What happened to Tom Cruise's face? Viewers say actor looks 'inflated,' 'frozen'

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Why Some People Say Tom Cruise's Face Looks 'Inflated' and 'Frozen'


After Tom Cruise appeared at the BAFTAs on Sunday night, social media lit up with commentary about his appearance.

Some called the 53-year-old actor's face "puffy" and "frozen."

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"What has Tom Cruise done to his face? Scarier than the bear in Revenant," one viewer wrote.

Another added: "Tom Cruise looks like he's had his face inflated."

Cruise appeared at the BAFTAs - the British version of the Oscars - to announce the Best Actor Award on Sunday night.

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The honor went to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, continuing his winning streak. Brie Larson took the award for Best Actress for her role in Room, while Brooklyn took Best Film.

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What happened to Tom Cruise's face? Viewers say actor looks 'inflated,' 'frozen'

Kate Winslet may be nominated for a BAFTA Award, but we're nominating her for the best-dressed award too. The "Steve Jobs" star donned a classic black gown, which hugged her curves, and a fishtail train. She polished off the glamorous look with red lipstick and a bright red clutch.  

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This is how you do it! "Carol" star Cate Blanchett stunned on the red carpet with an intricately-designed gown with textured flowers and gems on top but a feathered black bottom. With her hair pulled back and a few diamonds to complement the look, Blanchett gets an A+.

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"The Danish Girl" actress Alicia Vikander continued her streak of unexpectedly sexy red carpet looks this award season with this sleeveless black frock with metallic detailing. 

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Bryan Cranston was perhaps the most fashionable gentleman in a double-breasted, velvet suit and bow-tie. How dapper does he look?

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"Brooklyn" star and nominee Saoirse Ronan brought the flower power to the red carpet in a black gown with a simple silhouette and floral -- but fun -- print. The big bejeweled necklace gave this look a big "WOW" factor.

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Actress Isla Fisher went old school Hollywood glam in this white figure-hugging gown. Her signature red locks were the highlight of this look for us.

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Dazzling! "James Bond" stunner Olga Kurylenko channeled old Hollywood glamour in a creamy dress with stunning embellishments. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
All we can say is wow! French-English actress Stacy Martin was a showstopper in a burgundy velvet gown with gold detailing and a plunging neckline. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
"The Tudors" star Annabelle Wallis was ravishing in a red lace dress with a high collar. She polished off the glam look with bright red lips and chandelier earrings. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Sound technician Mark Mangini and his date looked dapper and sexy for their night out. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Laura Whitmore, a British TV personality, went for a long-sleeved teal gown with a high neckline and shoulder pads. She still showed some skin, though, with a major vertical cutout down the middle of her torso. 

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British TV and radio personality Sarah-Jane Crawford rocked a simple black and white gown with a fishtail silhouette. She paired it with sexy dark purple lips.

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman and a guest brought the glamour to the BAFTAS red carpet. He kept it classic in a black and white tux while she went for a bright red dress with cutouts. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

British Fashion blogger Tanya Burr looked sexy in a black and white gown that she perfectly paired with flowing hair and red lipstick.

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Entertainment reporter Poppy Jamie went for a skin-toned sheer gown with an emerald paisley overlay. The gown showed off her gorgeous curves. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Former "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith looked dapper as ever in a classic black and white tux.

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Shine on! Gemma Chan opted for a reptilian-like silver and nude dress. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

American actress and former star of "Hart to Hart" Stefanie Powers looked first in a navy gown with a fishtail silhouette and intricate detailing. Her over-the-top feathered shoulders took her fierce look to a whole other level.

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British Actress Laura Haddock went all black for the red carpet, pairing a fun, feathery floor-length skirt with a long-sleeved sheer blouse. 

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Icelandic actress Heida Reed stunned in a plunging black gown with a sheer bottom half. Her chained necklace that dropped through her cleavage gave the memorable look an extra hint of sexy.

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Legendary designer Valentino kept it vintage with an old school three-piece tux complete with a black overcoat. 

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British YouTube fashion vlogger Jim Chapman looked handsome in a navy suit that he paired with a fun polka-dotted pocket square. 

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Angela Bassett looked gorgeous in a hot pink number with a plunging back that stopped just about her derriere. Her shoulder-length hair and natural-looking makeup finished off this home run. 

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British film producer Elizabeth Karlson showed up in a floor-length beige frock with grey detailing.

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Sometimes it is all about simplicity. Antonia Thomas rocked a black dress with a high neckline and punched up the look with a red pucker. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Power couple! Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher looked every inch the A-list couple at the show. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore always gets it right. The American actress looked fabulously elegant in this simple mostly-white gown. She finished off the look with bright pink lipstick and green earrings.

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British model Lily Donaldson hit the red carpet wearing a billowing black get-up complete with gold and black tassels that showed off her bra underneath. 

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Six-time BAFTA winner Julie Walters brought the sparkle in this flashy royal blue dress under a long black cardigan. 

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Legendary director Steven Spielberg donned a classic tux while his spouse Kate Capshaw was all smiles in an over-accessorized black jumpsuit.

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British Actor Jack O'Connell kept it simple in a straightforward tuxedo.

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Jack Whitehall was dapper as couple be in a classic tuxedo. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Amanda Berry was on trend in black lace and sheer. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
"Star Wars" star John Boyega got gussied up in a velvet tuxedo jacket and well-tailored pants. Well done, John.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Benicio del Toro donned a classic suit. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"How To Be Single" star Rebel Wilson tried for a short-in-the-front long-in-the-back black gown but the detailed black jacket she wore over it distracted from her otherwise-glamorous look.

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"Carol" star and nominee Rooney Mara didn't miss a beat in this unique look. The shoulder embellishments and delicate lace were subtle yet modern. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Hannah Arterton mixed tulle and floral embellishments with this nude number. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
"How to Be Single" star Dakota Johnson played it safe in this simple red dress -- but she looks pretty good doing it. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
He's a dapper dandy! Michael Fassbender looked like a classic gent in his tuxedo. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Midnight blue stunner! Laura Bailey went for a classic ballgown with ruffled embellishments along the bodice and skirt. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

"The Danish Girl" star Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe looked picture perfect: Redmayne opting for a sleek black tux and Bagshawe rocking a piercing red gown and color-blocked clutch.

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"Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie looked elegant in a plum-colored sleeveless gown with off-white seams. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
English comedian Eddie Izzard looked handsome in a classic tux. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"Beasts of No Nation" actor Idris Elba looked dapper in an all-black tux. 

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Matt Damon and his wife of 10 years Luciana Barroso looked lovely together: Damon opted for a classic tuxedo, while his wife showed off her cleavage in a strapless sparkling blue gown.

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Domhnall Gleeson looked slick with a skinny bow-tie and tailored tux. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
We can't get enough of that bow-tie! Douglas Booth looked sexy and sophisticated with his floppy bow-tie and boyish good looks. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Warren Brown opted for a nice black suit. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
They still have the newlywed glow! Stanley Tucci and his wife, Felicity Blunt, looked happier than ever together and their fashion was on the market. We love Felicity's black dress with striped details. It's modern and fresh. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio looks like he just went for a classic tux, but in reality he was rocking a tux with a navy shine on the jacket and black detailing. (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio looked lovely together. Facio's black dress had a nice flare on the bottom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
"The Danish Girl" director Tom Hooper strayed from the classic tux and rocked a bow-tie with a blue dress shirt and tailored suit. We like the look. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Cuba Gooding Jr's tie might be a tiny bit crooked, but he still looks dapper in a nice tuxedo. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
"Revenant" star Leonardo DiCaprio and his director Alejandro G. Inarritu posed together for a snap. (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Maria Eladia Hagerman were looking fabulous in all-black ensembles. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
"The Revenant" actor Will Poulter looked fly in a tuxedo. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Angela Scanlon's black dress was much different than the rest The flouncy tea-length, taffeta number with a lace underlay was sexy and sweet. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Zoe Ball was modern and sophisticated in a form-fitting frock and belt.(Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
"Game of Thrones's star Emilia Clarke rocked a bright red dress with a plunging neckline. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Dree Hemingway went for an offbeat red dress with a huge floral pattern. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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