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How Tom Cruise Cruises For Twink Butt: Zac Efron Edition

Maybe super famous people have different courting rituals than you and me, but I found Tom Cruise’s pick up line aimed at Zac Efron to be both esurient and creepy.

How do two mega-stars first meet, without the help of a publicist or an agent? In a lobby, with an invitation, relays Details.

But Cruise recently flagged Efron down in the lobby of CAA. “You ride motorcycles?” Cruise asked him. Alas, he didn’t. “You wanna learn how?” Cruise invited him out to his house, taught him how a motorcycle engine works, showed him the hangar with his dozens of pristine bikes—including the Triumphs he rode in the Mission: Impossible movies. Efron was allowed to ride a pedigree-less dirt bike. “He made so many great movies,” Efron says of Cruise. “I get the feeling that he works really, really hard. It didn’t come from swagger with him. It came from dedication, hard work. You see it in the way he physicalizes everything. You watch The Last Samurai and that’s him! He’s really doing that.” I ask Efron why he supposes Cruise bothered reaching out to him. “I don’t know,” he says. “I don’t even want to know. It’s just so cool that he gave a shit, the fact that he cared at all. No one else did that.”

Efron might not know why Cruise reached out, but I’ll give you one guess.