Tom Cruise Tonight Show lip sync battle: The Mission Impossible star sang a Top Gun duet with Jimmy Fallon.

Tom Cruise Took a Break From Dangling From Planes to Do a Slightly Awkward Lip Sync Battle

Tom Cruise Took a Break From Dangling From Planes to Do a Slightly Awkward Lip Sync Battle

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July 28 2015 10:58 AM

Tom Cruise Took a Break From Dangling From Planes to Do a Slightly Awkward Lip Sync Battle

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Tom Cruise took some time off from dangling from airplanes last night to pop by The Tonight Show, where host Jimmy Fallon challenged him to the tried and true lip sync battle. At first, Cruise, wringing his hands and smiling nervously, looked a bit out of his comfort zone—until he stepped behind the mic.

Cruise took a somewhat tentative stab at the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and then seemed to find his footing for an enthusiastic Meat Loaf cover. He even teased his famous Risky Business underwear dance, although he remained fully clothed this time. The highlight of the segment, however, was his duet with Fallon, which took him into even more familiar territory.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.