This TikTok Tom Cruise impersonator is using deepfake tech to impressive ends

This TikTok Tom Cruise impersonator is using deepfake tech to impressive ends
Not pictured: Tom Cruise | Image: @deeptomcruise on TikTok

Whats better than an ultra-high-tech, Mission: Impossible-style mask? The deepfake technology this TikToker is using to impersonate Tom Cruise, apparently (via The Daily Beast). The deeptomcruise account appears to feature someone whos pretending to be the famous actor, and the impression isnt just jaw-dropping because of how well the person replicates Cruises famous laugh.

How can you tell its not actually Tom Cruise using some sort of strange Twitter name? First, his voice is close, but its not quite there, especially since the lip-syncing is a tiny bit off at some points. You can hear what the real Cruise sounds like in this video (unless, of course, James Corden also…

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