Tom Cruise Insisted On Assless Chaps!

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He's cooler than you think--and around his butt, things were way cooler during the filming of Rock of Ages.

An interview with the film's gay director, Adam Shankman, in Next magazine reveals the fascinating genesis of Tom's revealing look as a burnt-out rocker.


"There [were] other options to assless chaps," says Shankman, "but Tom just sort of was like, 'Adam, we can't do this halfway.'"

He's an all-or-nothing kind of guy.

(Alas, there are no assless stills to show.)


Shankman also talks about--SPOILER ALERT--convincing Alec Baldwin to play a gay character:

"It's one of the ways I got Alec into the movie," he says, "and when I was describing to him what the character was, I said, 'You're a guy who started a rock club in the '60s, and you have been smoking pot for 30 years and you were so stoned that you didn't realize you were gay.' "

That explains a lot of people in show biz, actually.


If you think things can't get any gayer, Shankman also pauses to talk about another film of his, The Wedding Planner.

"I was like, the whole set is pink!" he gushed. "And have you seen Jennifer Lopez's hair? The whole thing is like the gayest thing I've ever seen."

Now that's someone I'd like to see in assless chaps.



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Kennedy676
Kennedy676

Not a Tom Cruise fan. Saw the movie and I have to say he did a great job and yes, I enjoyed the chaps! Even more.....

Randy Jones
Randy Jones

Good to see some things have not changed! Go Tommy-boieeee!!!

corrective unconscious
corrective unconscious

Sure you're not thinking of Keanu with the Geffen rumor go round? If not, when do you think this happened? Cos he was pretty hot around "Taps" and "Risky Business."

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Shorthand to specify not worn over jeans, which is how they are worn in work contexts. I will fight you over nothing!

Mrsnoel
Mrsnoel

It was only after David Geffen had visited her grand canyon that she became a 'star'!

Guest
Guest

I prefer Tom's ass. He happens to be hot. I could not stand the tattoos all over him or his greasy long hair but his ass is really cute.

Jonster
Jonster

I can't believe I may actually pay to see a Tom Cruise movie.  He's still creepy but I love me some 80s hair bands.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Actually, this is one time I totally agree with Tom's choice...you can't be a "half-assed" burnout.

Pepper
Pepper

I might actually have to see this movie now. Damn.

Roisters
Roisters

Tom loves showing that squodgy body of his.

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