Tom Cruise is one of the biggest movie stars in the world and for good reason.
The Mission Impossible actor’s sustainability has spanned nearly four decades and has gone on to gross over $10 billion in his prestigious career. He’s one of the most recognizable faces in the history of Hollywood because of his charisma and good looks.
And what President Trump had to say about those good looks will probably make him angry.
It’s no secret that Hollywood actors – movie stars – have pretty sensitive egos when it comes to their persona and looks. It’s because they are vain.
That’s exactly why when they get older they turn to plastic surgery to make them look younger again. It’s particularly bad with women in Hollywood who use so much Botox it renders them unrecognizable in comparison to their younger self.
On the other hand, some do age really well and doing that is completely unnecessary.
Tom Cruise fits that mold, quite literally. The Jerry Maguire star is fifty-six years old and barely looks a day over forty. You have to also take into account that being as rich as he is certainly has anti-aging perks like all of the top-quality cosmetics, which contain God knows what to make them appear the way they do.
He really does look like he could be a five-star general in the United States military, except President Trump thinks that our current generals are better looking than the superstar actor.
After the new year, Trump held a meeting where he praised his generals.
He said, “When I became president, I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals, they were like from a movie. Better looking than Tom Cruise and stronger.”
Trump is right. These generals are remarkable people who look the role. It’s not like Hollywood can accurately find someone to play the roles of these people. They find actors like Tom Cruise to portray them and it’s not exactly the same thing.
Despite how Hollywood makes him look, Cruise is really short. The Academy Award nominated actor is only 5’ 7” and sometimes has to literally stand on a box or require his co-stars to hunch down so he appears to be larger on film.
Trump also said that the Pentagon’s briefing room is “incredible” and with “more computer boards than they make today.”
This harkens back to what former President Ronald Reagan said when he first visited the Pentagon when he took office.
In Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1964 film Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a lot of the action took place in a big room called the war room where the iconic comedic line, “You can’t fight in here! This is the war room!” was uttered.
Reagan thought it was a real room and even referenced that movie. It was a running joke for a long time but now it seems like it might actually be a real room based on President Trump’s description. It probably doesn’t look exact but it might be similar.
Who knows, maybe it was Reagan who inspired the idea of the room as a situation room in the Pentagon. Unfortunately, we will never know what it looks like but Trump’s description makes it seem like something that Hollywood would create.
Tom Cruise can play a lot of different characters and he even played a Major in the United States in the movie The Edge of Tomorrow.