Does 47-year-old Tom Cruise do his own stunts – with wedge shoes?


There’s not really anything new and exciting happening in the world of Xenu (except for In Touch Weekly’s cover story that Katie Holmes somehow “moved out”). I just wanted to look at pictures of Tom Cruise running around on the set of his film Knight and Day, which was formally known as Wichita (also starring Cameron Diaz). Now, there’s not anything inherently dramatic about these photos, other than a 47-year-old disciple of Xenu is doing his own stunt work. For which I applaud Tom – that’s one of the few cool things about him, he does a ton of his own stunt work, no matter how dangerous. The only other slightly interesting thing is that Tom Cruise can’t give up with wedges. Look at the heels on his little shoes! As far as I’ve seen, Lainey Gossip was the first to point out the wedges – sometimes white, sometimes black, but always with at least a two inch lift.

That little Midgey, he’s in his element, isn’t he? Running around Europe shooting action sequences involving daredevil feats and manly man stunts, pointing a gun, clenching his jaw, delivering the most intense oneliner as if his life depended on it, followed by a toothy insane cackle…

Tom Cruise is currently in Austria continuing to work on Knight & Day with Cameron Diaz. They gave him a gun and he’s running after the bad guys in his… high heel wedges?

I see some wedges there. Can you?

[From Lainey Gossip]

I can, especially when the light hits his shoes, when he’s shooting at someone on the roof. The shoes aren’t as high as he usually gets them, and the camouflaging is a bit better, but I’d say he’s got a good two extra inches with those puppies. He probably has them because his costar Cameron Diaz is so much taller than him. And his wife is taller too. Who isn’t taller than Tom, really? His being short is the least of his problems, it’s only funny because he thinks he’s fooling us with his little wedges.

Tom Cruise on the set of his new movie ‘Knight And Day’ filming a scene on the roof of Hotel Stein in Salzburg, Austria on November 23, 2009. Credit: Bauer-Griffin and WENN.


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  1. Sumodo says:

    I’m faaaaaaaarrrrr more worried about Suri Cruise wearing heels. Her father? Old news, baby!

  2. OMG says:

    I don’t even want to imagine his little ‘wedge’.

  3. Bubulle says:

    I don’t like TC but I really can’t stand Layney she’s so annoying .

  4. lucy2 says:

    Can anyone say…Napoleon Complex???
    I actually find it really funny, and want to say to him dude, everyone knows you’re short. Get over it!

  5. Jillian says:

    At 4’11” I think I’m the only woman who Tommy would actually tower over. We could wear each others wedges. That would be romantic.

  6. Laura says:

    Heh. Did anyone see the wedges Robert Downey Jr wore on the set of Iron Man 2? Now THOSE were some heels. He worked them so hard!

  7. crash2GO2 says:

    *snicker snort*

  8. Enonymous says:

    Lets be honest, does he really think it would make any real deference to his height if he wears little hidden wedge/heels. Dude is short and unless he permanently walks around in huge stripper style platform heels/shoes for an significant effect to increase his size, then he should not bother at all.

  9. ccoop says:

    Those shoes look like some Famolares I used to wear in the 70s when I was waitressing.

  10. Emily says:

    When I saw the headline, I had an image of him doing that tottering run thing that’s the closest most people come to running in heels.

  11. Lem says:

    snicker* great title, got me to look didn’t it.

    my cousin, under 5 foot can rock some killer wedges. I have also seen her sprint – flat out in 6 inch platform wedges. She moved in 4 in stilletto’s. Carrying schwa backwards, up stairs. It is very impressive!

  12. lucy2 says:

    Wow, RDJ, those are some cute heeled boots! Oh wait, you’re a man…

    I don’t get the insecurity – these guys have wealth, fame, and success in a very difficult business – you’d think they’d have a little more self confidence to just wear regular shoes and accept the fact that they aren’t tall.

  13. clare says:

    He didn’t do all his own stunts! His motorcycle stuntman is muy sexy, and a man of height!

  14. gg says:

    @ Emily, I did too, and it was hilarious! The knock-kneed novice will never run that fast in his little foam wedges!

    I vote for some really tall, beefy female to give him a little wedgie and cut him a proper wedge from the tail up.

  15. M says:


  16. Bex says:

    He really wants to be wearing 5 inch stilletos with a bit of sparkle!

  17. Minty D says:

    am i missing something? I’m no card carrying Cruise fan, but the heels in the 1st pictures are guys dress shoes? mine have heels like that too, and the others are trainers (look like reebok soles to me) probably because running around rooftops in dress shoes is pretty risky. Maybe he has lifts on the inside, but reaaaally people. Pick on him when he fucks up, not because he’s not wearing ballet pumps…

  18. lilred says:

    Y’all know that Tiny Tom and Suri share their shoes.

  19. cruiz2 says:

    Caught ya, phoney ass, Tom!

  20. Mrs Patrick Campbell says:

    Does anyone know for sure just how tall Tammy is?

    An ex boyfriend of ours worked with Tammy on TOP GUN and said she was “too short”!