Tom Cruise vs. Bugs Bunny
Why compare them? In the last 10 years, Cruise has become more and more like a cartoon character: He repels off tall buildings, flings cars through the air, and tumbles around in zero gravity. (Also, he does not seem to be aging, much like a cartoon character.) Plus they're big-screen stars -- who can forget Space Jam?
The stat: Unfortunately, cartoons are not real, so many of our traditional methods of measurement go out the window. Luckily, I've made up a state I'm going to call ACME. You can find an individual's ACME through the following formula: Amazon search results + Carrot search results (Google search results for "Celebrity name + Carrot"), Movies on IMDB, and Ear search results (Google search results for "Celebrity name + Ears"). This is a very useful stat.
How does it add up: Humans before animals, so Tom Cruise goes first.
Amazon search results:14,743
Carrot search results: 533,000
Movies on IMDB: 598
Ear search results: 738,000
Tom Cruise ACME score: 1,286,341
Amazon search results: 16,153
Carrot search results: 758,000
Movies on IMDB: 245
Ear search results: 1,340,000
Bugs Bunny ACME score: 2,114,398
Who is more famous: Sorry, Ethan Hunt -- Bugs Bunny reigns supreme.
There you have it: Tom Cruise is more famous than Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra but less famous than Barack Obama, Jesus, and Bugs Bunny. And as Porky Pig, a cartoon character who is statistically less famous than Tom Cruise would say, that's all, folks.