It’s often hard to imagine Tom Cruise as the kind of movie star who’s comfortable with talk show stunts, particularly after his infamous Oprah shenanigans a few years back, but on last night’s Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon brought the legend out for one of his always-popular lip sync battles, and Cruise really brought it.
He opened up with The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” then Fallon countered with The Rolling Stones’ “Undercover of the Night.” Cruise upped the ante for the second round with Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” in which he sang both male and female vocal parts. Then, instead of trying to beat Cruise, Fallon joined him, and the two re-enacted the famous “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” moment from Top Gun. It was fun, but it would’ve been more fun if Fallon had somehow convinced Anthony Edwards to show up in aviator shades to prove that Goose Will Never Die.
Cruise’s next film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, opens Friday.