He was a surprise presenter at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday when he announced the winners of Best Film.
But it appears it was Tom Cruise’s appearance, rather than the acceptance speech by the team behind The Revenant, which was the talking point.
Viewers took to Twitter as they watched the action on BBC1 to discuss the actor’s face, with some accusing the 53-year-old of having surgery.
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Raising questions: Tom Cruise’s appearance at Sunday’s BAFTA Film Awards had many speculating about whether or not he’d had surgery
Ageing gracefully? Tom in London last night (left) and a 35-year-old Tom back in 1998
Many on Twitter thought the A-lister’s face looked ‘frozen’ and ‘inflated’, with many speculating if he had Botox in his remarkably smooth forehead.
Leading the queries were Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, who tweeted: ‘Tom Cruise’s face. I don’t know what he’s doing to it, but he’s beginning to look like a late-90s era Sandi Toksvig. #EEBAFTAs.’
Scottish broadcaster Muriel Gray weighed in: ‘Tragedy of Tom Cruise having ruined his lovely face, that was ageing beautifully, is that it’s gone for ever now like the Bamiyan Buddahs.’
Questions? Many viewers of the BAFTAs took to Twitter to speculate about Tom’s appearance
Dapper: The 53-year-old looked smart in a black suit as he made a surprise guest appearance at the glamorous London ceremony
Man of the hour: Tom points to the big winner Alejandro G Iñárritu, whose film The Revenant picked up five major accolades
One Twitter user @hwallop wrote: ‘What has Tom Cruise done to his face? Scarier than the bear in Revenant.’
Another @lisab7us tweeted: ‘I see Tom Cruise has gone and bought himself a new face. #BAFTA.’
The furore on the micro-blogging site came as Tom was presenting the Best Film Award to the cast and crew behind The Revenant.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu were among those on stage accepting the BAFTA for Best Film following the duo’s win for Best Actor and Best Director respectively.
Furore: Fans were quick to tweet about what they thought the actor had done
Under the microsope: Many on Twitter thought the A-lister’s face looked ‘frozen’ and ‘inflated’ as he posed with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro
Introducing Tom, host Stephen Fry joked that he had found him sleeping backstage, having never left the building since attending the 2015 BAFTAs.
Tom was previously asked about surgery rumours back in a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine and he denied having gone under the knife.
He said: ‘I haven’t, and I never would.’
MailOnline has contacted Tom’s rep for comment.
Congratulations: Tom and Leonardo chat backstage following the award presentation
Waiting game: Tom waiting backstage with the BAFTA before Best Film before going on stage to announce the winner
Through the years: The actor at a LA Galaxy football game in 2012 (left) and the LA premiere of The Last Samurai in 2003 (right)