cute in Risky Business and Top Gun, but after that, blech!

  76. bella says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OMG WHY DID HE DO THIS LAME MOVIE?NO ENOUGH $$$ YET? OSCAR?
    NO WAY…THIS IS A BOMB….THIS IS LAUGHABLE!

  77. dahlia1947 says:

    So it’s a parody of the hair bands of the 80′s? Ok, I like that, but he’s gotten soo weird in the past decade or so that it’s uncomfortable to watch him on screen.

    I saw the preview too, and he just looks so serious and weird. I miss the 80′s Tom Cruise. Sigh.

  78. Bobby sue says:

    Gross.

    Always gross.
    (just looked and the first commenter said it all).

    Ever since he slammed mental illness as fabrication on the Today show I have hated him.

  79. Fuckchop says:

    The wonders of photoshop. That movie will be 90% cgi.

  80. ViktoryGin says:

    I have to give him kudos for continuing to beat a dead horse. Tom lost his sexy when he decided to go ape sh*t on Oprah’s couch. I feel like this his pathetic homage to his former glory. Just because he’s a man doesn’t make me read this ignoble groveling any differently.

  81. lola lola says:

    He is WAY to old to be playing a rock star. Ick. Just Ick.

  82. Mia says:

    Oh my goodness all the haters out there. He looks way better than Fassey any day. And his teeth are actually white.

  83. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Holy photoshopping batman. If they needed to do that to make him believable then maybe they should have hired a younger actor?

    • ZenB!tch says:

      LOL! When I first heard he was cast I thought it would be an Iggy Pop character = old, drug worn. Iggy in the 80s might have only been in his 40s but he looked dead.

      When I heard he was a generic “rockstar” like say 80s Whitesnake, I rolled on the floor laughing.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        I know! I almost want to see the movie now to see him pretend to be 25. Word to the wise people in magazine world. If you got an older actor and you photoshop him within an inch of his life putting hot actually young models next to him makes him look OLDER not younger.

  84. ZenB!tch says:

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    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. not a fan says:

    Is it me, or does he remind you of Criss Angel? I keep expect him to wave his arms around and bust out some playing cards or something.

  86. muppet_barbershop says:

    @not a fan wow, yes. …Strangely he still looks good in eyeliner, just like in Int. w/the Vampire. But also this is pitiful and no we should not give him a pass.

  87. Sharon says:

    I’m sorry but I am just terrified of Tom Cruise in eye liner. I can’t look at him with eye liner on without shuddering….

  88. Deryn says:

    Is he supposed to look like he’s pushing the ladies away?

  89. Snowpea says:

    I’m a straight girl but the chick on the left is seriously turning me on.

  90. Hakura says:

    …W. T. F!?!? o_O

    Can we just… cut off the head & take the body instead? You know, make alterations to make him more aesthetically appealing?

  91. Britt says:

    Gross, I can barely look at him.

  92. It all went down hill after Top Gun. Xenu stole his hotness.

  93. Str8Shooter says:

    LMFAO at this ridiculous ‘photo’. Classic! Adobe should use this in their marketing materials to demonstrate how you can completely alter a photo so that it looks NOTHING like reality!

    And sorry, Tommy Boy. Me thinks you try a WEE bit too hard to make everything think you’re not gay.

  94. A Fan says:

    Gross and repulsive, as usual.

  95. leslilly says:

    Hmmm…I think he looks amazing in the previews and pretty damn hot in the pics. Hard to believe he’s almost 50 freaking years old! The way the director shot his body in that movie still was very flattering..he looks incredible.
    Now, I kinda know what everyone means about Tom taking himself too seriously, but years ago, in one of the Austin Powers movies (Goldmember?), he spoofed himself. Since then, he’s shown quite the sense of humor in Tropic Thunder and a few other movies..and also at one of the award shows – he dressed as Les Grossman & did a dance w/JLo. I give him credit for trying new things.