Why doesn’t Tom Cruise wear a motorcycle helmet?

Tom switches it up and takes Cameron Diaz around town on a Ducati in Knight and Day—but still, no helmet.
Knight and Day (2010)

Cruise hooned around on a Ducati with Cameron Diaz on back. Neither of them wore a helmet, probably because nobody would believe it was really them doing the wild stunt work if they’d been wearing skid lids. Also, the tabloids had Cruise and Katie Holmes going through marital strife, so maybe he was acting out.

14 thoughts on “Why doesn’t Tom Cruise wear a motorcycle helmet?”

    1. But, little known Tom Cruise fact, he actually spent years of his childhood in Canada! Oughtn’t he to have learned his lesson then?

      1. Better give him The Order Of Canada. All former Canadian celebrities who give up their passports to live in the United States get one. They fly in and wax on about their childhoods in Thunder Bay or wherever then fly back to America. Do I sound jealous? I am.

        1. Some even teach in American universities for years, then run for the Prime Minister’s job … now that I put it that way, it does sound like a pretty clever scam.

  1. It’s click-bate simple. Tom Cruise wants everyone to know that he does his own stunts. And the knee-down without sliders was just to show that he can.

    1. It’s not like they couldn’t deep-fake his face on to a stunt rider with modern tech. It’s just silly at this point, although I get why it’s expedient for storylines and blah blah blah. But to shoehorn a motorcycle scene into a dozen movies and not wear a helmet in any of them?????

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