Did Tom Cruise fill out his backside with a fake bootay? Aptly-named Twitter user @iluvbutts247 recently rewatched Cruise’s 2008 WWII thriller “Valkyrie” and noticed that his butt in one particular scene — literally all five seconds of it — looked larger than it did throughout the rest of the movie.
hello, please, i present the theory that for one single shot in Valkyrie (2008), at 5:12, tom cruise wears a fake butt. observe: pic.twitter.com/Tw6yTbsQUe
— swizz keats (@iluvbutts247) August 20, 2017
The internet was soon awash with speculation about Tom Cruise’s Kardashian-sized butt.
is it fake because
1) it is unexpectedly bootylicious, or
2) it appears impervious to bullet grazing or nasty rocks
— Syazwina Saw (蘇薇娜) (@syazwinasaw) August 21, 2017
Probably his actual butt, which they just forgot to cgi to normal size
— tucker (@TuckerTeague) August 21, 2017
Pretty sure that is a real butt wearing a fake tom cruise
— mingo (@Nodrom) August 21, 2017
Online butt connoisseurs have also pointed out that since Tom Cruise does his own stunts, this was probably some sort of protective butt pad. This makes sense — a lot of action movie sequences use fake butts — except we’re not sure how that would work out in this particular instance since Cruise is falling on his face.
…I have had the same theory about a single shot of Tobey Maguire in SPIDER-MAN for some time. pic.twitter.com/A99EDV8gfW
— Kris Pigna (@KrisPigna) August 21, 2017
Valkyrie director Christopher McQuarrie responded in a now-deleted tweet: “At 12k retweets and climbing, why would I ever add clarity to this thread? #Valkyrie.”
What do you think? Is Tom Cruise’s butt fake or has he just been doing tons of squats in the gym?