Tom Cruise shirtless and rocking fake tattoos in W magazine
In the pics above and below, Cruise is doing his best to embody the rock star he plays in the upcoming movie musical, "Rock of Ages." His character, Stacee Jaxx, is a bad-boy, '80s-era rocker who's forced to flee to South America following criminal charges. The role required Cruise to learn how to play guitar and sing -- he even trained with Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose's vocal coach.
But anyone who's seen Cruise bust a move in his tighty-whiteys in 1983's "Risky Business" knows he didn't need any dance training to play Stacee.
"[As a kid,] I did the scene from 'Risky Business' around the house. I would sing Bob Seger -- my mother worked, my sisters were out, and I'd turn the music up," he says. "I learned how to dance watching 'Soul Train.' I noticed that if a guy could dance, he'd get a lot of attention and girls would want to dance with him. I worked very hard at imitating those moves."
Check out the rest of his W spread below.
What do you think of the W pictures? Will you go see "Rock of Ages"?