Tom Cruise & his lifts came out to support Ben Stiller: sweet or awkward?

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I’m always happy to see new photos of Tom Cruise. Here he is to support Ben Stiller at the Grauman’s hand and foot ceremony to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I always forget that Tom and Ben are friends even though they’ve worked together a few times (most notably in Tropic Thunder). The great thing about these pictures is that Ben and Tom are the same height. They are both 5’7″, but you’d never tell by looking at these photos, right? Tom’s working a good four inches of lifts. Vanity, thy name is Tom.

Here are some quickie Tom bullet points to bring us up to speed on the Tiny Tyrant:

* Tom wants us to know that he is not dating Laura Prepon even though they recently had dinner together. They are just friends, but “he will date again and has been talking with women.” Is that a threat or a promise?

* Tom makes plenty of time to support his friends and attend Scientology functions, but he doesn’t pop in to see Suri all that often. Suri spent Thanksgiving in Ohio with Katie Holmes. You’d think Tom would make a little more effort to hang with his kid while he’s pursuing a lawsuit to prove he never “abandoned” her. Oh well.

* The Mail says Katie will likely be called to testify when Tom’s anti-tabloid case goes to trial. Katie will reportedly be “happy” to finally “speak freely about their marriage and split.” Mmm, I can smell the popcorn already.

Tom gave a little speech at Ben’s ceremony. The speech is kind of about Tom:

“[Ben] loves movies, we talk about movies, he honors films, and here he is—you know Reality Bites is the first film that he directed. And I always knew that he wanted to direct from early on and you see all the range of films that he’s directed-Reality Bites, Cable Guy and another classic, Zoolander-absolute classic. I was looking to do a parody for MTV, so I called up Ben to see if he would help me with it because he’s such a brilliant comedian. And he and Christine [Taylor] were on their honeymoon. He so generously came off his honeymoon to help me. First of all, Christine, thank you. It’s something I’ll never forget and I’m sure you won’t either.”

[From Entertainmentwise]

That’s a nice speech, actually. I am amazed that Ben’s been able to work with Tom all these years without falling into the Xenu trap. Ben really looks up to Tom.

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Tom Cruise

Of course I had to include a photo of Tom’s maniacal laugh.

Tom Cruise

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Grant says:

    Oh my gosh, the “threat or promise” comment made he LOL. And Tom looks ridiculous. Notice how no one photographed his feet!

    • Aussie girl says:

      That made me chuckle to. I also lol with , “vanity, thy name is Tom”. Tom always looks crazy scary when he smiles.

      I’m not sure what the GO is with seeing Suri, but that rarely happens ( don’t sue me tom). It’s not like he doesn’t have the funds to make this happen. Is it really because he thinks she is repressed or does Katie have something over him???? Thus the plot thickens……

    • Alexandra says:

      I know!! I totally lost it there.

      Also “Ben really looks up to Tom” and right underneath it is a photo where he literally does that. BWAHAHAHAHHA

  2. Birdie says:

    I think Tom looks great for his age! The height difference is really crazy, Ben looks tiny next to Tom. Must be some crazy high heels he is wearing.

    • Stormsmama says:

      Yeah he looks amazing. And I’m no Tommy apologist. Wow.

    • gefeylich says:

      I’ve stood next to Stiller (in the hallway at a concert venue). I’m 5’9″ and I’d say he’s 5’5″, not 5’7″, because I towered over him (and I always wear flats).

      My sister has met Cruise (yeah, her company flirted with Co$) and she says he’s about 5’9″ but that’s with the lifts (which he is never without). So they’re probably both around 5’5″. Stiller is obviously fine with it, but not Tommy.

  3. judyjudy says:

    Ha! He makes Ben look 5 feet tall. What a crazy little man he is! (Tom, not Ben).

    • Erinn says:

      The funny thing is, I googled their heights and they’re both listed as 5’6.5″.
      So Tom’s broke out the ‘good’ lifts, clearly.

  4. QQ says:

    This shit is Hilarious!

  5. PHD gossip says:

    If you compare Tom’s hairline with photos about 5 years ago, you see that he definitely had plugs. He now has a full head of hair (it was thinning noticeably years back). Just like Ashton Kutcher – a great job of realistic plugs.

  6. V says:

    I think more celebrity men should admit when they’ve had work done so the regular guys won’t feel so embarrassed about it. A little shout-out to the physician would be nice or something simple, such as “I enjoy these black hole padded socks. They give a little lift to my day.”

  7. Decloo says:

    Who’s that little boy? RUN LITTLE BOY!

    • Miss T says:

      He’s Ben’ s son. His daughter was there too. Really cute kids.

    • Green is Good says:

      I noticed the cute little boy in the green striped tie, too. He’s adorable. I hope his parents aren’t COS cult freaks, or he’ll be signing a billion year contract.

  8. Green is Good says:

    “Is that a promise or a threat?”.
    That my friends is a near pants wetter!

    Tommy-girl, lose the lifts. You’re not fooling anyone.

  9. Diana says:

    It’s too bad tom is crazy as he sure is good looking.

  10. Mimi says:

    I don’t get the hate for Tom just supporting his friend. I love gossip like everyone else here but I don’t believe Tom is as crazy as he is being perceived.

    • Miss T says:

      I don’t see much “hate” in the comments. People are playfully making fun of his lifts. Many people even admitted that he looks good for his age and had good cosmetic surgeon. But it’s a celebrity gossip site. Of course people are going to snark.

    • gefeylich says:

      Cruise isn’t crazy at all, just involved in an organization which is shady beyond belief. He’s an OK actor and by all accounts extremely professional on film sets and very kind to his co-workers. I think he’s a nice guy intrinsically – he’s just mixed up with some terrible people who obviously have him by the cojones and have made him drink their Kool-Aid again and again.

      Sad, really.

      • kaligula says:

        +1 I think Co$ got to him when he was feeling vulnerable. I remember years ago reading an interview with him where he was talking about life’s challenges. It sounded like he was in pain. Shortly after that it was revealed that he was into Co$. The timing struck me. I think he was in need of guidance and searching for a feeling of mastery over the trials of life, and that is exactly what Scientology is so good at pretending to offer.

    • TG says:

      When a wife escapes her husband in the middle of the night using burner phones there is only one conclusion to be drawn. He is f*ng dangerous. I know this from experience within my own family. I have a brother who is abusive and controlling to women and his first wife 20 years ago faked a kidnapping to get away from him and his last wife was planning her own escape but he killed her before she could escape. It is very sad and thank goodness he is in prison where he belongs. Not saying tiny tom was going to murder his wife but living with someone who is controlling, domineering and has their cult watching your every move is just the same IMO. Men like that are scum and deserve all the ridicule that comes their way.

  11. dorothy says:

    I personally would not want Tom Cruise to support my project. I don’t think he’s really all that respected anymore.

    • doofus says:

      I was just thinking “I just lost a little bit of respect for Stiller”…and I would for ANYONE who “looks the other way” regarding Tiny Tom’s involvement in that horrible family-destroying cult.

  12. NerdMomma says:

    Ehhh just a thought because I’m a skeptical person. Maybe Tom sees Suri frequently but has stopped with the publicity part of it? I thought maybe he was just a hands-off sort then remembered he had full custody of his kids with Nicole. So he must know what kids need. Anyway I don’t think we know how often he sees his daughter, do we?

    • Miss T says:

      He may privately visit her occaionally, but Tom himself has admitted that he didn’t see Suri for over 100 days last year. That’s what the lawsuit is about. And I don’t think you can compare his relationship with Suri with that of his older children. His older children were raised in the cult. Katie escaped with Suri, and is therefore considered an SP by the ‘church’. People are speculating that Tom has distanced himself from Suri because she is no longer a scientologist. Personally, I believe he sees her but, rarely. I think he’s more like an ‘uncle’ to her than a daddy.
      Beside’s I believe that his older children were raised primarily by his mother and sisters. Just because Tom had custody of them does not mean that he was a hands-on parent.

      • NerdMomma says:

        Thanks for the response, Miss T! Everything you say sounds spot-on, which is sad. When I typed that I wondered if his older kids were really just raised by nannies, and if they were raised by family or the church or whatever, I’m not surprised it wasn’t him. There’s really nothing to like about Tom Cruise, nothing.

  13. Celia says:

    Lol. Literally my first thought was that at least he found someone shorter than him.

    That honeymoon story though, did Stiller disturb his honeymoon to help Tom in his MTV parody because he genuinely wanted to or because Cruise was the biggest movie star in the world and he didn’t want to say no to him. Kind of rude of Tom to ask it in the first place and put his friend in an awkward position.

  14. TheCountess says:

    Tom should just go full-hog and wear a pair of stilettos at this point; he’s not fooling anyone.

  15. Jayna says:

    Paul Walker donated a lot of his time and many millions to humanitarian relief efforts. Tom Cruise, worth far more than Paul, donates his millions to Scientology and also gets free labor in return, and he donates his time to helping people on the side of the road broken down as only a Scientologist can do, not a Suppressive Person.

    • TG says:

      Don’t you just love that comment about tiny Tom being the only one who can help in an accident? Anyone who has ever watched those freaky co$ videos would see right away what a bunch of freaks they all are.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I remember years and years ago before his crazy was known, there was some big story about him saving people after an accident. Now, knowing about CO$, I’d believe it was staged.

  16. cody says:

    Nothing sweet about Tom Cruise. They are really friends, now that is awkward.

  17. RMJ says:

    Is he actually allowing himself to go a little grey? He looks great. The work has settled nicely. But no way he’s 5’7 – 5’7 isn’t even that short. I put him around 5’5.

  18. John says:

    Ben’s mother would rip him a new one if he flirted with Scientology. Anne’s very real and a tough customer, she’d box his ears.

  19. Carrie says:

    Today is the 18th anniversary of the death of Lisa McPherson. Google her story.

  20. Claire says:

    My friend stood next to Ben Stiller and said he was the shortest, most orange man she had ever seen. I know Tom wears lifts but I feel like he would be bigger some how. Tom is looking quite good too. Shame he is involved wiith that crazy, soul sucking organisation.

  21. megsie says:

    Match made in hell. As lost and insufferable as Tom is, Ben is so much worse. Truly a nasty man.

  22. Az says:

    Funnily enough no one spoofs Tommy’s maniacal laugh better than Ben Stiller. I’ve been inclined to believe that the higher ups in Scientology have been condoning Tom’s seeing Suri on the DL because of how bad it would look that Tom doesn’t have to shun family members who’ve turned their backs on Xenu unlike your average garden variety Scientologist.

  23. kaligula says:

    The original Walter Mitty movie, starring Danny Kaye, was one of my favorite movies as a child. I watched it obsessively. It is a work of genius, possibly divinely inspired I believe, and I just want to say that I will never ever watch this remake. Stiller could never in a million years hold a candle to Mr. Kaye, and the magic of that movie just further highlights how lame movies are nowadays in comparison to the classics. The only good thing nowadays is that there is more diversity in Hollywood and the world of performance in general, so thank heavens for that at least….