“Who’s this guy I’m pointing to? Yeah, him.”

Tom Cruise appeared at the British Film Academy Awards looking completely like Tom Cruise and, also, completely different.

Looking at photos of Cruise at the awards show on Sunday, he seems as equally giddy as he is seemingly ready to suck the life force out of every attendee.

Something about him looks off, though... reportedly speaking. Perhaps it’s the effects of time, a bad photo angle, or maybe he’s reached some sort of life completion.

Many are speculating, including The Sun, whose headline reads like when your mom hasn’t seen you in months and then you visit and she stares at you puzzled, like, “What’d you do...?”


Fox News is vague but inquisitive about Cruise’s face.

Daily Mail used descriptive adjectives.


US Weekly deferred blame to Twitter, but we know how they really feel.

Bro Bible and Hollywood Life think the nation is freaking out.


And Perez Hilton positioned it as a Game of Thrones style battle between the internet and Cruise.


Unrelated: Cuba Gooding Jr. recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live! and talked about going to Tom Cruise’s house back in the day and seeing red dots on Cruise’s face. “I don’t know what he’s had done, but I surprised him at his house one day, and he had all these little red dots over his face,” said Gooding. “And I said, ‘You all right?’ and he said, ‘I didn’t know you were coming. And I was like, ‘I can see why!’”

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Image of Tom Cruise with director Alejandro González Iñárritu via Getty