Tom Cruise & Johnny Depp come out for Bruckheimer: who looked cooler?

Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp came out for Jerry Bruckheimer’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony yesterday. Funny story: Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise are the same age. They are both 50 years old right now. Johnny actually turned 50 a few months ago, and Tom is about to turn 51 next month, but for now… they are the same. It’s funny how careers ebb and flow, isn’t it? Tom was on top of the Hollywood heap from his early 20s throughout his early 40s. It’s only in the past decade that his career has really faltered. Meanwhile, Johnny spent much of his youth in a self-imposed art-house purgatory, and he only really became a major, bankable movie star in his 40s, in the past decade.

Tom was also seen embracing and looking friendly with an unidentified blonde at the ceremony, but we don’t have those photos – you can see them here. As Lainey says, he looks very awkward. If I can be honest, though, Awkward Cruise is one of my favorite versions of Tom. I like him more when he seems like a gigantic dork. It’s Xenu Cruise that terrifies me. Anyway, I doubt Tom has anything going with this blonde lady – she seems more like some kind of industry friend, maybe she’s an associate of Bruckheimer, someone Tom has known for years. But I think we should prepare ourselves for when Xenu Cruise does get a new girlfriend. I’m kind of surprised it hasn’t happened already. You know the Church of Scientology is probably doing an extensive vetting process this time around. And maybe they’ve found someone….

Model Jessica White is the latest celebrity to join Scientology. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was seen entering the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre on East 82nd Street yesterday. Sources tell us she’s talked for some time about joining the church, which boasts Tom Cruise, Will Smith and John Travolta as members. The beauty, 29, was raised Christian and was a member of her Baptist church choir, but she’s called Scientology “enlightening,” and sources say, “She has been increasingly curious about it.”

[From Page Six]

I’m including a photo of Jessica White below – I know her mainly from her bikini shots in magazines and because she dated Sean Penn on-and-off for several months a few years ago. How interesting would it be if Tom started dating a woman of color… who happened to be a recent convert to Scientology? That would be SO interesting.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. pao la says:

    Tom Cruise: creepiest man on earth

    • Lucy says:

      He looks so dorky, he reminds me of my creepy chemistry teacher from grade 9 who tried to relate and be cool with the kids

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        No contest. There is nothing cool about TC. Run away, Jessica! Run fast! Stay low!

    • arock says:

      omg, yes. everytime i see him i think “dont make eye contact with the guy in the van”. someone needs to photoshop a handlebar mustache on the guy and just call it what it is.

  2. Pinky says:

    Is TC getting fat injections in his face? Or just gaining weight? He looks . . . different. And please, Tom, leave women of color out of your DL, Xenu shenanigans. They’ve got enough to deal with.

    • bagladey says:

      I too was thinking that TC’s face looks suspiciously plumper but overall his whole body looks pudgier to me; I would almost describe him as “squat”.

    • An says:

      I totally noticed that too!! They could also be fillers. Maybe he had gained some middle aged spread as well though…

      • Jenny says:

        The moobs are on display in that sweater!
        Although, to be nice, for 50 they both look pretty good 🙂

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Yes! He has Beefy Face alluva sudden.

      Next to Depp he looks like a girl.

    • Bridget says:

      He’s had a bunch of subtle work done. He looks really good but not quite right.

  3. eo says:

    tiny tom is really happy the other two don’t wear lifts

  4. melina says:

    Where is the who would you rather? Well Johny depp looks really handsome these days! And he always looks cool! Xenu on the other hand looks like he is in his thirties. It is weird. Are we sure that he is scientologist and not a satanist??

  5. SallyBee says:

    For a second i though the article said “Tom Cruise coming out” (of the closet).

  6. JennJ says:

    The expression on Johnny Depp’s face as he poses with Tom in the fourth picture cracks me up.

    And in what world are they almost the same height? If you compare knee height it makes the lifts look so obvious.

    And to answer the question, even with all of Johnny Depp’s recent activities, without hesitation, Johnny.

    • Sarie says:

      Well spotted on the knee height issue! TC is several inches shorter…

    • hunter says:

      OH WOW, cannot unsee. That’s awesome, I was wondering how they were the same height, those knees – what is that 3-4 inches?!!?!?

  7. Charlotte says:

    Depp has heels, but nothing on Cruise. I can’t believe the Scilons have waited so long to have Cruise embark on another ‘hot and steamy’ affair. Maybe GMD has wised up to the fact we aren’t buying it. Oh how I long to see TC and the cult of $cientology brought down!

  8. DanaG says:

    Dorky Cruise LOL The blonde can’t be his new gf she isn’t tall enough Tom only goes with really tall women for some odd reason. It’s been awhile for Tom I wonder how auditioning is going for wife number 4?

  9. Azurea says:

    Ah, Tom & his off-center teeth.

  10. Cris says:

    Johnny looks less than thrilled. More like, “can I leave now?”.

  11. bagladey says:

    TC does not measure up to Johnny in coolness – ever!

  12. break says:

    Can you see Johnny’s junk in the first photo? Either way, he looks great. And JB’s face is as tight as a Real Housewife’s.

  13. lisa2 says:

    Tom and Johnny are the same height.

  14. GMarchetti says:

    Damn, what a camel toe!

    • Charlotte says:

      That camel toe is further proof that TC isn’t interested in her

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      That blue thing is HORRIBLE. But not as bad as flirting with Xenu to get attention. Silly girl.

  15. Hahahaha says:

    Cruise all moisturized (nipped/tucked) etc and Depp looking (not so)rough,(but not).

  16. Jennifer says:

    Johnny Depp-love his style here. Never was much of a Tom Cruise fan.

  17. NerdMomma says:

    Johnny Depp looks hot in a suit. No scarves, yay!

    Jessica White needs to run far and run fast. If she dated Sean Penn, her douche-monitor is way off. I hope she has a really good girlfriend who can tell her “No Tom for you.” However, now I’ve heard of her. Well-played, Jessica White.

  18. Kiddo says:

    “Come out” had an entirely different meaning for me and I thought the article was going to be some major revelation.

    Instead same ol’ same ol’. Tom’s wearing heels and Johnny is beginning to look, I don’t know, something(?), but whatever it is, it is creeping me out.

    Ooh, I figured out what it is, the look is a point in a progression, before the current end result, of Mickey Rourke today. Amirite?

    • Esmerelda says:

      Yep! Well, Rourke did pro level boxe for a while, broken nose and all that, so I doubt Johnny’s face will end up so plastic-y, but yeah… he’s getting to the same greasy-ness, the same old shtick. When Depp gets a pocket size dog we will now the rourke-ization is complete.

  19. Adrien says:

    I have no idea that Bruckheimer is that short.

  20. CandyKay says:

    I think they have very similar body types, both in terms of height and build, and even in terms of face shape and nose shape they’re not all that dissimilar. They both have Irish ancestry.

    Depp has a cooler haircut and a better stylist – he hides his emerging pot belly well beneath the suit jacket and the vest and the vertical stripes – but you can see it’s there under all the layers.

  21. LoL says:

    Johnny is short and wears lifts just like Tom. They also both had hair transplants and something done to make their faces look younger than 50.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Looking at the third pic of Tom, did he get fillers? From the side his face looks odd.

  23. Leah says:

    Its funny to me that they are both so short. I don’t care about toms personal life i still enjoy him as a movie star. I think he is a genuine movie star on screen in the classic sense. Johnny was always the sexier more interesting actor. But lately his choices are pretty boring and predictable. And its kind of annoying that he still acts like he is some kind of edgy artist! When really he is just as much part of the hollywood machinery as Tom.

  24. Maggie says:

    Just like Brad Pitt, Tom is getting fillers in his face. Or they are simply aging and the fat is beginning to fall. I dunno they both have the same issue….chipmunk cheeks.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      Another one of testosterone’s unfair effects – men put weight on in their faces (and necks) as they get older. Women put it on in the hips/thighs/lower belly, while our faces get gaunt.

      • LoL says:

        nah that’s definitely Plastic Surgery. He looks like a plastic doll now just like Tom.

  25. Happy21 says:

    Did you really just ask who looked cooler – Johnny Depp or Tom Cruise? WTF kind of question is that. Has Tom Cruise EVER looked cool? Answer, no. Does Johnny Depp rule cool? Answer, yes.

  26. Nev says:

    Um….they are the same height???!!!!

    all this time TC was getting shade for the lifts and his height when JD is the same?

    • Clara says:

      Tom is 5.7 and Depp is 5.10
      that’s the real height.
      Tom has lifts inside his shoes

      • Sandy says:

        No way. I remember reading an interview about JD when he was on Jump Street and he said he was only 5’6″. He is not tall. Just look at him against Orlando Bloom – he claims to be 5’10”. Evan Keira Knightly is taller than JD.

  27. Beatrice says:

    Tom Cruise is wearing a very special kind of high heels. A plataform that goes inside the shoes and makes him about 2 to 4 inches taller.

    That’s why his shoes looks wider than normal shoes.

    And I’m sure of this, because I met all of them before, and Tom is like the same height with Jerry Bruckheimer and Depp is at least several inch taller

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, without the link, it’s easy to tell.
      Just look at the way the top of his foot sits in that shoe. You can tell his foot is arching.

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        Yep. And also, as others hilariously pointed out upthread, Tom’s knees are about 3 inches higher than Depp’s.


  28. Esmerelda says:

    Also, Johnny surely looks *thrilled* to be there with Cruise… you can feel the love and professional respect flowing.

  29. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    How high are Cruise’s inserts anyway? In that first photo, it looks like he’s standing on his toes.

    Also, his middle-aged gut seems at odds with his plastic surgery-sculpted face. I’ll bet that (mid-section lipo) is the next thing he gets done.

  30. Alexandra says:

    Johnny turned 50 THIS month (9th of June), not a few months ago. He looks deliciously good these days, I suppose he is the kind of man who when he feels miserable, it shows. I’d hit it without hesitation like a house on fire! Always!

  31. KeepRocking says:

    If Amber is the reason he looks so gorgeous,happy and healthy lately I will never say a bad thing about her again.I mean,just look at him,he is delicious!

  32. TOPgirl says:

    My favorite hottie celebs…they are getting so old now!!

  33. Michael Kelly says:

    When you look at where Cruise’s ankles are compared to the two standing next to him, it looks like he is wearing at least 2 inch lifts in his shoes.

  34. rudy says:

    Lainey has a whole slew of photos of just Tom and Depp. I quickly clicked thru one after the other and Cruise never once changed expression. Just like a Stepford wife.

    Johnny went from looking uncomfortable to sly half smiles to other various low energy poses. I think he is creeped out by Cruise and probably Visa Versa.

    • LaLaLa says:

      Oh, please!
      They are dating for a year and a half already and he got himself cleaned up about two or three month ago when he started filming his new movie.

  35. MademoiselleRose says:

    Johnny Depp all the way – although he always looks to me like he needs a shower. Can’t stand TC – reckon he hasn’t got a new gf yet because he probably still feels burnt by Katie. Maybe he’s getting work done to tidy himself up and be all spick and span before he chooses No. 4. Having said that, they both look good for 50 when most men have gone to pot and are well past it.

  36. Melanie says:

    Depp is 5’8″, as many journalists have noted. An inch taller than Keira, you can see that in POTC 1 where both are bare-footed. He has always said that he’s about 5’10” even during Jumpstreet but never has been pegged at 5’6″. He wears lifts but is taller than Cruise.

    Cruise looks bloated like Brad Pitt but atleast here it seems to be the effect of aging. Pitt has fillers for sure.

    I find the recent coldness towards Depp just silly and stereotypical. He used to ink himself with his girl’s name, live in hotel rooms, adopt European posh and now too many accessories. In other words, he’s always had his quirks, an individual in every sense and secure about who he is including his negatives. And he’s still as generous, modest and self-aware as always. A true Bohemian spirit. If he was cool then he’s no different now IMO. If some people think he’s affected just because he’s 50, well, in his own words, they’re just labels.

    He’s looking fantastic, healthy, cleaner than usual and sexier than he has been in a long time. And no competetion at all here – Depp’s the coolest.

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  38. serena says:

    He’s even more awkward while hugged -kind of- by Johnny Depp.