Are you ready for TomCruise.com?
Oh. Em. Gee. Apologies for all the e-mails and IMs we're no doubt missing today while we try to absorb the funhouse that is TomCruise.com, the official Web site of America’s Clearest Actor. Thank you, Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson, for alerting us to the presence of this oracle of Cruisedom, which launched Monday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Risky Business. “I created this site as a thank you, to you, for sharing the journey with me and to invite you to continue to explore what the future will bring,” Cruise writes in an intro. “My hope with this site is to bring you in and share with you the fun I experience every day during the filmmaking process, from working on the script, to the making of the film through to what we finally see when we settle into our seats and the lights go down. This is for you.” It is not, apparently for Katie Holmes or the Church of Scientology, neither of which gets a shout-out in the actor's self-penned biography page. But even though the site is still pretty bare-bones, it does contain clips and photos from many of Cruise’s movies, and if the site’s intended purpose is to remind us that Cruise has made a hell of a lot of awesome movies over the years, well, it succeeds. The man can sure pick a blockbuster. Beyond that, we think there was a secret purpose to this site, and it was to make us snicker with joy at the sight of this still photo from his 1985 flop Legend:
You get 'em, tiger! We highly recommend you spend the rest of your day over there.
(All photos via TomCruise.com. That's three links! Don't sue us!)