A very convincing deepfake of Tom Cruise has recently emerged on twitter:
In three short videos, a (younger) Tom Cruise plays Golf and tells jokes.
Take a look below:
While this deepfake is extremely convincing visually, it has some shortcomings:
It required an actor to film the videos. The face of the actor has been face-swapped (using software
such as DeepFaceLab) afterwards.
While the results are much (with current technology) more convincing than fully computer-generated
deepfakes, this complicates the deepfake creation process.
The voice is not the one of Tom Cruise, but that of the actor.
Compare it to the original voice in this interview of
For non-English native tongues, one might not notice this immedetatly, because on is not accustomed
to Tom Cruise's voice anyways.
For native-speakers however, the discrepancy is obvious.
Additionally, one can find small artefacts in the video: For example, the spectacle temple shortly
invisible while fake Tom Cruise removes his classes: