Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A frivolous question: Does Tom Cruise look middle-aged to you?

Once in awhile it behooves one to get away from the serious issues of the day. The subject of the most peculiar Tom Cruise serves my purpose at the present time. Are you aware that he was born on July 3, 1962? In other words, the Hollywood heart throb turns 44 in a few months. Huh, isn’t this a mindblower? Does Tom Cruise look and act like a middle-aged man? Doesn't he come across like a Peter Pan who will never be older than 27?


MeaninglessHotAir said...

Tom Cruise has always struck me as a little boy pretending to be a man. He's very good at pretending, but one definitely gets the impression that he learned that on the schoolgrounds because otherwise everybody else was going to beat him up.

terrye said...

I have never been a fan of Tom Cruise. He seems insipid to me. As for his age, compare him today to movies he made a couple of decades ago. You can see the years.

I do think that his ex Nicole Kidman is beautiful in a British hot house sort of way.

Anonymous said...

Alot of gay men look younger than they are. They keep themselves in shape so they can attract barely-legal dudes.

His body isn't torn-down yet because he hasn't done manual labor five days a week for twenty-five years.

Then there are plenty of Hollywood make-up and hair tricks he's no doubt learned.

Speculation is fun.

Doug said...

He learned at home before school:
1 boy among more than half a dozen sisters!
Ingraham has some devastating soundbytes of him on Paula Zahn.
Very embarassing to listen to, actually.
She says she will NEVER again go on with Zahn.

Doug said...

Only 3 sisters I guess:
Maybe he had an early "choir boy" experience?
"In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive, deeply religious youngster who was born in 1962 in Syracuse, New York, was destined to become Tom Cruise, one of the highest paid and most sought after actors in screen history. The only son (among four children) of nomadic parents young Tom spent his boyhood eternally on the move and by the time he was 14 he had attended 15 different schools in the US and Canada. He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his mother and her new husband. While in high school, he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, dropped out of school, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career. The next 15 years of his life are the stuff of legends."

Doug said...

Height: 5' 7"
(no prejudging allowed)

Knucklehead said...

Who cares about Tom Cruise. People often mistake me for John Travolta so he's the one I worry about.

A few months back, and it was so ridiculously unimportant that I cannot recall the context, there was some young semi-starlet type who was getting ready for some awards function or other and some "disaster" struck and wound up wiping out all her primping and preening (pruning?). I remember it because she was pissing and moaning that six hours(!) of getting her makeup and clothes just right were wasted. Six hours - that's my annual allotment of time for primping and preening (not that the neglect doesn't show).

Syl said...

I've never cared much for the 'pretty ones'. Well, Cary Grant, maybe. But he was funny too and that counts even more to me.

As for acting ability, I was never that immpressed with Cruise. Sean Penn, yes, though I didn't like the underpinnings of his personas I could see the talent.

(As to women actors Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, and Julia Roberts are among my most admired. Has nothing to do with their politics which bears no relation to their brilliance as actors. Same with Gwyneth Paltrow--extraordinarily sympathetic character portrayal but dumb as a rock.)

I'm just rambling here. A man's physical looks never concerned me very much. Or it might be the other way around, in a way. Men that women see are good looking I don't necessarily think are. Perhaps my standards are actually too high so I've convinced myself it doesn't matter.

loner said...

What do I care.

I liked Rain Man, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report, The Last Samurai and Collateral and I loved Risky Business.

It was great the way her mind worked. No guilt, no doubts, no fear. None of my specialities. Just the shameless pursuit of immediate gratification. What a capitalist.

...and so it goes.

offworld said...

I think this why he as great in Vanilla Sky

Cynnie said...

I liked tom cruise when he was young and he's started believing that he is all "that"
He does seem like a middle aged man ..specially next to his young chick..
He's so dull..
but of course hollywood types look great for their ages!!
thats their JOB!