Tom Cruise denies having an ass of lies: ‘There was no prosthetic in Valkyrie’

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One of my favorite things on the internet from the past few months was the tweet, below, from someone who was, like, rewatching (?) that Tom Cruise movie, Valkyrie. Cruise made Valkyrie in 2008 – it was based on the true story of one of the many plots to kill Adolf Hitler during the war. I’ve actually never seen the film, and as I sat here and read about it, I realized that I was completely wrong about what I thought this film was actually about. I thought Cruise was playing Erwin Rommel this whole time! He wasn’t. He played Lieutenant Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. Stauffenberg was severely injured in a desert battle. When Cruise was filming that battle scene, this happened on camera:

So for more than a month, people have been like, “So Tom Cruise wore an ass of lies in Valkyrie, huh?” I’ll admit, this still absolutely makes it look like a Pippa Middleton-esque ass of lies. This might even be a Kardashian-esque Pinocchio Butt. But according to Tom Cruise, this was not an ass of lies. This was not a stunt bum. This was 100% authentic Cruise ass work.

When Screen Rant sat down with Cruise to discuss his new film, true-life crime thriller American Made, we put the controversy to Tom. He was unaware of the meme and, in no uncertain terms, happily shot the talk down: “I have no idea. There was no prosthetic in Valkyrie. No.”

This would seem to draw a line under all the speculation and joking about fake rear-end. As you’ll see in our full interview with Cruise and director Doug Liman later this week, Cruise seemed unaware of the internet joke, finding the very idea of it causing a stir humorous. Whether he’s deflecting from an obvious cushion or similar we don’t know, but it would seem the official line is that the “fake butt” is all an illusion.

The conversation came from a very specific running gag in American Made where Cruise’s character repeatedly moons his family when leaving on his increasingly dangerous travels. We asked Cruise about that and, again, he made clear it was all him: “It’s me. It’s not CGI, it’s me. I do my own mooning in films. So let it be known – I do my own mooning.”

[From Screen Rant]

Personally, I believe that Cruise has had significant “work” over the years. I think that’s why he makes those mysterious trips to South America – Brazilian plastic surgeons. To be fair, he doesn’t really go overboard with it. He never steps out with an entirely new face. He just wants to look Forever Young, or Forever 30-something. What I’m saying is that I wouldn’t put it past Tom to be down for some Brazilian ass work (in SO MANY WAYS). So, while I’ll believe that Tom has probably had various body parts worked on over the years, I’m not 100% positive that Valkyrie was Exhibit A in The Mysterious Case of Tom Cruise’s Bubble Butt.

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  1. Barrett says:

    Cuba Gooding said he went over his house once and you could see he had laser or microneedling just done.

    If I was that rich I’d do it.

  2. Kynesgrove89 says:

    He’ll deny this shit but he won’t deny that he hasn’t seen his kid? Wtf? What a piece of work.

  3. Div says:

    Some person on twitter had a pretty good explanation that his fake looking butt was probably due to the camerawork (something about a wide angled lens) and the way his body is positioned. Tom has definitely had work done, but if he had a habit of wearing padding or had his butt worked on there would be a lot more examples than one screen shot.

    • Casey says:

      So. I’ve been around a while. First saw Cruise as a near extra in Endless Love with Brooke Shields, then in Taps with Timothy Hutton (great movie- which Tom is great in it as a heavy, he was scary..)..i say all this to say, have been looking at his sonewhat unusual build for a long time.

      He had a weird shape always. Kinda short-ish thick torso and yes a butt, with hips almost. I think later on when he reached superstardom, he dieted down to leading man slenderness so it wasn’t as noticeable, but that’s his shape. He’s just hidden it and camoflaged it for the most part.

      Also, regarding Suri. I believe Tom let her go because she’s not his biologically. Yes that would be an ahole thing to do regardless, but I think his sci logic is, Katie’s an oppressive (what they call those that leave) person who’s never giving up her kids ala Kidman, so he’s letting his child go- he probably tells himself it doesn’t hurt as much because she’s not his biologically and it was done early enough to not traumatize her. I think Tom has some fertility condition where he doesn’t produce sperm or something. Just a hunch.

      • holly hobby says:

        Oh my I recall all those movies! But yeah you are right, when he first started he was always sort of stocky.

        Yeah for years there were rumors that Tommy had a low sperm count. I sort of believe it.

  4. Kate says:

    It’s just the way he’s moving there. One leg forward making his ass look more curved than it is, one leg up behind him making his ass look higher and bigger.

    It’s why so many Insta models pose with one leg lifted slightly backwards, faux ballet style. Or in a semi lunge. It makes your ass look bigger and more pert.

  5. Karen says:

    I saw this on another site with a gif, it was air in the pants and as soon as he moves the bubble deflates. I can’t believe I’m writing this.

    Tom Cruise should be asked different questions, like say about sea org slaves keeping him in good living, not about trapped wind.

  6. Serene Wolf says:

    He ain’t bootylicious, that’s for sure.

  7. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Maybe he is a secret Kardashian? Or that is where he keeps his thetans.

  8. Giddy says:

    He looks like he stuffed a couple of volleyballs in his tightie-whities.

  9. anna222 says:

    That’s definitely his butt and he is definitey not short and he absolutely never wears lifts in his shoes. Scouts honor.

    • Krakken says:

      The denial is strong in this COS POS.
      His people probably have the ass pads sewn into his clothing and Tommy is none the wiser. As they do with the lifts in his shoes.

  10. Scal says:

    If you watch the video, it looks like air in the pants from the fans blowing the dust around to me. It collapses pretty much as soon as he stands.

  11. Lynnie says:

    A lot of fan theories would never make it off the ground if Occam’s razor was actually used

  12. third ginger says:

    If the trade papers are correct, Cruise is about to have another box office disappointment. So his butt will be the least of his worries.

  13. detritus says:

    Notice his semantics.
    It’s not a prosthetic butt, not that it isn’t padding.

    The most likely things I’ve seen are that he uses padding because he does his own stunts, and that coupled with some unfortunate air pockets gave him that bubble booty.

  14. annie says:

    suri looks spitting image of him …especially in top gun.
    this man works and works and works ,there is a reason for that and he is the only one who knows it. you only have to google to see how he was when he dumped his other wives, and how quickly he found someone else . not this time tho.
    my take is, if i can’t have you both i am selling all my real estate and starting a new life , in another country,
    doubt that he is the type to live down the road from suri and katie and play happy family
    at the end of the day these people are just like you and me, only a whole pile richer and famous but nothing else.
    this marriage and breakup affected him deeply no matter what the tabloids have said over the years, and if anyone is honest about things , you can see it.

  15. C-Shell says:

    Thanks to $cientology, I have no interest in Cruise movies, but yesterday “Top Gun” was on and I watched for my favorite volleyball scene (Ice and Wolfman 😜). And, lo and behold, TC and his bubble butt were noticeable in that movie. Never noticed before this meme controversy arose. I think he’s telling the truth here. For once.

  16. kb says:

    When I first saw the pic of his butt I laughed so hard I scared my son. It is very very very clearly fake.

    • Rachel in August says:

      I am agreeing with you. He and Scientology lie like rugs about everything else, so why not this? And it looks about as real as Kim K’s butt, so there you go.