It all started with a harmless text from my good friend Jacob with a photo from the directorless movie Valkyrie. I will not lie to you, I have not seen this movie. I have seen the most important moment of the film, however. At the 5:12 marker in the film, the below image is seen.
Find the movie and pause it at this moment and you’ll get the same result if my journalistic skills aren’t enough. Now, just again for your eyes, here it is in GIF form. (yes, I pronounce it JIF, not GIF).
Now, this movie came out in 2008, yet in 2017 Cruise’s trainer was asked about it. We all assumed it was a butt pad, ya know… being used for safety. His trainer, however, says otherwise! Wes Okerson, his trainer on the 2008 film in question, said to Men’s Health, “It’s real. He was working long hours and we were training every single day. Definitely, definitely real. He does his own stunts. It’s pretty well-documented…The guy trains really, really hard. He puts in the hours and he puts in the effort and the work.”
Cruise, himself, did an interview with ScreenRant to promote his film American Made in 2017 and acted unaware of the viral image (okay Tom; Sure Jan). He then commented, “I have no idea. There was no prosthetic in Valkyrie. No. 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.”
I polled my Twitter followers and no one thinks that’s his natural gift from Scientology.
I mean, no one thinks it’s a CGI butt, but it’s definitely a pad…
What do you think of Tom’s Valkyrie ass? Was it real, or was it a pad? Sound off in the comments or find us on twitter to let us know your thoughts!