Tom Cruise staring: The Mission Impossible star lets his eyes do the acting in Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, and more (VIDEO).

Tom Cruise Stares at You Intensely: The Supercut

Tom Cruise Stares at You Intensely: The Supercut

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
July 29 2015 8:02 AM

Tom Cruise Stares at You Intensely: The Supercut

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If the eyes are indeed the window to the soul, then Tom Cruise’s soul is on full display. The actor’s intense gaze has long been a keystone of his performances, whether it’s bemused, furious, or sorrowful. This supercut rounds up the many times Cruise has peered into, or just beyond, the camera lens over the years, from early films like Risky Business to his Mission: Impossible ventures. Much like the Mona Lisa's, Cruise’s eyes seem to follow you no matter where you are.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.