Adam Shankman

Tom Cruise Talks About Being a Rock Star

Tom Cruise embraces ’80s style in a new photo spread for W Magazine.

Cruise appears in the magazine to promote his new movie “Rock of Ages,” based on the Broadway musical and directed by Adam Shankman. He plays a fading rock star from the eighties hanging on to the limelight.

Clad in leather and fake tattoos, he posed shirtless in a number of photos including a few with two blonde models for the magazine. See the photos .

The actor told W Magazine that Shankman did not know whether the actor could sing when he started the project. Cruise remembers being asked if he could “carry a tune.”

“I said, ‘We’ll see, won’t we? This is either going to work or it’s going to be dreadful.'”

Cruise sings the Guns N’ Roses song “Paradise City” during the opening credits of “Rock of Ages.” He said he also had to learn how to play guitar and build up some courage to play the part and get the bad-boy persona down. Read more>>